Cybersecurity News


Google fixes no-user-interaction bug in Android's Bluetooth component

Fixes are available via the Android Security Bulletin for February 2020.
06 February 2020

Researchers Reveal How Smart Lightbulbs Can Be Hacked to Attack

New exploit builds on previous research involving Philips Hue Smart Bulbs.
06 February 2020

90% of CISOs Would Cut Pay for Better Work-Life Balance

Businesses receive $30,000 of 'free' CISO time as security leaders report job-related stress taking a toll on their health and relationships.
06 February 2020

Phishing Personified

What makes these scams so completely obvious in the physical form?
06 February 2020

Google to block some HTTP file downloads starting with Chrome 83

Google will block files from being downloaded via HTTP when the website domain shows HTTPS.
06 February 2020

Cybersecurity Vendor Landscape Transforming as Symantec, McAfee Enter New Eras

Two years ago, Symantec and McAfee were both primed for a comeback. Today, both face big questions about their future.
06 February 2020

Forescout Acquired by Private Equity Team

The deal, valued at $1.9 billion, is expected to close next quarter.
06 February 2020

Women in Payments: Q&A with Amy Zirkle


We at the PCI Security Standards Council believe strongly that there is a need for more women in cybersecurity and in 2020 we are pleased to be launching the second blog post in the Women in Payments: Closing the Gender Gap in Payment Security series. This series will profile a different woman in our industry each month and highlight their remarkable career as well as their guidance and advice to other women on how to develop a career path in cybersecurity. Today we profile Amy Zirkle, Vice President, Industry Affairs at Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) .

06 February 2020

Facebook Tops Imitated Brands as Attackers Target Tech

Brand impersonators favor Facebook, Yahoo, Network, and PayPal in phishing attempts to steal credentials from victims.
06 February 2020

Facebook now lets parents monitor their children’s chats

The feature is part of expanded parental controls on the Messenger Kids app aimed at children under 13

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06 February 2020

Facebook now lets parents monitor their children’s chats

The feature is part of expanded parental controls on the Messenger Kids app aimed at children under 13

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06 February 2020

Metamorfo Returns with Keylogger Trick to Target Financial Firms

Metamorfo Returns with Keylogger Trick to Target Financial Firms The malware uses a tactic to force victims to retype passwords into their systems - which it tracks via a keylogger.
06 February 2020

U.S. Finance Sector Hit with Targeted Backdoor Campaign

U.S. Finance Sector Hit with Targeted Backdoor Campaign The powerful Minebridge backdoor gives cyberattackers full run of a victim's machine.
06 February 2020

Poll: A Matter of Trust

Has working in the cybersecurity industry affected your ability to trust? Take the poll now.
06 February 2020

A Matter of Trust

Has working in the cybersecurity industry affected your ability to trust? Take the poll now.
06 February 2020

Invisible Pixel Patterns Can Communicate Data Covertly

University researchers show that changing the brightness of monitor pixels can communicates data from air-gapped systems in a way not visible to human eyes.
06 February 2020

Wacom drawing tablets track every app you open

But there's a way to disable it.
06 February 2020

How Can We Make Election Technology Secure?

How Can We Make Election Technology Secure? In Iowa this week, a smartphone app for reporting presidential caucus results debuted. It did not go well.
06 February 2020

The RSAC 2020 Trend Report

The RSAC 2020 Trend Report What’s trending in cybersecurity? This year’s session submissions tell us.
06 February 2020

Dutch court rules AI benefits fraud detection system violates EU human rights

SyRI was used to predict who may be at high risk of conducting housing or social security fraud.
06 February 2020