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GandCrab ransomware revisited – is it back under a (R)evil new guise?

16 Červenec, 2019 - 16:59
Did the GandCrab ransomware gang really 'retire' when they said, or did they never go away?

Bluetooth LE’s anti-tracking technology beaten

16 Červenec, 2019 - 13:19
Researchers have found a way to beat the MAC address randomisation feature used by Bluetooth to protect users from being tracked.

$5b privacy fine against Facebook seen as ‘chump change’

16 Červenec, 2019 - 13:04
It's 200x greater than the largest fine ever for breaking a promise to improve privacy practices.

Ransomware attackers demand $1.8m from US college

16 Červenec, 2019 - 12:35
The school, located in the Bronx and serving around 8,000 students, has declined to say whether it will pay up.

Asian consortium plans blockchain-based mobile ID system

16 Červenec, 2019 - 12:14
A group of Asian companies want to create a blockchain-based service to turn your phone into a mobile ID system.

Alan Turing chosen for the UK’s new £50 note – a cracking result!

16 Červenec, 2019 - 03:28
In case you were wondering, scientists really can change the world, and change it for the better, too.

Instagram bug could have allowed anyone to take over your account

15 Červenec, 2019 - 20:06
The good news is that Facebook updated Instagram's server-side defences automatically, so you don't have to do anything to fix this one.

Bust the password for an air-gapped machine – with its keyboard LEDs

15 Červenec, 2019 - 15:07
Researchers have developed a technique for reading data from air-gapped PCs using LEDs. Cue dynamic hacker music now!

Apple quietly removes Zoom’s hidden web server from Macs

15 Červenec, 2019 - 13:31
In the latest twist in the saga of the web-conferencing app, Apple has issued a ‘silent’ update removing Zoom's hidden web server from Macs.

FCC underwhelmed by carriers’ sluggish robocall efforts

15 Červenec, 2019 - 13:10
The FCC in June called for carriers to provide free, default robocall blocking services. One month later, plans are "far from clear."

Ransomware attackers, US mayors say you should go jump in a lake

15 Červenec, 2019 - 12:34
The US Conference of Mayors has unanimously adopted a resolution not to pay any more ransoms to hackers.

Monday review – the hot 22 stories of the week

15 Červenec, 2019 - 11:16
From a Ruby gem backdoor to the things that keep IT managers awake - and everything in between. It's weekly roundup time.

In memoriam – Corby Corbató, MIT computer science pioneer, dies at 93

13 Červenec, 2019 - 18:09
Fernando José Corbató, Turing Award winner, computer scientist extraordinaire, MIT computer lab pioneer, RIP.

IT pros: we’re understaffed, under-resourced and under pressure

12 Červenec, 2019 - 12:49
Increasingly complex attacks coupled with a shortage in skills and budget are worrying IT managers across the globe.

Hey, Google, why are your contractors listening to me?

12 Červenec, 2019 - 12:49
Humans are listening to our recordings - some made by mistake - to improve speech recognition. But they're not as anonymous as Google says.

Windows 7 users upset by unwanted Patch Tuesday telemetry

12 Červenec, 2019 - 12:20
This is either a minor controversy blown out of proportion, or the latest example of Microsoft’s disregard for its users’ wishes.

Apple Watch’s Walkie-Talkie app goes radio silent due to vulnerability

12 Červenec, 2019 - 11:08
Apple disabled the app after somebody reported a bug - not exploited yet - that could allow an eavesdropper to listen in on another iPhone.

Facial recognition surveillance must be banned, says Fight for the Future

11 Červenec, 2019 - 14:54
“We don’t need to regulate it, we need to ban it entirely.”

Intel patches SSD firmware and microprocessor diagnostic tool

11 Červenec, 2019 - 14:43
Intel has issued security updates for two of its products which enterprise and expert users will want to patch as soon as possible.

Cyberattack lands ship in hot water

11 Červenec, 2019 - 13:53
Less than two months after warning of cybersecurity problems on ships, the US Coast Guard has revealed that a large international vessel has suffered a cyberattack.