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Googles Account Protection Program is their strongest level of account security for those who are at higher risk for attack. Now, Google Chrome is expanding protections for the Advanced Protection users by improving download scanning options. According to Google, Advanced Protection members have been guarded from... Read more...
Typically, ransomware attacks that are seemingly on the increase around the globe are the cause of financial loss and lack of productivity. However, a ransomware attack on a hospital in Germany has reportedly led to the first known death indirectly attributed to such attacks. German authorities are currently... Read more...
These days just about everybody takes Bluetooth for granted. Manufacturers phase out useful physical ports like headset jacks in high end devices with the expectation that buyers will use Bluetooth headphones. Our cars, watches, locator tags, home theaters, and even game controllers rely on the ubiquitous short-range... Read more...
Around the world, democracy is being attacked physically and digitally. Following the election interference in 2016, Microsoft has stepped up their game to help quell issues. In early September, they announced DeepFake detection A.I., and now Microsoft is detecting cyberattacks that target U.S. elections. From... Read more...
Traditionally, Macs weren't often a target for malware campaigns given their relatively small share of the overall computing market. This notion has changed over the years, however, but Apple has fought back with increased security procedures like an appapproval process called notarization. Unfortunately, malware has... Read more...
The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have issued a warning about a growing threat from criminals seeking to take advantage of people working from home and using a VPN or virtual private network. Apparently there's a growing threat from voice call phishing or "vishing" attacks... Read more...
Ubisoft has announced an update for Rainbow Six Siege called Operation Shadow Legacy. Part of the update brings an iconic character, Sam Fisher from the game franchise Splinter Cell, as a playable operative in Siege. Fisher comes with a new Intel-gathering gadget and a new assault rifle. Operation Shadow Legacy also... Read more...
Web users rely on the URL as their primary method to determine if a website is authentic, but Google admits that URLs have usability challenges. There are a number of ways attackers can manipulate URLs to confuse users about the authenticity of a website. Users being tricked by spoofed URLs can lead to... Read more...
It appears that smart devices manufacturer August has a problem on its hands with itsSmart Lock Pro + Connect, which is an app-enabled lock for residential homeowners. The Smart Lock Pro + Connect has been around since 2017, and is one of Augusts most popular smart home products. So, any cracks in the security of the... Read more...
About two months ago, a high-severity security flaw was disclosed that impacted 79 different Netgear router models. The security flaw's disclosure came seven months after it was first reported to Netgear, giving it a total of nine months to patch the security issues. Despite having plenty of time to address the... Read more...
The culprits of thehigh-profile Twitter hackthat occurred just over two weeks ago have been apprehended, and the ringleader is actually 17-year-old Graham Clark from Tampa, Florida. The teenager also had two accomplices: 22-year-old Nima Fazeli from Orlando, Florida and 19-year-old Mason Sheppard from the United... Read more...
Bootloaders are an essential bit of software for almost every modern electronic device. Unfortunately, any vulnerabilities in the bootloader can open a device up to attackers. Eclypsium researchers recently discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the GRUB2 bootloader, nicknamed BootHole. This affects any... Read more...
Following a massive data breach earlier this week, Twitter now finds itself in the precarious position of balancing transparency with security. That's to say, Twitter has divulged some additional details about what happened and what steps it is taking in the aftermath, but is also keeping certain information close to... Read more...
According to security officials in the UK, Russian cyber actors have been targeting organizations that are involved in coronavirus(COVID-19) vaccine development. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of GCHQ, published an advisory that detailed the activity of the Russian threat group known as... Read more...
Microsoft's July 2020 Patch Tuesday release has fixes for over 120 security vulnerabilities found in a dozen of its software products. This is typically the case with Patch Tuesday releases, but there is one vulnerability in particular that you should pay close attention to. Microsoft has announced that it released... Read more...
Game consoles like the Xbox One, along with Windows PCs, routers, smart TVs, and more have been found to be vulnerable to a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) security flaw affecting millions of connected devices (and billions of devices overall), a researcher warns. The exploit is called CallStranger, and if leveraged... Read more...
During the coronavirus pandemic, many people who have been working and learning from home have turned to video chat service Zoom. However, the service has had more than its fair share of issues with security and privacy over the last few months. Two new vulnerabilities have surfaced in the video chat platform that... Read more...
LG released a security update last month that addresses a vulnerability that impacted a massive number of its smartphones. The security flaw, tracked as CVE-2020-12753, affected every single smartphone that LG made over the last seven years. The vulnerability was in the bootloader component that shipped with the LG... Read more...
iPhone users who want to jailbreak their devices have a new option that reportedly works with all iPhones and iPads running iOS 13.5. The jailbreak is called Unc0ver 5.0.0, and its developers say that it works with iOS 11.0 through 13.5 with a couple of caveats. The jailbreak won't work on iOS 12.3-12.3.2 or... Read more...
Malware is something that computer users have fought since the dawn of the computer age it seems. Hackers who use malware to try breach networks and user data have evolved some pretty sophisticated methods as of late. Late this week,Microsoft Security Intelligence has announced via Twitter that it's tracking a... Read more...
Google has announced that it has begun the rollout of new tools and a redesign of the Chrome web browser's privacy and security settings on desktop. The goal is to give users more control over their safety on the web. Among the updated controls are easier to manage cookies allowing users to choose if and how cookies... Read more...
A number of supercomputers across Europe have been targeted by malware that focuses on mining for cryptocurrency (Monero). The malware has forced supercomputers in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland to be shutdown as operators investigate the security incidents. The high-performance computing center in Spain was also... Read more...
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