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Sound Waves May Be Used In Future Hard Drive Attacks

Another week, another attack vector, and this one deserves extra points for creativity. New research has proved the viability of using something as simple and innocuous as sound waves to disrupt the ...

Virus Spread Through Facebook Messenger Mines For Cryptocurrency

Facebook scams are fairly common occurrences, owing to the sheer size of the platform's user base. It's no surprise that there's a new one making the rounds that you should be ...

Older iPhones Are Being Purposefully Throttled, According To Apple

Not long ago, observant Reddit users noted and began discussing a curious phenomenon. It appeared that older iPhones were unexpectedly slowing down, and no one could name the reason why. It caught ...

2017 List Of Most Used Passwords Released

SplashData has released their latest annual report on the most commonly used passwords.  Unfortunately, the more things change, the more they stay the same. By now, everyone knows that the number of ...

Researchers Find Malware Targeting Industrial Systems

In the malware ecosystem, few strains are more terrifying than those that target industrial control systems. Think Stuxnet, Industroyer and IronGate. Recently, security researchers from FireEye have identified a new threat in ...

Data On 123 Million US Households Leaked Online

Security researchers at UpGuard recently made a terrifying discovery in finding an unprotected Amazon S3 server containing several databases belonging to a data analytics provider called Alteryx. While the server contained a ...

New Facebook Messenger App For Kids Raises Privacy Questions

On the surface, the new Facebook For Kids messenger app looks like a solid win that should put the minds of parents all over the world at ease. The company conducted extensive ...

Paypal-Owned Company Sees Breach Of 1.6 Million Customers

TIO Networks, a cloud-based, multi-channel bill payment platform purchased by Paypal for $233 million in 2017, was breached earlier this year, exposing PII (Personally Identifiable Information) for an estimated 1.6 million of ...

Many Consumers Would Withdraw Business From Companies If Data Breached

You've probably heard the phrase "the customer is always right" a thousand times. It's a truism in the business world, except when it isn't. A recent survey released by Gemalto reveals a ...

Look And Feel May Change In Future Windows 10 Update

Microsoft is experimenting with a new feature that may change the look and feel of Windows 10 in some future update. The new approach is referred to as "Sets," which borrows from ...