Items tagged with security

Over the past couple of years, the ransomware industry has exploded leading to millions in lost dollars to cybercriminals extorting businesses to regain access and control of their private data. It was thought to have reached a head when the Biden Administration sought to crack down on the threat at the International... Read more...
We already know that your sensitive information, such as passwords, can be nabbed by listening to your keystrokes, which was proven back in August 2023 by a team of British researchers. However, that is not the only information that can be stolen by sound signatures, as it turns out. Now, a team of Chinese and United... Read more...
Though you may think your home network is secure, attackers may be able to sneak in through your web browser and leverage vulnerabilities to pivot to internal devices. This is especially true for Internet of Things (IoT) equipment, which is notoriously insecure, requiring regular patches or even warnings from the... Read more...
AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors are vulnerable to some serious security exploits, so you should be quick about slapping the latest system firmware into your board's BIOS. Head to your system vendor or motherboard maker's website to make sure you've got the latest firmware for your Ryzen rig or EPYC server. AMD has... Read more...
Artificial intelligence has found a footing in large language models (LLMs), which are all the rage right now, even finding their way onto PCs with user-run instances. However, with this increase in accessibility comes an increase in the risk of nefarious activity, like creating bioweapons using GPT-4. Now, Microsoft... Read more...
Earlier this month, consumers were notified of a data breach at one of the United States’ largest banks, Bank of America. Serving 69 million customers and handling $1.3T in deposits, it comes as somewhat of a surprise to see such a massive, complex organization suffered a breach. However, it would appear that a... Read more...
Around the world, countries are plagued with oppression, corruption, and misguided leadership that journalists and ethical hackers are trying to fight. However, keeping data safe from prying eyes can be difficult in some of these places with restrictive laws and invasive policies in place. Despite this, though, people... Read more...
As we prepare to roll into an early Spring, if a ground-dwelling rodent is anything to go by, you might be looking to do some Spring cleaning, especially with your technology. At least for Windows 10 and 11 users, Microsoft has a solution that can help boost your PC’s performance, though this could prove to be... Read more...
The federal government has quite the security doozy on its hands going into an election year, with events like Super Bowl LVIII going on as well. However, this is nothing that cannot be handled by an interagency task force dedicated to the physical and digital protection of Super Bowl LVIII patrons, participants, and... Read more...
LastPass developer LogMeIn is raising the alarm on its blog after finding an app impersonating the company’s password manager on the Apple App Store. The app is named “LassPass Password Manager” with an individual named Parvati Patel listed as the fake app’s developer. The doppelganger steals the authentic app’s... Read more...
Artificial intelligence is increasingly more pervasive, across many industries. The technology, however, does pose some risks, such as the capability to help create bioweapons or other nefarious things. AI technology can also be used for deepfakes, which the Federal Communications Commission is trying to quell with... Read more...
Right from the start, Android has allowed you to install any software you come across on the internet, provided you aren't deterred by the prominent and increasingly scary warnings. Google is testing a new tactic to prevent the spread of mobile malware, but it's somewhat more draconian than its past efforts. The new... Read more...
Meta’s WhatsApp says it will soon bring other encrypted messaging apps into one handy dandy location, making finding users a lot easier. The upcoming change is not all WhatsApp’s doing, however, as European lawmakers deemed Meta, the parent of WhatsApp, to be one of six “gatekeeper” companies that fall under the... Read more...
We know that ransomware has severe negative effects, such as hospitalizing security professionals from the sheer stress stemming from these sorts of attacks. We also know that the threat actors behind these operations are the lowest of the low and will do anything to maintain profit and their nefarious businesses... Read more...
Earlier this year, Steam killed support for Windows 7 and Windows 8, meaning the Steam Client on these systems would no longer get updates and security updates. Now, it seems that Rockstar is following suit with the termination of support for the Rockstar Launcher on Windows 7 and 8. Of course, this should come as no... Read more...
Cyberattacks are no joke, as they’ll clean out your systems, bank account and your mental and physical health, regardless of whether or not there was a ransom involved. This is precisely what consumer and professional cleaning products brand Clorox found from its August-thru-September 2023 cyberattack, which has cost... Read more...
If you find yourself worrying about the latest breach that may have compromised your personal data, or you want to know exactly what about you is online, it is not all that hard to find out. You must know where to look, however, which is the most difficult part. That said, we have compiled a guide of some resources... Read more...
Your personal data and information are hot commodities, so much so that virtually all businesses or other entities with access are all scrambling to monitor and sell it if possible. Threat actors also know this as well, which could lead to blackmail, extortion, bank account access, or more sinister things if your personal data is breached. Read more...
You’d think Bowser would have more money, given his rampant kidnapping campaigns against princesses, but it would seem that he didn’t have any offshore accounts once behind bars. At least, that is how it would appear based on a new interview with Gary Bowser, the figurehead of the piracy group Team Xecuter, who was... Read more...
USB malware drops have been around forever, and as always, we do not recommend you randomly plug in a flash drive you find out in the wild. However, this initial access method is still working for threat actors, which is what researchers found tracking threat actor group UNC4990. Beyond the initial access, though... Read more...
If you haven't noticed, it seems like there's an ongoing campaign of negative news surrounding AI and large language models. Between AI leading to coal plants staying open and companies developing murder AI drones, it’s looking pretty grim. Sadly, we are going to keep the negativity rolling with this story about the... Read more...
Cybersecurity might be all the rage right now, with a plethora of people looking to break into it from previous careers or fresh out of college. Regardless of the circumstances, the industry might not be all that it is chalked up to be all the time. According to new research and reports, cybersecurity professionals... Read more...
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