Category: Hacking

Hacking, Mobile, Privacy, Security, Smartphones

Nearly all Android smartphones ‘can be hacked via Wi-Fi’

August 6, 2019

Via: Techradar

Hackers are able to target many leading Android mobile phones and other gadgets via Wi-Fi, researchers have revealed. Devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon family of processors are susceptible to the threat, which would allow hackers to gain access to a […]

Cybersecurity, Hacking, Security

Google reportedly shuts out Baltimore officials using Gmail after ransomware attack

May 23, 2019

Via: The Verge

The Baltimore city government is recovering from a devastating ransomware attack that has locked up its systems, but officials in the city faced a new problem today. As first reported by The Baltimore Sun, Google blocked city departments from using […]

Apps & OS, Hacking, Mobile, Privacy, Security

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed spyware to infiltrate phones

May 14, 2019

Via: TechSpot

WhatsApp is used by over 1.5 billion people and remains one of the most popular messaging and VoIP service. While it does offer “Security by Default” in the form of end-to-end encryption, there will always be vulnerabilities existing in the […]

Hacking, Security

Researchers have a new method to detect malware hidden in hardware components

April 26, 2019

Via: TechSpot

In an age where Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws have become prominent, these bugs only scratch the surface of what hackers and tinkerers have been looking at for years. Hiding malware inside of firmware within hard drives, motherboards, graphics cards, […]

Hacking, Security

Phishing attacks more than doubled in 2018

March 12, 2019

Via: Techradar

The number of phishing attacks that took place in 2018 more than doubled from the previous year, new research has revealed. The latest Spam and phishing in 2018 report from Kaspersky Lab claims that the company’s anti-phishing system prevented over […]

Hacking, Security

USB Type-C authentication program launches to protect against hardware hacks

January 2, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Exploiting USB devices and the protocol itself has become far too easy in recent years. Widespread availability of inexpensive malicious hardware has lead many to simply disable unused ports. Through the addition of cryptographic authentication to USB Type-C devices, a […]

Hacking, Security

Malware attack affects publishing of major U.S. newspapers

December 31, 2018

Via: Mashable

A suspected malware attack affected major U.S. newspapers over the weekend. In what was initially thought to be a server outage, the attack delayed distribution of Saturday’s Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, according to the Times. On Saturday […]

Hacking, Security

Malware threats continue to rise and target IoT

December 20, 2018

Via: Techradar

The number of new malware threats grew significantly during the last few months of 2018 as criminals upped their hacking game, according to research from McAfee Labs. The firm reported finding 480 new variants every minute during the three months […]

Hacking, Privacy, Security

Email cyberattacks on the rise – are you protected?

December 12, 2018

Via: Techradar

The number of emails sporting potentially dangerous attachments has risen sharply, and your security platform may not be doing enough to stop it, new research has claimed. The latest figures from Mimecast uncovered a 25 percent rise in possibly malicious […]

Hacking, Security

Security Think Tank: Three steps to detect malware comms

December 7, 2018

Via: Computer Weekly

Attackers using multiple command and control (C&C) systems to communicate with backdoors and other malware can be a complicated issue and is one of the tougher scenarios a security professional can run up against. We are accustomed to clicking on […]