security

US extends sanctions against Russians over cyberattacks

The US Department of the Treasury has issued another round of sanctions against a handful of Russian groups and individuals. These latest sanctions have been placed against companies that are controlled by and/or have provided support to Russia's Fed… Source: Engadget | US extends sanctions against Russians over cyberattacks

Atlanta ransomware attack may cost another $9.5 million to fix

The effects of the ransomware attack against Atlanta's government were much worse than it seemed at first glance. To start, city Information Management head Daphney Rackley revealed at a meeting that more than a third of Atlanta's 424 necessary progr… Source: Engadget | Atlanta ransomware attack may cost another .5 million to fix

'WannaCry hero' faces more federal malware charges

Marcus Hutchins, the cybersecurity researcher credited with helping stop last year's WannaCry virus, is facing four new charges related to malware he allegedly created to steal financial information. Now, the FBI says Hutchins lied about creating the… Source: Engadget | 'WannaCry hero' faces more federal malware charges

Data-stealing router malware bypasses web encryption

A recently discovered strain of router malware appears to be much worse than thought. Cisco Talos has learned that VPNFilter can not only render devices unusable, but can bypass the SSL encryption you often see on the web. A module in the malware i… Source: Engadget | Data-stealing router malware bypasses web encryption

Judge dismisses Kaspersky lawsuits over government ban

Last year, the US government made moves to ban the use of Kaspersky security software in federal agencies, claiming the company's ties to the Russian government represented a security risk. In September, the Department of Homeland Security issued an… Source: Engadget | Judge dismisses Kaspersky lawsuits over government ban

The Wyze Cam Pan offers robust security for just $30

There are plenty of connected cameras to record the goings-on in your home or office. But few offer as much value as the $20 WyzeCam. It packs a surprising amount of functionality into a tiny stationary frame. But for those who need more coverage fro… Source: Engadget | The Wyze Cam Pan offers robust security …

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Two French teens arrested for hacking Taylor Swift's and Drake's music videos

Back in April, hackers managed to deface YouTube music videos by Drake, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Shakira and others (including Despacito, the reigning king of views on the platform). The infiltrators swapped out their thumbnails and titles with ince… Source: Engadget | Two French teens arrested for hacking Taylor Swift's and Drake's music videos

Senators investigate safety procedures for autonomous cars

Just a day after the NTSB released its preliminary findings on the Uber crash in Arizona, senators Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal began an investigation into safety protocols for driverless car testing. In a letter sent to major auto manufac… Source: Engadget | Senators investigate safety procedures for autonomous cars

Thousands of Apple ID Passwords Leaked by Teen Phone Monitoring App Server

ZDNet reports that a server used by an app for parents to monitor their teenagers’ phone activity has leaked tens of thousands of login credentials, including the Apple IDs of children. The leaked data belonged to customers of TeenSafe, a “secure” monitoring app for iOS and Android that allows parents to view their child’s text …

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The best home security system

By Rachel Cericola and Grant Clauser This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here… Source: Engadget

North Korea-linked hackers targeted defectors with Android spyware

When Android malware slips into the Google Play Store, it's usually there to push unwanted ads or perpetuate a scam. McAfee researchers, however, have discovered something more sinister. A North Korean group nicknamed Sun Team recently posted three… Source: Engadget

In time for hacking season, the US has no cybersecurity coordinator

Picture the scene: John Bolton stands proudly against a backdrop of an American flag, smiling beneath his pruriently confrontative mustache, dusting his hands off as befits a man who's just completed a task of wistfully virile middle-management. Joh… Source: Engadget

LocationSmart Bug Provided Easy Access to Real-Time Location Data of Millions of Phones

Robert Xiao, a computer science student at Carnegie Mellon, recently discovered a vulnerability in LocationSmart’s website that made the real-time location of millions of phones readily available to anyone with the knowhow. For background, LocationSmart is a company that collects location data of mobile customers from major carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile in …

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