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Hacking, Security

T-Mobile exposed private customer data to hackers who used only a phone number

October 11, 2017

Via: Mashable

Hackers discovered a flaw on the T-Mobile website that let them hijack customers’ personal information simply by plugging in phone numbers, according to Motherboard. Last week, security researcher Karan Saini, of the security information site Secure7, found the vulnerability and […]


Hacking, Security

Hackers breach US and European energy companies: report

September 6, 2017

Via: Mashable

A group of hackers has targeted US and European energy companies in an extended campaign that has, in some instances, led to cybersecurity breaches that expose the systems that control companies’ operations. The attacks were outlined in a new report […]


Hacking, Security

Security Implications of Permission Models in Smart-Home Application Frameworks

August 29, 2017

Via: InfoQ

Analysis of a popular programming framework reveals that many smart-home apps are automatically overprivileged, leaving users at risk for remote attacks that can cause physical, financial, and psychological harm. Smart-home technology has evolved beyond basic convenience functionality, such as automatically […]


Hacking, Security

Hack the server room! No tech required

May 3, 2017

Via: Info World

As we are all painfully aware, IT security comes in many forms, from technical details to physical barriers. But a word of advice: Double-check all your new security measures. Then step back and think through anything that could be related […]


Hacking, Security

Notorious iOS spyware has an Android sibling

April 13, 2017

Via: Info World

Security researchers have uncovered the Android version of an iOS spyware known as Pegasus in a case that shows how targeted electronic surveillance can be. Called Chrysaor, the Android variant can steal data from messaging apps, snoop over a phone’s […]


Hacking, Security

GameStop is investigating possible security breach involving payment card data

April 12, 2017

Via: TechSpot

GameStop is investigating a security breach that may have involved the theft of customer data including payment card information from its website. A spokesperson for GameStop told Krebs on Security that they recently received notification from a third party that […]


Hacking, Security

Hackers can crack your password based on how you move your phone while typing, study claims

April 11, 2017

Via: Phone Arena

A study by Newcastle University claims that hackers can crack your password or PIN code based on the movement of your smartphone while typing. Weird as it may seem, the experts say that during the study, they’ve managed to crack […]


Hacking, Security

Pwn2Own hacking contest ends with two virtual machine escapes

March 21, 2017

Via: Info World

Two teams of researchers managed to win the biggest bounties at this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest by escaping from the VMware Workstation virtual machine and executing code on the host operating system. Virtual machines are in used in many scenarios […]


Hacking, Security

Yahoo breach lessons IT can’t ignore

March 17, 2017

Via: Info World

As more details emerge about how a group of four Russians breached Yahoo, it’s increasingly clear that the Internet’s very interconnectedness is what makes us so vulnerable to online attacks. It’s enough to want to just unplug from the Internet […]


Hacking, Security

How to elude Russian hackers with decent password security

March 17, 2017

Via: DailyMail

Details from the Department of Justice indictment of Russian hackers on Wednesday show that many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their email accounts – and hackers are exploiting that. The indictment charges two officers of the […]