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Is Facebook Secretly Accessing Your iPhone's Camera? Some Users Claimed

12 Listopad, 2019 - 19:25
It appears that Facebook at the center of yet another issue involving privacy. Reportedly, multiple iPhone users have come forward on social media complaining that the Facebook app secretly activates their smartphone's camera in the background while they scroll through their Facebook feeds or looking at the photos on the social network. As shown in the Twitter videos below, when users click
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Amazon's Ring Video Doorbell Lets Attackers Steal Your Wi-Fi Password

12 Listopad, 2019 - 08:17
Security researchers at Bitdefender have discovered a high-severity security vulnerability in Amazon's Ring Video Doorbell Pro devices that could allow nearby attackers to steal your WiFi password and launch a variety of cyberattacks using MitM against other devices connected to the same network. In case you don't own one of these, Amazon's Ring Video Doorbell is a smart wireless home
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Hackers Breach ZoneAlarm's Forum Site — Outdated vBulletin to Blame

11 Listopad, 2019 - 16:44
ZoneAlarm, an internet security software company owned by Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Technologies, has suffered a data breach exposing data of its discussion forum users, the company confirmed The Hacker News. With nearly 100 million downloads, ZoneAlarm offers antivirus software, firewall, and additional virus protection solutions to home PC users, small businesses, and mobile
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Two Former Twitter Employees Caught Spying On Users For Saudi Arabia

8 Listopad, 2019 - 08:33
Two former employees of Twitter have been charged with spying on thousands of Twitter user accounts on behalf of the Saudi Arabian government, likely with the purpose of unmasking the identity of dissidents. According to an indictment filed on November 5 and unsealed just yesterday, one of the charged Twitter employees, American citizen Ahmad Abouammo, left the company in May 2015 and the
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Gartner Says the Future of Network Security Lies with SASE

7 Listopad, 2019 - 13:09
Cloud services and networking are driving the concept of digital businesses, yet traditional networking and cybersecurity architectures are far from meeting the demands of the digital business. Gartner's "The Future of Network Security Is in the Cloud" report spells out the potential for the transformation of networking and security in the cloud, built upon a new networking and security model
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Rogue TrendMicro Employee Sold Customer Data to Tech Support Scammers

7 Listopad, 2019 - 12:58
Do you always uncomfortable trusting companies with your data? If so, you're not alone. While companies do much to protect themselves from external threats, insiders always pose the highest risk to a company's data. Unfortunately, when we say companies can't eliminate insider threat completely, cybersecurity firms, who are meant to protect others, are not an exception. Cybersecurity firm
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Facebook Reveals New Data Leak Incident Affecting Groups' Members

6 Listopad, 2019 - 17:38
Facebook today revealed yet another security incident admitting that roughly 100 app developers may have improperly accessed its users' data in certain Facebook groups, including their names and profile pictures. In a blog post published Tuesday, Facebook said the app developers that unauthorizedly access this information were primarily social media management and video streaming apps that let
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Explained: How New 'Delegated Credentials' Boosts TLS Protocol Security

6 Listopad, 2019 - 10:45
Mozilla, in partnership with Facebook, Cloudflare, and other IETF community members, has announced technical specifications for a new cryptographic protocol called "Delegated Credentials for TLS." Delegated Credentials for TLS is a new simplified way to implement "short-lived" certificates without sacrificing the reliability of secure connections. In short, the new TLS protocol extension aims
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Targeted Ransomware Attacks Hit Several Spanish Companies

5 Listopad, 2019 - 14:43
Everis, one of the largest IT consulting companies in Spain, suffered a targeted ransomware attack on Monday, forcing the company to shut down all its computer systems until the issue gets resolved completely. Ransomware is a computer virus that encrypts files on an infected system until a ransom is paid. According to several local media, Everis informed its employees about the devastating
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hackers Can Silently Control Your Google Home, Alexa, Siri With Laser Light

5 Listopad, 2019 - 14:39
A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered a clever technique to remotely inject inaudible and invisible commands into voice-controlled devices — all just by shining a laser at the targeted device instead of using spoken words. Dubbed 'Light Commands,' the hack relies on a vulnerability in MEMS microphones embedded in widely-used popular voice-controllable systems that unintentionally
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

PPT Template: Build Your 2020 Security Plan

5 Listopad, 2019 - 12:02
The end of the year is coming, and it's time for security decision-makers to make plans for 2020 and get management approval. Typically, this entails making a solid case regarding why current resources, while yielding significant value, need to be reallocated and enhanced. The Definitive2020 Security Plan PPT Template is built to simplify this task, providing security decision-makers with an
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Watch Out IT Admins! Two Unpatched Critical RCE Flaws Disclosed in rConfig

4 Listopad, 2019 - 13:42
If you're using the popular rConfig network configuration management utility to protect and manage your network devices, here we have an important and urgent warning for you. A cybersecurity researcher has recently published details and proof-of-concept exploits for two unpatched, critical remote code execution vulnerabilities in the rConfig utility, at least one of which could allow
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

First Cyber Attack 'Mass Exploiting' BlueKeep RDP Flaw Spotted in the Wild

3 Listopad, 2019 - 12:34
Cybersecurity researchers have spotted a new cyberattack that is believed to be the very first but an amateur attempt to weaponize the infamous BlueKeep RDP vulnerability in the wild to mass compromise vulnerable systems for cryptocurrency mining. In May this year, Microsoft released a patch for a highly-critical remote code execution flaw, dubbed BlueKeep, in its Windows Remote Desktop Services
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

New Chrome 0-day Bug Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser Now!

1 Listopad, 2019 - 18:41
Attention readers, if you are using Chrome on your Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, you need to update your web browsing software immediately to the latest version Google released earlier today. With the release of Chrome 78.0.3904.87, Google is warning billions of users to install an urgent software update immediately to patch two high severity vulnerabilities, one of which attackers are
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Chinese Hackers Compromise Telecom Servers to Spy on SMS Messages

31 Říjen, 2019 - 15:26
A group of Chinese hackers carrying out political espionage for Beijing has been found targeting telecommunications companies with a new piece of malware designed to spy on text messages sent or received by highly targeted individuals. Dubbed "MessageTap," the backdoor malware is a 64-bit ELF data miner that has recently been discovered installed on a Linux-based Short Message Service Center
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Leading Web Domain Name Registrars Disclose Data Breach

31 Říjen, 2019 - 11:40
Another day, another massive data breach—this time affecting a leading web technology company, as well as both of its subsidiaries, from where millions of customers around the world have purchased domain names for their websites. The world's top domain registrars, Network Solutions, and disclosed a security breach that may have resulted in the theft of customers' account
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Two Hackers Who Extorted Money From Uber and LinkedIn Plead Guilty

31 Říjen, 2019 - 09:08
Two grey hat hackers have pleaded guilty to blackmailing Uber, LinkedIn, and other U.S. corporations for money in exchange for promises to delete data of millions of customers they had stolen in late 2016. In a San Jose courthouse in California on Wednesday, Brandon Charles Glover (26) of Florida and Vasile Mereacre (23) of Toronto admitted they accessed and downloaded confidential corporate
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

5 Places Where Hackers Are Stealthily Stealing Your Data In 2019

31 Říjen, 2019 - 08:53
Skyrocketing data breaches bring incalculable losses to organizations and can cost cybersecurity executives their jobs. Here we examine the top five places in 2019 where cybercriminals are stealing corporate and government data without ever getting noticed and then learn how to avoid falling victim to unscrupulous attackers. 1. Misconfigured Cloud Storage 48% of all corporate data is
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hackers Target Indian Nuclear Power Plant – Everything We Know So Far

30 Říjen, 2019 - 20:48
A story has been making the rounds on the Internet since yesterday about a cyber attack on an Indian nuclear power plant. Due to some experts commentary on social media even after lack of information about the event and overreactions by many, the incident received factually incorrect coverage widely suggesting a piece of malware has compromised "mission-critical systems" at the Kudankulam
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Facebook Sues Israeli NSO Spyware Firm For Hacking WhatsApp Users

29 Říjen, 2019 - 22:16
Finally, for the very first time, an encrypted messaging service provider is taking legal action against a private entity that has carried out malicious attacks against its users. Facebook filed a lawsuit against Israeli mobile surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, alleging that the company was actively involved in hacking users of its end-to-end encrypted WhatsApp messaging service.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security