Facebook makes additional API changes to secure user data

Facebook makes additional API changes to secure user data

Facebook announced more API platform updates following the Cambridge Analytica scandal which resulted in the misuse of the information from 120 million users.
By Robert Abel Jul 4 2018, 10:58AM
Twitter adds U2F support to prevent phishing, spam & fake accounts

Twitter adds U2F support to prevent phishing, spam & fake accounts

To better secure user accounts, Twitter announced it will soon be offering support for Universal Two-Factor (U2F) as part of its effort to fight spam and malicious automation.
By Robert Abel Jul 2 2018, 10:41AM
Mylobot exhibits never before seen evasion techniques

Mylobot exhibits never before seen evasion techniques

A highly sophisticated never-before-seen botnet was recently discovered using three different layers of evasion techniques and acts as a gate for additional loads.
By Robert Abel Jun 22 2018, 12:34PM
Cyber-crime-fighting dogs to the rescue

Cyber-crime-fighting dogs to the rescue

In addition to sniffing out drugs, bombs, and other weapons, law enforcement agencies are training their canine units to assist in fighting cyber-crime by sniffing out hidden electronic devices.
By Robert Abel Jun 13 2018, 12:21PM
Mozilla patches heap buffer overflow in Firefox browsers

Mozilla patches heap buffer overflow in Firefox browsers

The Mozilla Foundation Security has released an advisory to patch critical vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR products which could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
By Robert Abel Jun 12 2018, 12:44PM
Apple releases security updates for macOS, tvOS, iOS

Apple releases security updates for macOS, tvOS, iOS

Apple released security updates for macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Safari, Windows iCloud, Safari and other Appel operating systems to address multiple vulnerabilities.
By Robert Abel Jun 6 2018, 12:45PM
Firefox rolls out two step authentication

Firefox rolls out two step authentication

Mozilla announced the rollout of its two-step verification programme for all Firefox Accounts designed without support for SMS-based codes.
By Robert Abel May 28 2018, 1:12PM
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