Cybersecurity News


Paving the Path to Passwordless

Paving the Path to Passwordless Password management tools and apps can help ease the pain of passwords, but even those don’t totally solve all of the password challenges all of the time. 
20 July 2020

Data breach reports down by one‑third in first half of 2020

The Identity Theft Resource Center doesn't expect the trend to last, however

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20 July 2020

Keys for a Safe Return to the Post-Quarantine Office

Keys for a Safe Return to the Post-Quarantine Office Security teams will need to keep these important considerations in mind as employees make their way back to the workplace.
20 July 2020

Keys for a Safe Return to the Post-Coronavirus Office

Keys for a Safe Return to the Post-Coronavirus Office Security teams will need to keep these important considerations in mind as employees make their way back to the workplace.
20 July 2020

Two more cyber-attacks hit Israel's water system

First attack hit in April when hackers tried to modify water chlorine levels, officials said.
20 July 2020

Uber drivers demand to see algorithms, data that determines their working lives

The court case claims increased data transparency is necessary to prevent discriminative practices.
20 July 2020

BadPower attack corrupts fast chargers to melt or set your device on fire

Attackers can alter the firmware of fast charger devices to deliver extra voltage and damage connected equipment.
19 July 2020

Three Trump officials have now hinted at a TikTok ban this month

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien, and Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows have suggested that a TikTok ban is on its way.
19 July 2020

Hacker behind Ripoff Report extortion attempt extradited to the US

Hacker emailed the Ripoff Report CEO, shared a video accessing the exec's account, and asked for a $90,000 payment.
19 July 2020

Twitter says hackers downloaded the data of eight users in Wednesday's hack

Hackers targeted 130 accounts, tweeted on behalf of 45, and downloaded data from eight.
18 July 2020

Thousands of Vulnerable F5 BIG-IP Users Still Open to Takeover

Thousands of Vulnerable F5 BIG-IP Users Still Open to Takeover Less than 500 machines have been patched since U.S. Cyber Command issued an alert to patch a critical bug that's under active exploit.
17 July 2020

Emotet Lives!

Emotet malware has back to action after a four-month hiatus that allowed cybersecurity experts to worry about other things.
17 July 2020

Emotet botnet returns after a five-month absence

2019's most active malware botnet returns to life with new spam campaign after it previously went dark on February 7, 2020.
17 July 2020

Emotet botnet returns after a four-month absence

2019's most active malware botnet returns to life with new spam campaign after it previously went dark on February 7, 2020.
17 July 2020

Election Security: Recovering from 2016, Looking Toward 2020

Researchers publish the results of a four-year investigation and discuss whether the US is ready to secure its largest elections.
17 July 2020

Twitter Hack Update: What We Know (and What We Don’t)

Twitter Hack Update: What We Know (and What We Don’t) With limited confirmed information, a raft of theories and circumstantial evidence has come to light as to who was behind the attack and how they carried it out.
17 July 2020

Cybercriminals Targeted Streaming Services to Provide Pandemic Entertainment

Prior to 2020, about 1 in 5 credential attacks targeted video services, but that's nothing compared to the first quarter of 2020, according to newly published data.
17 July 2020

US judge: WhatsApp lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm NSO can proceed

US judge: WhatsApp lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm NSO can proceed

NSO Group was sued last year by messaging app owned by Facebook

An Israeli company whose spyware has been used to target journalists in India, politicians in Spain, and human rights activists in Morocco may soon be forced to divulge information about its government clients and practices after a judge in California ruled that a lawsuit against the company could proceed.

NSO Group was sued by WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, last year, after the popular messaging app accused the company of sending malware to 1,400 of its users over a two-week period and targeting their mobile phones.

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17 July 2020

CISA Emergency Directive Orders Immediate Fix of Windows DNS Server Bug

CISA Emergency Directive Orders Immediate Fix of Windows DNS Server Bug An emergency directive orders some federal agencies to apply Microsoft’s patch for a critical DNS vulnerability by Friday, July 17 at 2 p.m. (ET).
17 July 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Trojanized cryptocurrency trading apps targeting Mac users – An Android chat app turns out to be spyware – Twitter sustains a massive hack

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17 July 2020