Category: Hacking

Hacking, Security

Software AG caught in double extortion ransomware hit

October 12, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

German software giant Software AG is racing to contain a major data leak resulting from a double extortion attack that saw its files encrypted and stolen by the operators of the Clop ransomware. The firm first came under attack on […]

Hacking, Security

Hackers can now clone your keys just by listening to them with a smartphone

August 20, 2020

Via: Mashable

Every time you unlock your front door, your key whispers a small, but audible, secret. Hackers finally learned how to listen. Researchers at the National University of Singapore published a paper earlier this year detailing how, using only a smartphone […]

Computing, Hacking, Privacy, Security, Software & Applications

Under the spotlight, video apps rush to strengthen security

April 28, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

With widespread attention focused on the likes of Zoom and other unified communications and collaboration (UCC) applications during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the sector is moving to address privacy and security problems more quickly than is typical in the industry, […]

Hacking, Privacy, Security

Advanced malware for Android can steal PINs, patterns and 2FA codes for Google Authenticator

February 27, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

Cybersecurity shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially with all the personal information we have on our devices. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a great way to keep your accounts safe but it seems criminals have found a way around that method as […]

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 […]