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FELIXROOT Backdoor Resurfaces in Environmental Spam Campaign

After a few months of absence, the FELIXROOT backdoor malware has been spotted in a fresh malspam campaign. The campaign uses weaponized lure …

Cybersecurity

Amazon’s facial recognition matched 28 members of Congress to criminal mugshots

New ACLU test illustrates the limits of Amazon’s Rekognition system<p>The American Civil Liberties Union tested Amazon’s facial recognition system — and the results were not good. To test the system’s accuracy, the ACLU scanned the faces of all 535 members of congress against 25,000 public mugshots, …

Surveillance

Cybersecurity is the IT area where most CIOs expect to boost spending

Cybersecurity

Trump was reportedly irate after Melania's TV aboard Air Force One was set to CNN

President Donald Trump fumed during his recent European tour with first lady Melania Trump after staff members violated his rule and failed to change the TV channel to Fox News aboard Air Force One, The New York Times reported Tuesday.<p>White House staffers had Melania Trump's TV set to CNN instead …

Donald Trump

Segway’s whacky new roller shoes will cost $399

Did you know Segway is making a pair of self-balancing roller shoes? It is! The company has been tinkering with all sorts of new form factors since it was acquired by Ninebot in 2015, from half-sized Segways to kick scooters. Next up: inline… shoe… platform things.<p>Called the Segway Drift W1s, they …

Hoverboards

Here's what cybersecurity professionals at companies actually do, and why they're so vital

There's so much cybersecurity news these days, from elections integrity to stolen credit reports to the latest cybersecurity start-up, sometimes it …

Cybersecurity

Collection of domestic phone records under the USA FREEDOM Act

(Updated: July 15, 2018)<br>One of the most controversial NSA programs revealed by Edward Snowden was the bulk collection of domestic telephone records …

Alexa, Are You A Spy? Israeli Startup Raises $12.5 Million So Governments Can Hack IoT

A group of ex-Israeli military experts have set up a one-stop hacking shop for governments that require extra capability to fight terrorists and other threats to national security in the digital domain. Coming out of stealth Monday, Tel Aviv-based Toka says it’ll provide spy tools for whatever …

Amazon Echo

The Types of Hackers & Why They Hack

In current times, the term may describe a person who attempts to gain unauthorized access to computers, with less than honorable intentions, or the …

Cybersecurity

Hacker Steals Military Docs Because Someone Didn’t Change a Default FTP Password

A hacker is selling sensitive military documents on online hacking forums, a security firm has discovered. [...]

Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

ZHENGZHOU, China — In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station.<p>In Qingdao, a city famous for its German colonial heritage, cameras powered by artificial intelligence helped the police snatch two dozen criminal …

China

German Police Accused of Carrying Out Some Pretty Stupid Raids

Two privacy-focused organizations have accused today German police of carrying out raids at their offices and members' private homes on some pretty …

The Next Big Cyber-Attack Vector: APIs

With cyber-attacks on enterprise networks becoming more sophisticated, organizations have stepped up perimeter security by investing in the latest …

Wi-Fi Alliance Launches WPA3 Security Standard

<b>The Wi-Fi Alliance, the non-profit organization whose global network of members maintains Wi-Fi technology, announced late on Monday the launch of</b> …

The Fascinating Reason Why There Are No Mosquitoes at Disney World

There are no mosquitoes in The Most Magical Place on Earth. That's right, Disney World is so dedicated to making sure you have the time of your life …

Breaking News: Bithumb Hacked For $30 Million In Cryptocurrencies, Market Drops

Bithumb, one of the largest exchanges in Asia, just broke the news that it has been hacked, with the hackers reportedly stealing over $30 million …

VPNFilter router malware is a lot worse than everyone thought

More affected devices . More damage. And what looks like an escalation in attacksASUS, D-Link, Huawei, Ubiquiti, UPVEL, and ZTE: these are the …

Visa Card Payment Systems Go Down Across Europe

The Visa card payment system is currently down across Europe. Users across the continent have reported problems during the day when attempting to …

CSS Is So Overpowered It Can Deanonymize Facebook Users

Some of the recent additions to the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) web standard are so powerful that a security researcher has abused them to …

Chinese group said to use HackingTeam tools to spread ransomware, cryptominers

A sophisticated Chinese cybercrime group is using old, leaked computer code from a notorious cyber-arms dealer known as HackingTeam to breach …

Survey: 27 Percent of IT professionals receive more than 1 million security alerts daily

Imagine trying to tackle over one million security alerts in a day. That number is so huge that it may sound like hyperbole, but this is exactly what …

How To: You'll Soon Be Able to Download All the Data Apple Has on You — Here's How to Get It & How It Works

Personal data is a hot topic right now, and for good reason. Never before has the public been so on edge about how companies use their information. …

Zimmerman and friends: 'Are you listening? PGP is not broken'

EFAIL furore not over yet, even though it's easy to fixProtonMail has weighed into 2018's worst branded-bug PR disaster, EFAIL, with a simple …

​FBI inflated encrypted device figures, misleading public

Encrypted cell phones were a major obstacle to criminal investigation. The FBI now admits the problem was much smaller than they'd originally …

News: Google Partnering with Qualcomm & Quanta on AR Headset, Report Says

After the spectacular rise and fall (and rebirth) of Glass, Google is taking another run at augmented reality smartglasses.<p>Citing documents from …

StalinLocker Deletes Your Files Unless You Enter the Right Code

A new wiper called StalinLocker, or StalinScreamer, was discovered by MalwareHunterTeam that gives you 10 minutes to enter a code or it will try …

Cybersecurity

Ukraine securities chairman wants to legalize 'several' cryptocurrencies – media

Khromaev will raise the possibility of doing so at the next meeting of Ukraine's Financial Stability Board.

Senator Wants Answers Why Prison Contractor Was Able to Spy on All Americans

A US senator has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and US telcos to investigate who and how many third-party companies have access to …

5,000 Routers With No Telnet Password. Nothing to See Here! Move Along!

A Brazilian ISP appears to have deployed routers without a Telnet password for nearly 5,000 customers, leaving the devices wide open to abuse. [...]

Russian hackers found the 'ultimate' hacking tool buried in the supply chain of laptops

When Vitaly Kamluk, a security researcher with Kaspersky Lab, discovered a mysterious program named “Computrace” deeply burrowed into his colleagues’ …