Tag: Security

Operations Security, Security

Google: You’re sticking with passwords that have already been hacked

August 16, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Google has released the results of a large-scale study about password habits that shows why hackers use ‘password-spraying’ attacks on online accounts: many users stick with the same password, even when they’re warned it’s been compromised. Password spraying has emerged […]

Mobile Security, Operations Security, Security

Apple’s warning: Break Safari’s web-tracking rules and we’ll hit back

August 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Apple’s Safari WebKit team has posted its official policy outlining its stance on web-tracking prevention, which it’s implemented in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) technology. ITP broadly aims to limit marketers from tracking iOS and macOS Safari users across different […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Security warning for software developers: You are now prime targets for phishing attacks

August 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Software developers are the people most targeted by hackers conducting cyberattacks against the technology industry, with the hackers taking advantage of the public profiles of individuals working in the high-turnover industry to help conduct their phishing campaigns. The August 2019 […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

New Spectre-like CPU vulnerability bypasses existing defenses

August 8, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Security researchers have found a new way to abuse the speculative execution mechanism of modern CPUs to break security boundaries and leak the contents of kernel memory. The new technique abuses a system instruction called SWAPGS and can bypass mitigations […]

Networking Security, Security

Democratic senate campaign group exposed 6.2 million Americans’ emails

August 6, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A political campaign group working to elect Democratic senators left a spreadsheet containing the email addresses of 6.2 million Americans’ on an exposed server. Data breach researchers at security firm UpGuard found the data in late July, and traced the […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

A newly discovered hacking group is targeting energy and telecoms companies

August 1, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

There’s a new hacking group on the radar targeting telecommunications and oil and gas companies across Africa and the Middle East. Industrial security company Dragos, which discovered the group, calls it “Hexane,” but remains largely tight lipped on its activities. […]

Federal, Policy

Judge allows suit against AT&T after $24 million cryptocurrency theft

July 24, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

When Michael Terpin’s smartphone suddenly stopped working in June 2017, he knew it wasn’t a good sign. He called his cellular provider, AT&T, and learned that a hacker had gained control of his phone number. The stakes were high because […]

Networking, Tech

Huawei reportedly helped North Korea build out 3G network in secret

July 22, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A new report could ultimately prove another bombshell in Huawei’s on-going conflicts with the U.S. government. New documents obtained by The Washington Post tie the Chinese hardware giant to North Korea’s commercial 3G wireless network. If proven, the ties would […]

Networking Security, Security, Software, Tech

Slack resets user passwords after 2015 data breach

July 18, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Slack will reset the passwords of users it believes are affected by a historical data breach that affected the company more than four years ago. In 2015, the company said it was hit by hackers who gained access to its […]

Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

Windows 10 security: Bad bug in our CPU diagnostics app, so patch now, says Intel

July 10, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Windows users and admins who’ve ever downloaded Intel’s Processor Diagnostic Tool (IPDT) should update to the latest versions of the 32-bit and 64-bit products. According to Intel, IPDT version and below suffer from “improper access control” that can be […]