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iPhone hack allowed device takeover via Wi‑Fi

2020-12-03T17:44:32+00:00

Using a zero-click exploit, an attacker could have taken complete control of any iPhone within Wi-Fi range in seconds Earlier this year, Apple patched a severe security loophole in an iOS feature that could have allowed attackers to remotely gain complete control over any iPhone within Wi-Fi range. However, details about the flaw, which was [...]

iPhone hack allowed device takeover via Wi‑Fi2020-12-03T17:44:32+00:00

Turla Crutch: Keeping the “back door” open

2020-12-02T10:30:33+00:00

ESET researchers discover a new backdoor used by Turla to exfiltrate stolen documents to Dropbox ESET researchers found a previously undocumented backdoor and document stealer. Dubbed Crutch by its developers, we were able to attribute it to the infamous Turla APT group. According to our research, it was used from 2015 to, at least, early [...]

Turla Crutch: Keeping the “back door” open2020-12-02T10:30:33+00:00

Cyberattackers could trick scientists into producing dangerous substances

2020-12-01T18:49:31+00:00

Without ever setting foot in the lab, a threat actor could dupe DNA researchers into creating pathogens, according to a study describing “an end-to-end cyber-biological attack” Researchers have described a theoretical cyberattack that could be used to dupe unsuspecting scientists into producing dangerous biological substances, toxins and synthetic viruses. The paper, authored by researchers from Israel’s [...]

Cyberattackers could trick scientists into producing dangerous substances2020-12-01T18:49:31+00:00

Mobile payment apps: How to stay safe when paying with your phone

2020-11-30T10:30:30+00:00

Are mobile payments and digital wallets safe? Are the apps safer than credit cards? What are the main risks? Here’s what to know. While cash transactions aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, the convenience of electronic payment solutions has been steadily growing in popularity over the years. According to a recent survey by the US Federal Reserve, [...]

Mobile payment apps: How to stay safe when paying with your phone2020-11-30T10:30:30+00:00

Europol and partners thwart massive credit card fraud scheme

2020-11-27T15:52:49+00:00

The operation was carried out against fraudsters trying to monetize stolen credit card data on the internet’s seedy underbelly Europol and several national law enforcement agencies have teamed up to disrupt trade in stolen credit card data on the dark web, ultimately preventing around €40 million (US$48 million) in losses for both consumers and financial [...]

Europol and partners thwart massive credit card fraud scheme2020-11-27T15:52:49+00:00

FBI warns of threat actors spoofing Bureau domains, email accounts

2020-11-26T16:45:13+00:00

The U.S. law enforcement agency shares a sampling of more than 90 spoofed FBI-related domains registered recently The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a warning about domains designed to spoof the Bureau’s official website, fbi.gov. The alert lists more than 90 such fraudulent websites that have been registered recently. “The FBI observed unattributed cyber actors [...]

FBI warns of threat actors spoofing Bureau domains, email accounts2020-11-26T16:45:13+00:00

SIM swap scam: What it is and how to protect yourself

2020-11-26T10:30:07+00:00

Here’s what to know about attacks where a fraudster has your number, literally and otherwise SIM swap scams have been a growing problem, with fraudsters targeting people from various walks of life, including tech leaders, and causing untold damage to many victims. Here’s why you should be on the lookout for attacks where someone can [...]

SIM swap scam: What it is and how to protect yourself2020-11-26T10:30:07+00:00

Up to 350,000 Spotify accounts hacked in credential stuffing attacks

2020-11-24T16:58:34+00:00

This won’t be music to your ears – researchers spot an unsecured database replete with records used for an account hijacking spree Researchers have found an unsecured internet-facing database containing over 380 million individual records, including login credentials that were leveraged for breaking into 300,000 to 350,000 Spotify accounts. The exposed records included a variety [...]

Up to 350,000 Spotify accounts hacked in credential stuffing attacks2020-11-24T16:58:34+00:00

Security flaws in smart doorbells may open the door to hackers

2020-11-23T21:06:32+00:00

The peace of mind that comes with connected home security gear may be false – your smart doorbell may make an inviting target for unwanted visitors Smart doorbells commonly found on marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay contain serious vulnerabilities that expose their owners to a host of security and privacy threats, according to an [...]

Security flaws in smart doorbells may open the door to hackers2020-11-23T21:06:32+00:00
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