'Fortnite' Players Facing Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Of Fraudulent Charges

Some 'Fortnite' players took to Reddit and the 'Fortnite' forum to report that hackers accessed their accounts and made fraudulent charges. Epic Games says it's aware of the issue and is working to resolve it.

Security March 14, 2018

Smartphone Apps Are Selling Your Location Data: Can You Do Anything To Protect Your Privacy?

Smartphone owners are allowing their apps to track them and sell their location data. However, with some of the world's most popular apps needing to track locations to function properly, is there really a way to protect user privacy?

Security March 5, 2018

GitHub Survives The Most Powerful DDoS Attack In History: More To Come?

GitHub survived the most powerful DDoS attack in history that peaked at 1.35 TB per second. The software development website lived through the ordeal, but while the Memcrashed method is still available, even more powerful DDoS attacks may launch soon.

Security March 2, 2018

McAfee Alexa Skill Adds Voice Commands For Network Security

McAfee announced a new Alexa skill called the McAfee Secure Home Platform at MWC 2018. This skill will allow users to easily secure their home network, set parental controls, and more--all via voice commands.

Security February 27, 2018

WhatsApp Co-Founder Pours $50M Into Signal Messenger To Make Encrypted Messaging More Accessible And Ubiquitous

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton announced a $50 million investment in Signal as Open Whisper Systems is establishing the Signal Foundation. The goal is to enable secure global communication and make encrypted messaging ubiquitous.

Security February 22, 2018

Critical uTorrent Bugs Allow Hackers To Snoop And Steal Downloads

A Project Zero researcher found critical flaws in two uTorrent versions, which would leave users vulnerable to hacking and snooping. Fixes are on the way, but you might want to stop using uTorrent in the meantime.

Security February 22, 2018

Facebook Apologizes For Two-Factor Authentication Fiasco, Claims It Was A Bug: How To Protect Your Account

Facebook has now clarified the issue surrounding accounts who have received unwanted text notifications. The company claims that a two-factor authentication bug caused the spam messages.

Security February 18, 2018

Uh-Oh: Researchers Discover New Meltdown, Spectre Exploits To Steal Sensitive User Data

Just when you thought the Meltdown and Spectre situation couldn’t get worse. A bunch of researchers have developed nerfed variants of the exploits, called MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime, that employ far more sophisticated methods to obtain sensitive user data.

Security February 15, 2018

Hackers Exploit Telegram To Spread Cryptocurrency Mining Malware: Are You Affected?

A Russian cybercriminal group exploited a zero-day vulnerability within Telegram to spread a multipurpose malware. They were able to create a backdoor and mine for cryptocurrency on affected systems.

Security February 14, 2018

'Biggest iPhone Code Leak' On GitHub: Here's Why iBoot Leak Worries Security Experts

Someone has leaked iBoot on GitHub. There are missing files so it can’t be compiled, but hackers might still take advantage of this iPhone source code to find vulnerabilities in iOS and create jailbreaks.

Security February 8, 2018

There's A New Tech Support Scam Around That Freezes Google Chrome

Malwarebytes confirmed that scammers have a new method that causes Google Chrome to become unresponsive. Users are prompted to contact a paid tech support number to help resolve the issue.

Security February 7, 2018

T-Mobile Port Out Scam Alert Is Real: Here's What To Do To Protect Your Account

T-Mobile warned customers of a port-out scam that can have dire consequences. Here's what to do to protect your account.

Security February 6, 2018

Cisco Warns The World Of Super Dangerous VPN Bug: Here's What It Does

Cisco released a security advisory for a dangerous VPN bug discovered by NCC Group. The vulnerability found in the WebVPN feature of the company's Adaptive Security Appliance software may be exploited by hackers to take full control of systems.

Security January 31, 2018

Intel Notified Chinese Firms About Meltdown First Before US Government: Alibaba Group Among The First To Know

Intel has been in hot water since the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws were made public, but another controversy is ravaging the chipmaker. A new report says Intel first told Chinese companies about the flaws before the U.S. government.

Security January 29, 2018

Fitness Tracker App Strava Reveals Secret US Military Bases And Facilities Around The World

Fitness tracker app Strava, through its Global Heat Map, gave away the locations of secret U.S. military bases and facilities around the world. The freely accessible online map also shows the activity on the locations for an over two-year period.

Security January 28, 2018

Hackers Hijack Google’s DoubleClick Advertisement System On YouTube For Cryptocurrency Mining

Attackers took advantage of Google’s advertising platform to put cryptomining currency code inside YouTube ads. The perpetrators primarily used Coinhive to facilitate the attacks, a controversial subscription service.

Security January 27, 2018

Twitter: 700,000 Americans Liked, Retweeted, And Followed Russian Propaganda Bots During The Presidential Election

Twitter posted updates on its official blog regarding the investigation of Russian propaganda during the most recent presidential election. The data confirms that almost 700,000 Americans interacted with bots that were designed to mislead voters.

Security January 22, 2018

Up To 40,000 OnePlus Customers' Credit Card Details Stolen: Are You Affected?

OnePlus has been hit by a malicious script that has stolen the credit card details of up to 40,000 customers. Here's how to find out whether you're affected or not by the breach.

Security January 20, 2018

Global Spying Operation 'Dark Caracal' Uncovered: Hackers Compromise Thousands Of Android Smartphones, Windows Computers

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Lookout have uncovered Dark Caracal, a global spying operation that has compromised thousands of Android smartphones and Windows computers in 21 countries. Further investigations revealed that the hackers may be nation-state actors.

Security January 19, 2018

Intel Rolls Out Meltdown And Spectre Patches, Then Warns Against Installing Them Due To Glitches

Intel rolled out patches to fix the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but some of the security updates are causing random reboots. Customers are now advised to hold off on installing them.

Security January 13, 2018

Nvidia Rolls Out Updated Drivers To Prevent Meltdown Or Spectre From Destroying Your CPU

Companies struggled to issue updates to protect computers and devices from Meltdown and Spectre. Nvidia made a claim that its GPU products are immune.

Security January 11, 2018

Snapchat Secret Data Is Leaked, Shows Why Company Has To Redesign It

Snapchat has a secretive nature when it comes to information. However, a leaked data reveals why the declining usage in features of the app resorted the company to redesign it.

Security January 10, 2018

Intel: Meltdown, Spectre Fixes Rolling Out By The End Of January

Intel’s fix for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is on the way. At his CES 2018 keynote, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich promised 90 percent of the affected chips will be patched this week, and the rest by end of January.

Security January 9, 2018

Some Mobile Games Listen To What You Watch On TV: Here's How To Stop It

A New York Times report exposed Alphonso, a start-up that created software for apps to secretly listen to what users watch on TV. Here's how you can stop the data collection practice.

Security December 30, 2017

'123456' Is Still The Most Common Password In 2017, But The List Now Includes 'starwars'

The most common passwords are the most popular passwords, but they're also the worst passwords. Now the results are in for 2017, and that means you should never use any one of these combinations, especially '123456' and 'starwars.'

Security December 20, 2017

This Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware On Android Can Literally Destroy Your Phone

A new type of malware called Loapi is infecting Android phones, Kaspersky has discovered. It can do a lot of things, including melt your phone.

Security December 20, 2017

Windows 10 Password Manager Brings Back Critical Security Vulnerability Spotted Last Year

A free password manager that was bundled with Windows 10 downloads was discovered to have a critical security vulnerability. The bug, however, was already spotted by a Google security researcher last year.

Security December 17, 2017

iPhone X Untethered Jailbreak On iOS 11.2.1 Achieved By Alibaba Security Researchers

Security researchers working for Alibaba claim to have successfully achieved an untethered jaibreak for the iPhone X on iOS 11.2.1. What exploits were used, and will you be able to download it?

Security December 17, 2017

Mozilla Firefox Add-On To Promote 'Mr. Robot' Backfires: Users Think They Were Really Hacked

A mysterious add-on named Looking Glass 1.0.3 started appearing in Mozilla Firefox browsers earlier this week. Users thought they were hacked, but it was just a marketing stunt for the 'Mr. Robot' TV show.

Security December 17, 2017

Mirai Botnet Creators Plead Guilty: Here's What The 3 Hackers Did And What Awaits Them

Three hackers have pleaded guilty to the creation and operation of the Mirai botnet. The botnet, a collection of internet-connected devices, was sued to take down large parts of the internet in October 2016.

Security December 14, 2017

Some HP Laptops Have A Hidden Keylogger That Hackers Can Activate

A security researcher discovered that HP laptops come with hidden keylogger software that hackers can activate if they gain physical access to the target device. HP confirmed that the keylogger is present in more than 460 models of its laptops.

Security December 12, 2017

Facebook May Soon Ask You For A Selfie To Verify If You're A Real Person

Facebook may soon launch a new verification system to root out suspicious users. It is testing a new kind of captcha to verify user identities on its platform.

Security December 3, 2017

HP May Have Installed Spyware In Your PC: Here's What It Does And How To Remove It

HP installed a telemetry client that essentially functions as spyware to its computers without requesting permission from users. Fortunately, the software, which also affects performance, can be easily found and removed.

Security November 29, 2017

Critical Security Flaw Allows Root Access To macOS High Sierra Without Password: Here’s How To Avoid It

A major security flaw has been discovered within macOS High Sierra. When exploited, it enables admin access to Macs, allowing users to perform every task an administrator can also do.

Security November 28, 2017

Researchers Develop High-Speed Quantum Encryption, And It Might Just Be The Future Of Cybersecurity

The key to a secure and safe internet might just be quantum encryption. A team of researchers have developed a new encryption system that’s basically hack-proof, potentially improving the state of cybersecurity.

Security November 27, 2017

Imgur Confirms 2014 Hack: Email Addresses And Passwords Stolen From 1.7 Million Accounts

Imgur was hacked in 2014 and didn’t know about it until this past Thursday, Nov. 23, when a security researcher notified the image sharing service about the breach. Besides email addresses and passwords, no other sensitive information was stolen.

Security November 25, 2017

Millions Of Intel CPUs Found To Have Major Security Flaw: Here’s All The Affected Chips

Millions of Intel-based computers are found to be at risk due to several vulnerabilities discovered recently by two security researchers. Intel has released a detection tool to help users determine whether their system is affected.

Security November 24, 2017

When Uber Discovered A Major Security Breach, It Paid Hackers To Keep It A Secret: Report

Uber paid two hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about a massive data breach, current CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has admitted. Fifty-seven million driver and rider accounts were put at risk.

Security November 22, 2017

Cryptocurrency Startup Tether Hacked: Attackers Take $31 Million Worth Of Bitcoin

Tether, a cryptocurrency startup, has lost $31 million worth bitcoins from its platform due to the hacker attack. The value of cryptocurrencies has fallen across the market against the U.S. dollar after the news of the attack broke out.

Security November 21, 2017

Researcher Found A Serious Vulnerability In DJI’s Web Security, Then Was Told To Keep Quiet Or Else

As part of DJI’s bug bounty program, a security researcher was set to receive $30,000 after finding a fatal security flaw. But things got sour when he got a thinly veiled legal threat from the drone maker.

Security November 21, 2017

Hackers Can Take Control Of Your OnePlus Smartphone Through An Inadvertantly Included Backdoor: What Models Are Affected?

A freelance security researcher has discovered a backdoor in OnePlus smartphones that can provide root access. OnePlus inadvertently left a Qualcomm diagnostic tool in the affected devices, which hackers can exploit to take control.

Security November 14, 2017

New Phishing Scam Targets Netflix Subscribers: Here's How To Keep Your Account Safe

Millions of Netflix subscribers became targets of scam emails containing links to phishing websites last week. As hackers become more skilled in identity theft, subscribers should be more wary of these various schemes.

Security November 15, 2017

Phishing Is The Biggest Online Threat For Google Accounts, Study Says

Phishing has been ranked above keylogging and third-party breaches as the biggest online threat. Google says that hackers have stolen 12 million credentials using the method between March 2016 and March 2017.

Security November 12, 2017

'Bug' Causes Smart Sex Toy To Secretly Record Customers: Privacy Breach In Smart Devices

Users of a smart sex toy reported finding secret recordings of their intimate moments captured by the app. Even toys and the medical industry aren't as protected from privacy breach as we think.

Security November 11, 2017

Smart Sex Toy Secretly Recorded Users’ Intimate Sessions, Claims It Was A Bug

Some users of the Lovense remote control app for connected sex toys have just discovered that it secretly recorded users while doing intimate activities. A representative for Lovense said it was merely a bug that caused the app to record.

Security November 11, 2017

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