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Published: Fri, 26 May 2017 05:12:39 +0000

Last Build Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 05:12:39 +0000

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Crysis ransomware master keys released to the public

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:56:00 +0000

A total of 200 master keys can now be used by victims to decrypt and unlock their systems.

Apple iCloud, Android Nvidia driver N-day exploit details revealed

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:30:00 +0000

Kernels can be exploited and iCloud account user information leaked due to the security flaws.

What are "national security letters?" Here's everything you need to know

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Here's everything you need to know about the secretive FBI's investigative powers.

How to protect your laptop in cargo when you fly

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:49:00 +0000

In this guide, learn about current regulations and how to deal with theft, insurance problems, and hardware damage.

Twitter flaw allowed you to tweet from any account

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:08:00 +0000

All this time, a rather simple Twitter bug could have caused chaos on the platform.

Fresh wave of mutating Qakbot malware brings down enterprise networks

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

The malware is able to lock out companies from accessing their networks as well as infecting neighboring systems.

UK authorities push for 'direct access' to internet providers' systems

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:19:00 +0000

The government wants to install black box-type devices on telecoms networks for unfettered access to UK metadata, which one rights group says will "become central to the new surveillance regime."

386 WannaCry ransomware samples discovered in the wild

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:35:00 +0000

The destructive ransomware has caused chaos and it may be that cyberattackers want to continue capitalizing on the malware.

Europol cracks down on ATM black box attack scheme

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:57:00 +0000

The "black box" attacks compromise ATMs to dispense cash.

Apple reveals it received a secret national security letter

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:35:00 +0000

Authorities demanded data from twice as many Macs, iPhones, iPads in the second-half of last year than the first-half, despite fewer overall requests.

Yahoo retires ImageMagick library after 18-byte exploit leaks user email content

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:39:00 +0000

The simple line of code made it possible for attackers to view private Yahoo Mail images.

FCC won't publish evidence of alleged DDoS attack, amid net neutrality battle

Sun, 21 May 2017 01:30:00 +0000

The agency has "gigabytes" of server logs that offer evidence for the alleged distributed denial-of-service attack, but it won't make them public.

2017's biggest hacks, leaks, and data breaches — so far

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:41:00 +0000

Dozens of data breaches, millions of people affected.

Font sharing site DaFont has been hacked, exposing thousands of accounts

Thu, 18 May 2017 20:00:00 +0000

Over 98 percent of the passwords were cracked, thanks to the site's poor password security.

How WannaCrypt attacks

Wed, 17 May 2017 18:13:00 +0000

WannaCrypt's roots -- the malware behind world's biggest ransomware attack ever -- lie in an old Windows network protocol.

Congress introduces bill to stop US from stockpiling cyber-weapons

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:01:00 +0000

The bill would ensure that all software and hardware vulnerabilities in the US government's possession are properly reviewed in an effort to avoid a similar mass leak of NSA hacking tools and cyber-weapons.

UK police charge activist under terrorism law for refusing to hand over passwords

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:39:50 +0000

The controversial "schedule 7" law can compel a person at the UK border to turn over device passwords.

In encryption push, Senate staff can now use Signal for secure messaging

Tue, 16 May 2017 20:19:00 +0000

Senate staffers can now use what is widely considered the world's most secure messaging app.

TripAdvisor resets passwords after some accounts were improperly accessed

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:24:00 +0000

The travel booking site wouldn't say how many users were affected.

Clothing giant Brooks Brothers hit by year-long credit card data breach

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:23:06 +0000

The company wouldn't say how many customers were affected, but the breach affected over 220 stores.