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
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
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’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
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
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
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
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 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, 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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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, 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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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