Facebook is sorry for text spamming 2FA users, blamed it on a bug

Facebook is sorry for text spamming 2FA users, blamed it on a bug

Facebook claimed a ‘bug’ was responsible for sending text spam to phone numbers provided by 2FA users.

02/18/18

Facebook's free VPN acts like spyware to iOS users in the U.S.

Facebook's free VPN acts like spyware to iOS users in the U.S.

Facebook's new VPN service for iOS users in the U.S. claims to provide security protections, but it also tracks users -- collecting mobile data traffic.

02/14/18

Hackers exploit zero-day flaw in Telegram to mine cryptocurrency

Hackers exploit zero-day flaw in Telegram to mine cryptocurrency

Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered a zero-day flaw in Telegram Messenger's desktop client that was exploited to mine cryptocurrency or to install a backdoor.

02/13/18

Winter Olympics hit with cyber attack during opening ceremony

Winter Olympics hit with cyber attack during opening ceremony

Officials confirm that a cyber attack caused issues during the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in PyeongChang.

02/12/18

Equifax hackers may have stolen more data than originally revealed

Equifax hackers may have stolen more data than originally revealed

A document submitted by Equifax to the Senate Banking Committee shows attackers may have also stolen tax ID numbers, additional driver’s license and credit card details, email addresses and phone numbers.

02/11/18

Kaspersky: Accidental DDoS attacks among top threats

Kaspersky: Accidental DDoS attacks among top threats

Kaspersky Lab's Q4 2017 DDoS Intelligence Report found most DDoS attacks were sabotage and attempts to cash in on Bitcoin, but some were accidental attacks.

02/07/18

Internal FBI emails indicate White House lied about support for Comey's firing

Internal FBI emails indicate White House lied about support for Comey's firing

Over 100 internal FBI emails written by FBI managers indicate the White House "was lying" about people in the bureau supporting Director James Comey's firing.

02/06/18

3 leaked NSA exploits work on all Windows versions since Windows 2000

3 leaked NSA exploits work on all Windows versions since Windows 2000

The EternalSynergy, EternalRomance, and EternalChampion exploits have been reworked to work on all vulnerable Windows versions: Windows 2000 -- Server 2016.

02/05/18

Baltimore Police to use fingerprint scanning to combat overtime fraud

Baltimore Police to use fingerprint scanning to combat overtime fraud

In light of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force scandal, the police will use fingerprint scans to clock in and out of work.

02/04/18

Microsoft to delete software that scares users into buying upgrades

Microsoft to delete software that scares users into buying upgrades

Windows Defender and other Microsoft security products will detect and remove "unwanted" programs that use coercive messages to scare users into buying premium versions of free programs.

01/31/18

Cisco VPN remote code execution flaw rated 10 out of 10 for severity

Cisco VPN remote code execution flaw rated 10 out of 10 for severity

Cisco devices running Adaptive Security Appliance software have a remote code execution and denial of service bug. And it's as bad as it gets -- rated 10 out of 10 for severity.

01/30/18

Microsoft releases Windows patch to disable Intel's buggy Spectre fix

Microsoft releases Windows patch to disable Intel's buggy Spectre fix

Microsoft released an emergency Windows patch to disable Intel's buggy Spectre fix that could cause reboots, instability issues and 'data loss or corruption.'

01/29/18

Buggy Malwarebytes protection update wreaks havoc for users

Buggy Malwarebytes protection update wreaks havoc for users

Malwarebytes pushed out a protection update that gobbled up memory and CPU resources and turned off web protection; the first fix still left users with unusable or crashing computers, but the latest release resolved the issue.

01/28/18

Hackers lure victims with fake cryptocurrency SpriteCoin

Hackers lure victims with fake cryptocurrency SpriteCoin

Beware of the SpriteCoin double whammy: The fake cryptocurrency installs ransomware and more malware if the ransom is paid.

01/24/18

Hackers could have exploited flaw in all Blizzard games

Hackers could have exploited flaw in all Blizzard games

Blizzard stopped talking with the Google security researcher who discovered the flaw and bungled the silently deployed patch to stop hackers from hijacking millions of PCs.

01/23/18

Amazon Go grocery store: No checkout lines, ‘just grab and go’

Amazon Go grocery store: No checkout lines, ‘just grab and go’

Amazon opened its first high-tech grocery store in Seattle. With no human or self-service checkouts, cameras and sensors track what you take off the shelves.

01/22/18

Dark Caracal: Hacking group targets Android smartphones

Dark Caracal: Hacking group targets Android smartphones

An advanced persistent threat (APT) group named Dark Caracal used Android spyware to steal hundreds of gigabytes of sensitive data from more than 21 countries.

01/21/18

Pentagon considers nuclear response to retaliate for large cyber attacks

Pentagon considers nuclear response to retaliate for large cyber attacks

A draft for the Pentagon’s 2018 Nuclear Posture Review says the U.S. would consider using nuclear weapons to respond to non-nuclear attacks.

01/17/18

Skygofree: Powerful Android spyware with advanced surveillance tools

Skygofree: Powerful Android spyware with advanced surveillance tools

Android spyware has advanced surveillance capabilities, including turning on the mic when the victim enters specific geolocations.

01/16/18

Mirai Okiru: New DDoS botnet targets ARC-based IoT devices

Mirai Okiru: New DDoS botnet targets ARC-based IoT devices

Meet Mirai Okiru and brace for the DDoS botnet targeting 'billions' of ARC-based IoT devices.

01/15/18

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