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Anyone with an Internet Connection Can Still Access 15,000 Webcams All Across the World screenshot

Anyone with an Internet Connection Can Still Access 15,000 Webcams All Across the World

Many products are put on the market with the idea of improving people's security, and it's always sad to see when one of them has the exact opposite effect. Unfortunately, this isn't such a rare phenomenon. Recently,... Read more

September 18, 2019
Google Notifies Chromebook Users to Reset their Internal Security Keys screenshot

Google Notifies Chromebook Users to Reset their Internal Security Keys

The invention of Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) was necessitated by the inherent flaws of the traditional username and password system. Security experts have been advocating its use for years, and because of the... Read more

September 17, 2019
Vulnerable Telnet Services Let Hackers Attack Systems Using Hijacked Radio Devices screenshot

Vulnerable Telnet Services Let Hackers Attack Systems Using Hijacked Radio Devices

Given the popularity of online streaming services that run on more or less any device that connects to the internet, some people might find it hard to believe that companies are selling dedicated IoT radios that... Read more

September 17, 2019
Security Researchers Expose Sensitive Data via Malware Analysis Sandboxes screenshot

Security Researchers Expose Sensitive Data via Malware Analysis Sandboxes

Security experts at the UK-based threat intelligence company Cyjax have studied data submitted to three of our favorite online malware analysis sandboxes and discovered that much of the publicly accessible information... Read more

September 17, 2019
Hackers Have Been Using Malicious Websites to Hack iPhones for Years screenshot

Hackers Have Been Using Malicious Websites to Hack iPhones for Years

Your smartphone is your gateway to the virtual world. It's your door to your social platforms, email accounts, entertainment, and information. Unfortunately, it is also a door that can expose you to virtual security... Read more

September 16, 2019
Yet Another Company Failed to Secure Its Database, and 198 Million Car Buyers Were Exposed screenshot

Yet Another Company Failed to Secure Its Database, and 198 Million Car Buyers Were Exposed

Far too often, high cost is quoted as the main reason for failing to secure people's private data. When organizations suffer a cyberattack, they tend to say that they would have used the right tools and would have... Read more

September 16, 2019
Your D-Link and Comba Wireless Modems Could Be Leaking Your Passwords. Here's What You Can Do. screenshot

Your D-Link and Comba Wireless Modems Could Be Leaking Your Passwords. Here's What You Can Do.

Take a look at the comments under articles dedicated to vulnerabilities, and you'll see that every now and again, people tend to get annoyed by the amount of attention some security holes receive. Indeed, in many... Read more

September 16, 2019
Schemers Hide Behind SharePoint to Expose Victims to Phishing Scams screenshot

Schemers Hide Behind SharePoint to Expose Victims to Phishing Scams

We've often said on these pages that in technical terms, phishing is the simplest form of cybercrime. Even so, pulling off a successful phishing attack still requires some preparation, especially if the crooks are... Read more

September 13, 2019
Hitachi Wants to Replace Passwords with Hand Gestures screenshot

Hitachi Wants to Replace Passwords with Hand Gestures

We all know that the traditional username-and-password authentication system is riddled with faults, and biometrics seems like the most obvious alternative. Unlike passwords, fingerprints and facial features are... Read more

September 12, 2019
Privacy of 50,000 'Get' Users Compromised Amidst a Data Breach screenshot

Privacy of 50,000 'Get' Users Compromised Amidst a Data Breach

In May 2017, a ticketing platform by the name of Qnect made the news for all the wrong reasons. Qnect's userbase was mostly comprised of Australian students who suddenly started receiving some strange unsolicited... Read more

September 11, 2019
24 Google Play Apps Found to Distribute the Joker Malware screenshot

24 Google Play Apps Found to Distribute the Joker Malware

According to Google Play, the malicious apps that were designed to infect unsuspecting Android users with the new Joker malware were downloaded a total of 472,000 times. The number does seem relatively high, but we... Read more

September 11, 2019
The Customers of Foxit Software Are Warned About a Data Breach That Exposed Passwords screenshot

The Customers of Foxit Software Are Warned About a Data Breach That Exposed Passwords

Foxit Software has disclosed that it was recently a victim of a security breach in which private user data was left unprotected with an unknown third party. The people whose accounts were affected have been contacted... Read more

September 11, 2019
Shenzhen i365 Tech Sells 600,000 GPS Trackers with '123456' Set as the Default Password screenshot

Shenzhen i365 Tech Sells 600,000 GPS Trackers with '123456' Set as the Default Password

In August 2018, the State of California passed a bill which is supposed to make Internet of Things (IoT) devices more secure. It has already caused more than a little controversy, with some arguing that lawmakers... Read more

September 10, 2019
What Is Retadup and How Can It Jeopardize the Security of Your Passwords? screenshot

What Is Retadup and How Can It Jeopardize the Security of Your Passwords?

Retadup is one of the malware families that has never really managed to catch the attention of mainstream media the way Trickbot has, for example. This seems a bit strange because while it has never really been the... Read more

September 5, 2019
Facebook Users at Risk of SIM-Swapping Attacks After Their Phone Numbers Are Leaked Online screenshot

Facebook Users at Risk of SIM-Swapping Attacks After Their Phone Numbers Are Leaked Online

When the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke out in March 2018, people thought it was a big one. The UK-based company had collected the information of quite a few Facebook users through a personality quiz app and had... Read more

September 5, 2019
Canon DSLR Hacked With Crypto-demanding Ransomware – but for Research screenshot

Canon DSLR Hacked With Crypto-demanding Ransomware – but for Research

Technology is a marvelous thing, and the Internet has made a reality out of a multitude of things that were thought impossible just a few years back. Information on any topic imaginable is at the tip of a user's... Read more

September 5, 2019
It Was Confirmed: XKCD Users' Passwords Were Breached During a Data Breach screenshot

It Was Confirmed: XKCD Users' Passwords Were Breached During a Data Breach

Those of you interested in mathematics, technology, and information security have probably heard the name Randall Munroe. He is the creator of the XKCD webcomic which uses brilliant stick figure cartoons and a healthy... Read more

September 4, 2019
A Month After Poshmark Confirmed a Data Breach, Private User Information Is Sold Online screenshot

A Month After Poshmark Confirmed a Data Breach, Private User Information Is Sold Online

Almost exactly one month ago, North American online clothing marketplace Poshmark announced that it had suffered a data breach. For reasons that remain unclear, the website decided not to disclose how many people got... Read more

September 4, 2019