Category: Hacking

Hacking, Internet, Security, Wireless & Cloud

Hackers keep getting access to your data. Is Amazon to blame?

February 3, 2020

Via: Mashable

Each new week seemingly brings with it another disturbing discovery of personal data left unsecured and exposed on the internet. Different companies — spanning industries as varied as pornography, cannabis, and medical records — screwing up in hard-to-parse ways, all […]

Cybersecurity, Hacking, Security

Linux Wi-Fi bug leaves systems vulnerable to forced crashes and full control by hackers

October 18, 2019

Via: Techradar

A vulnerability has been discovered in the RTLWIFI driver, which is used to support Realtek Wi-Fi chips on Linux system. A flaw in the driver could be exploited to either crash your device, or even allow an attacker to take […]

Computing, Hacking, Security, Software & Applications

Microsoft bans 38 file extensions from Outlook to stop you downloading viruses

September 27, 2019

Via: Techradar

Microsoft has banned 38 new file extensions from Outlook online, bringing the total number of forbidden file types to 104. The company hasn’t said exactly when the change will roll out, but it’s expected to come into force very soon. […]

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 […]