Items tagged with security

AT&T on Friday issued a notice saying it suffered a data breach that affects "nearly all" of its cellular customers (not to be confused with a separate AT&T data breach earlier this year). At last official count, AT&T said it serves around 109 million wireless subscribers, and given that most of those customers are... Read more...
Apple users located across 98 countries have received notifications from the company that they have been targeted in a recent spyware campaign, according to a report by TechCrunch. This is part an initiative by Apple to warn users who are typically at higher risk of being targeted in these kinds of attacks, such as... Read more...
Whenever there is a data breach, there's a risk that the stolen data will find its way to the dark web, a section of the internet that is not indexed by search engines like Google Search and Microsoft Bing. Like a seedy alleyway, the dark web is a place where illicit transactions can (and do) take place. Stolen credit... Read more...
Google announced it is making it easier for high-risk users to enroll in its Advanced Protection Program via a new single passkey option. Google implemented support for passkeys in early 2023, while later making passkeys the default method to sign into Google accounts. Security is always on the minds of those who... Read more...
Security firm Symantec has posted a bulletin about a smishing (SMS phishing) campaign currently targeting Apple users in the United States. The end of goal for these threat actors is to take over a user’s Apple ID, which provides them access to an individual’s personal information, financial information, and... Read more...
A nasty banking trojan is taking aim at Android users in the United States and half a dozen other countries. It goes by two names, Medusa and TangleBot, but whatever you want to call it, the cause for concern is that it's a more nimble version that's tougher to detect than the one that wreaked havoc before seemingly... Read more...
Cybersecurity firm Check Point Research has discovered a potent piece of Android malware, called Rafel, being utilized by threat actors. The malware is an open-source remote administration tool (RAT) and Check Point Research says that it has already observed “an espionage group leveraging Rafel in their... Read more...
It appears that AMD is now the latest victim of cybercrime and a data breach, as company data is being offered for sale on a message board frequented by criminal hackers. AMD acknowledged the situation in a statement, noting that, "we are aware of a cybercriminal organization claiming to be in possession of stolen AMD... Read more...
When the first batch of Copilot+ PCs release to retail next week (they're already up for preorder), they'll be missing a key AI feature that Microsoft remains bullish on—Recall, which aims to make it easier for users to retrace their steps by taking snapshots every five seconds. While the intent of this functionality... Read more...
Google is pushing out is June 2024 security update for supported Pixel devices like the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8, with fixes for over 50 security vulnerabilities, over half of which carry a Critical or High severity rating. One of the most alarming of the bunch, however, is a zero day flaw in firmware. While it... Read more...
While most of the excitement surrounding Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) is about how it will integrate AI into its product lineup, the company will also be debuting a new password management app. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says this new feature will be included in the upcoming releases of iOS 18 iPadOS... Read more...
Microsoft is somewhat pulling in the reins on its Recall feature, which is a key part of the company's Copilot+ initiative for next-gen PCs (starting with Snapdragon X Elite/Plus systems). In theory, Recall is supposed to make life easier for users by helping to find things by continually taking snapshots of content... Read more...
Club Penguin, an online multiplayer game (MMO) that was in operation for over a decade, has such a dedicated fanbase that they were willing to hack Disney for more information regarding the game. Disney had shut down the MMO in 2018, however, the game continues to live on as players run and maintain private servers... Read more...
Registered members of Cooler Master's Fanzone program should be on extra high alert for phishing attempts and other cyber shenanigans, like unusual (and otherwise unexpected) credit card charges. That's because a hacker purportedly managed to breach Cooler Master's website and ransack a boatload of data containing... Read more...
Threat actors are actively trying to exploit VPN environments that make use of remote access at an accelerated rate, in order to infiltrate and attack enterprise networks, according to cyber security firm Check Point. The company says the intent is to “discover relevant enterprise assets and users, seeking for... Read more...
TP-Link has issued an important firmware update for its Archer C5400X wireless router for gamers, a popular tri-band model that debuted several years ago and was branded as being "recommended" for NVIDIA's GeForce NOW cloud gaming service. Left unpatched, owners of the affected model could succumb to a nasty attack... Read more...
Before you wrap up the week and fully settle into weekend mode—especially with this being a holiday weekend—do yourself a solid and update your Chrome browser. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, there's a zero day flaw (another one) that, if left unpatched, leaves you susceptible to all kind of things that... Read more...
Apple released iOS 17.5.1 a few days ago to fix a problem where users were seeing old photos that were deleted show back up on their devices, causing plenty of privacy concerns among users online. Unfortunately, Apple’s only remarks for the update mentioned a fix for a “database corruption” without going deeper into... Read more...
Scammers are actively phishing for victims through a tried-and-true Paypal invoice scheme, in hopes of tricking people into thinking they've been charged for an Apple product. I know this because I received a fake invoice purporting to originate from an Apple Store, with the scammer claiming I made a $1,299 purchase... Read more...
Are you looking to get some laundry done on the cheap or, even better yet, free? It turns out a security flaw in a popular internet-connected laundry machine vendor could allow anyone to avoid paying the fee for washing or drying clothes. This vulnerability was reported to the vendor months ago and remains unfixed... Read more...
AirTags and other property tracking tools are remarkably useful for keeping tabs on your stuff wherever it goes. However, on the flip side, hidden trackers are also a concern, with criminals learning to use Apple AirTags to mark vehicles that could be tracked and stolen later. Thankfully, both Apple and Google are... Read more...
It has been a little while since our last major data breach, with the latest being back on April Fools' with AT&T having the information of 73 million accounts appear on the dark web. However, hackers never rest so it was simply a matter of time before another breach would happen, this time with Dell. A threat actor... Read more...
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