Tag: VPN


FBI and NSA say: Stop doing these 10 things that let the hackers in

May 18, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Cyber attackers regularly exploit unpatched software vulnerabilities, but they “routinely” target security misconfigurations for initial access, so the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its peers have created a to-do list for defenders in today’s heightened threat environment. […]


Government censorship threats over TikTok spiked interest in VPNs

February 8, 2021

Via: ZDnet

TikTok, the video-sharing social network, drove a lot of interest from consumers last year. It also piqued their interest in Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), according to new research. The research by Brooklyn, NY-based security advisors found that interest in […]


Government VPN Servers Targeted in Zero-Day Attack

April 6, 2020

Via: Threat Post

As the Chinese government turns to virtual private networks (VPNs) to provide access to official resources for those working remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the DarkHotel APT has seized the opportunity to target those VPNs in a zero-day attack, researchers […]


Details emerge of China’s ‘Big Brother’ surveillance app targeting Muslims

May 2, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

It’s long been known that China is developing a dystopian surveillance system in Xinjiang, the Northwest province that’s home to China’s Uyghur Muslim population. Among the evidence includes poorly managed database and now we have details of a mobile app […]


Apple bans Facebook’s Research app that paid users for data

January 30, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

In the wake of TechCrunch’s investigation yesterday, Apple blocked Facebook’s Research VPN app before the social network could voluntarily shut it down. The Research app asked users for root network access to all data passing through their phone in exchange […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

A new ‘smart firewall’ iPhone app promises to put your privacy before profits

October 24, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

For weeks, a small team of security researchers and developers have been putting the finishing touches on a new privacy app, which its founder says can nix some of the hidden threats that mobile users face — often without realizing. […]


Critical VPN key exchange flaw exposes Cisco security appliances to remote hacking

February 12, 2016

Via: CIO

Cisco Systems patched a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to take over Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls configured as virtual private network servers by simply sending malformed network packets to them. For devices that are designed to […]


Federal agencies exposing login and password information, technology company finds

June 27, 2015

Via: Dibya Sarkar

Login credentials for 47 federal agencies across 89 unique domains may have been exposed, leaving them open to espionage and criminal attacks, reported Recorded Future, which analyzed open source intelligence data and 17 paste sites for a year. Read More