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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
How Slack Phishing Works to Harvest Personal Data and how to Prevent It screenshot

How Slack Phishing Works to Harvest Personal Data and how to Prevent It

The sad reality of 2019 is that phishing is no longer just an email security problem. For a while now it has been a communication security problem—and statistics indicate that said problem is growing. In spite of... Read more

September 2, 2019
Hackers Prove How Easy It Is to Take over Twitter Accounts by Hijacking Jack Dorsey's Profile screenshot

Hackers Prove How Easy It Is to Take over Twitter Accounts by Hijacking Jack Dorsey's Profile

What are the consequences of a compromised social network account? It's fair to say that it largely depends on who owns the said account. For most regular users, it's but an inconvenience which, provided they pay... Read more

September 2, 2019
Hackers Drop Malware Using a Spreadsheet Called 'The Worst 25 Passwords' screenshot

Hackers Drop Malware Using a Spreadsheet Called 'The Worst 25 Passwords'

Back in the day, scams were all about social engineering – confidence artists needed to convince their victims, to woo them in a particular way in order to part them from their cash. Things are somewhat different... Read more

August 30, 2019
FNB Decided to Disable Autofill for Passwords, but Then Immediately Changed Its Mind screenshot

FNB Decided to Disable Autofill for Passwords, but Then Immediately Changed Its Mind

Picking the bank that will take care of our personal finances is not a choice we make lightly. After all, we often give this organization our life savings, and we want to make sure that they are in safe hands. It's... Read more

August 22, 2019
WhatsApp Spyware Update: It Can Now Steal Your Data from Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Apple screenshot

WhatsApp Spyware Update: It Can Now Steal Your Data from Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and Apple

Our mobile phones and computers store lots of personal and sensitive information, and it is not a secret that nowadays cybercriminals are incredibly interested in stealing such data. Thus, the need to secure data... Read more

August 22, 2019
Surprise, Surprise: In Addition to an Unreliable Service, MoviePass Also Offers Poor Security for Its Customers' Data screenshot

Surprise, Surprise: In Addition to an Unreliable Service, MoviePass Also Offers Poor Security for Its Customers' Data

MoviePass could very well act as proof that not every good idea leads to success. The company was founded about eight years ago, and its business plan is based on what sounds like a brilliant concept. Subscribers pay... Read more

August 21, 2019
Equifax Is Finally Paying for the Massive Data Breach, and You Can Claim Your Share Too screenshot

Equifax Is Finally Paying for the Massive Data Breach, and You Can Claim Your Share Too

Do you remember the massive Equifax data breach that shook the cybersecurity world back in 2017? There’s a follow-up story to this incident, now that Equifax seemingly is paying back its customers who were affected by... Read more

August 21, 2019