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BrickerBot creator retires after bricking 10 million IoT devices

09 January, 2018

The alleged author of BrickerBot, also known as The Doctor or The Janit0r, has retired, reports Blee... Read More

San Francisco shelter for homeless animals sics K5 robot on homeless people

09 January, 2018

Knightscope’s robot security guards are mired in controversy again, this time after the San Francisco SPCA (the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) deployed a unit to try to deter homeless people from camping in tents on its property.Unable to d... Read More

How to run your household security like a pro

09 January, 2018

If you have a few smart devices, your home is very much like a small company. Not that we think you own ugly grey office chairs, bland laminated table tops, plenty of file cabinets and framed inspirational quotes hanging from your walls — although we won’t jud... Read More

IoT disrupts market; could add $14.2 trillion to global economy by 2030

09 January, 2018

2018 is expected to be a big year in IoT innovation, but attention will no longer focus as much on consumers, as countries will look to integrate sensors more deeply to create smart cities and drive productivity in industry. By 2030, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIo... Read More

IoT spending to reach $772.5 billion in 2018; security remains a top concern

09 January, 2018

There is a bright future for IoT innovation in 2018, as the technology will remain the driving force of the digital revolution next year. Internet of Things infrastructures and platforms will benefit from significant investments in 2018, while device security will still b... Read More

Intelligent Toys Are Easy to Fool

09 January, 2018

Parents should take their time to ponder how good an idea it is to give smart toys to their kids. Security researchers have reported another connected product that comes with security flaws that affect privacy and safety of kids, demonstrating how it could mistreat them w... Read More

UnBOX your curiosity: Bitdefender to demo smart home security at CES 2018

09 January, 2018

If 2017 was the year of devastating attacks exploiting the vulnerabilities of the Internet of Things, 2018 is already shaping up to be a pivotal year in smart home cybersecurity. Sunny Las Vegas will see its fair sha... Read More

5 fun things Bitdefender BOX can’t do, and the one thing it does better than everyone else

09 January, 2018

[embedded content] Take a look at your smart home. How many smart devices are you using? That’s the exact number of “doors” left open for intruders to enter your home and life. We like Black Mirror, but we don’t like yo... Read More

Medical IoT increasingly targeted as ransomware attacks against healthcare rise 89% YoY

09 January, 2018

2017 was a year that battered the U.S. healthcare industry, from a cybersecurity standpoint. And 2018 will bring a surge in targeted attacks as cybercriminals diversify their strikes against a broader mix of healthcare entities, according to new research. Internet of Thin... Read More

Scientists look into making IoT devices safe for children

09 January, 2018

Children love discovering new things, so no wonder they’re fascinated with the opportunities offered by the internet of things. Manufacturers have released a number of gadgets such as connected toys and wearables targeting kids to encourage independent learning and ... Read More

Fund managers say U.S. regulator told them to suspend bitcoin bids

09 January, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two U.S. companies withdrew proposals to launch bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds pending before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday, citing ongoing concerns by the regulatory agency, filings showed. Staff at the SEC &ldquo... Read More

Google teams with Sony, Lenovo for smart speakers with touchscreens

09 January, 2018

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday its voice-controlled virtual assistant will show up this year in new tablet-like devices designed by LG Electronics Inc and Sony Corp as the technology company seeks to challenge Amazon.com Inc’s domin... Read More

AT&T walks away from deal to sell Huawei smartphones: WSJ

09 January, 2018

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc, the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier, has backed off from a deal to sell smartphones made by Chinese Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. A person familiar with... Read More

IPhone addiction may be a virtue, not a vice for investors

09 January, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits. Hedge fund JANA Partners LLC and the California State T... Read More

Apple should address youth phone addiction, say two large investors

09 January, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say... Read More

Samsung Electronics tips record fourth-quarter profit, misses expectations on strong won

09 January, 2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Tuesday estimated a 64 percent jump in fourth-quarter operating profit to a new record, but the guidance fell short of market expecta... Read More

Ex-Google engineer fired over gender memo sues for discrimination

08 January, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former Google engineer fired after he asserted in a memo that biological causes were behind tech industry gender inequality sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was discriminated against as a white man with conservative political views... Read More

Altice announces separation of U.S., European businesses

08 January, 2018

(Reuters) - Telecoms and cable group Altice NV (ATCA.AS) (ATUS.N), which is trying to cut debts of around 50 billion eu... Read More

Apple Releases Spectre Patches for Safari, macOS and iOS

08 January, 2018

Apple released iOS 11.2.2 software Monday for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch models that patch for the Spectre vulnerabilities. A macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 supplemental update was also released to bolster Spectre defenses in Apple’s Safari browser and WebKit, the web... Read More

French prosecutor launches probe into Apple planned obsolescence: judicial source

08 January, 2018

PARIS (Reuters) - A French prosecutor has launched a preliminary investigation of U.S. tech giant Apple (AAPL.O) over alleged deception and planned obsolescence of its products following a complai... Read More

GoPro says open to sale but not actively pursuing

08 January, 2018

(Reuters) - GoPro Inc (GPRO.O) would be willing to partner with a larger sector player but is not actively engaged in a sale, the action camera-maker said on Monday, as its shares partly rebounded... Read More

Bitcoin slides as website drops South Korea prices from virtual currency rates

08 January, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin sank on Monday after website CoinMarketCap removed prices from South Korean exchanges from its calculations of digital currency rates without any warning, resulting in a steep drop in all virtual coins they track. CoinMarketCap shows re... Read More

Technology trends in 2018

08 January, 2018

Artificial intelligence. AI involves the ability to receive inputs from the environment, interpret and learn from such inputs, and react and behave in ways that absorb this intelligence to achieve a goal.AI already has many real-world uses, including h... Read More

New Rules Announced for Border Inspection of Electronic Devices

08 January, 2018

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced new restrictions on when agents can copy data from digital devices at border crossing points. Agents now need “reasonable suspicion” in advance of searches of phones, computers, tablets, cameras or any other ... Read More

Researcher finds hardcoded backdoor in Western Digital storage devices

08 January, 2018

Western Digital WD800 hard disk drive (80 GB storage capacity, date of manufacture: November 2002). Western Digital network attached storage (NAS) devices have been found vulnerable to remote exploitation that would allow bad actors to download your private files at will... Read More

CoffeeMiner PoC Targets Public Wi-Fi Networks to Mine for Cryptocurrency

08 January, 2018

A recently published proof-of-concept notes that it could be possible for attackers to hijack coffee shop Wi-Fi networks and get connected users to mine cryptocurrencies, according to software developer Arnau Code. A couple of weeks back, an ... Read More

Undersea robot is designed to vacuum up invasive lionfish

08 January, 2018

Wreaking environmental havoc in tropical Atlantic waters, the invasive lionfish may soon be drawn into an undersea, robotic vacuum intended to slow the spread of the venomous yet tasty species. The device, named the Guardian LF1, uses a pair of electrically charged... Read More

Cisco Announces Infinite Broadband Unlocked for cBR-8

08 January, 2018

ZURICH, Switzerland – Cisco announces that Felix Platter Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, is deploying Cisco® Intent-Based Networking to create the foundation for the hospital’s digital operation. The new, highly secure network is designed ... Read More

Cisco Showcases Multicloud Video Innovation at CES 2018

08 January, 2018

LAS VEGAS, CES – At CES this week, Cisco is demonstrating for its global service provider customers innovation and use cases for cloud-powered, app-driven video services, ranging from cloud DVR to OTT video and mobile-friendly experiences.... Read More

Cisco and Goldman Sachs to host ESG Conference Call/Webcast for the Financial Community 1/11/18

08 January, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif, --- January 8, 2018 --- Cisco and Goldman Sachs will host an ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Conference Call/Webcast for the Financial Community, at 11:00 a.m. ET/ 4:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Kathy Mulvany, Cisco’s... Read More

Experts Weigh In On Spectre Patch Challenges

08 January, 2018

The race to patch against the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities disclosed last week is on. As of today, there are no known exploits in the wild impacting vulnerable Intel, AMD and ARM devices. Currently, vendors are focused on three main mitigation eff... Read More

Spectre & Meltdown vulnerability/mitigation detection tool for Linux.

07 January, 2018

Spectre & Meltdown Checker is A simple shell script to tell if your Linux installation is vuln... Read More

Recon-ng v4.9.3 – a full featured Web Reconnaissance framework.

07 January, 2018

Changelog Recon-Ng v4.9.3:+ Added the “count” parameter to the API call in the twitter module.+ Fixed a bug in the ssl_san module.... Read More

wifigod – wifi/Wireless Security Testing.

06 January, 2018

WifiGod is a tool coded and developing by Blackhole, it is written in the Python programming lanuage and is used to test network security. Need to knows:... Read More

Meltdown Exploits PoC.

06 January, 2018

Meltdown Exploit PoC is a Speculative optimizations execute code in a non-secure manner leaving data traces in microarchitecture such as cache. How it works?It works ... Read More

Scary Chip Flaws Raise Spectre of Meltdown

05 January, 2018

Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants have released updates for a pair of serious security flaws present in most modern computers, smartphones, tablets and mobile devices. Here’s a brief rundown on the thre... Read More

Google’s CPU Patch Builds Software ‘Trampolines’ that ‘Negligibly’ Impact Performance

05 January, 2018

Following the recent discovery of vulnerabilities in Intel, AMD and ARM CPUs, Google engineers developed a new chip-level patch that specifically addresses one of the three issues, namely the “Branch target injection” that’s also referred to as “Sp... Read More

Cisco DNA ROI calculator

05 January, 2018

We now live in a “disrupt or be disrupted” world where no industry is immune. From caring for the sick or the homesick to manufacturing the next spinners or the next gen... Read More

Vive la Smart France – digital transformation efforts across France and beyond!

05 January, 2018

Just before the holidays, the Cisco France team organized a three-day trip for us to assess progress on smart city projects underway, strengthen relationships with city leaders and ecosystem partners, and explore new opportunities. I wanted to share the highlights of this... Read More

Bitcoin loses ground; hackers opt for other encrypted digital currencies

05 January, 2018

Bitcoin’s popularity is waning as alternatives such as Stellar, ZCash or monero climb the cybercriminals’ preferred list. Hackers are switching to other cryptocurrencies that law enforcement may be less familiar with, so chances of detecting crime or money lau... Read More

Google Play Removes 22 Malicious ‘LightsOut’ Apps From Marketplace

05 January, 2018

Nearly two dozen Android flashlight and related utility apps were removed from the Google Play marketplace after researchers found a malicious advertising component dubbed “LightsOut” inside them. In total, the apps were downloaded between 1.5 and 7.5 million ... Read More

Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 18

05 January, 2018

In this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, David and I chat about how Alexa “may” be used by the UK police, vulnerable Sonos and... Read More

ChimayRed – Reverse engineering of Mikrotik exploits from Vault 7 CIA Leaks.

05 January, 2018

LEGAL DISCLAMER: The author does not hold any responsibility about the bad use of this script, remember that attacking targets without prior concent its ilegal and punish by law, this script was build to show how resource files can automate tas... Read More

The Network week in review: Jan 1 – Jan 5

04 January, 2018

1. Happy New Year! 2. Quiz: What's your intuitive strength? 3. Meet the Exec: Oliver Roll  4. Domino's and Cisco 5. Collaboration for the best children's care 6. 5 things you didn't know about Cisco Investments Coming up next week:... Read More

Vendors Share Patch Updates on Spectre and Meltdown Mitigation Efforts

04 January, 2018

Intel, Amazon, Microsoft and others are playing down concerns over the impact of the massive Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities affecting computers, servers and mobile devices worldwide. The two flaws, Spectre and Meltdow... Read More

Celebrating 20 Years of Networking Academy: Meet Fred Mpala

04 January, 2018

Cisco Networking Academy has been changing worlds for 20 years. To celebrate this milestone, we are spotlighting some of the 7.8 million students worldwide who have benefited from this IT education and career building program. Dr. Fred Mpala... Read More

Xiaomi Mi Robot vacuum cleaner hacked

04 January, 2018

The story of the Internet and its Things may seem as star-crossed a tale as any, but it does not need to be hopeless. Although security researchers Dennis Giese and Daniel Wegemer eventually managed to hack into the Xiaomi Mi Robot vacuum cleaner, their research shows tha... Read More

Behavioral biometrics will replace passwords by 2022 – Gartner

04 January, 2018

In just a few years, we can all safely forget those cumbersome passwords we use to secure and unlock our devices. And we will be able to thank on-device artificial intelligence (AI) for easing the strain on our memory, according to a forecast by Gartner. Gartner an... Read More

DHS breach exposes data of almost 247,000 employees, subjects, witnesses, complainants

04 January, 2018

Philip Kaplan, chief privacy officer of the US Department of Homeland Security, has confirmed in a statement that a 2014 security bre... Read More

WireSpy (wsd) – captures packets and generates firewall rules and netflow logs.

04 January, 2018

What is wsd?Wirespy is a simple network sniffer for information security that extracts interesting metadata about networ... Read More

Two severe vulnerabilities found in Intel’s hardware

04 January, 2018

Two severe vulnerabilities have been discovered in Intel chips, either of which could enable attackers to seize sensitive information from apps by accessing the core memory. The first vulnerabil... Read More

portSpider is a tool for scanning huge network ranges to find open ports and vulnerable services.

03 January, 2018

Legal Disclaimer:Developer and author not responsible for anything you do with this program, so please only use it for good and educational purposes. ... Read More

How Cisco is dominating trending topics at CES

03 January, 2018

With the annual Computer Electronics Show (CES) upon us, there are many predictions on what tech products will be trending in the new year. CES is an amazing, bustling platform—with 180,000 plus attendees— wh... Read More

Iranian officials suspend Telegram for ‘encouraging hateful conduct’; Trump reacts

03 January, 2018

In an attempt to quell mass protests across the country, Iranian officials have blocked access since Dec. 31 to Telegram, an application used by activists to arrange anti-government rallies due to its end-to-end encryption functionality. “Iranian authorities ... Read More

Opera browser updated to stop crypto-currency mining

03 January, 2018

The last year has seen a rise in the number of websites hogging visitor’s CPU and browser resources by surreptitiously mining for cryptocurrencies while you surf. Sites like Pirate Bay have ... Read More

Russian ATM hacked with 5 keystrokes – Video

03 January, 2018

Slapping a full-size QUERTY keyboard on an automated teller machine is not the best way to keep the ATM safe from prying hands, as one Sberbank customer found out this holiday season. In early December, an employee of Russian website Habrahabr went to get some cash... Read More

mavtables – A MAVLink router and firewall.

03 January, 2018

mavtables is A MAVLink router and firewall. It can conn... Read More

Serial Swatter “SWAuTistic” Bragged He Hit 100 Schools, 10 Homes

02 January, 2018

The individual who allegedly made a fake emergency call to Kansas police last week that summoned them to shoot and kill an unarmed local man has cla... Read More

Forever 21 Says PoS Systems Exposed Customer Data for 8 Months

02 January, 2018

Fashion retailer Forever 21 confirmed a breach made public in November resulted in the theft of credit card data belonging to an undisclosed number of customers. The company had stated that a lack of encryption used on some of its point-of-sales payment terminals c... Read More

crack-dit makes it easier to perform password audits against Windows-based corporate environments.

02 January, 2018

cracke-dit(“Cracked It”) makes it easier to perform regular ... Read More

Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 17

02 January, 2018

In this week’s special New Year’s podcast, Dave and Jeff take a look at the resolutions we should all try to follow in 2018, from ditching the connected toys to deleting unused social media accounts.For more on this week’s topics, see: ... Read More

Scrimping on software could blow a hole in your budget

02 January, 2018

Let’s say someone wants to post their holiday videos to show friends. Instead of paying through the nose for a video editor, they search for “download Adobe Premiere free” or something to that effect. One of the first links takes them to a seemingly inno... Read More

Zipbrk – Zip file format fuzzer and multi-tool.

31 December, 2017

Zip break(Zipbrk) is a tool to disect, modify, and reassemble zip files for a variety of tasks. It is designed to be cross-platform and as simple as possible to port between... Read More

shecodject is a autoscript for shellcode injection.

30 December, 2017

shecoject is a tool written in python3, which can be used to package raw metasploit-generated raw files direc... Read More

pentest-mini-framework : Lightweight penetration testing framework (C++).

30 December, 2017

Pentesting often means developing and deploying native C++ binaries. Repeating tasks include file & registry operations, process injection, acquiring system information, and so on…... Read More

Kansas Man Killed In ‘SWATting’ Attack

29 December, 2017

A 28-year-old Kansas man was shot and killed by police officers on the evening of Dec. 28 after someone fraudulently reported a hostage situation ongoing at his home. The false report was the latest in a dangerous hoax known as “swatting,” whe... Read More

Happy 8th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity!

29 December, 2017

Eight years ago today I set aside my Washington Post press badge and became an independent here at KrebsOnSecurity.com. What a wild ride it has been. Thank you all, Dear Readers, for sticking with me and for helping to build a terrific community. This past year Kre... Read More

Code Used in Zero Day Huawei Router Attack Made Public

28 December, 2017

Exploit code used in the Mirai malware variant called Satori, which was used to attack hundreds of thousands of Huawei routers over the past several weeks, is now public.... Read More

4 Years After Target, the Little Guy is the Target

28 December, 2017

Dec. 18 marked the fourth anniversary of this site breaking the news about a breach at Target involving some 40 million customer credit and debit car... Read More

‘starwars’ joins the top 100 worst passwords list in 2017

28 December, 2017

2017 will be remembered for some of the worst hacks and data leaks. Equifax, WannaCry, Goldeneye and Uber’s concealment of the leak of 57 million user records have apparently taught the average internet user nothing about security. Users still haven’t understo... Read More

Threat of the year

28 December, 2017

At the end of every year, our experts analyze the incidents that occurred and name one incident (or a trend) the story of the year. This year they did not have much to debate: 2017 was obviously the year of ransomware. Three ransomware epidemics (... Read More

Leaky RootsWeb Server Exposes Some Ancestry.com User Data

27 December, 2017

Ancestry.com said it closed portions of its community-driven genealogy site RootsWeb as it investigated a leaky server that exposed 300,000 passwords, email addresses and usernames to the public internet. In a statement issued over the weekend, Chief Information Se... Read More

Researchers use sound to compromise hard drives in new DOS proof-of-concept

27 December, 2017

In an entirely new twist on the security of hard disk drives (HDDs), a team of researchers from Princeton and Purdue University have released a paper demonstrating how acoustic signals at specific frequencies can compromise devices that rely on HDD technology. Moti... Read More

Skyrocketing Bitcoin Fees Hit Carders in Wallet

26 December, 2017

Critics of unregulated virtual currencies like Bitcoin have long argued that the core utility of these payment systems lies in facilitating illicit commerce, such as buying drugs or stolen credit cards and identities. But recent spikes in the price of Bit... Read More

Cisco at CES 2018

22 December, 2017

Amidst the clamor and crush of getting ready for the holidays, and closing out the year 2017, there’s this other big thing going on for many of us: Prepping for the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. You may ask why a company like Cis... Read More

Nissan Canada Finance Notifies 1.1 Million of Data Breach

22 December, 2017

Nissan Canada Finance notified 1.13 million customers on Thursday of a data breach impacting an unspecified number of past and present customers. The breach occurred on Dec. 11, 2017 when an unidentified third-party gained access to customer name, address, vehicle ... Read More

Every smart city starts with its network

22 December, 2017

Government Brenda Germundson - October 25, 2017 - 0 CommentsContributors: Dani Schrakamp We ... Read More

Wall Street warming up to Bitcoin as Goldman Sachs sets up trading desk

22 December, 2017

Investment firm Goldman Sachs Group is about to dip a toe into the Bitcoin market, according to people familiar with the bank’s strategy. Bitcoin is heavily associated with cybercrime – in particular ransomware. Goldman Sachs is setting up a trading des... Read More

Nissan Canada Finance waits 10 days to inform 1.13 million customers of data breach

22 December, 2017

Nissan Canada Finance was breached, and the personal information of 1.13 million customers in Canada may have been leaked, possibly including customer name, address, vehicle make and model, vehicle identification number (VIN), credit score, loan amount and monthly payment... Read More

7 for 2017: A Look Back on a Big Year for Networking

22 December, 2017

Today’s network was devised decades ago. Over the years, it has been stretched to meet the ever-growing needs of enterprises – tinkered, tweaked and extended. It is time for a major reset. To take on this major shift in networking, we at Cisco introduced ... Read More

Google Play Boots 3 Fake Bitcoin Wallet Apps

21 December, 2017

Google moved quickly to kick three fake bitcoin wallet apps from its Google Play marketplace earlier this month after researchers at mobile security firm Lookout discovered them. The apps pretended to be legitimate bitcoin wallets, but instead were fake. Apps were ... Read More

Meet Net Acad student Rayden Chia

21 December, 2017

Cisco Networking Academy has been changing worlds for 20 years. To celebrate this milestone, we are spotlighting some of the 7.8 million students worldwide who have benefited from this IT education and career building program.  Rayden Yongxian... Read More

Kaspersky Free Antivirus: Free protection for your computers

21 December, 2017

Summer 2017 saw Kaspersky Free Antivirus go global. Wherever you are on the planet, you can now protect your files securely without paying a dime.Here, we discuss some of... Read More

U.K. Man Avoids Jail Time in vDOS Case

21 December, 2017

A U.K. man who pleaded guilty to launching more than 2,000 cyberattacks against some of the world’s largest companies has avoided jail time for his role in the attacks. The judge in the case reportedly was moved by pleas for leniency that cited the man’s youth... Read More

Europol releases dramatic video of Romanians arrested for spreading CTB Locker and Cerber ransomware

21 December, 2017

As part of an extensive law enforcement operation called “Bakovia,” Romanian authorities on Wednesday arrested five individuals suspected of infecting tens of thousands of computers across Europe and the United States using the infamous Ransom... Read More

Fooling Windows 10 facial authentication with a photo

21 December, 2017

Maybe you’re one of those people who care enough about the security and privacy of your computer that you enable the facial recognition feature built into versions of Windows 10, but find it too much of a pain to set up a password. If so, you’re potenti... Read More

Technology changing the game of football

20 December, 2017

It's National Signing Day for college football and that means teams are snapping up their picks for next year as quick as a center snaps the football to quarterbacks. For the first time ever, college prospects can lock up their scholarships and formally sign a Letter of I... Read More

How Kaspersky Lab products protect against miners

20 December, 2017

Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and the mysterious blockchain are all the rage at the moment. But if you think all this “crypto” isn’t your business, we have bad news: You are its business, big time. In fact, this year has seen the value of man... Read More

Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 16

20 December, 2017

In this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, David and I chat about how Twitter was used by a r... Read More

Estonia considers launching its own national cryptocurrency; ECB says no

20 December, 2017

Estonia’s e-Residency program managing director, Kaspar Korjus, has outlined a detailed plan to introduce the first government-backed cryptocurrency, called “estcoin.” The proposal to institute a national cryptocurrency was first made in August and, desp... Read More

‘Starwars’ is a ‘dangerous’ password to use, says SplashData

20 December, 2017

‘Starwars’ is one of the newest additions to 2017’s Worst Passwords of the Year list, as determined by SplashData in its annual report. According to the company’s CEO, this password is “dangerous.” Millions conti... Read More

Buyers Beware of Tampered Gift Cards

19 December, 2017

Prepaid gift cards make popular presents and no-brainer stocking stuffers, but before you purchase one be on the lookout for signs that someone may have tampered with it. A perennial scam that picks up around the holidays involves thieves who pull back and then replace th... Read More

Project Zero Chains Bugs for ‘aPAColypse Now’ Attack on Windows 10

19 December, 2017

Google’s Project Zero released details of a local proof-of-concept attack against a fully patched Windows 10 PC that allows an adversary to execute untrusted JavaScript outside a sandboxed environment on targeted systems. The attack is a variation of a WPAD/P... Read More

Bitcoin exchange shuts down after being hacked twice in one year

19 December, 2017

A South Korean Bitcoin exchange has collapsed after suffering its second hack in less than a year. As The Telegraph ... Read More

Trump administration officially blames North Korea for WannaCry attack

19 December, 2017

The United States has fingered North Korea as the culprits behind the devastating WannaCry cyber-attack that was unleashed in May, infecting more than 300,000 computers across 150 countries and causing billions of dollars’ worth of damages. “The [WannaC... Read More

The Market for Stolen Account Credentials

18 December, 2017

Past stories here have explored the myriad criminal uses of a hacked computer, the various ways that ... Read More

An Open Letter from Kaspersky Lab

18 December, 2017

This week, Kaspersky Lab filed an appeal in federal court challenging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS”) Binding Operational Directive 17-01, which requires federal agencies and departments to remove the company’s products from fede... Read More

Leaky Windows 10 password manager allows hackers to steal your data

18 December, 2017

A noted Google developer has discovered a troubling flaw in a popular password manager that Windows 10 installs by default. Hackers could get their hands on user passwords via clickjacking and/or malicious code-injection techniques. Google Project Zero researcher T... Read More

Former Botmaster, ‘Darkode’ Founder is CTO of Hacked Bitcoin Mining Firm ‘NiceHash’

15 December, 2017

On Dec. 6, 2017, approximately USD $52 million worth of Bitcoin mysteriously disappeared from the coffers of NiceHash, a Slovenian company that lets users sell their computing power to help others mine virtual currencies. As the investigation into the hei... Read More

Synaptics Says Claims of a Keylogger in HP Laptops are False

14 December, 2017

Synaptics said reports that claim hundreds of HP laptops contain a secret keylogger made by the company are inaccurate. In a statement released Wednesday, the company said its software was being mischaracterized as a keylogger. It also said it would remove the debugging c... Read More

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