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Thought you deleted your iPhone photos? Hackers find a way to get them back

15 Listopad, 2018 - 19:17
The hacking duo @fluoroacetate demonstrated zero-day exploits against phones from Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi at the recent Pwn2Own contest.

Official Google Twitter account hacked in Bitcoin scam

15 Listopad, 2018 - 12:44
The epidemic of Twitter-based Bitcoin scams took another twist this week as attackers tweeted scams directly from two verified high-profile accounts.

DARPA uses a remote island to stage a cyberattack on the US power grid

15 Listopad, 2018 - 12:29
It enacted a worst-case, "black start" scenario: swaths of the country's grid offline for a month, battery backups exhausted.

France: Let’s make the internet safer! US: ‘How about NO?!’

15 Listopad, 2018 - 12:16
Don't cry for us, Argentina: Critics saw potential for government meddling without court order, among other issues.

Steganography – cool cybersecurity trick or dangerous risk? [VIDEO]

15 Listopad, 2018 - 01:14
Burying secret data in plain sight- is it a clever cybersecurity trick, or a way to attract the very attention you wanted to avoid?

Targeted ransomware attacks – SophosLabs 2019 Threat Report

14 Listopad, 2018 - 15:01
This year's SophosLabs Threat Report is out. We talk targeted ransomware attacks, and in particular, SamSam.

HTTP/3: Come for the speed, stay for the security

14 Listopad, 2018 - 13:52
Key personnel at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) have suggested basing the next version of a core web protocol on Google technology.

Support wouldn’t change his password, so he mailed them a bomb

14 Listopad, 2018 - 12:16
The Cryptopay customer asked customer services for a new password. They refused, given that it was against the company privacy policy.

Microsoft update breaks Calendar and Mail on Windows 10 phones

14 Listopad, 2018 - 11:57
Still reeling from last week's Windows 10 Pro debacle, Microsoft dropped a fresh pile of “Oops!” onto Windows 10 Mobile users.

Google and Cloudfare traffic diverted to China… do we need to panic?

13 Listopad, 2018 - 15:56
A brief outage on Monday diverted traffic to providers such as Google and Cloudflare via China - was it a blunder or a hack?

WordPress GDPR compliance plugin hacked

13 Listopad, 2018 - 13:48
There's no obvious executable payload in the attack but the attackers may be building a collection of websites and biding their time.

DEA and ICE hiding cameras in streetlights and traffic barrels

13 Listopad, 2018 - 13:29
Drug and immigration cops in the US are buying surveillance cameras to hide in streetlights and traffic barrels.

Does wiping your iPhone count as destroying evidence?

13 Listopad, 2018 - 11:26
Police say it's a felony, but a woman arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting says she doesn't even know how to remotely wipe.

How to fit all of Shakespeare in one tweet (and why not to do it!)

12 Listopad, 2018 - 18:25
A security researcher squoze 1,299,999 words into a single tweet, thanks to image metadata that Twitter doesn't remove.

Headmaster fired over cryptocoin mining on the school’s dime

12 Listopad, 2018 - 14:24
O, that constant whirring noise? And the sky-high electricity bill? Why, it's those darn air conditioners and heaters!

Botnet pwns 100,000 routers using ancient security flaw

12 Listopad, 2018 - 13:53
Researchers have stumbled on another large botnet that’s been hijacking home routers while nobody was paying attention.

Terrorists told to hijack social media accounts to spread propaganda

12 Listopad, 2018 - 13:32
Facebook has removed 14 million pieces of content dubbed likely to come from terrorists, as determined by new machine learning technology

Microsoft mistake leaves Windows 10 users fuming

12 Listopad, 2018 - 12:40
Microsoft Windows 10 users were livid late last week after Microsoft mistakenly told them that their licenses were invalid.

Monday review – the hot 21 stories of the week

12 Listopad, 2018 - 11:09
From the 'Martinelli' WhatsApp hoax to Facebook wanting to give your name to the weirdo next to you, and everything in between. Catch up with this and everything we wrote in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time!

258,000 encrypted IronChat phone messages cracked by police

9 Listopad, 2018 - 12:53
They expect to cuff hundreds of criminals who used the pricey phones, which were sold with the crypto app preinstalled.