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Samsung has been the subject of a number of disappointing news reports lately, between a security flaw affecting 100 million Galaxy devices, hacker group LAPSUS$ stealing Galaxy device source code, and Samsungs Game Optimizing Service (GOS) throttling games, while leaving benchmarks free to run at full tilt. This... Read more...
The hacking group Lapsus$ (or "LAPSUS$") has been extra busy the past couple of weeks. First it breached NVIDIA and stole what it claims is 1TB of data, including what appears to be DLSS source code, and now it has plundered sensitive information from Samsung. Proprietary source code is involved there as... Read more...
I'm sorry to say, but, there's never going to be a Nintendo Switch Pro. It's not happening. You can stop wishing for it, because a Switch Pro is absolutely, 100 percent not in Nintendo's plans. Not now and not ever. Right? RIGHT?? Well, okay maybe there won't be a Switch Pro. This is one of those rumors that just... Read more...
More details continue to emerge regarding the hacking incident involving NVIDIA and a group taking credit for the security breach, Lapsus (or "LAPSU$" as the entity prefers to stylize it). Days after the breach hit headlines, NVIDIA has confirmed the incident, noting that some proprietary information was... Read more...
Just yesterday, we reported on The Telegraph's report claiming that NVIDIA had suffered a cyber-attack. NVIDIA didn't provide any details, but the company's statement that it was "investigating an incident" was admission enough. As it stood last night, it seemed clear something had happened, but we didn't know... Read more...
On Wednesday, February 23rd, Russia announced its invasion of Ukraine through a "special military operation." Since then, fighting has continued in Ukraine, and amidst the turmoil, hacking groups in the region and around the world have taken sides, threatening cyberwar against Russia, Ukraine, or the United... Read more...
Corporate employees at T-Mobile have just received the strongest encouragement ever to get vaccinated against COVID-19: Get vaccinated or get fired. There are exceptions to the rule, but by and large, any employees who need regular or occasional access to T-Mobiles offices are mandated to be fully vaccinated by April... Read more...
It felt like we were constantly reading about data compromises last year. Unfortunately, this statement is not far from the truth. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), there were 1,862 data compromises in 2021. The overall number of data compromises was up by 63% from 2020 and... Read more...
In another example of social engineering, an unpatchable bug has been discovered in iOS. This ultimate persistence bug makes you think your iPhone has been shut down when it hasnt. Once in effect, its a trivial matter for nefarious individuals to activate your iPhones camera and microphone to spy on you. The bug... Read more...
In the past, we have seen incidents of text messages being rerouted to steal two-factor authentication codes to breach peoples accounts. Now, criminal hackers are being more direct in potentially using SIM swap attacks by getting a carrierin this case, T-Mobileto switch a customers number to an... Read more...
It would seem that not even GoDaddy can keep all the children of the internet behaving as they should. The very popular internet domain registrar and web hosting giant announced yesterday that its security was compromised last week. GoDaddy announced yesterday that it had discovered on November 17th there was an... Read more...
This should go without saying, but "password" is a terrible password. The same goes for "12345" and "123456," among others. And no, adding more numbers in sequential order won't make your account more secure because as it turns out, "123456789" is the second most commonly used bad password, according to a new report. Researchers at NordVPN Read more...
It sometimes (maybe oftentimes) feels like Big Tech plays fast and loose with our privacy and security, as if an apology and a mea culpa after the fact makes everything okay. As much as they'd like that to be the case, it doesn't always suffice. Not in the eyes of the United States Federal Trade Commission, anyway... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago a hacker managed to infiltrate Robinhood's network and access email addresses and full names for millions of customers. The person who is purportedly responsible has now listed the stolen data for sale on a popular underground forum where they are seeking a payday of at least five figures... Read more...
Most records are destined to be broken, and make no mistake, that's going to happen at a breakneck pace in DDR5 land once things really get going. It's already happening, to some extent, with G.Skill leading the way. Earlier this week, for example, G.Skill showboated hitting DDR5-7000 on its Trident Z5 memory, the... Read more...
Last week saw its share of data breaches and leaks, and Twitch was by no means spared from it all. Today, however, Twitch downplayed the massive security breach it was hit with, insisting on its blog that the damage only affected a small fraction of its users, with not much compromised. The... Read more...
For at least the second time in 2021, hackers have breached Acer's servers, this time plundering more than 60 gigabytes of data. Acer has confirmed that names, addresses, and phone numbers belonging to several million clients have been compromised in the breach, as well as sensitive corporate... Read more...
This week has seen its share of headlines concerning data breaches and leaks. Late last night Twitch reported on its blog page that its data breach was "due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party." They went on to say... Read more...
It hasnt been a good week for some of the biggest names in tech. After having its dirty laundry aired for the world to see on Sunday night, Facebook (along with WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram) went down hard for nearly seven hours on Monday. Today, its Twitchs turn to drown in its sorrows, as a new report claims that... Read more...
Most people probably don't know this, but the big service providers like T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon contract out to third-party services to help with transmitting SMS text messages, both between carriers and abroad. One of the largest of those companies is called Syniverse, and it handles text messages sent using the... Read more...
T-Mobile came under fire after a recent data breach exposed the private data of nearly 50 million customers. Shortly after the attack was made public, T-Mobile issued a boilerplate public response confirming many of the incident's details. "We take our customers' protection very seriously and we... Read more...
Leaked documents arising from the recent Gigabyte security breach is the gift that keeps on giving. Not that we condone such actions in the slightest, but now that there are interesting tidbits about unreleased products out in the wild, we can't bury our heads in the sand, either. And so with that said, the... Read more...
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