RIP Google Plus: Shutdown announced after API bug exposes 500,000 users' details

RIP Google Plus: Shutdown announced after API bug exposes 500,000 users' details

The end is near for Google Plus -- August 2019 -- after an API bug exposed 500,000 users’ details and Google chose not to disclose the breach for six months.

10/09/18

Facebook wants you to put a Portal camera and microphone in your home

Facebook wants you to put a Portal camera and microphone in your home

Facebook's Portal camera doesn't have end-to-end encryption, which could make it handy for police to tap your video calls.

10/08/18

Microsoft yanks Windows 10 Update after it reportedly deleted users’ files

Microsoft yanks Windows 10 Update after it reportedly deleted users’ files

Microsoft pulled Windows 10, Version 1809 for deleting users’ files. Meanwhile, US companies deny Chinese spy chips were added to their servers, and the Justice Department indicted 7 Fancy Bear hackers.

10/07/18

Recipe Unlimited denies ransomware attack, despite alleged ransom note

Recipe Unlimited denies ransomware attack, despite alleged ransom note

Recipe Unlimited denies a ransomware attack impacted nine restaurant brands, despite an alleged ransom note that shows the bitcoin ransom demand ticking up daily.

10/03/18

BlackVue dashcams share cars' mapped GPS locations, stream video feeds and audio

BlackVue dashcams share cars' mapped GPS locations, stream video feeds and audio

Thanks to default cloud settings, BlackVue dashcam customers may be live-streaming video and audio from their vehicles, as well as having their location mapped.

10/02/18

New vicious Torii IoT botnet discovered

New vicious Torii IoT botnet discovered

Move over, Mirai. There’s a new, much more sophisticated IoT botnet boss. The Torii IoT botnet has advanced techniques and persistence methods.

10/01/18

Facebook security and privacy issues revealed

Facebook security and privacy issues revealed

Last week saw Facebook dealing with security and privacy issues, while the Port of San Diego got hit with a ransomware attack and researchers discovered two Linux kernel bugs.

09/30/18

US Customs and Border Protection fails with drone surveillance privacy, security

US Customs and Border Protection fails with drone surveillance privacy, security

An audit by the Office of Inspector General found U.S. Customs and Border Protection failed to consider the privacy of drone surveillance data, as well as IT security controls.

09/26/18

First known malicious cryptomining campaign targeting Kodi discovered

First known malicious cryptomining campaign targeting Kodi discovered

Add-ons for Kodi, the media streaming app, have been infected with malware that mines Monero and may continue to do so unless you take action.

09/25/18

Forcing users to log into Google Chrome without consent raises privacy concerns

Forcing users to log into Google Chrome without consent raises privacy concerns

Google defends the forced login to Chrome when you access a Google-owned site, updating the Chrome privacy policy to reflect the new changes.

09/24/18

Brewery became victim of targeted ransomware attack via job vacancy ad

Brewery became victim of targeted ransomware attack via job vacancy ad

Hackers took a job ad on the Arran Brewery website and posted it on international recruitment sites. One of the resumes submitted as a result had a Dharma Bip ransomware payload.

09/23/18

State Department confirms breach of unclassified email system

State Department confirms breach of unclassified email system

The U.S. State Department confirmed it suffered a data breach of its unclassified email system. It says less than 1% of employees were affected.

09/19/18

Sophisticated mobile spyware Pegasus found in the US and 44 other countries

Sophisticated mobile spyware Pegasus found in the US and 44 other countries

Ten Pegasus operators deployed the Pegasus spyware for cross-border surveillance and may be violating U.S. law.

09/18/18

Ransomware hits UK's Bristol Airport, affects flight information screens

Ransomware hits UK's Bristol Airport, affects flight information screens

Ransomware is being blamed for non-working flight information screens at Bristol Airport in the UK over the weekend.

09/17/18

New GandCrab ransomware variant hammers Florida school district

New GandCrab ransomware variant hammers Florida school district

A GandCrab ransomware attack, combined with a Comcast outage, caused a Florida Keys school district’s computer system to be down for a week.

09/16/18

Hackers clone Tesla Model S key fob in 2 seconds to steal car

Hackers clone Tesla Model S key fob in 2 seconds to steal car

Belgium researchers quickly cloned the key fob of a Tesla Model S designed by Pektron. Tesla fixed the vulnerability, but McLaren, Karma and Triumph systems are also likely vulnerable.

09/12/18

British Airways hack was by same group that compromised Ticketmaster

British Airways hack was by same group that compromised Ticketmaster

The British Airways hack involved a highly targeted approach using 22 lines of skimmer code by the group that compromised Ticketmaster.

09/11/18

More popular Mac App Store apps secretly steal user data, send it to remote servers

More popular Mac App Store apps secretly steal user data, send it to remote servers

Researchers caught more popular Mac App Store apps secretly stealing users’ data and sending it to a remote server. Apple is working to remove the apps.

09/10/18

Bad OpSec led to the downfall of teenage DDoS-for-hire group leader

Bad OpSec led to the downfall of teenage DDoS-for-hire group leader

A UK teenager and leader of a DDoS-for-hire group pleaded guilty to three counts of making fake bomb threats that affected thousands of students and resulted in the grounding of a United Airlines flight.

09/09/18

Over 3,700 exposed 3D printers open to remote attackers

Over 3,700 exposed 3D printers open to remote attackers

Thousands of exposed 3D printers open to remote attackers could be used for sabotage, espionage, or spying. OctoPrint responded with a guide to safe remote access.

09/05/18

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