A cybersecurity firm claims Facebook Messenger had a vulnerability that could reveal who users talked to. The security flaw was eventually fixed by Facebook.
Security March 7, 2019
Check Point reported a Stagefright level security liability in Android devices running on Qualcomm chipsets. Fortunately, the security firm also offers solutions to a problem that could be plaguing 900 million mobile devices.
Apps/Software August 8, 2016
Lenovo has advised users of its laptops and desktop PCs to uninstall the Accelerator App owing to the security risk attached. Even the Yoga lineup of laptops is vulnerable to MitM attacks.
Apps/Software June 4, 2016
Mozilla asks the court to disclose the Tor bug the FBI exploited to catch pedophiles.
Internet May 13, 2016
Federal agencies - FCC and FTC - have requested mobile phone carriers and manufacturers to explain how and when they patch vulnerability issues. The agencies are getting concerned about a recent rise in security attacks.
Security May 10, 2016
Computer scientists from the University of Michigan have published an extensive report on the vulnerabilities in Samsung's Smart Home automation system. The researchers said such vulnerabilities 'expose a household to significant harm.'
Smart Home May 9, 2016
Many websites have become exposed to hacking because of ImageMagick flaws that were recently uncovered. Researchers say sites that allow their users to upload images are in danger of malicious attacks.
Internet May 6, 2016
A team of researchers recently discovered a vulnerability in the Waze app that allows hackers to track the user’s driving and location details. Hackers can even go as far as creating fake traffic jams for more surveillance opportunities.
Apps/Software April 27, 2016
Apple’s OS X and iOS are subject to a zero-day vulnerability exploit that can have horrendous consequences, a SentinelOne researcher has reported. Here's what to do to keep hackers from messing with your Mac and iPhone.
Apps/Software March 28, 2016
A security researcher revealed that a vulnerability in some Nissan Leaf cars can affect the vehicle’s heating and air-conditioning systems. The flaw also revealed how the driver’s recent journeys can be tracked using the vehicle’s accompanying app.
FUTURE TECH February 24, 2016
A security researcher found a new WhatsApp vulnerability, or emoji bomb, that can crash a target's WhatsApp Messenger. The researcher also reported the vulnerability to WhatsApp.
Apps/Software 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
A Netgear router security flaw permits hackers to redirect Web traffic to their servers. The flaw affects nine Netgear models.
Apps/Software October 13, 2015
A flaw in mobile devices called Certifi-gate can give full control on an Android device to hackers. Some smartphone makers are also releasing a patch to fix the vulnerability.
Apps/Software August 8, 2015
A Firefox user informed Mozilla about the security flaw on the Internet browser, which could search for sensitive files on a user's computer and then upload them.
Apps/Software August 8, 2015
The company that discovered the Stagefright vulnerability is offering an app to help consumer find out whether or not their devices are protected from exploits related to the media engine. Meanwhile, there's another new threat to the Android OS.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 8, 2015
OnePlus fan Jake Cooper used his coding skills and successfully improved his ranking in the company's invite system. From number 335,000, Jake managed to jump to a more desirable number of 1,694.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 4, 2015
The hacking group Pawn Storm, also known as APT28/Sednit, is deploying a Java-based zero-day exploit to target media and government organizations, as well as the military.
Society July 16, 2015
Cisco has made available patches for three virtual products that shipped with default Secure Shell (SSH) encryption key vulnerabilities. The three products are Cisco's ESav, WSav and SMAv.
Apps/Software June 30, 2015
Lenovo's System Update service is found to have major vulnerabilities. This allows hackers to perform malicious attacks, such as running commands at a distance, bypassing validation checks and replacing trusted Lenovo programs with malware.
Internet May 7, 2015
'Redirect to SMB' lets cyber thieves hijack communications between web servers using a man-in-the-middle attack. Microsoft, however, believes the threat is not as severe as some experts claim.
Apps/Software April 14, 2015
The serious security issue being patched by the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 update can be exploited to gain access to system-level privileges on a Mac computer.
Geek April 11, 2015
Google gave 21-year-old Kamil Hismatullin a $5,000 reward for spotting a vulnerability that could have caused a massive number of videos to be deleted from YouTube in a short amount of time.
Apps/Software April 6, 2015
The 'FREAK' security encryption vulnerability is actually worse than initial reports let on. There are, however, a few things every Internet user can do to shore up protection as patches are being created.
Internet March 9, 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
Mobile developers, according to McAfee, are overlooking an important area: mobile app vulnerabilities. Failure to patch SSL vulnerabilities could give hackers access to sensitive user data, such as passwords and usernames of mobile phone owners.
Apps/Software February 26, 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 four-year-old vulnerability many thought had been put to rest is haunting Linux once again. Most Linux distributors released patches in 2010 to address the 'Ghost' vulnerability, but a second round of patching is needed to stop the scary exploit.
Apps/Software January 29, 2015
Installing apps outside of the App Store just got a lot more dangerous for iOS users. Masque attacks leverage an iOS flaw to replace legitimate apps with malware that looks identical to the originals.
Apps/Software November 10, 2014
Apple moves its Push notifications service away from SSL 3.0 to keep Poodle attacks at bay. Now it's up to developers to do the same.
Internet October 23, 2014
Yahoo says its sees no evidence user data was compromised in Shellshock intrusion. A software engineer says people aren't taking the Shellshock threat seriously enough.
Internet October 6, 2014
As Shellshock attacks are hitting, a number of companies are starting to provide solutions for the bug. Not only that, but software companies such as Oracle and Apple are also reportedly creating patches.
Internet September 29, 2014
Secret is rolling out an update which is now available on the Android platform. The iOS version is scheduled to be released in the next couple of days.
Apps/Software August 24, 2014
Homeland Security says a public utility has been breached due to an antiquated password mechanism that hackers can easily break into using simple brute force.
Internet May 21, 2014
The NSA has denied knowledge about the Heartbleed bug and exploiting it even before reports came out, but critics have doubts to such claims of the agency.
Internet April 13, 2014