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This Ransomware Does Not Demand For Money: You'll Have To Master An Anime Bullet Hell Game

A new kind of ransomware, named Rensenware, does not demand payment to unlock encrypted files. Instead, victims will have to score 200 million points on the Lunatic level of anime bullet hell shooter 'Touhou Seirensen.'

Security April 9, 2017

Here Are Some Of The Best And Safest Free VPN For Your Post-Net Neutrality Internet Needs

FCC’s strong efforts to repeal net neutrality have many worried about their internet privacy. Here are some of the best free VPNs that you may want to try.

Security April 8, 2017

Congress Proposes Warrant Requirement Before Border Agents Can Search Through Phones Of U.S. Citizens

Congress has proposed a bill that will require border agents to have a warrant before they search through the phones of U.S. citizens. Currently, border agents do not need a warrant to have people open their devices and social media accounts.

Security April 4, 2017

Forget Internet Privacy: Trump Signs Controversial Online Privacy Repeal Into Law

U.S. President Donald Trump has officially signed the resolution that repeals the rules protecting the online data of users from internet providers. The controversial bill was met with opposition from online privacy advocates and consumer groups.

Security April 4, 2017

Verizon Has No Plans To Install Spyware On All Android Phones Or Track Data

Following the outrage caused by reports of Verizon’s plans to install spyware on Android phones, the carrier has now clarified a few things. The spyware won’t be installed on all Android phones, and it’s possible to opt it, Verizon confirmed.

Security April 2, 2017

Alabama Man Almost Electrocuted While Sleeping With His iPhone Charging In Bed

An iPhone charging in bed almost killed a man while he was asleep. He survived and was admitted to the hospital with second and third-degree burns.

Security April 2, 2017

Pornhub, YouPorn Promise Increased Internet Security Amid Congress Privacy Protection Repeal

Both Pornhub and YouPorn have beefed up their internet privacy protection with HTTPS encryption. The switch comes at a time of mounting outrage against the recent repeal of internet privacy rules the FCC set last year.

Security April 1, 2017

Now That Congress Just Killed Online Privacy, Can VPN Protect You From Snooping Eyes?

After Congress voted to repeal the FCC privacy rules, people have flocked to find VPNs. But what is a VPN and can it protect your online privacy?

Security March 30, 2017

LastPass Updates Security After Vulnerability Was Exposed By A Researcher

LastPass, a known password manager, has revealed security flaws in its browser extensions. The company is already patching the vulnerability, which was revealed by a security researcher this week.

Security March 30, 2017

'World Of Warcraft' Phishing Campaign Has One Objective: Lure Gamers With Free In-Game Pet Promise

A phishing scam has impacted the 'World of Warcraft' and compromises user credentials. The phishing campaign is designed to lure players by supposedly offering free pets in the game.

Security March 29, 2017

Here’s Why Some US And UK Airlines Are Banning Electronics, Gadgets From Flights

The recent ban on electronics larger than smartphones, as upheld by some U.S. and UK airlines came without sufficient reason. Recent reports, however, have now shed light on the possible cause of the ban.

Security March 28, 2017

UK Wants WhatsApp Backdoor Access Amid Privacy And Security Concerns

The UK's bid to gain access to WhatsApp following the London attack has stirred another round of controversy in the encryption debacle. WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption to secure communication and a backdoor would create a dangerous security loophole.

Security March 28, 2017

UK Government Wants Access To WhatsApp: 'There Should Be No Place For Terrorists To Hide'

United Kingdom Home Secretary Amber Rudd is calling for WhatsApp and other encrypted communication services to open up their platforms to intelligence teams. Last week, the man behind the London incident checked his WhatsApp account shortly before the attack.

Security March 27, 2017

GiftGhostBot Steals Gift Card Balances From Consumers' Accounts

Distil Networks identified a major threat to online businesses dubbed GiftGhostBot. The bot stole money from customers' gift card accounts and caused distress to retailers.

Security March 25, 2017

Apple On Latest WikiLeaks CIA Documents: No Worries, Exploits Have Long Been Patched

WikiLeaks has dumped a new set of CIA hack documents, detailing how the government breached into Macs and iPhones. Apple has issued a statement in response, arguing that it 'does not condone theft' and those exploits were patched long ago.

Security March 24, 2017

WikiLeaks Exposes CIA Tools Targeting MacBooks And iPhones: Here's What They Do

WikiLeaks has released Dark Matter, the second part of the series of documents containing hacking and surveillance tools developed by the CIA. The tools described in Dark Matter target the Mac computers and iPhones of Apple.

Security March 24, 2017

US To Ban Laptops And Tablets On Flights From African And Middle Eastern Countries, 10 Airports Affected

Passengers coming from select countries to the United States will be required to get their electronic gadgets screened at airports,before boarding. Gadgets bigger than mobile phones will reportedly have to undergo a security check.

Security March 22, 2017

Intel Kicks Off Bounty Program: Reward Of Up To $30,000 For Spotting Hardware Vulnerabilities

Intel has launched its first bug bounty program to secure its hardware, software and firmware. Researchers are encouraged to discover faults in Intel's systems and can get a reward of up to $30,000 for finding vulnerabilities.

Security March 17, 2017

Like McDonald’s, You Could Fall Victim To Hacking: Tips To Protect Your Twitter Account

Twitter has always been an easy target for online privacy breaches, given the large size of its users and the ease at which tweets can be spread. Here are the steps to keep your Twitter account secure.

Security March 17, 2017

WhatsApp And Telegram Allowed Hackers To Hijack Accounts With Just 1 Image: Here's What Happened

WhatsApp and Telegram, two messaging apps renowned for their security, had a severe security flaw that left 'hundreds of millions of accounts' exposed. Check Point Security researchers recently notified the two companies and both WhatsApp and Telegram have since patched the vulnerability.

Security March 15, 2017

4 Hackers To Be Charged For Yahoo Data Breaches, Report Claims: Are They Connected To Russia?

The Department of Justice is accusing four people of being participants in the hacking attacks launched against Yahoo. The data breaches, which affected over a billion users, were previously claimed to be connected with the Russian government.

Security March 15, 2017

Hackers Can Use Sound Waves To Crack Your Smartphones, Scientists Suggest

A study reveals the ways through which hackers can use sound waves to crack a smartphone. A minor mistake can enable someone to easily enter the operating system of electronic devices.

Security March 14, 2017

Stop Reusing Or Rotating Passwords, They Are Easy To Crack

Data scientists found that reusing passwords leaves the user vulnerable to hacking. They also revealed that even the most complex passwords of 10 characters can be compromised in a month using hacking programs.

Security March 14, 2017

New Android Smartphones Found To Be Already Infected By Malware: Are You At Risk?

Cybersecurity company Check Point discovered that 38 new Android devices came pre-installed with malware and ransomware. The findings raised fresh concerns on Android security, and here is what you can do to avoid the risk.

Security March 12, 2017

Worried About Privacy Breaches? Here Are Cybersecurity Tips To Lock Out Intruders

Cyberattacks and privacy breaches have worried many about the safety and security of their IoT devices. Here are a few tips that can ease your worries about cybersecurity.

Security March 12, 2017

Popular Messaging Apps WhatsApp, Signal, iMessage, And More Reportedly Safe From CIA Hacking Tools

The recent string of reports pertaining to a WikiLeaks document dump alleging the CIA’s hacking tools caused a fit of unrest over data security. Reports of CIA being able to bypass encrypted messaging apps, however, are apparently overblown.

Security March 11, 2017

WikiLeaks CIA Hack Leak Raises Privacy Concerns: How To Stay Protected

The WikiLeaks CIA hack reveal raised some serious privacy and security concerns, making us wonder whether any of our devices are safe from spying. If you're worried about hacks, here's how to keep your device protected.

Security March 10, 2017

Fortune 1000 Companies Two Times More Prone To Data Breaches, Says Report

Fortune 1000 companies experience double the security breach compared to its peers. The report from BitSight took into consideration the levels of cybersecurity performance of Fortune 1000 companies.

Security March 9, 2017

WikiLeaks Dump: Should You Be Worried About The CIA Cyber Hacks?

Another spying scandal has hit the CIA, this time with the massive cybersecurity documents exposed by WikiLeaks. The documents contain information regarding spying and hacking efforts done by the agency, an issue that can put it at loggerheads with the tech industry.

Security March 8, 2017

WikiLeaks Exposes CIA Spying Tools: Smartphones, Computers, Even Internet-Connected TVs Compromised

WikiLeaks has uploaded Vault 7, which are thousands of documents that claim to expose the hacking tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency. The general public, however, should not hit the panic button just yet.

Security March 7, 2017

Spammergate: 1.4 Billion Email Addresses And User Details Found Online As Spammers' Backups Leak

A spam operation called River City Media spilled 1.4 billion email addresses and user details because its backups were poorly secured. The collection of files includes real names, physical addresses, IP addresses and even RCM's internal files and chat logs.

Security March 7, 2017

Data From Electronic Toys Leaked, Adds To List Of Hacker Vulnerable Devices

CloudPets join the ranks of toys targetted by hackers. Multiple toy hacking incidents add children's toys to the list of hacker-vulnerable devices along with medical devices and smart home appliances.

Security March 3, 2017

CloudPets Exposes Danger Of Internet-Connected Toys: What Can Parents Do To Keep Safe?

Security researcher Troy Hunt discovered that the internet-connected CloudPets presented a major security threat to parents and children. What can parents do to keep themselves and their children safe?

Security February 28, 2017

CloudPets Toys Expose 2 Million Messages Due To Unsecured Server, Hackers Held Data For Ransom

Hackers successfully accessed and deleted CloudPets user information before asking for ransom to restore the files. The data was reportedly stored in an unsecure server, exposing millions of children's messages.

Security February 28, 2017

Cloudflare Leak: How Bad Is CloudBleed And What You Should Do

You might have heard of the Cloudflare leak and you might be worried if you're affected by Cloudbleed. Here are the details you need to know.

Security February 25, 2017

Cloudbleed: Cloudflare Parser Bug Leaks Passwords, Cookies, IP Addresses, And More Data

Cloudflare has acknowledged that a bug in its code caused a massive data leak, but it acted promptly to address the issues. The company says it found no evidence that hackers exploited the leaked data.

Security February 24, 2017

U.S. Homeland Security Employees Get Locked Out Of Computer Networks, Officials Blame President's Day: Report

Several employees of the U.S. Homeland Security in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia found themselves unable to login to the agency's computer networks. Due to the glitch, information systems could not validate personal identity verification (PIV) cards.

Security February 23, 2017

Bioterrorism Could Kill More Than Nuclear War: Bill Gates

Bill Gates has warned at the Munich Security Conference that bioterrorism could kill more people than nuclear warfare. The next epidemic could originate on the computer screen of a terrorist bent on using genetic engineering, he warns.

Security February 20, 2017

Hackers Used Eavesdropping Malware To Spy On Ukranian Businesses, Security Experts Reveal

A malware named “Operation BugDrop” has been used by the hackers for collecting information and data from Ukrainian business. The bug was first discovered by intelligence firm CyberX.

Security February 19, 2017

My Friend Cayla Is A Spy, Parents Advised To Destroy Doll

The Wi-Fi-connected My Friend Cayla doll could be used by hackers to spy on children, so has been banned in Germany with parents advised to destroy the to

Security February 17, 2017

Android Security: How Google Scans Billions Of Apps To Keep Malware At Bay

Android Security has an overwhelming task to keep the Android Universe free from malware. We look at how the company is able to handle this daunting task.

Security February 28, 2017

How Hackers Used 'Forged Cookies' To Access Yahoo Accounts: No Password Needed [Analysis]

Yahoo reveals new information regarding the 2015 and 2016 data breach, and it should make users really worried. Counterfeit cookies were used to breeze through security protocols.

Security February 19, 2017

Microsoft Chief Now Wants Digital Geneva Convention To Set Rules For Cyberwar

Microsoft's president said that civilians and private companies deserve to be protected amid the escalation of cyberwar. He explained that attacks are no longer perpetrated for financial gain but also with intent to cripple enemy states.

Security February 15, 2017

Vending Machines Lead Attack That Held University Internet Hostage: Verizon Report

A hacker used vending machines and other internet-connected devices to carry out a botnet attack on a still unidentified U.S. university. Using a malware, 5,000 IoT devices were corrupted to do the culprit's bidding.

Security February 14, 2017

Cybersecurity: SonicWall Threat Report Shows Malware Slightly Dropped, But Ransomware Surged In 2016

Cybersecurity company SonicWall released its latest global cyber threat report for 2016, detailing the state of cybersecurity. According to the report, malware saw a slight drop, but ransomware surged tremendously.

Security February 8, 2017

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