EFAIL: Critical PGP and S/MIME bugs could reveal plaintext of encrypted emails

EFAIL: Critical PGP and S/MIME bugs could reveal plaintext of encrypted emails

There's currently no fix for the critical flaws in PGP and S/MIME that could reveal plaintext of encrypted email. Users are advised to disable PGP plug-ins and not to use decryption in email clients.

05/14/18

Ring modernizes the neighborhood watch with its Neighbors app

Ring modernizes the neighborhood watch with its Neighbors app

Residents can use Ring's Neighbors app to report 'suspicious' people and activities, while police departments can use it to share real-time crime alerts with communities.

05/09/18

‘I'm hacked’ message left on dozens of defaced Canon IoT security cameras in Japan

‘I'm hacked’ message left on dozens of defaced Canon IoT security cameras in Japan

More than 60 Canon IoT security cameras in Japan were hacked and defaced -- another example of why users must change default passwords.

05/08/18

Bitcoin network 3 to 10 times more 'evil' than the rest of the internet

Bitcoin network 3 to 10 times more 'evil' than the rest of the internet

New research published by Rapid7 reveals that the bitcoin network is at least three times "more evil" than the entire internet.

05/07/18

NSA tripled phone record surveillance, collected 534M records in 2017

NSA tripled phone record surveillance, collected 534M records in 2017

A transparency report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence revealed a significant spike in the NSA’s surveillance of call and text records.

05/06/18

Hackers protest Georgia’s SB 315 anti-hacking bill by allegedly hacking Georgia sites

Hackers protest Georgia’s SB 315 anti-hacking bill by allegedly hacking Georgia sites

Hackers claim to have credentials from the City of Augusta and Georgia Southern University and to have defaced the Georgia websites in retaliation for the anti-hacking bill.

05/02/18

Car hackers find remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in Volkswagen and Audi vehicles

Car hackers find remotely exploitable vulnerabilities in Volkswagen and Audi vehicles

Researchers discovered flaws in the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron and the Volkswagen Golf GTE that make the vehicles vulnerable to remote hacking.

05/01/18

China increases employee surveillance, creating its own Thought Police

China increases employee surveillance, creating its own Thought Police

China has a form of Orwell’s Thought Police -- surveillance tech to monitor employees’ brainwaves and emotions.

04/30/18

PoC code triggers BSOD on vulnerable Windows boxes even if PC is locked

PoC code triggers BSOD on vulnerable Windows boxes even if PC is locked

A malware researcher published proof-of-concept code that can cause the dreaded Blue Screen of Death on Windows machines even if the system is locked.

04/29/18

Critical Hikvision flaw could be remotely exploited to hijack cameras, DVRs and accounts

Critical Hikvision flaw could be remotely exploited to hijack cameras, DVRs and accounts

Hikvision patched a critical flaw that allowed attackers to access and manipulate cameras and DVRs as well as hijack accounts.

04/25/18

Secret global government surveillance: I'll spy for you, if you spy for me

Secret global government surveillance: I'll spy for you, if you spy for me

New report from Privacy International highlights the ‘dangerous lack of oversight’ for secret global surveillance networks and intelligence sharing between governments.

04/24/18

Tech support scams are on the rise, up 24%, warns Microsoft

Tech support scams are on the rise, up 24%, warns Microsoft

Social engineering attacks like the Microsoft tech support scams still work. Fake cold calls, fake messages on websites, and malicious emails continue to trick victims.

04/23/18

Cops go into funeral home, attempt to unlock phone with dead man's fingerprint

Cops go into funeral home, attempt to unlock phone with dead man's fingerprint

Florida police entered a funeral home and attempted to unlock an iPhone using the dead man's fingerprint.

04/22/18

Cryptomining, not ransomware, the top malware threat so far this year

Cryptomining, not ransomware, the top malware threat so far this year

Cryptominer-based attacks increased, while ransomware-based attacks decreased in Q1 2018, according to Comodo Cybersecurity Threat Research Labs.

04/18/18

Russia is hacking routers in global cyber attacks, US and UK warn

Russia is hacking routers in global cyber attacks, US and UK warn

In a first-of-its-kind advisory, the U.S. and U.K. warned of malicious cyber activity by state-sponsored Russian hackers who are targeting network infrastructure devices.

04/17/18

Busted! Cops use fingerprint pulled from a WhatsApp photo to ID drug dealer

Busted! Cops use fingerprint pulled from a WhatsApp photo to ID drug dealer

Police used a photo sent via WhatsApp and a “pioneering fingerprint technique” to ultimately secure drug convictions against 11 people.

04/16/18

Microsoft network engineer faces charges linked to Reveton ransomware

Microsoft network engineer faces charges linked to Reveton ransomware

A Microsoft network engineer was charged with money laundering and conspiracy linked to Reveton ransomware.

04/15/18

SirenJack: Hackers can hijack emergency alert sirens with a $35 radio and laptop

SirenJack: Hackers can hijack emergency alert sirens with a $35 radio and laptop

Emergency alert systems manufactured by Acoustic Technology Inc. can be hijacked and made to play any audio thanks to a vulnerability dubbed SirenJack.

04/11/18

Ransomware incidents double, threatening companies of all sizes

Ransomware incidents double, threatening companies of all sizes

Ransomware is the most common malware used when it comes to breaches, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report.

04/10/18

Facebook secretly tried to get hospitals to share patient data

Facebook secretly tried to get hospitals to share patient data

More fallout from the Facebook privacy scandal includes the fact that the social media company has been talking with hospitals about sharing patient data with it.

04/09/18

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