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Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:15:56 +0000

Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:15:56 +0000

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Pawn Storm targets fresh victims to sway public political opinion

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000

The sophisticated attackers are putting more and more pressure on the military, governments, celebrities, and media worldwide.

N-day Nvidia, Android driver security flaw details revealed

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:30:00 +0000

Zimperium has revealed the details of two N-day vulnerabilities submitted through its exploit acquisition scheme.

Webroot antivirus mistakenly flags Windows as malware

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:55:00 +0000

Windows' system files were flagged as malicious, and Facebook was marked as a phishing site.

Son of Russian MP thrown in US jail for hacking crimes

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:28:00 +0000

The 32-year-old specialized in stealing credit card data for sale on the Dark Web.

Twitter has a spam bot problem — and it's getting worse

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:00:00 +0000

A Romanian spammer is in part behind a sudden surge in fake Twitter followers in recent weeks. But it's not something Twitter seems to want to deal with.

Surprise! Your online banking password might not be as secure as you thought

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:20:00 +0000

Several major banks don't use case-sensitive passwords.

In Obama's final year, US secret court denied record number of surveillance requests

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:02:00 +0000

It's an unprecedented spike given that the FISA court has only turned down 21 government requests in three decades.

MasterCard debuts a credit card with a fingerprint sensor to fight fraud

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:02:00 +0000

The fingerprint sensor aims to target in-store fraud by reducing the need of PIN codes and signatures.

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers a hotbed of unpatched security flaws

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:00:10 +0000

Over 20 models are impacted, exposing thousands of household devices online to exploit.

Millions of game accounts exposed in data breach, responsibility thrown to the wind

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:27:45 +0000

If vendor data breach apathy has set in, we're all in trouble.

Homeland Security warns of 'BrickerBot' malware that destroys unsecured internet-connected devices

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:19:00 +0000

Reminiscent of the Mirai botnet that brought down large swathes of the US internet last year, this new malware targets poorly secured Internet of Things devices and renders them useless.

Researchers find commercial banking apps contain swarms of open-source bugs

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000

While many developers rely on open-source components, they may not be keeping ahead of the game when bugs are discovered.

Oracle drops massive 299 vulnerability patch, fixes Shadow Broker exploit

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:34:00 +0000

Oracle's huge security update impacts most of the firm's product families.

InterContinental data breach expands from 12 to 1,200 hotels

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:39:00 +0000

Updated: The data breach is far more damaging than the 12 properties originally believed to have been compromised.

A Russian hacker has created his own 'starter pack' ransomware service

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Now even low-level criminals can jump into the ransomware game, said the researchers who found the malware.

Microsoft quietly patched Shadow Brokers' hacking tools

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 15:54:00 +0000

But the company won't say who the source of the vulnerability was, and that's a problem.

NSA's arsenal of Windows hacking tools has leaked

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:59:00 +0000

The NSA used the Windows hacking tools to target several banks.

Microsoft reveals it received a secret FBI subpoena

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:23:00 +0000

The software giant is no longer prohibited from keeping the classified national security letter a secret.

US border searches of phones and laptops have almost doubled

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0000

A former Homeland Security official said the spike in device searches was a "conscious strategy" to use a loophole that allows agents to search devices at the border without a warrant.

Dallas' emergency sirens were hacked with a rogue radio signal

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:05:00 +0000

After an unknown hacker targeted the city of Dallas' emergency siren system, other cities may be vulnerable.