Android malware on Google Play grows botnets, launches DDoS attacks

Android malware on Google Play grows botnets, launches DDoS attacks

The Sockbot malware has made its way into at least eight Apps in the Google Play Store with the intent of adding devices to botnets and performing DDoS attacks.
By Robert Abel Oct 20 2017, 10:42AM
Ykcol and Asasin Locky variants released within short time frame

Ykcol and Asasin Locky variants released within short time frame

At least two new Locky ransomware variants have been released within less than a month of each other although one of the variants is broken for the time being due to a malformed spam campaign.
By Robert Abel Oct 17 2017, 9:54AM
Critical zero-days found in three popular WordPress plugins

Critical zero-days found in three popular WordPress plugins

Critical zero-day vulnerabilities in three popular Wordpress plug-ins could allow attackers to completely take over a vulnerable site.
By Robert Abel Oct 5 2017, 10:44AM
Apple patches a potentially critical vulnerability with iOS 11.0.01 update

Apple patches a potentially critical vulnerability with iOS 11.0.01 update

Apple's iOS 11.01 seems to have addressed previous problems that prevented users from sending emails from Outlook.com and Exchange accounts along with at least one potentially critical security flaw.
By Robert Abel Sep 29 2017, 9:51AM
31 bugs uncovered across Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox & Chrome browsers

31 bugs uncovered across Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox & Chrome browsers

Google project zero team researcher Ivan Fratric discovered 31 bugs in the DOM engines of Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefoxand Chrome browsers.
By Robert Abel Sep 27 2017, 11:20AM
Billions of Bluetooth devices vulnerable to Man in the Middle attacks

Billions of Bluetooth devices vulnerable to Man in the Middle attacks

Billions of Bluetooth devices, including those running on Android, iOS, Linux, and Windows, contain vulnerabilities.
By Robert Abel Sep 13 2017, 1:28PM
Apple iOS 11 makes it harder for law enforcement to access data

Apple iOS 11 makes it harder for law enforcement to access data

Apple is doubling down on its privacy beliefs with the latest iOS 11 which will reportedly add at least two new features designed to safeguard its owners' privacy.
By Robert Abel Sep 13 2017, 11:13AM
US Senator pushes for US government wide ban on Kaspersky software

US Senator pushes for US government wide ban on Kaspersky software

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is pushing for a US federal government-wide ban of security software developed by Kaspersky Lab.
By Robert Abel Sep 8 2017, 10:52AM
Dark web vendors taking precautions after AlphaBay and Hansa takedowns

Dark web vendors taking precautions after AlphaBay and Hansa takedowns

Some, but not all cyber-criminals are taking precautions to ensure they evade capture in the event of another major sting operation, thereby making law enforcement's job easier.
By Robert Abel Aug 30 2017, 11:28AM
Microsoft's recent Patch Tuesday addresses nearly 50 flaws

Microsoft's recent Patch Tuesday addresses nearly 50 flaws

That's a lot of bugs.
By Robert Abel Aug 10 2017, 11:03AM
HBO hackers may have made off with 1.5 TB of data

HBO hackers may have made off with 1.5 TB of data

The hackers who breached HBO and leaked episodes material allegedly from next week's Game of Thrones - with threats to leak more - may have stolen more than 1.5 Terabytes of data, equal to some 750 hours if true.
By Robert Abel Aug 7 2017, 10:50AM
After fall of AlphaBay and Hansa, other darkweb markets see uptick

After fall of AlphaBay and Hansa, other darkweb markets see uptick

Darkweb activity continues apace despite takedowns as buyers move to alternative sights - but are increasingly wary of getting caught.
By Robert Abel Aug 4 2017, 11:24AM
Teen arrested for reporting bug in Budapest transit system

Teen arrested for reporting bug in Budapest transit system

Budapest teen detained by police after reporting a security glitch in the city's new BBK public transportation e-ticket system.
By Robert Abel Jul 27 2017, 11:03AM
More than 800 Google Play Android apps spotted with Xavier Trojan SDK

More than 800 Google Play Android apps spotted with Xavier Trojan SDK

Trend Micro researchers spotted more than 800 Android applications available on the Google Play Store embedded with the software development kit (SDK) of the information-stealing ad library dubbed "Xavier."
By Robert Abel Jun 16 2017, 10:37AM
Russian hackers breached electoral systems of 39 US states

Russian hackers breached electoral systems of 39 US states

Russian hackers reportedly breached the electoral systems of at least 39 states during the summer and fall of 2016 accessing software designed to be used by poll workers on Election Day.
By Robert Abel Jun 15 2017, 10:38AM
Mac OS hit by free malware-as-a-service

Mac OS hit by free malware-as-a-service

Cyber-criminals once again upped the ante with what is advertised as the "most sophisticated Mac spyware ever"
By Robert Abel Jun 14 2017, 10:18AM
Iris scanner of Samsung Galaxy S8 hacked with simple cheat

Iris scanner of Samsung Galaxy S8 hacked with simple cheat

The German Chaos Computer Club ackers has found a way to cheat the biometric verification safety feature found on the Samsung Galaxy S8.
By Robert Abel May 25 2017, 10:14AM
OSX malware uses stolen certs and reads HTTPS traffic

OSX malware uses stolen certs and reads HTTPS traffic

Mac users beware as researchers have found yet another reason to rattle the false sense of security some may have concerning Macs and viruses.
By Robert Abel May 2 2017, 8:49AM
Gender diversity in tech critical to financial success

Gender diversity in tech critical to financial success

A recent survey of IT and tech leaders found that more than on average, the gender mix among their teams was 80 percent male and 20 percent female.
By Robert Abel Apr 4 2017, 10:11AM
Celebgate repeat? Private images of Emma Watson and others leaked

Celebgate repeat? Private images of Emma Watson and others leaked

In a manner that is becoming too familiar, hackers have once again broken into the iCloud accounts of female celebrities.
By Robert Abel Mar 20 2017, 12:22PM