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Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more …

Security

Google admits tracking users' location even when setting disabled

After Quartz revealed Google was tracking the location of a user through cell tower connections, the search giant said the function improves the …

Privacy

Firefox Will Warn Users When Visiting Sites That Suffered a Data Breach

Mozilla engineers are working on a notifications system for Firefox that shows a security warning to users visiting sites that have suffered data …

Identity Theft

How to delete your Uber account for good

Note, deleting Uber will also delete your account on the UberEATS app<p>To put it bluntly, Uber has had a terrible 2017.<p>In fact, its reputation has been …

Uber

Secure Your Network. Here’s How

How many of us really know how cyber security works or its priority level in an organisation? To give a broader picture, the rising awareness among …

Cybersecurity

How a Wi-Fi Pineapple Can Steal Your Data (And How to Protect Yourself From It)

The Wi-Fi Pineapple enables anyone to steal data on public Wi-Fi networks. Here’s how it facilitates two sophisticated network attacks and how to protect yourself against them.<p><i>This article is part of</i> How Hacking Works<i>, Motherboard's guide to demystifying information security.</i><p>In popular media, …

Wi-Fi

The Essentials of Cyber Insurance: A Panel of Industry Experts

Patrick Florer (Risk Centric Security, Inc.), Mark Knepshield (McGriff, Seibels & Williams), and John Southrey (Texas Medical Liability Trust) are cyber insurance industry experts who have been working in the industry for longer than most of the newly-minted experts have even known about cyber …

Cybersecurity

Will A Digital Renaissance Man Save Cybersecurity?

Cyberattacks we’ve seen to date have been child’s play relative to what’s possible, according to a government expert. We could soon see how bad it can get — and our best defense may be highly capable cyber-warriors.<p>“Sometime in the next few years, we’re going to have our first category one …

Cybersecurity

The Case of The Dark Web DDoS - Part 1

On September 14, 11 parallel DDoS attacks targeted the largest darknet drug markets, effectively taking an entire industry offline. This event poses …

Information Security

Encryption against global mass surveillance

You are being watched. Private and state-sponsored organizations are monitoring and recording your online activities. privacytools.io provides …

Linux

A framework for improving cybersecurity discussions within organizations

Clear and frequent communication is essential but often lacking in companies’ cybersecurity programs. Here’s how security professionals can create …

Cybersecurity

4 ways to prevent healthcare cybersecurity attacks

Perry Price, President CEO and Founder Revation Systems<p>When the world thinks of the next “big attack” on human life as we currently know it, many …

Cybersecurity

Infected with malware? Check your Windows registry

With hundreds of millions of variants, Microsoft Windows malware doesn’t always modify the Windows registry database (i.e., registry)… but it usually …

Security

New vulnerability uses antivirus software to infect systems with malware

Antivirus programs are supposed to keep us safe from all that malware floating around online, but devious hackers have been known to utilize the …

Information Security

MalwareBytes throws down the gauntlet to AV firms that are “failing” their users

In the wake of the Equifax hack and growing mistrust of major anti-virus companies, it’s becoming harder and harder to know where to turn for your …

Cybersecurity

Wikileaks release reveals CIA impersonated Kaspersky Lab while hacking people

The latest release by Wikileaks of leaked top secret U.S. government files has revealed that the Central Intelligence Agency created and used code …

Security

WikiLeaks Releases Source Code of CIA Cyber-Weapon

WikiLeaks published the first-ever batch of source code for CIA cyber-weapons. The source code released today is for a toolkit named Hive, a …

Security

Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breach, blames Russians

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company and blamed Russian agents at a hearing on the growing number of incidents involving major U.S. companies.<p>"As CEO, these thefts occurred during my …

Marissa Mayer

Equifax, Yahoo fail to answer the most basic questions during Senate hearing

Senators were left frustrated as Yahoo didn't know how it was hacked, and Equifax still didn't know who.<p>Former Yahoo and Equifax bosses stumbled …

Security

More than seven billion records exposed in 2017 data breaches

The first three quarters of 2017 have seen 3,833 breaches reported, exposing over seven billion records, according to a new report. But the study by …

Identity Theft

Less Than One-Third of People Use Two-Factor Authentication

The number of 2FA users is still lower than expected, but most adopters started voluntarily, researchers found.<p>The adoption rate for two-factor …

Security

Cybercrime Damages Are Predicted to Cost $6 Trillion Annually by 2021

According to the report, cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. This represents the greatest …

Cybersecurity

Windows 10: If you want a highly secure device, follow these rules, says Microsoft

Microsoft has published a new standard for creating a very secure Windows 10 machine.<p>Microsoft has released a new document explaining the minimum …

Microsoft

Google got duped by a fake ad blocker, and 37,000 people accidentally downloaded adware

Some 37,000 people downloaded a spam version of the "AdBlock Plus" extension from Google after a fraudulent ad blocking extension snuck through …

Google

Alert! Password stealing hack hitting Facebook users right now

You really need to stay up to date on the latest scams to keep your critical info safe. Especially attacks like this one targeting Facebook users. …

Security

The Reaper Botnet Has Already Infected a Million Networks

The Mirai botnet, a collection of hijacked gadgets whose cyberattack made much of the internet inaccessible in parts of the US and beyond a year ago, …

Information Security

Maybe We Should Strive for Cyber Security Unawareness

While October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the U.S., security awareness is a quaint idea when the news is regularly full of …

Women in Information Security: Katherine Teitler

In my last interview, I spoke with Tarah Wheeler, who is a technology and cybersecurity executive, entrepreneur, hacker, keynote speaker, scientist, …

Information Security

Dark Overlord hacks schools across U.S., texts threats against kids to parents

Bad weather, natural disasters and the like can result in school closings, but some districts do shut school doors for other “credible” threats. Last …

Education