Computer Security

Classpass, Gfycat, Streeteasy Hit In Latest Round Of Mass Site Hacks

In just a week, a single seller put close to 750 million records from 24 hacked sites up for sale. Now, the hacker has struck again. The hacker, whose identity isn’t known, began listing user data from several major websites —...
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Behold, The Facebook Phishing Scam That Could Dupe Even Vigilant Users

Enlarge (credit: anujraj) Phishers are deploying what appears to be a clever new trick to snag people’s Facebook passwords by presenting convincing replicas of single sign-on login Windows on malicious sites, researchers said this week. Single...
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Juicing Up The Chevy Volt With Raspberry Pi

While Chevrolet’s innovative electric hybrid might officially be headed to that great big junkyard in the sky, the Volt will still live on in the hearts and minds of hackers who’d rather compare amp hour than horsepower. For a relatively...
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What Internet Search Is Like Behind China's Great Firewall

Steering clear of the three Ts isn't enough anymore.

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Browse Faster And Keep Your Identity Safe With Disconnect Vpn [deals]

Hackers, corporations, and even government agencies use tracking software to keep tabs on you and your browsing habits. Most of the time, this tracking is fairly harmless. There are other times, however, where it isn’t. Why take the risk? Keep...
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Hacker Who Stole 620 Million Records Strikes Again, Stealing 127 Million More

A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has stolen another 127 million records from 8 more websites, TechCrunch has learned. The hacker, whose listing was the previously disclosed data for about $20,000 in bitcoin on a...
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Iphone Hackers Are Using Apple’s Own Developer Certificates Against It

Apple’s once-innocuous enterprise certificates have been in the news a lot lately. First it was revealed that both Facebook and Google were using enterprise certificates to deliver data-collecting apps to iPhone users. Apple offers those...
Related topics: Iphone, Mobile Technology, Hackers, Apple, Facebook, Social Media, Google

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Hackers Can Stop Or Speed Up Xiaomi's M365 Electric Scooter

As if there weren't enough safety concerns surrounding electric scooters, here's a new one. Researchers at mobile security firm Zimperium discovered a bug in the Xiaomi M365 scooter that allows a hacker to remotely access the device. Once...
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Cover Your Nases: Qnap Acknowledges Mystery Malware But There's No Patch Yet

Anti-antivirus root-rooting weirdness just gets deeper Taiwanese NAS maker QNAP has admitted its devices are affected by mysterious malware that alters hosts files on infected boxen following The Register's report.…
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Canonical Patches Dirty Sock Vulnerability Affecting Ubuntu, Other Linux Distros

Canonical this week rolled out an update for the Snapd daemon in order to resolve a vulnerability called Dirty Sock which allowed hackers to gain root access on Ubuntu and other Linux distros. The security flaw, tracked as CVE-2019-7304, was...
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Free Micropatch For Critical Zero-day Flaw In Openoffice Now Available

A zero-day vulnerability that was recently discovered in LibreOffice and OpenOffice is finally fixed in both Office productivity suites after a micropatch for the latter was published by 0patch. The bug in LibreOffice was fixed earlier this month...

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Oh Snapd! Gimme-root-now Security Bug Lets Miscreants Sock It To Your Ubuntu Boxes

Get an update, or risk giving a dodgy user or malware an upgrade Canonical has issued an update for Ubuntu to address a security vulnerability that can be exploited by malware and rogue users to gain root access.…
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617 Million Accounts Stolen In Latest Online Data Breach

A new data breach has accessed the personal user databases of 16 online platforms, including Toronto-based photosharing platform 500px.Approximately 617 million unique accounts are included in the breach, according to The Register. The hacker or...
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Hackers Ko Malta's Bank Of Valletta In Attempt To Nick €13m

Hapless bank goes into lockdown mode, vanishes from the internet Malta's Bank of Valetta (BOV) has pulled the plug on its entire internet access, including shutting down cashpoints and branch offices, after detecting a "cyber intrusion" by crims...
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Elevate Security Announces $8m Series A To Alter Employee Security Behavior

It’s well understood that many network breaches begin with phishing emails designed to trick users into giving hackers their credentials. They don’t even have to work to find a vulnerability, they can just waltz in the front door....
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Windows Malware Infects Macos With Malicious Executable File

If you’re a tech-savvy user, the title probably doesn’t make much sense to you because executable files can’t run on Mac, as they are specifically designed for Windows. And yet, hackers have found a clever way to employ the existing tech to...
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Xiaomi Electric Scooter Reportedly Vulnerable To Hijacking Hack - Cnet

Flaw could allow hackers to remotely take control of the vehicle, including acceleration and braking, a researcher says.
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Researchers Use Intel Sgx To Put Malware Beyond The Reach Of Antivirus Software

Intel Skylake die shot. (credit: Intel) Researchers have found a way to run malicious code on systems with Intel processors in such a way that the malware can't be analyzed or identified by antivirus software, using the processor's own features to...
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‘effectively Gone': Hackers Wipe Vfemail Servers Of ‘all Data In The Us'

Email provider VFEmail revealed this week that it endured a major setback in which an unknown hacker gained access to its US servers and proceeded to wipe years worth of data and backups within just a few hours.
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This Malicious Usb Cable Can Remotely Accept Hacker Commands

A security researcher just created an “evil” USB cable that can remotely accept hacker commands with a few tech tweaks. On Sunday, Mike Grover demonstrated the security threat of this scenario by developing […] The post This...
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