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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

Eavesdropper Bug Discovered In Almost 700 iOS And Android Apps: Careless Developers To Blame

Mobile security firm Appthority discovered a new vulnerability among iOS and Android apps that it named the Eavesdropper bug. The blame for the security mishap are the careless developers of the nearly 700 affected apps.

Security November 10, 2017

Here's Why You Should Sign Up For Google's Advanced Protection Program: Stay Safe From Phishing, Hacking

Google's new Advanced Protection Program is out to protect you online from malware, hacking, phishing, and any other method of stealing your personal and sensitive information.

Security October 18, 2017

Say Hello To KRACK: WiFi Is No Longer Secure

Researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK, which allows other nasties, including connection hijacking and malicious injection. It lets attackers monitor traffic between computers and wireless access points.

Security October 17, 2017

SNES Classic Edition Hacked: You Can Now Add More Games To The Retro Console, At Your Own Risk

The SNES Classic Edition has been hacked, just over a week after its launch. Owners of the retro console can now add more titles to its games line-up, including 'Chrono Trigger,' 'ActRaiser,' and 'Earthworm Jim'.

Video Games October 8, 2017

Russian Hackers Stole NSA Secrets With The Help Of Kaspersky Antivirus Software

Hackers working for the Russian government were able to steal classified documents from the NSA after a contractor placed the files on his home computer, which was running Kaspersky Lab antivirus software. Did the security company work with the hackers?

Security October 6, 2017

Every Single Yahoo Account Hacked In 2013 Security Breach: Here's What You Should Do

An August 2013 Yahoo security breach, which was said to have exposed 1 billion users, is now believed to have compromised all 3 billion Yahoo accounts at the time. If you think you are affected, here's what you should do.

Security October 4, 2017

iPhone Hacking Tool Used By FBI In San Bernardino Case Will Remain A Secret

A federal court ruled that the FBI can keep the vendor and price of its iPhone hacking tool a secret. The tool was used to unlock the iPhone 5C of one of the shooters of the 2015 San Bernardino tragedy.

Apple October 2, 2017

Apple Launches macOS High Sierra With Massive Security Risk That Allows Hackers To Steal Passwords

A former NSA hacker revealed a vulnerability that allows hackers to steal passwords stored in a Mac computer just as Apple launched macOS High Sierra. What can users do to protect themselves from the exploit?

Apple September 26, 2017

CCleaner Users, Update Right Now: Hackers Injected Malware Into The App, Infecting 2.3 Million

Users of the popular Windows app CCleaner should immediately check if the software installed in their computers are of the latest version. Hackers have compromised one version of the program by injecting malware into its official installation package.

Security September 18, 2017

Vevo Just Got Hacked: 3.12 TB Of Videos, Documents, And More Released By OurMine

Over 3 TB of data were stolen from Vevo by OurMine and uploaded online briefly. It wasn’t supposed to be published publicly, but Vevo made a huge mistake.

Security September 16, 2017

Equifax Hackers Demand $2.66 Million Ransom For Stolen Information, With Sept. 15 Deadline

The Equifax hackers have demanded a ransom of over 600 Bitcoin, or about $2.66 million, by Sept. 15. The victims of the Equifax data breach should safeguard their information, whether or not Equifax pays the ransom.

Security September 10, 2017

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, And Cortana Can Be Hacked Using Sound Frequencies Humans Can’t Hear

Turns out hacking voice assistants is an easy thing to do. A group of researchers discovered that ultrasonic frequencies inaudible to humans can be used as a way to access voice-enabled assistants such as Siri, Google Assistant, and Cortana.

Security September 7, 2017

Instagram Hack Bigger Than Initially Thought: Hackers Are Selling Contact Information Of 6 Million Accounts At $10 Per Query

Hackers have gotten ahold of accounts and email addresses of 6 million Instagram users, reports claim. The hackers created a database called Doxagram that lets you pull data at $10 per search.

Security September 2, 2017

Hackers Infect Computer With Malware Encoded In Strand Of DNA: Should We All Panic?

A team of biologists and security researchers used DNA encoded with malware to compromise a computer. Should we all panic now that hackers are moving from exploiting computers to exploiting the human body?

Security August 11, 2017

WannaCry Hero's Dark Past Comes Back To Haunt Him? Cybersecurity Expert Arrested For Allegedly Unleashing Banking Malware

Marcus Hutchins, the man credited for stopping the spread of the WananCry ransomware in May, has been arrested by the FBI. Hutchins allegedly created, maintained, and sold a banking malware in the past.

Security August 4, 2017

Amazon Echo Hack Can Make The Smart Speaker Spy On You: Here's How To Keep Yourself Safe

A newly discovered Amazon Echo hack can allow attackers to receive all the audio recorded by the smart speaker's microphone. Here's how you can stay safe from spying Amazon Echo devices.

Smart Home August 1, 2017

HBO Hacked: 1.5 TB Of Data Stolen, Including Script For Unreleased 'Game Of Thrones' Episode

HBO confirmed that it suffered a cyberattack, with hackers stealing 1.5 TB worth of data. The hackers have uploaded episodes of 'Ballers' and 'Room 104,' along with written material connected to the next episode of 'Game of Thrones.'

Security July 31, 2017

Internet Reacts To Jayden K Smith, The Facebook Hacker Hoax

You've probably seen a warning message that says you shouldn't accept a friend request from Jayden K Smith, the Facebook hacker. In short, it's a hoax, but on the bright side, it spurred a ton of jokes on the internet.

Internet July 11, 2017

Hackers Target UK Parliament In A Sustained Cyber-Attack

The British Parliament cuts off remote access to member and staff emails to prevent further cyber-attack. Hackers were determined to target email accounts with weak passwords.

Security June 25, 2017

Unsecured Data Warehouse Exposed Almost All American Voters To Risk

The 2016 election may be over, but the consequences live on. A Republican-affiliated data firm left the data of nearly 200 million Americans in an unsecured data warehouse.

Security June 20, 2017

Tech Tips: How To Protect Your Router From Hackers

Your personal data and online activities are at risk, and it could be because of an unsecure Wi-Fi router. That said, here are some tips on how to protect your router from hackers.

Security June 17, 2017

Wikileaks Reveals How The CIA Has Been Clandestinely Hacking Wifi Routers

Following on the footsteps of WannaCry, the U.S. intelligence community has another cyber security scandal on its hands. Wikileaks has released documents that allege that the CIA has been hacking into private routers in order to gather intelligence.

Security June 16, 2017

Password Manager OneLogin Hacked: Attacker May Also Have Acquired A Way To Unlock Encrypted Data

OneLogin suffered a security breach that potentially compromised customer data. Making the attack potentially much more damaging is that the hacker may have also acquired a decrpytion method for encrypted data.

Security June 2, 2017

Pacemakers And Other Medical Equipment Are Vulnerable To Hacking: Study

Two studies reveal that medical devices contain thousands of bugs that make it defenseless to hacking. Not all manufacturers, however, have made improvements to date.

Apps/Software May 28, 2017

Chipotle Data Breach Affected Most Restaurants: Hackers Stole Customers' Credit Card Information

Chipotle has suffered a malware attack and security breach, which affected a slew of Chipotle and Pizzeria Locale restaurants. Hackers stole credit/ debit card information, so customers should check for any unauthorized transactions.

Security May 27, 2017

Binge Watchers, Beware: Hackers Are Using Subtitle Files To Spread Malware And Take Over Computers

Security researchers have discovered an exploit in various media players that allow hackers to use subtitles in spreading malware and taking over computers. Here are the affected apps, and how you can protect yourself from the subtitles hack.

Apps/Software May 24, 2017

Digital Pirates Hold 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Hostage: Will Disney Pay The Ransom?

Digital pirates are holding a stolen copy of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' as hostage. If Disney does not pay the ransom, the hackers will release the fifth film in the franchise online.

Movies/TV Shows May 16, 2017

Microsoft Calls Out NSA For Stockpiling Cybersecurity Secrets: WannaCry Ransomware Should Serve As 'Wake-Up Call'

Microsoft called out the National Security Agency for stockpiling cybersecurity vulnerabilities that led to the massively damaging WannaCry ransomware attacks. The company believes that the technology industry, customers, and governments need to team up against hackers.

Microsoft May 15, 2017

Hacker Steals Unreleased 5th Season Of 'Orange Is The New Black' And Blackmails Netflix

A hacker claimed that he has stolen the fifth season of 'Orange is the New Black,' which is scheduled for a June 9 release. The hacker is threatening to leak the episodes unless Netflix pays an undisclosed amount as ransom.

Movies/TV Shows April 29, 2017

Teen Hacker Sentenced To 2 Years In Jail Over DDoS Attacks On Xbox Live, 'Minecraft,' And More

A hacker has been sentenced to two years in prison for creating and selling a software that was used to launch DDoS attacks at high-profile companies. But it’s believed that it might not have been for the money.

Security April 26, 2017

Shadow Brokers Leaks NSA Tools To Hack Windows, But Microsoft Already Patched Most Exploits

Shadow Brokers has released some Windows hacking tools likely originating from the NSA, sparking great uproar. Microsoft has promptly responded to ease concerns, noting that it already patched most flaws, but is there more to the story?

Security April 17, 2017

Hackers Set Off 156 Dallas Emergency Sirens, Caused Late-Night Panic: Smart Cities To Have Security Issues?

Dallas emergency sirens were set off by hackers, causing residents of the city to panic due to the possibility of an attack and flood 911 with thousands of calls.

Security April 9, 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

Investigators Probe North Korea Link To $81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist

Investigators are probing a potential North Korea link to the $81 million Bangladesh bank heist. This is due to similarities in the code used in the online heist and in an earlier Sony Pictures hack.

Business Tech March 24, 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

Nintendo Switch Already Got Hacked Via Old Webkit Exploit: Report

The Nintedo Switch has already been hacked with an old jailbreakMe iOS Webkit exploit and its hidden browser, just a couple of days after the console rolled out.

Video Games 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 Claims CIA Can Kill People By Hacking Cars: The Dangers Of Modern Auto Tech

The documents uploaded by WikiLeaks on the alleged hacking tools of the CIA revealed that the agency can supposedly breach the control systems of vehicle to carry out undetectable assassinations. Should the public worry?

Car Tech 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

Marissa Mayer Wants To Redistribute Annual Bonus To Yahoo Employees Due To Breaches: A Look At The Hacks

After Yahoo's data breaches, CEO Marissa Mayer is forgoing her annual bonus and equity stock grant, saying that she wants them redistributed to the company's employees.

Business Tech March 2, 2017

Researchers Uncover Clues To Protect Quantum Computing Networks Against Hackers

To understand how to protect quantum computing networks from threats, researchers from the University of Ottawa became hackers themselves, uncovering clues in the process to bolster hacking protection for next-generation computing systems.

Material Science February 7, 2017

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