Category: Hacking

Hacking, Privacy, Security

Gmail users at risk of phishing attacks, US intelligence officials warn

July 19, 2018

Via: DailyMail

A new feature added in the recent Gmail redesign could present an ’emerging threat’ to users, US intelligence officials have warned. The new feature, known as ‘Confidential Mode’, could leave an increased number of users susceptible to attacks from cyber […]

Hacking, Security

Malicious Android apps steal money by stealthily subscribing users to unknown services

June 28, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

Despite the fact that both Google and Apple take great care to make sure the Play Store and App Store are safe, secure, and the absolutely the only place you should be getting your apps, sometimes, some malicious software makes […]

Hacking, Security

Once a Big Fan, John McAfee Won’t Touch Cryptocurrency ICOs Now Because of SEC ‘Threats’

June 19, 2018

Via: Fortune

John McAfee, of McAfee antivirus software fame, is turning his back on ICOs. Once a promoter of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings, McAfee took to Twitter Tuesday to explain why he would no longer recommend ICOs. Replying to a Twitter […]

Hacking, Security

Internet Explorer users need to watch out for this worrying security flaw

April 24, 2018

Via: Techradar

If you still use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, then be aware that there’s reportedly a major hole in the browser which could be an entry point for malware. Chinese antivirus firm Qihoo 360 found the zero-day exploit which as yet remains […]

Computing, Hacking, Hardware, Security

Intel to Make Chip With Built-In Spectre & Meltdown Malware Protection

April 3, 2018

Via: WebPro

In January of this year, the revelation of memory-related vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown rocked the entire computing world—everyone had been sitting on top of a potential landmine for decades that hackers could have taken advantage of. After the […]

Hacking, Security

The security gadgets and apps you need to keep your information safe

February 2, 2018

Via: Popsci

With new data breaches constantly making headlines, you know about the need to secure your online accounts. But hackers aren’t the only threat to your personal information. Burglars could steal sensitive papers from your home, snoopers could raid your trash, and companies could track you […]

Hacking, Security

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

December 14, 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 […]