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Has that website been pwned? Firefox Monitor will tell you

h, 11/19/2018 - 13:01
Firefox Monitor, a breach notification website launched by Mozilla in September, can now deliver alerts from inside the Firefox browser.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Did a copy-paste error reveal the US’s secret case against Assange?

h, 11/19/2018 - 12:51
A court filing in an unrelated case mentioned the need to seal documents to keep secret the fact that "Assange" has been charged.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Monday review – the hot 23 stories of the week

h, 11/19/2018 - 11:25
From the Microsoft mistake that left users fuming to the botnet that's pwned 100,000 routers, and everything in between. Catch up with all the stories from the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Could have sworn I deleted that photo from my phone! [PODCAST]

p, 11/16/2018 - 23:49
This week: hacking phones at Pwn2Own, the brand new SophosLabs Threat report, and squeezing Shakespeare into one tweet. Enjoy!
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

How to rob an ATM? Let me count the ways…

p, 11/16/2018 - 15:34
A comprehensive new report lifts the lid on the sketchy state of ATM security.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Judge asks if Alexa is witness to a double murder

p, 11/16/2018 - 14:18
A judge has ordered Amazon to turn over any recordings an Echo device may have made around the time a horrific crime occurred.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Hacking MiSafes’ smartwatches for kids is child’s play

p, 11/16/2018 - 13:23
Researchers describe breaking into the watches as "probably the simplest hack we have ever seen."
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

AI-generated ‘skeleton keys’ fool fingerprint scanners

p, 11/16/2018 - 13:02
Artificial intelligence can be used to 'grow' fake fingerprints that pack in common features, fooling scanners.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Thought you deleted your iPhone photos? Hackers find a way to get them back

cs, 11/15/2018 - 19:17
The hacking duo @fluoroacetate demonstrated zero-day exploits against phones from Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi at the recent Pwn2Own contest.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Official Google Twitter account hacked in Bitcoin scam

cs, 11/15/2018 - 12:44
The epidemic of Twitter-based Bitcoin scams took another twist this week as attackers tweeted scams directly from two verified high-profile accounts.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

DARPA uses a remote island to stage a cyberattack on the US power grid

cs, 11/15/2018 - 12:29
It enacted a worst-case, "black start" scenario: swaths of the country's grid offline for a month, battery backups exhausted.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

France: Let’s make the internet safer! US: ‘How about NO?!’

cs, 11/15/2018 - 12:16
Don't cry for us, Argentina: Critics saw potential for government meddling without court order, among other issues.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Steganography – cool cybersecurity trick or dangerous risk? [VIDEO]

cs, 11/15/2018 - 01:14
Burying secret data in plain sight- is it a clever cybersecurity trick, or a way to attract the very attention you wanted to avoid?
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Targeted ransomware attacks – SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report

sze, 11/14/2018 - 15:01
This year's SophosLabs Threat Report is out. We talk targeted ransomware attacks, and in particular, SamSam.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

HTTP/3: Come for the speed, stay for the security

sze, 11/14/2018 - 13:52
Key personnel at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) have suggested basing the next version of a core web protocol on Google technology.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Support wouldn’t change his password, so he mailed them a bomb

sze, 11/14/2018 - 12:16
The Cryptopay customer asked customer services for a new password. They refused, given that it was against the company privacy policy.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Microsoft update breaks Calendar and Mail on Windows 10 phones

sze, 11/14/2018 - 11:57
Still reeling from last week's Windows 10 Pro debacle, Microsoft dropped a fresh pile of “Oops!” onto Windows 10 Mobile users.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

Google and Cloudfare traffic diverted to China… do we need to panic?

k, 11/13/2018 - 15:56
A brief outage on Monday diverted traffic to providers such as Google and Cloudflare via China - was it a blunder or a hack?
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

WordPress GDPR compliance plugin hacked

k, 11/13/2018 - 13:48
There's no obvious executable payload in the attack but the attackers may be building a collection of websites and biding their time.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek

DEA and ICE hiding cameras in streetlights and traffic barrels

k, 11/13/2018 - 13:29
Drug and immigration cops in the US are buying surveillance cameras to hide in streetlights and traffic barrels.
Kategóriák: Biztonsági hírek