Tag: Security Flaw

LinkedIn Bug Could Have Compromised Users' Personal Data, Including Emails And Phone Numbers

A bug in LinkedIn's AutoFill plugin could have allowed attackers to steal user data, including email addresses and phone numbers. LinkedIn says it has now patched the flaw and it didn't find evidence of abuse.

Security April 21, 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

WhatsApp Security Flaw Lets Other Users Gatecrash Your Group Chats Despite End-To-End Encryption

Researchers reported an alleged security flaw for WhatsApp that supposedly violates privacy. The group claimed that a hacker can discretely add another member into a group chat to view future messages.

Apps/Software January 11, 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

What You Should Know To Stay Safe From Meltdown, Spectre CPU Security Flaws

Meltdown and Spectre are whipping the industry into a frenzy. Before you go into full panic mode, here are four things you need to know to at least keep your devices relatively safe from the CPU security flaws.

Computers January 5, 2018

Intel Responds To CPU Flaw Woes: Reports Are Incorrect

Amid great controversy over Intel CPU flaws, the chipmaker issued a statement earlier than it planned in order to refute 'inaccurate media reports.' Intel said it already started to deliver updates and things are not as bad as they were made out to be.

Computers January 4, 2018

Intel CPUs From The Past Decade Have A Security Flaw And Fixing It Will Significantly Slow Down PCs

Fixing a design flaw found in Intel processors from the past decade could translate in a significant performance drop. Depending on processor model and task, PCs could get up to 30 percent slower.

Computers January 3, 2018

Apple Releases Update To Fix macOS High Sierra Security Flaw: Here’s How To Install It Now

Mac users can now let out a sigh of relief as Apple has finally rolled out a fix to macOS High Sierra’s critical security flaw. The issue is so serious that Apple is making it a mandatory update.

Apple November 30, 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

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

Apple's Latest iOS Version Already Patched 'Many' Vulnerabilities Mentioned In WikiLeaks' CIA Leak

WikiLeaks caused an uproar in the tech world after dumping a trove of documents detailing how the CIA hacks into devices, and companies are now responding. Apple, for its part, says it already patched many of the vulnerabilities detailed in the leak.

Apple March 8, 2017

Google Pixel Camera Security Flaw That Could 'Facilitate Tracking' Now Fixed

Google has now fixed a security flaw with the Pixel and the Pixel XL’s front-facing camera, which could have opened up the possibility of individual device tracking. All will be sorted out when this month’s security patches arrive.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 3, 2017

Facebook Messenger 'Originull' Bug Exposed Messages To Hackers, But Facebook Patched The Critical Vulnerability

A critical Facebook vulnerability dubbed 'Originull' exposed the private messages sent and received through Facebook Messenger, security research firm Cynet has found. Facebook has patched the flaw already.

Security December 15, 2016

Virginia Teen Hacks T-Mobile Network To Get Free Unlimited Data

Jacob Ajit, a 17-year-old from Virginia, managed to use T-Mobile's network data without paying a dime. The teenager labels the exploit as being elementary, and has notified T-Mobile of its security flaw.

Security September 16, 2016

Apple Issues Urgent Security Update For OS X, Safari: Here Are The Details

Apple recently pushed out OS X Yosemite and El Capitan critical security updates, which fix problems that the company already fixed in its mobile OS. The iPhone manufacturer borrowed security solutions from iOS 9.3.5 for the desktop fix.

Apple September 2, 2016

Microsoft Finally Patches 20-Year-Old Flaw That Left Printers Exposed To Malware

Microsoft rolled out another security patch, and this one fixes a problem that has been plaguing printers for two decades. The security issue allowed printers to deliver malware to computers in a network, with perilous consequences.

Security July 14, 2016

World-Check Global Database Against Terrorism Gets Leaked Online

A database overseen by Thomson Reuters was breached and accessed by unauthorized personnel. The leaked material is a so-called world-check global database containing sensitive information about individuals who are highly suspected of committing illegal acts.

Security July 1, 2016

Acer Data Breach Affects 34,500 Accounts, Exposes Credit Card Details: What You Should Know

Acer recently revealed that its server was hacked, affecting 34,500 accounts of its consumers. In an advisory dated Wednesday, the company wrote that the hacker gained access to confidential information, enough to commit fraudulent credit card transactions.

Security June 22, 2016

Teen Hacks Pentagon And Discovers 'Bugs': What This Means For Security

Amateur hackers and professional cybersecurity experts alike hacked several of the U.S. Defense Department's websites and found hundreds of vulnerabilities. Among the white hat hackers is a high school student.

Security June 21, 2016

Dell, HP, Asus, Acer And Lenovo Laptops Hacked For Security Analysis: 'It's Far Too Easy,' Say Researchers

Duo Security recently published an analysis showcasing the high vulnerability seen in off-the-shelf laptops from big manufacturers. Ten devices were tested from the likes of Dell, HP, Asus, Acer and Lenovo and some failed more terribly than others.

Security June 2, 2016

Apple Confirms QuickTime For Windows Is No Longer Supported, After More Than A Decade: Uninstall Now

Apple no longer supports QuickTime video player for Windows PC, and advises users to get rid of it. Both the government and independent security analysts are backing the company’s recommendations to uninstall QuickTime right now.

Apps/Software April 19, 2016

Siri Security Flaw Gives Access To Photos And Contacts On iPhone 6s, 6s Plus

A researcher has found out a new Siri security flaw. This security loophole allows nefarious individuals to gain illegal access to users' photos and contacts on their iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Apps/Software April 5, 2016

Oracle Settles FTC Deception Charges Over Java SE Updates

Oracle reached an agreement with the FTC regarding deception charges over Java SE. The security flaw in Java SE left 850 million PCs exposed to security risks.

Legal December 23, 2015

Major Security Flaw Exposes Real IP Addresses Of VPN Users

A recently uncovered vulnerability can expose a VPN user's real IP address. Perfect Privacy, the VPN provider that discovered the security flaw, says that five out of nine VPN providers are susceptible to attacks.

Internet November 27, 2015

Superfish-Like Security Flaw Found On Dell Laptops

Dell may be facing a security scandal, with a flaw having been found on a number of the company's laptops. The flaw is very similar to the Lenovo Superfish flaw that injected ads into websites and opened up a computer to hackers.

Computers November 23, 2015

Siri, Google Now Have Security Flaw That Lets Attackers Take Over Your Phone From Five Meters Away

Siri and Google Now are convenient but the convenience they offer doesn't come without a compromise. French researchers have shown that both Siri and Google Now can be hacked remotely and be set commands to through radio waves.

Apps/Software October 15, 2015

iOS 9 Security Flaw: Hackers Can Access Your Messages, Photos And Contacts With The Help Of Siri

Another iOS 9 security flaw lets attackers access the user's contacts, photos and messages without a PIN. The hack is carried out through the help of Siri.

Apps/Software September 29, 2015

Security Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over Mars Curiosity Rover’s OS

A security expert revealed that VxWorks, the world's most widely-used real-time operating system, has a remotely exploitable security flaw. VxWorks is the same OS used in Curiosity Mars Rover and in Boeing 787.

September 16, 2015

Zimperium Unleashes Stagefright Vulnerability Code To The Public

Zimperium, the mobile security firm that discovered an Android security bug that can potentially put hundreds of millions of devices at risk, has published the Stagefright security code, as Google and its partners scramble to roll out a fix.

Apps/Software September 12, 2015

WhatsApp Security Flaw Puts 200 Million At Risk: How To Make Sure You’re Safe

Around 200 million WhatsApp users who also use the WhatsApp web client are at risk of being hacked or hijacked due to a security flaw found in WhatsApp Web.

Apps/Software September 9, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Another 8000 Jeeps Over Hacking Concerns

Fiat Chrysler has announced a new round of recalls over hacking concerns, this time affecting nearly 8,000 SUVs sold in the U.S. The new jeeps that are part of this recall will receive security patches to prevent hackers from remotely controlling them.

FUTURE TECH September 8, 2015

Is It Safe To Put Your Phone Number On Facebook? New Study Says No And Here's Why

A new security hole has been discovered that allows hackers and the black market to steal someone’s personal information on Facebook if they have their phone number on their profile.

Internet August 12, 2015

Want $100,000? Microsoft Willing To Pay Bug Hunters Big $$$

Microsoft has added more incentives to encourage hackers to break into its systems and report flaws, doubling the maximum reward to $100,000. A neat bonus period will also run through Oct. 5 for Authentication vulnerabilities in the Online Services Bug Bounty.

Apps/Software August 12, 2015

Stagefright Is The New Android Malware That Messes Up Your Smartphone With Single Text: What You Should Know

Nearly a billion Android device owners are vulnerable to hacking due to this newly discovered security hole. Is there a way to patch this up?

Apps/Software July 28, 2015

New OpenSSL Bug Is No Heartbleed Or Freak But You Still Need To Patch The Hole

A new security hole that allows hackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks and take over user's computers has been found gaping in OpenSSL yet again.

Internet July 11, 2015

Security Flaw in iOS 8 Can Permanently Crash Your iPad Or iPhone

A new security flaw in Apple's iOS 8 allows hackers to attack your iPhone or iPad when your devices connect to Wi-Fi, causing your device to go into a permanent cycle of crashing and restarting.

Geek April 22, 2015

FREAK - Why Is This Encryption Bug Such A Big Deal?

A security flaw dubbed FREAK has been discovered and poses a big threat to many websites, apps and operating systems. So why is the bug such a big deal?

Apps/Software March 8, 2015

Not Just Apple And Android: Microsoft Windows Also Vulnerable To FREAK Security Flaw

Despite earlier claims to the contrary, Windows is not safe from a decade-old security hole exploiting SSL and TLS sites.

Apps/Software March 6, 2015

WhatsApp’s Big Security Hole Allows WhatsSpy Web-Based App To Track Users

WhatsApp isn't as secure as most users would like to believe. A university student proved that tracking user activity is a pretty easy feat and that the vulnerability even lets an outsider change a privacy setting that is turned to 'nobody.'

Apps/Software February 12, 2015

Iran Hackers Pose Big Threat to Global Infrastructure: Cylance

A U.S. security startup alleges the Iranian government is behind the widespread attack on major infrastructure systems all over the world. Iran, however, denies involvement.

Internet December 3, 2014

Adobe Releases Patch to Re-Fix Flash Player Vulnerability

Users of Adobe Flash Player are urged to download and install the latest update, which contains a patch released by Adobe for a security hole it failed to fix in a first patch released last month.

Apps/Software November 26, 2014

Wireless Devices, Apps Used by Pilots Vulnerable to Security Attacks: Study

Researchers revealed that a new system of apps and wireless devices that are used by private pilots on flight is vulnerable to attacks. These devices are paired with tablet PCs.

Gadgets November 13, 2014

Traveling executives' worst nightmare: Darkhotel (and it's not a hotel)

Business executives traveling to Asia and the Pacific are the target of a sophisticated kind of malware that steals all of their information and leaves no trace of attack.

Internet November 11, 2014

This Poodle has a mean bite, warns Google

Google introduces Poodle, a security flaw that allows attackers to exploit vulnerabilities in SSL. Poodle enables a network attacker to obtain information about the user that should have been otherwise protected by encryption.

Internet October 15, 2014

Patch for BadUSB unleashed: How to protect yourself from this new cyberweapon

The code for BadUSB, which is a flaw that allows attackers to take advantage of computer systems through an altered USB drive, has been posted online in an attempt to pressure manufacturers to create safer USB drives. While a patch for BadUSB has been released, it will be some time before the issue is completely gone.

Computers October 11, 2014

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