Researchers find abundance of legitimate apps used to stalk intimate partners

Researchers find abundance of legitimate apps used to stalk intimate partners

Researchers from Cornell Tech, NYU, Technion, Cornell University, and Hunter College conducted what was described as the first large-scale study of apps used by stalkers to track their intimate partners.
By Robert Abel May 24 2018, 11:04AM
Former Marvel exec Stan Lee claims his Facebook and Instagram were hacked

Former Marvel exec Stan Lee claims his Facebook and Instagram were hacked

Comic-book writer and former Marvel executive Stan Lee appears to have sent a beacon to assemble his fans and Mark Zuckerberg after discovering his Instagram and Facebook accounts were hacked.
By Robert Abel May 23 2018, 12:17PM
President Trump reverses position on ZTE ban despite security warnings

President Trump reverses position on ZTE ban despite security warnings

The Trump administration is working to lift sanctions on the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE despite top intelligence officials' warnings that the company poses a security risk to the US.
By Robert Abel May 17 2018, 11:31AM
Adobe releases more updates following Patch Tuesday fixes

Adobe releases more updates following Patch Tuesday fixes

After patching a confusion flaw in Flash last week, Adobe today issued security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and MacOS.
By Robert Abel May 16 2018, 11:43AM
FacexWorm Chrome extension uses Facebook Messenger to  steal cryptocurrency

FacexWorm Chrome extension uses Facebook Messenger to steal cryptocurrency

The malicious Chrome extension FacexWorm is targeting cryptocurrency trading platforms via Facebook Messenger in order to steal account credentials for Google MyMonero and Coinhive.
By Robert Abel May 2 2018, 11:43AM
Amazon Echo made to eavesdrop without exploit or manipulation

Amazon Echo made to eavesdrop without exploit or manipulation

Checkmarx security researchers developed a proof of concept attack that would allow and enable an Amazon Echo to continue recording a user long after a request is made.
By Robert Abel May 1 2018, 11:43AM
Intel announces new chip designs with built-in security

Intel announces new chip designs with built-in security

Intel Monday announced three new measures that will be implemented in a future chip designed to bake security into the hardware following last year's Spectre/Meltdown vulnerability.
By Robert Abel Apr 19 2018, 11:38AM
JLaw nudes hacker pleads guilty to breaking into nearly 240 iCloud accounts

JLaw nudes hacker pleads guilty to breaking into nearly 240 iCloud accounts

A man from Connecticut, USA, admitted to hacking into the iCloud accounts of prominent female celebrities including "Red Sparrow" actress Jennifer Lawrence and more than 200 others.
By Robert Abel Apr 17 2018, 9:23AM
AMD processors address Spectre vulnerabilities

AMD processors address Spectre vulnerabilities

AMD releases processor security updates for vulnerabilities concerning the Spectre Variant 2 vulnerability or Microsoft Windows users.
By Robert Abel Apr 16 2018, 12:23PM
Near impossible mining speeds on Verge cryptocurrency using new exploit

Near impossible mining speeds on Verge cryptocurrency using new exploit

An unknown hacker exploited a vulnerability in the Verge cryptocurrency platform which allowed an attacker to mine the coin at nearly 1,560 Verge coins (XVG), or about US$ 78, per second.
By Robert Abel Apr 11 2018, 12:21PM
Should LinkedIn follow Facebook's lead in data restriction controls?

Should LinkedIn follow Facebook's lead in data restriction controls?

Facebook's recent announcement to update its data restriction policies has prompted some researchers to examine other social media platforms to review their data practices as well.
By Robert Abel Apr 9 2018, 12:04PM
Facebook VP justifies company's data collection practices as central to its growth and mission

Facebook VP justifies company's data collection practices as central to its growth and mission

The memo penned by Andrew "Boz" Bosworth surfaced as the social media company is trying to restore user trust after Cambridge Analytica harvested data from the Facebook accounts of 50 million Americans without their consent.
By Robert Abel Apr 3 2018, 12:14PM
Nearly 1/3 of tech workers will delete Facebook accounts amid scandal, study

Nearly 1/3 of tech workers will delete Facebook accounts amid scandal, study

Amid the recent Facebook scandal, a new study found 31 percent of tech workers said they will delete their accounts on the popular social media platform.
By Robert Abel Mar 28 2018, 12:54PM
Selfies sold alongside personal info pose new threats to wallets

Selfies sold alongside personal info pose new threats to wallets

Cyber-criminals are selling selfies alongside their data dumps on Russian language dark web forums, offering potential buyers more options to exploit victims.
By Robert Abel Mar 21 2018, 12:18PM
GrayKey raises security concerns with iPhone unlocking device

GrayKey raises security concerns with iPhone unlocking device

A product made by Cellebrite competitor GrayKey is raising security concerns over a standalone device capable of unlocking iPhones.
By Robert Abel Mar 19 2018, 11:53AM
Bitcoin stealing malware distributed on download.com for nearly a year

Bitcoin stealing malware distributed on download.com for nearly a year

Bitcoin stealing malware that swaps user accounts with that of the attacker was found to be hosted on Download.com servers for nearly a year.
By Robert Abel Mar 16 2018, 12:09PM
Patch Tuesday: Adobe patches 7 critical flaws

Patch Tuesday: Adobe patches 7 critical flaws

Patch Tuesday Adobe included updates for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Connect, and Adobe Dreamweaver with seven critical vulnerabilities.
By Robert Abel Mar 15 2018, 12:41PM
Microsoft patches Remote Desktop Protocol exploit

Microsoft patches Remote Desktop Protocol exploit

This month's Microsoft patch Tuesday included more than 70 patches 15 of which were marked as critical and one that could exploit authentication in Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol.
By Robert Abel Mar 15 2018, 12:33PM
Recently patched Flash vulnerability spotted in massive malspam campaign

Recently patched Flash vulnerability spotted in massive malspam campaign

A recently patched Flash Player flaw was exploited in a widespread attack spam campaign primarily targeting South Koreans.
By Robert Abel Mar 6 2018, 11:34AM
Baby boomers more cyber-security savvy than Gen-Z, study

Baby boomers more cyber-security savvy than Gen-Z, study

Generation Z are the least ransomware savvy generation while baby boomers were more likely to accurately define ransomware and were the savviest when it comes to not forwarding emails from unknown senders.
By Robert Abel Jan 30 2018, 8:08AM