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WhatsApp Hack Attack Puts 200,000 at Risk

Up to 200,000 users of WhatsApp's web-based service may have been hit in a cyberattack that let hackers compromise personal data using just their phone number.<p>WhatsApp Web is a service that allows people to access the messaging service via a browser on a smartphone or computer, rather than the …

Personal Data

Iron Tiger: How hackers have stolen terabytes of confidential data from US high-tech firms

And it may not even be obvious that the email is malicious, as in some cases there is no visible evidence of a malicious link or attachment to the …

Cybersecurity

There is a vulnerability in iOS that leaves your iPhone wide open to hackers

The update will also fix a big security hole that leaves your iPhone wide open to wireless attacks.<p>Australian security researcher Mark Dowd revealed to Forbes on Wednesday that iOS 9 includes a fix to a bug that he originally reported to Apple about a month ago.<p>Basically, the attack allows hackers …

Report Says Russia Likely Funded Hackers That Targeted NATO, U.S. Gov’t: ‘Significant International Security Implications’

A security firm released a new report this week linking the Russian government to funding a group of hackers that have attacked governments and political groups worldwide.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>F-Secure, which is based in Finland, published a whitepaper identifying a group called the “Dukes” and …

To hack an Android phone, just type in a really long password

The latest Android phone flaw is sheer stupidity.<p>Locked phones require a passcode. But there's a way to get around that. Just type in an insanely long password. That overloads the computer, which redirects you to the phone's home screen.<p>It's a time-consuming hack, but it's actually easy to pull off.<p>…

Android News

Apple iOS 9 fixes serious AirDrop vulnerability

A researcher has revealed how a vulnerability within the AirDrop service can be exploited to compromise a victim's Apple device.<p>The revelation coincides with the arrival of the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. Released Wednesday, iOS 9 fixes that serious security flaw, making it …

Information Security

Seagate closes up careless flaws in its wireless hard drives

Security researchers have found several flaws in Seagate's revolutionary wireless hard drives that open the doors to hackers.<p>First reported by The …

How highly advanced hackers (ab)used satellites to stay under the radar

Piggyback hack allowed Turla gang to conceal location of control servers.<p>One of the world's most advanced espionage groups has already been caught …