Cybersecurity News


Ransomware Attacks: Why It Should Be Illegal to Pay the Ransom

For cities, states and towns, paying up is short-sighted and only makes the problem worse.
04 February 2020

Two Critical Android Bugs Get Patched in February Update

Two Critical Android Bugs Get Patched in February Update As part of its February bug fixes, Google is patching a critical severity remote code execution vulnerability and an information disclosure bug.
04 February 2020

Medtronic Patches Implanted Device, CareLink Programmer Bugs

Medtronic Patches Implanted Device, CareLink Programmer Bugs The medical device giant has issued fixes for bugs first disclosed in 2018 and 2019.
04 February 2020

Nintendo hacker pleads guilty

Teen who hacked Nintendo twice and leaked data on the company's yet unreleased Switch console pleaded guilty last week.
04 February 2020

7 Ways SMBs Can Secure Their Websites

7 Ways SMBs Can Secure Their Websites Here's what small and midsize businesses should consider when they decide it's time to up their website security.
04 February 2020

Twitter Suspends Fake Accounts Abusing Feature that Matches Phone Numbers and Users

The company believes state-sponsored actors may also be involved.
04 February 2020

Kubernetes Shows Built-in Weakness

A Shmoocon presentation points out several weaknesses built in to Kubernetes configurations and how a researcher can exploit them.
04 February 2020

What WON'T Happen in Cybersecurity in 2020

Predictions are a dime a dozen. Here are six trends that you won't be hearing about anytime soon.
04 February 2020

Teen takes down ISP with DDoS attacks to get info on one of its subscribers

Ukrainian teen arrested last month for taking down a local ISP with DDoS attacks.
04 February 2020

Electric scooters vulnerable to remote hacks

A helmet may not be enough to keep you safe(r) while riding an e-scooter

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04 February 2020

Electric scooters vulnerable to remote hacks

A helmet may not be enough to keep you safe(r) while riding an e-scooter

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04 February 2020

Twitter API Abused to Uncover User Identities

Twitter API Abused to Uncover User Identities State-sponsored actors may have been behind the social media abuse, said Twitter.
04 February 2020

UK AI advisors call for online platforms to become accountable for user content targeting

The advisory board says that online services should also allow researchers more scope to act on topics of public concern.
04 February 2020

Google software glitch sent some users' videos to strangers

Google software glitch sent some users' videos to strangers

Bug affected users of Google Takeout exporting from Google Photos in late November

Google has said a software bug resulted in some users’ personal videos being emailed to strangers.

The flaw affected users of Google Photos who requested to export their data in late November. For four days the export tool wrongly added videos to unrelated users’ archives.

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04 February 2020

HPE acquires zero-trust networking, security firm Scytale

The startup is made up of engineers from AWS, Google, Splunk, and other tech giants.
04 February 2020

Facebook privacy settings: Protect your data with these tips

As Facebook turns 16, we look at how to keep your personal information safe from prying eyes

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04 February 2020

Facebook privacy settings: Protect your data with these tips

As Facebook turns 16, we look at how to keep your personal information safe from prying eyes

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04 February 2020

Tesla and other autopilot-driven cars tricked with 2D projections

Car driving assistance systems and autopilots will need to be able to recognize 2D depthless objects going forward, similar to how facial recognition systems can distinguish between a real face and a photo.
04 February 2020

Google cuts Chrome 'patch gap' in half, from 33 to 15 days

Future plans include cutting the patch gap further, which might mean that Google will have to release Chrome security fixes on a weekly basis.
03 February 2020

Bad Certificate Knocks Teams Offline

Microsoft allowed a certificate to expire, knocking the Office 365 version of Teams offline for almost an entire day.
03 February 2020