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Vendors are shipping Android devices with diagnostic port exposed

A lax vendor security practice is exposing everything from Android smartphones to tankers and smart television sets to attack.<p>Vendors are shipping …

Information Security

Critical Flaws Expose ABB Door Communication Systems to Attacks

<b>Researchers discovered several critical vulnerabilities in door communication systems made by Switzerland-based industrial tech company ABB. Both</b> …

Information Security

Weight Watchers IT Infrastructure Exposed via No-Password Kubernetes Server

Just like many companies before it, weight loss program Weight Watchers suffered a small security breach after security researchers found a crucial …

Weight Watchers

The Top Scams that Android Users Fall For

In the first quarter of 2018 alone, Americans on Android mobile phones accessed 23 suspected malicious URLs per minute. From fake virus alerts to …

Identity Theft

The ENCRYPT Act Protects Encryption from U.S. State Prying

It’s not just the Department of Justice and the FBI that want to undermine your right to private communications and secure devices—some state …

Privacy

U.S. Sanctions Russian Firms for Energy Grid Cyberattack

The U.S. imposed new sanctions Monday on Russian firms and individuals for helping the country’s state security service conduct cyberattacks …

Cybersecurity

Major U.S. Refineries At Risk Of Cyberattacks As Many Continue To Use Windows XP

The end of life of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating software is almost upon us, with the company saying its updates and patches for the widely used interface will cease after January 14, 2020. In such circumstances, most people would assume that critical plant control system operators must be in a …

Cyber-attacks

China Hacked a Navy Contractor and Stole 600GB of Data

Hackers working for the Chinese government compromised a US Navy contractor and stole a massive cache of highly sensitive data, including details …

Military

When can law enforcement look at your devices? A definitive list

In late 2015, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized the iPhone of a shooter involved in a terrorist attack in San Bernadino, …

New Uber Breach Exposed Over 25 Million Email Addresses: FTC

The Uber data leakage revealed last year is worse than reported. In 2016, intruders used an access key to download unencrypted files containing 25.6 …

Cyber security: Don't leave it to your tech team or you'll get breached, warns data protection chief

"If left solely to the technology teams, security will fail through lack of attention and investment," warns Information Commissioner.<p>A company can …

The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

The vast majority of home Wi-Fi users don't know the first thing about keeping their routers secure, a new survey finds.<p>Eighty-two percent of 2,205 …

Google loses landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

A businessman has won his legal action to remove search results about a criminal conviction in a landmark “right to be forgotten” case that could have wide-ranging repercussions.<p>The ruling was made by Mr Justice Warby in London on Friday. The judge rejected a similar claim brought by a second …

Privacy

Forget Facebook – it’s the tech-illiterate politicians we should be worrying about

Watching Mark Zuckerberg testify in front of senators and members of Congress about Cambridge Analytica and wider concerns around Facebook’s …

Cyber attacks are one of the biggest threats that schools face, experts warn

Cyber attacks are one of the biggest threats that schools face, experts have warned, as new figures show that a fifth of education establishments have been hit.<p>Hackers see teachers and parents as a “soft target” since they are often ill-equipped to deal with cyber thefts, while sensitive data held …

Cybersecurity

Police Obtain Warrants To Find Out Which Google Users Were Present At Crime Scenes

Police in North Carolina are securing search warrants to access Google's data on who was at, or near, the scene of the crime.<p>In Raleigh, North …

Memcached DDoS Attacks: 95,000 Servers Vulnerable to Abuse

Massive 1.7 Tbps Reflection/Amplification Attack Exploits Open Memcached Servers Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • March 8, 2018<p>More than 95,000 …

Information Security

iOS might have a backdoor that can be used to hack into any iPhone, even the iPhone X

Apple has been advertising its focus on user data security and privacy for years now. Encryption ensures data security as long as you protect your …

Apple Confirms All Macs and iOS Devices Are Affected by 'Meltdown' Chip Flaw

Apple Inc. said all Mac computers and iOS devices, like iPhones and iPads, are affected by chip security flaws unearthed this week, but the company …

Coca-Cola and US government use blockchain to curb forced labor

The quest to end forced labor has created some unusual technological allies. Coca-Cola, the US State Department and a trio of crypto organizations (Bitfury Group, Blockchain Trust Accelerator and Emercoin) have launched a pilot project that will use blockchain to enforce worker rights. The …

Russia claims foreign hackers are trying to interfere with its election

Russia, a country which has been accused numerous times of attempting to interfere with elections overseas, has claimed that its own presidential contest is under attack from foreign hackers.<p>Officials in Moscow said that the Russian Central Election Commission's website was hit by a coordinated …

It's official: Russia is targeting critical American infrastructure with 'malicious cyberattacks'

Russian cyber operatives are attacking critical American infrastructure such as energy grids, nuclear facilities, aviation systems, and water processing plants, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report details numerous attempts, …

Cybersecurity

Geek Squad has been funneling information to the FBI for nearly a decade

Best Buy's Geek Squad is known by many as an easy place to go when you have a computer problem and are at a loss as to how to fix it. What you may …

This garage gadget adds simple smarts to your garage door

Using defensive AI to strip cyberattackers of their advantage

The real-world applications of artificial intelligence have grown so quickly and become so widespread that it’s hard to get through everyday routines, such as driving or messaging friends, without witnessing their impact. The same holds true in the world of cybersecurity, with both attackers and …

California lawmaker introduces 'right to repair' bill

The Right to Repair Act is heading to the biggest tech corporations' home state. Lawmaker Susan Talamantes Eggman is introducing the bill in California, which is now 18th state in the country to look into making devices easier to repair. These days, you can either bring your broken phone, tablet or …

Repairs

Hope 'Hacked'

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks—the longtime Donald Trump aide who finally decided to leave the administration after a domestic …

Donald Trump

MoviePass CEO proudly says the app tracks your location before and after movies

Everyone knew the MoviePass deal is too good to be true — and as is so often the case these days, it turns out you’re not the customer, you’re the product. And in this case they’re not even attempting to camouflage that. Mitch Lowe, the company’s CEO, told an audience at a Hollywood event that “we …

The Leaked NSA Spy Tool That Hacked the World

An elite Russian hacking team, a historic ransomware attack, an espionage group in the Middle East, and countless small time cryptojackers all have …

Cybersecurity