Bitcoin and other cryptocurrenciesMar 1, 2017, 09:20 AM Ben Gane
For many, ‘virtual’ currencies such as Bitcoin remain a mystery primarily associated with online criminals, despite no longer being far removed from the monetary system and transactions we’re used to. This article is intended to serve as a primer, rather...
Good for Your Health, Bad for Your Security?Mar 1, 2017, 09:18 AM Ben Gane
Despite technological advances, researchers have found margins of error of up to 25 percent. The lack of empirical evidence casts doubt on the claims that consumer health wearables could be fully relied on for medical diagnoses...
1500 companies in over 100 countries hit by malicious Adwind backdoor RATMar 1, 2017, 09:11 AM Ben Gane
More than 1,500 companies in over 100 countries have suffered an infection at the hands of the Adwind Remote Access Tool (RAT). Discovered by researchers at Kaspersky Lab, this new attack campaign suggests that...
You can't stop your staff from leaking your dirty laundry to the pressMar 1, 2017, 09:07 AM Ben Gane
Politico reports that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is trying to silence leaks coming out of the West Wing:
Gatekeeper-like feature for Windows 10 only allows apps to be installed from the Microsoft StoreMar 1, 2017, 09:03 AM Ben Gane
A new feature available for Windows 10 behaves like Apple's Gatekeeper by blocking app installations that occur outside the Microsoft Store. The option, which is currently available only in Windows...
Children's messages in CloudPets data breachMar 1, 2017, 08:56 AM Ben Gane
An open database containing links to more than 2 million voice messages recorded on cuddly toys has been discovered, cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt has revealed. The messages were created by owners of CloudPets soft toys. At one point, the data was even held to ransom, Mr Hunt says.
SHAttered - a SHA-1 hash collisionFeb 27, 2017, 09:37 AM Ben Gane
Researchers at Google and CWI have been the first to create a practical collision attack against the SHA-1 cryptographic hash function. Previously a collision was only possible in theory with the premise that a significant amount of...
30,000 taxpayers affected by W-2 phishing scams, IRS warnsFeb 27, 2017, 09:33 AM Ben Gane
Now that tax season has begun, IRS-related phishing scams are back. This year, hackers are expanding their victim range to include school districts, NGOs and tribal organizations, according to an IRS alert released in February...
It's raining. It's pouring. This fake weather app is stealing your credentialsFeb 27, 2017, 09:31 AM Ben Gane
A new Android banking trojan poses as a legitimate weather forecast app in an effort to steal users' banking credentials. The malware, dubbed Trojan.Android/Spy.Banker.HU, mimicked the legitimate Good Weather app to skirt Google's security mechanisms and infiltrate the Play Store.