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Posts Tagged ‘Security’

Android Gets Fix For KRACK WiFi Vulnerability

Last month, a new WiFi security vulnerability known as "Krack" was discovered by a security researcher named Mathy Vanhoef. It was about as serious as a security flaw could be, enabling hackers ...

New Ransomware “BadRabbit” Starting To See Infections In The US

You may not have heard of the new strain of ransomware known as BadRabbit. If you haven't, it's because the overwhelming percentage of BadRabbit attacks have been occurring in Russia, which accounts ...

Granting Photo Access In iPhone Might Allow Unauthorized Photographing

An Austrian software engineer named Felix Krause has made a disturbing discovery about iPhones using iOS11. Once an app has been given permission to access the device's camera, it can take pictures ...

Report Shows Small Percentage Of Employees Know About Ransomware

The statistics are alarming. Ransomware is fast becoming the favored hobby horse of hackers worldwide. Barely a week goes by that a new strain isn't introduced into the wild, with expensive, and ...

Data Breach Costs Hilton $700,000 In Settlement

Hilton Hotels is in hot water, having recently been fined a hefty $700,000 in an agreement with the states of New York and Vermont over the company's mishandling of a pair of ...

Android Bug Found In Adaptive Icons

Do you use apps that employ the new "Adaptive Icons" feature introduced in Android Oreo? If so, be aware that there's a serious flaw in the code that could send your device ...

Yet Another Credit Card Breach For Hyatt

Hotel giant Hyatt is in the crosshairs again, having suffered its second data breach in two years. Hyatt's security team recently confirmed the breach as having occurred between March 18 and July ...

Watch Out For New Facebook “Trusted Friend” Scam

If you can't trust your friends, who can you trust? No one, apparently. There's a new scam on Facebook that's making waves, and it's one you should be mindful of. You may ...

Ransomware Continues To Evolve On Android Devices

Hackers around the world are continuing to innovate at a terrifying, relentless pace, and that truth is reflected in the latest form of ransomware to be found in the wild. Dubbed "DoubleLocker," ...

Hard Drives Susceptible To Sound Waves, Can Double As Microphones

File this one away under “obscure and terrifying.” Recently, a security researcher named Alfredo Ortega, speaking at a security conference in Buenos Aires, unveiled research revealing that the hard drive in your ...