Security News This Week: Google Forgot To Mention the Nest Secure’s Hidden Mic

March 2, 2019

The Mueller investigation has lasted so long, it &# x27; s easy to forget that it &# x27; ll terminate at some degree. In fact, according to recent reports, it is likely to wrap up as early as next week. But what does that mean exactly? We took a look at seven distinct alternatives, from fizzle to fireworks. As though the border wall “national emergency” wasn &# x27; t enough…


Xbox Live is coming to the Nintendo Switch and more

February 24, 2019

A Microsoft cybersecurity expert is urging customers to stop using Internet Explorer as a web browser and simply default to it as a “compatibility solution.” Image: Alexander Hassenstein/ Getty Images Believe it or not, there are still people using Internet Explorer — and Microsoft would like them to stop. Microsoft cybersecurity expert Chris Jackson recently published a post on the official Windows IT Pro blog, named “ The jeopardies of…


Facebook cracks down on Russian-based \

January 31, 2019

Russian 'Cozy Bear' hackers allegedly tried to access DNC computers following the 2018 Midterm elections.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto New court documents filed by the Democratic National Committee unveiled a previously unknown infiltration attempt by Russian hackers. “On November 14, 2018, dozens of DNC email addresses were targeted in a spearphishing campaign,” claim the DNC in the documents, which were filed on Thursday night. “The content of these emails and their timestamps…


Google phishing quiz will test your infosec prowess

January 25, 2019

Get those thumbs ready . Image: ambar Del Moral/ mashable So you fancy yourself something of a digital aborigine. The online scams, misinformation, and questionable investment possibilities that plague your parents’ generation are mere chaff to be brushed aside as you go about your business harvesting and ingesting that delicious internet content. But, and we know this is painful to even consider, what if you’re not the suave web-warrior you…


11 meditation apps to help you de-stress

January 21, 2019

Image: christopher furlong/ Getty Images Facebook will certainly be bracing itself for some fresh backlash from the public next week following a number of uncovering legal documents being unsealed. Those documents are expected to detail how Facebook built money off children without ongoing and clearly permission from a parent or guardian. The documents are being unsealed thanks to the work of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. They form…


Russian operatives apparently did not hack the midterm elections

November 22, 2018

Who necessity election hacking when you’ve get Trump ? Image: Spencer Platt/ Getty Images The call is coming from inside the house. The Department of Homeland Security( DHS) and safety experts say that Russian operatives did not significantly meddled in or hack the US midterm elections, according to the Wall street Journal . “At this time, we have no indication of compromise to our nation’s election infrastructure that they are…


Russian government hackers mined bitcoin to fund attacks

October 22, 2018

Distributed chaos . Image: writerfantast/ getty People are definitely expending bitcoin, just maybe not the kind of people supporters of cryptocurrency approval had in head. A lengthy indictment from the Justice Department dropped today, accusing seven Russian intelligence officers of conspiring to hack anti-doping agencies around the world in retaliation for their efforts to expose Russian athletic doping. And, at least in accordance with the US officials, the GRU hacking…


I don’t wanna give Apple my face

October 6, 2018

The one thing I’ll NEVER part with is my face . Image: Vicky Leta/ Mashable Since Apple firstly gave me the option to use my physical human body as a key, I’ve felt uncomfortable about it. When I got my beloved iPhone 6s, I declined to enable Touch ID, though I didn’t precisely know why. Then Face ID came along on the iPhone X, and I seemed on skeptically as…


DoJ Charges North Korean Hacker for Sony, WannaCry, and More

October 2, 2018

On the Monday morning before the Thanksgiving holiday in 2014, employees at the Culver City headquarters of Sony Pictures Entertainment found their computer screens taken over by an image of a red skeleton, and a message: “We’ve already warned you, and this is just a beginning.” It was the start of a months-long nightmare in which hackers, calling themselves “Guardians of Peace,” made public the personal emails, salaries, and even…


Sheryl Sandberg shares why she embraces embarrassment at work

September 30, 2018

When a Facebook breach happens, you should be able to quickly and easily share that report on Facebook . Image: Getty Images This afternoon, Facebook comprised situations of emergency press conference to disclose a startling security transgres. The company said 50 million Facebook accounts were affected in a hacker that allowed intruders to control an account as if they were the report holders. “Since we’ve only just started our investigation,…


The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

September 20, 2018

It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind. The headquarters of A.P. Møller-Maersk sits beside the breezy, cobblestoned esplanade of Copenhagen’s harbor. A ship’s mast carrying the Danish flag is planted by the building’s northeastern corner, and six stories of blue-tinted windows look out over the water, facing a dock where the Danish royal family parks its yacht….


What We Now Know About Iran’s Global Propaganda Campaign

September 18, 2018

They set up phony news websites with narratives ripped from other sources, backing up their state-sponsored schedule. They stole photos for their social media profiles and made up epithets to catfish unsuspecting victims. They formed an incestuous web of advertisement across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google +, Reddit, and other platforms. They seemed to have a thing for Bernie Sanders. And then they got caught. Yes, that’s the story of the…


How to Protect Yourself Against a SIM Swap Attack

September 16, 2018

A spate of hacked Instagram accounts. A $220 million suit against AT& T. A bustling underground violation reverberating. They all have roots in an old problem that has lately located brand-new urgency: SIM card swaps, a victimize in which hackers steal your mobile identity–and use it to upend your life. At its most basic degree, a SIM swap is when someone convinces your carrier to switch your phone number over…


Instagram enables support for third party authenticator security apps

September 15, 2018

Multiple ways and means to authenticate . Image: LightRocket via Getty Images About time, Instagram. On Tuesday, Instagram announced several changes intended to improve security for its 1 billion customers. Among the changes is the ability to use third party authenticator apps to log in to Instagram, including DUO Mobile and Google Authenticator. Instagram did not previously aid these capacities, although it did allows users 2-factor authentication( 2FA) with text…


Reddit Got Hacked Thanks to a Woefully Insecure Two-Factor Setup

August 7, 2018

Reddit said in a blog post Wednesday that a hacker broke into the company’s systems in June and gained access to a variety of data, including consumer emails, generator code, internal records, and “all Reddit data from 2007 and before.” And it likely could have been avoided if some Reddit employees were employing two-factor authentication apps or physical keys instead of their phone numbers. “On June 19, we learned that…


Russian Hackers Kept DNC Backdoor Longer Than Anyone Knew

July 27, 2018

The indictment Friday of the pages of the Washington Post , and Crowdstrike, security rights firm hired to respond to the breach, written a detailed technical account. Today’s Lt. Col Sergey Morgachev allegedly administers the GRU’s geek squad, heading the department that codes “the worlds largest” notorious malware on the Internet, like the backdoor programs X-Agent and Sedreco, and the stealth VPN known as X-Tunnel. That latter group is also…


Trump Says He Gave Kim Jong Un His Direct Number. Never Do That

July 4, 2018

Days after President Donald Trump met with Northern korean despot Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the president touted the strength of the two leaders’ relationship. “I can now call him, ” he told reporters at the White House on Friday. “I rendered him a very direct amount. He can now call me if he has any difficulty. We have communication.” The US and North koreans have an extremely complicated and…


The damage from Atlantas huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought

June 24, 2018

More than two months after a cyberattack hobbled many of its critical municipal systems, the city of Atlanta is still sorting through the wreckage of what is likely the most difficult cyberattack targeting a U.S. metropolitan to date. On March 22, Atlanta’s connected systems city-wide were hit with a ransomware content locking their respective files and challenging an approximately $50,000 pay in bitcoin( the rate has fluctuated since ). The…


White House Cuts Critical Cybersecurity Role as Threats Loom

June 2, 2018

A little over a month ago, the White House forced out Tom Bossert, its cybersecurity czar. A week afterwards, cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce said he would depart as well. And now, rather than replace either, the Trump administration will do without anyone at the helm of its cybersecurity policy. It couldn’t have picked a worse time. The news that the newly appointed national protection consultant John Bolton has decided to…