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Critical Android flaw lets attackers hijack almost any app, steal data

2020-05-27T15:16:47+00:00

Left unpatched, the vulnerability could expose almost all Android users to the risk of having their personal data intercepted by attackers Researchers have found a critical flaw that affects nearly all devices running Android 9.0 or older, which implies that over 90% of Android users could be vulnerable. If exploited, the security hole allows hackers [...]

Critical Android flaw lets attackers hijack almost any app, steal data2020-05-27T15:16:47+00:00

Crooks threaten to leak customer data stolen from e‑commerce sites

2020-05-26T18:44:25+00:00

A hack-and-extort campaign takes aim at poorly secured databases replete with customer information that can be exploited for further attacks A number of e-commerce websites from multiple continents have had their customer databases stolen, with an unknown seller offering at least 1.62 million rows of personal records for sale on a public website. The online [...]

Crooks threaten to leak customer data stolen from e‑commerce sites2020-05-26T18:44:25+00:00

Two years later, has GDPR fulfilled its promise?

2020-05-25T09:30:48+00:00

Has the landmark law helped build a culture of privacy in organizations and have consumers become more wary of sharing their personal data? “Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping Tom to install your window blinds” – John Perry Barlow, EFF (July 1992). Any individual who has the slightest [...]

Two years later, has GDPR fulfilled its promise?2020-05-25T09:30:48+00:00

Insidious Android malware gives up all malicious features but one to gain stealth

2020-05-22T13:00:42+00:00

ESET researchers detect a new way of misusing Accessibility Service, the Achilles’ heel of Android security ESET researchers have analyzed an extremely dangerous Android app that can perform a host of nefarious actions, notably wiping out the victim’s bank account or cryptocurrency wallet and taking over their email or social media accounts. Called “DEFENSOR ID”, [...]

Insidious Android malware gives up all malicious features but one to gain stealth2020-05-22T13:00:42+00:00

How encryption can help protect your sensitive data

2020-05-22T09:30:13+00:00

Here’s how encryption can help keep your data safe from prying eyes – even if your device is stolen or your cloud account is hacked You probably store all kinds of sensitive information on your personal computer – or your smartphone, for that matter. For good measure, you may even store your data in the [...]

How encryption can help protect your sensitive data2020-05-22T09:30:13+00:00

Chrome 83 arrives with enhanced security and privacy controls

2020-05-21T14:39:18+00:00

New features include DNS over HTTPS, a Safety Check section and simpler cookie management Google has launched the hotly anticipated version 83 of its Chrome browser that comes complete with a raft of features originally planned for version 82, which was scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of all, the new release brings new [...]

Chrome 83 arrives with enhanced security and privacy controls2020-05-21T14:39:18+00:00

No “Game over” for the Winnti Group

2020-05-21T09:30:33+00:00

The notorious APT group continues to play the video game industry with yet another backdoor In February 2020, we discovered a new, modular backdoor, which we named PipeMon. Persisting as a Print Processor, it was used by the Winnti Group against several video gaming companies that are based in South Korea and Taiwan and develop [...]

No “Game over” for the Winnti Group2020-05-21T09:30:33+00:00

These things may be cool, but are they safe?

2020-05-20T09:30:47+00:00

In the rush to embrace IoT devices, we shouldn’t trade in our privacy and security for the added convenience Ours is an interconnected world. We have smart doorbells, so we can check on our smartphones who rang, smartwatches to track our children’s’ locations, and fitness trackers to see how we are doing with our physical [...]

These things may be cool, but are they safe?2020-05-20T09:30:47+00:00

Bluetooth flaw exposes countless devices to BIAS attacks

2020-05-19T18:36:10+00:00

As many as 30 smartphones, laptops and other devices were tested – and all were found to be vulnerable A team of researchers has unveiled a new vulnerability in the Bluetooth wireless communication protocol that exposes a wide range of devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and smart-home devices, to the so-called Bluetooth Impersonation AttackS (BIAS). [...]

Bluetooth flaw exposes countless devices to BIAS attacks2020-05-19T18:36:10+00:00

European supercomputers hacked to mine cryptocurrency

2020-05-18T13:51:21+00:00

Several high-performance computers working on COVID-19 research have been forced offline following a string of attacks Multiple supercomputers across Europe that are working on COVID-19 research have been targeted by cryptocurrency-mining attacks over the past week. The reports of the incursions started pouring in last Monday, when supercomputers in the United Kingdom and Germany were [...]

European supercomputers hacked to mine cryptocurrency2020-05-18T13:51:21+00:00

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