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Google AI can predict when you'll die with 95 percent accuracy, researchers say

Google has developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that could predict when you’ll die with up to 95 percent accuracy, according to the tech giant’s researchers.<p>The research, which tackles a range of clinical issues among hospital patients, was recently published in the journal Nature. Google …

Artificial Intelligence

Millions of Streaming Devices Are Vulnerable to a Retro Web Attack

In March, artist and programmer Brannon Dorsey became interested in a retro web attack called DNS rebinding, teaching himself how to illicitly access …

Information Security

What Your Web Browser's Incognito Mode Really Does

You don’t have to be a computer whiz to grasp the value of private web browsing. At a time when consumers are worried about the data Facebook and …

IT security

RBC Fends Off Cyberattacks Similar to Incidents Reported by BMO, Simplii Financial

President and CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Dave McKay said that they were targeted by cyberattacks similar to those reported by BMO and …

Cyber-attacks

15-year-old Mac security flaw left millions of Apple customers vulnerable to hackers

Apple customers have been warned that they may have been exposed to hackers “hiding in plain sight” on their Mac devices after a 15-year-old vulnerability was discovered by a cyber security researcher.<p>The exploit could allow a hacker to install malicious software on devices like MacBooks to access …

Cybersecurity

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

That Russian Router Malware Is More Dangerous Than We Thought

Just over a week ago, the FBI told you to reboot your router to help disrupt the spread of a nasty piece of malware called VPNFilter. Now it looks like the threat could be much more serious than it originally appeared.<p>VPNFilter spread quickly. When Forbes’ Thomas Fox-Brewster first reported on the …

Cyber-attacks

Attackers can hide malware in archive files with Zip Slip flaw; here's how to fight it

A newly revealed vulnerability affecting open source software libraries should have you worried about the security of your coding projects.<p>A recently …

Information Security

The damage from Atlanta’s huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought

More than two months after a cyberattack hobbled many of its critical municipal systems, the city of Atlanta is still sorting through the wreckage of what is likely the worst cyberattack targeting a U.S. city to date.<p>On March 22, Atlanta’s connected systems city-wide were hit with a ransomware …

Cybersecurity

WannaCry 'hero' hit with more malware charges

A British man who was credited with stopping a worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack last year, faces new federal charges for allegedly creating malware and lying to the FBI.<p>Federal prosecutors in Milwaukee charged Marcus Hutchins with four additional counts on Wednesday related to the creation of …

Los Angeles

Russian Router Malware Just Got Much Worse: What to Do

Remember that Russian router malware warning from last week? The situation is even worse than we originally thought, and a whole lot more router …

Wi-Fi

How To: Use Maltego to Fingerprint an Entire Network Using Only a Domain Name

Hackers rely on good data to be able to pull off an attack, and reconnaissance is the stage of the hack in which they must learn as much as they can …

Information Security

FBI: Reboot, reset your router immediately to prevent cyberattacks

Following reports that a type of malware has infected more than 700,000 routers used in homes and small businesses in more than 50 countries, the FBI …

Routers

Ex-Intel security expert: This new Spectre attack can even reveal firmware secrets

A new variant of Spectre can expose the contents of memory that normally can't be accessed by the OS kernel.<p><i>Video: AMD and Microsoft join forces to</i> …

Website flaw exposed real-time location for millions of cell phones, experts say

Cybersecurity experts say arecently discovered website flaw could have allowed virtually anyone to access real-time location data for millions of Americans' cell phones.<p>The vulnerability was found in a website run by LocationSmart, a company that aggregates cellular location data so it can be used …

Security

India needs 3 million cyber security professionals right now: IBM

Global technology major IBM has said there is a massive shortage of cyber security professionals in the country, urging young graduates to look this …

Over a million vulnerable fiber routers can be easily hacked

Most of the GPON home gateways are found in Mexico, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam.<p>Over a million fiber routers can be remotely accessed, thanks to an …

FDA issues 'recall' on heart implants for security firmware update

Firmware updates get complicated when hearts depend on a quick and successful installation.

Just How Random Are Two Factor Authentication Codes?

You know two-factor authentication tokens, the ephemeral, six-digit numbers you use as a second layer of security when logging into, say, your email? …

Microsoft Release Admin Tools To Simulate Cyberattacks

Image: Microsoft<p>One of the best ways to set a baseline of how your users react to security threats, and to conduct ongoing testing and education, is …

A Fingerprint Pulled from a WhatsApp Image Leads to Multiple Drug Convictions in the U.K.

Police have used partial fingerprints drawn from a WhatsApp photo in securing 11 convictions related to drug trafficking in Wales, U.K. …

U.K. Conducts First Major Cyber Attack Against Islamic State

Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ, announced that Britain carried out its first major cyber-attack in 2017 with the target being Islamic State.<p>The …

200,000 Cisco Network Switches Reportedly Hacked

sponsored by<p>What Remediation Steps Should Be Taken? Geetha Nandikotkur (AsiaSecEditor) • April 9, 2018<p>Over 200,000 Cisco network switches worldwide …

UK could launch retaliatory cyber attack on Russia if infrastructure targeted: Sunday Times

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain would consider launching a cyber attack against Russia in retaliation if Russia targeted British national infrastructure, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed security sources.<p>Britain's relations with Russia are at a historic low, after it blamed Russia for a nerve …

Cybersecurity

Practical passwordless authentication comes a step closer with WebAuthn

Microsoft, Mozilla, and Google are all implementing the new standard.<p>The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and FIDO Alliance today announced that a new …

A Long-Awaited IoT Crisis Is Here, and Many Devices Aren't Ready

You know by now that Internet of Things devices like your router are often vulnerable to attack, the industry-wide lack of investment in security …

Cloudflare touts privacy-friendly 1.1.1.1 public DNS service. Hmm, let's take a closer look at that

<b>Updated</b> We'll share query data, but only with these really trustworthy researchersCloudflare has revealed a deal with regional internet registry …

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

How you're tracked online _ and what you can do about it

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive …

Atlanta has shut down courts and people there can't pay their bills online because of a crippling cyberattack the mayor has called 'a hostage situation'

It's been a week since hackers launched a ransomware attack against the city of Atlanta, and local officials are still grappling with its effects.<p>"We are dealing with a hostage situation," Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said in a statement.<p>On Thursday, municipal courts were closed again and …