Do social media listen in on our conversations in order to target us with ads? Or are we just a bit paranoid? A little test might speak a thousand words. We have all heard that our phones could be listening to our everyday conversations in order to then bombard us with targeted adverts. Is there [...]
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What are the main security threats facing Linux? A Q&A with ESET Senior Malware Researcher Marc‑Etienne M.Léveillé, whose work has been instrumental in uncovering a number of malware strains hitting Linux servers. Chances are that the very word ‘Linux’ conjures up images of near-impenetrable security. However, Linux-based computer systems and applications running on them increasingly [...]
A number of celebrities, government officials and tech CEOs were also caught up in the incident The personal information of more than 10.6 million former guests of MGM Resorts hotels has been leaked on a hacking forum. The data dump contained a range of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), including full names, home addresses, phone numbers, [...]
Malicious code is nothing to worry about on Linux, right? Hold your penguins. How Linux malware has gone from the sidelines to the headlines. Gone are the days when the idea of viruses or other malware hitting Linux was almost universally greeted with quizzical glances, if not outright rejection. Long thought of as the perfect [...]
The dawn of the DNS over HTTPS era is putting business security and SOC teams to the challenge In one way, the proliferation of domain name service (DNS) attacks throughout the world has helped to raise awareness about a deep problem in the “plumbing” of the internet. The infrastructure behind the DNS suffers from a [...]
Other leaked records include videos, facial and body scans, as well as a range of patients’ personal data Hundreds of thousands of records belonging to plastic surgery patients have been discovered sitting on an unprotected server and accessible for anyone to view. The records were stored on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket database [...]
A fix is available, so you may want to make sure that you run the plugin’s latest version A popular WordPress theme plugin that’s installed on some 200,000 websites has been found to contain a serious vulnerability that, if abused, could allow remote attackers to wipe the sites and gain admin access to them. Discovered [...]
The same hackers have also got their mitts on social media accounts of other high-profile sporting targets OurMine, the infamous hacker collective, hijacked the official Twitter accounts of FC Barcelona, the Olympics and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday. The La Liga soccer giant, for one, also ran afoul of the group in 2017, [...]
WhatsApp also emerges as a favorite target for brand impersonation amid a general spike in social media phishing PayPal, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, and WhatsApp were the most commonly impersonated brands in phishing campaigns in the fourth quarter of 2019, a report by email security company Vade Secure has found. The payment services provider retained its [...]
What are some of the most common warning signs that your online crush could be a dating scammer? We’re living in a fast-paced era, and it’s become increasingly difficult to juggle a career, have a social life, and find love. People are increasingly switching to more convenient means to find a connection, like dating apps [...]