Louisiana was hit by Ryuk, triggering another cyber-emergency
From Nunavut to Campeche, ransomware rolls along.
21-11-2019 22:15

Verizon’s new 5G coverage maps show just how sparse the network is
Verizon maps show small pockets of 5G, and 4G everywhere else.
21-11-2019 21:00

Google will pay $1.5 million for the most severe Android exploits
Big bump coincides with investments Google has poured into securing its Pixel phone.
21-11-2019 17:00

Nikki Haley lost her password, so she sent confidential info over unclassified system
Former US Ambassador to the UN was responding to North Korea nuke testing.
20-11-2019 19:41

Researchers see spike in “out of season” IRS-impersonating phishing attacks
Researchers track surge in IRS phishing sites as filing extension deadline arrived.
20-11-2019 15:22

Official Monero website is hacked to deliver currency-stealing malware
GetMonero.com delivers Linux and Windows binaries that steal users' funds.
20-11-2019 02:19

As DirecTV tanks, AT&T says it will “re-bundle” TV with HBO Max
HBO Max will include non-AT&T shows as AT&T aims to rebuild the bundle.
19-11-2019 23:35

Password data for ~2.2 million users of currency and gaming sites dumped online
Researcher confirms data belongs to users of Gatehub and EpicBot services.
19-11-2019 22:09

Microsoft says yes to future encrypted DNS requests in Windows
In highly hedged post, Microsoft pledges support for DoH and other schemes, eventually.
19-11-2019 17:11

Google & Samsung fix Android spying flaw. Other makers may still be vulnerable
Camera and mic could be controlled by any app, no permission required.
19-11-2019 12:32

Think of the children: FBI sought Interpol statement against end-to-end crypto
Backdoors are totally safe and companies should make them, draft resolution asserts.
18-11-2019 20:35

John Legere leaving T-Mobile after 7 fun years of bashing AT&T and Verizon
Legere will try to finish Sprint merger before handing CEO job to Mike Sievert.
18-11-2019 17:41

“Absolutely relentless” “ad blocker” plasters users with—you guessed it—ads
Ads Blocker uses several tricks to covertly and constantly bombard users with ads.
17-11-2019 14:00

Unrelenting “ad blocker” plasters users with—you guessed it—ads
Ads Blocker uses several tricks to covertly and constantly bombard users with ads.
17-11-2019 14:00

Microsoft sends a new kind of AI processor into the cloud
Innovative chip from Graphcore could push AI applications to greater heights.
17-11-2019 12:05

“Dirty trickster” Roger Stone convicted on all counts in Mueller indictment
Former Trump campaign adviser found guilty of witness intimidation, lies, and obstruction.
15-11-2019 19:00

What the newly released Checkra1n jailbreak means for iDevice security
There are reasons to embrace it. There are reasons to be wary of it. Here's the breakdown.
15-11-2019 14:00

Impeachment hearing reveals major White House phone security fail
Diplomat's testimony of Sondland-Trump call just the latest apparent OPSEC lapse by administration.
14-11-2019 17:39

Breach affecting 1 million was caught only after hacker maxed out target’s storage
Hacker's data archive file grew so big that the target's hard drive ran out of space.
14-11-2019 01:55

Google: You can trust us with the medical data you didn’t know we already had [Updated]
Google has 50M people's medical records but won't merge them with other Google data.
13-11-2019 14:50

Russian man charged with running money-back-guaranteed criminal marketplace
Cardplanet offered 150,000 cards and defrauded US holders of >$20 million.
13-11-2019 14:30

How a turf war and a botched contract landed 2 pentesters in Iowa jail
Despite no evidence of criminal intent, Coalfire employees face charges of criminal trespass.
13-11-2019 13:29

Google: You can trust us with the medical data you didn’t know we already had
Google has 50M people's medical records but won't merge them with other Google data.
12-11-2019 20:46

Solved: Why in-the-wild Bluekeep exploits are causing patched machines to crash
Metasploit module is being rewritten to fix incompatibility with 2018 Meltdown fixes.
11-11-2019 18:25

RunCode challenge returns with coding, pwning puzzles—and prizes
In its third year, hacking/coding challenge tests a range of skills.
09-11-2019 21:56

Google enlists outside help to clean up Android’s malware mess
New App Defense Alliance tries solving longstanding Play Store malware problem.
09-11-2019 11:30

One of the world’s most advanced hacking groups debuts new Titanium backdoor
Malware hides at every step by mimicking common software in long multi-stage execution.
08-11-2019 22:18

Why 168,149 Valentine’s day text messages arrived in November
Vendor's text-message server failed on February 14, got reactivated yesterday.
08-11-2019 18:29

Why more than 168,000 Valentine’s day text messages arrived in November
Vendor's text-message server failed on February 14, got reactivated yesterday.
08-11-2019 18:29

Ring-a-ding: IoT doorbell exposed customer Wi-Fi passwords to eavesdroppers
Bitdefender report in July led to patch of code that sent credentials in plaintext.
08-11-2019 15:59

Members of violent white supremacist website exposed in massive data dump
Iron March went dark two years ago. Now a 1GB file exposes its dirty laundry.
08-11-2019 01:25

AT&T switches customers to more expensive plans without asking them first
AT&T adds 15GB "bonus" to older plans but raises price $10.
07-11-2019 19:20

Former Twitter employees charged with spying on users for Saudis
Indictment accuses two of passing data about people critical of Saudi royals, government.
06-11-2019 23:36

Tech-support scammers used data stolen by Trend Micro employee
Support-scam callers used leaked data about Trend Micro customers handed over by insider.
06-11-2019 22:15

AT&T makes customers work to get refunds they should get automatically
AT&T gives refunds for blacked-out sports channel—but only if you complain.
06-11-2019 18:35

Breaking the law: How 8chan (or “8kun”) got (briefly) back online
Russian "bulletproof" host advertised stolen IP address to take site live.
05-11-2019 23:00

Tipped off by an NSA breach, researchers discover new APT hacking group
DarkUniverse went undetected for at least 8 years. The NSA finally outed it.
05-11-2019 20:50

8chan gets back online—and is promptly forced off again
8chan was live again at 8kun.net, but not for long.
05-11-2019 18:16

Strongly typed documents, move aside—Microsoft Fluid is coming
Remember collaborative typing in BBSes? It's making a comeback in Office 365.
05-11-2019 15:11

Actively exploited bug in fully updated Firefox is sending users into a tizzy
Fraudulent tech-support sites cause Firefox to freeze while displaying scary message.
05-11-2019 13:00

Spanish companies’ networks shut down as result of ransomware
Apparent BitPaymer variant strikes major IT consulting company, radio network.
04-11-2019 21:40

DirecTV kept charging regional sports fee while channel was blacked out
Comcast gives partial credits for blackout, but DirecTV apparently hasn't done so.
04-11-2019 20:41

Researchers hack Siri, Alexa, and Google Home by shining lasers at them
MEMS mics respond to light as if it were sound. No one knows precisely why.
04-11-2019 18:00

ISPs lied to Congress to spread confusion about encrypted DNS, Mozilla says
ISPs lobby against DNS encryption, but Mozilla tells Congress not to trust them.
04-11-2019 11:00

NordVPN users’ passwords exposed in mass credential-stuffing attacks
Many of the dumps have been pulled off public webpages, but at least one remains.
01-11-2019 17:41

AT&T’s priciest “unlimited” plan now allows 100GB+ of un-throttled data
Cheapest plan can be throttled any time—pay more for 50GB or 100GB guaranteed.
31-10-2019 16:36

Researchers unearth malware that siphoned SMS texts out of telco’s network
Messagetap monitored telco's network for messages sent between high-value targets.
31-10-2019 13:00

The count of managed service providers getting hit with ransomware mounts
Threat researchers tracking public reports of MSP ransomware incidents up count to 13 this year.
30-10-2019 21:00

Facebook deletes the accounts of NSO Group workers
Deletions come after allegations NSO exploit targeted 1,400 WhatsApp users.
30-10-2019 19:05

AT&T will slash $3 billion off its capital investments next year
AT&T mostly stopped fiber-to-the-home deployment despite tax cut and deregulation.
30-10-2019 18:53

An Army “hacker con” goes big: The return of AvengerCon
Gaining support of US Cyber Command, AvengerCon taps into a bigger community.
30-10-2019 18:41

Indian nuclear power plant’s network was hacked, officials confirm
After initial denial, company says report of “malware in system" is correct.
30-10-2019 14:25

50 years ago today, the Internet was born. Sort of.
The precursor to the Internet carried its first login request on October 29, 1969.
29-10-2019 22:54

50 years ago today, the Internet was born. Sort of
The precursor to the Internet carried its first login request on October 29, 1969.
29-10-2019 22:54

WhatsApp suit says Israeli spyware maker exploited its app to target 1,400 users
Clickless exploit targeted attorneys, journalists, activists, dissidents, and others.
29-10-2019 22:40

FCC plans Huawei/ZTE ban, may require ripping out existing network gear
Ban on Chinese vendors would affect recipients of Universal Service funding.
29-10-2019 16:44

Indian nuke plant’s network reportedly hit by malware tied to N. Korea
Information, not nuclear reactor controls, were the target.
29-10-2019 15:47

Russia’s Fancy Bear hackers conduct “significant cyberattacks” on anti-doping agencies
Hacking blitz directed at 16 organizations since September 16, Microsoft says.
29-10-2019 12:24

Five months after returning rental car, man still has remote control
Man can still track vehicle, lock and unlock it, and start and stop its engine.
28-10-2019 21:35

AT&T loses another 1.3 million TV customers as DirecTV freefall continues
AT&T tries to make peace with investors after losing 5M subscribers since 2016.
28-10-2019 16:21

A health care algorithm offered less care to black patients
Shows risks of making decisions using data that reflects inequities in American society.
27-10-2019 11:15

Johannesburg’s network shut down after second attack in 3 months
Attackers claim to have full control of network and demand $32,000 to give it back.
25-10-2019 23:56

Comcast fights Google’s encrypted-DNS plan but promises not to spy on users
Comcast makes privacy pledge as it fights Google plan to encrypt DNS in Chrome.
25-10-2019 18:10

Microsoft beat expectations with strong Windows revenue, but Xbox had a rough quarter
Surface didn't post good numbers, but that could change in the next quarter.
24-10-2019 22:44

White House kicks infosec team to curb in IT office shakeup
Senior staffer quits over "highly concerning" lack of security practices.
23-10-2019 22:06

Republicans storm ultra-secure “SCIF,” some with cell phones blazing [Update]
Lawmakers flout strict rules designed to prevent eavesdropping by adversaries.
23-10-2019 20:05

Comcast’s “free” streaming box requires you to rent $13-per-month router
Comcast says it will lift the restriction soon, let you use any modem/router.
23-10-2019 16:39

Elon Musk sends tweet via SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband
Musk tests service at home as SpaceX aims to offer broadband in US by mid-2020.
22-10-2019 22:30

Robo-tank? Army picks contenders for robotic combat vehicle competition
Robotic Combat Vehicle-Light competition aims for prototype tests by next year.
22-10-2019 18:56

Hackers steal secret crypto keys for NordVPN. Here’s what we know so far
Breach happened 19 months ago. Popular VPN service is only disclosing it now.
21-10-2019 22:48

Verizon’s 5G network can’t cover an entire basketball arena, either
Verizon 5G can't cover all the seating areas in any NBA or NFL facility.
21-10-2019 16:50

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords
Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into "smart spies."
20-10-2019 23:05

AT&T hits online TV customers with second big price increase this year
Two price hikes in seven months raise some bills 50%.
18-10-2019 18:56

Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system
"Solid state storage" replaces IBM Series/1's floppy drive.
18-10-2019 14:37

Unpatched Linux bug may open devices to serious attacks over Wi-Fi
Buffer overflow can be triggered in Realtek Wi-Fi chips, no user interaction needed.
17-10-2019 21:35

Yahoo is deleting all content ever posted to Yahoo Groups
You have until December 14 to download files before they're permanently removed.
17-10-2019 16:41

Chrome rolls out new protections preventing password and data theft
Site isolation debuts in Android Chrome while desktop versions extend it to new fronts.
17-10-2019 16:00

T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to merge in 3-2 party-line vote
Merger gets final US approval, but states are still suing to block the deal.
16-10-2019 21:25

SpaceX says 12,000 satellites isn’t enough, so it might launch another 30,000
SpaceX makes preliminary filing with ITU as it considers big Starlink expansion.
16-10-2019 18:10

US claims cyber strike on Iran after attack on Saudi oil facility
Iranian official laughs off alleged cybering: "They must have dreamt it"
16-10-2019 13:53

In 2019, multiple open source companies changed course—is it the right move?
"We have to draw a line between open source and the right to make money with open source."
16-10-2019 11:30

Bringing in the big gun: Army paves way for “strategic cannon”
US aims for test of artillery prototype with range of over 1,000 miles by 2023.
15-10-2019 20:00

Washington State keeps enforcing net neutrality as it hails FCC court loss
FCC failure to preempt keeps Washington State net neutrality law on the books.
15-10-2019 19:41

Data for a whopping 26 million stolen payment cards leaked in hack of fraud bazaar
Thriving underground market imitated site, likeness of KrebsOnSecurity writer Brian Krebs.
15-10-2019 19:28

Researchers find bug in Python script may have affected hundreds of studies
"Willoughby-Hoye" scripts used OS call that caused incorrect measurements on Linux, Mojave
15-10-2019 14:17

AT&T charged customers for a corporate tax that it doesn’t have to pay
Portland tax exempts utilities like AT&T—but carrier added it to customer bills.
14-10-2019 17:36

Sikorsky makes its bid for Army’s next scout copter
Derived from Raider demonstrator, new design looks "low-observable."
14-10-2019 15:53

Planting tiny spy chips in hardware can cost as little as $200
Proof-of-concept shows how easy it may be to hide malicious chips inside IT equipment.
13-10-2019 10:51

Activists’ phones targeted by one of the world’s most advanced spyware apps
"Pegasus," developed by Israel-based NSO Group, stalks 2 Moroccan, researchers say.
12-10-2019 13:30

AT&T raises prices 7% by making its customers pay AT&T’s property taxes
AT&T tacks on fee after locking customer into contract, raises it from 3% to 7%.
11-10-2019 18:35

“Troll Factory” turns disinformation campaigns into teaching game
Finnish broadcaster Yle's game uses real samples to show how disinformation is spread.
11-10-2019 14:51

source : arstechnica