We've been talking about the potential of hacker strikes on electric grids for years, and now it looks like the threat is imminent. Symantec reports that a group it calls Dragonfly is targeting energy and power sectors in the US and Europe, with the intention of both learning how these fac...
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Cover your tracks in any web browser. Your internet history contains all of the browsing secrets you might want to hide. Web browsers keep track of your past activity for a reason. That history comes in handy if you want to find a funny article again or return to your favorite photo of the kids, or ...
Tech companies are leaving your private data unlocked online and there isn’t much you can do about it. (image: Flickr/ Maarten Van Damme) SANTA ROSA, CALIF. — Chances are your private data has probably been available on the web for any random visitor to read. And you may not even be able to...
‘Surveillance is the business model of the internet,’ Berkman and Belfer fellow says In the internet era, consumers seem increasingly resigned to giving up fundamental aspects of their privacy for convenience in using their phones and computers, and have grudgingly accepted that being monitored ...
News roundup: Hackers leveraged eight hijacked Chrome extensions to attack 4.8 million browser users. Plus, Cloudflare stopped protecting a neo-Nazi website from DDoS attacks, and more. New research shows millions of Google Chrome users have been hit with malware through eight hijacked Chrome extens...
By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke With almost everyone relying on the internet to perform tasks, there is barely anything like privacy. All your personal information are readily available to everyone by simply googling your name. However, you can control the information others have access to online thereby guar...
Invading your privacy without your permission is essentially theft, yet it happens every day on the internet and without consequence. Large corporations, law enforcement, the government, and just about anyone who knows how to use the internet, can easily obtain your personal information in a matter ...
A new form of malware hit the internet Tuesday, shutting down systems across Europe and impacting companies from the U.S. to Russia. Unfortunately, the attack, which early reports indicate seems to have hurt Ukrainian organizations and agencies more in particular, is still largel...
HIGHLIGHTS Fireball steals sensitive user data and manipulates regular surfing data CERT-In has issued its latest advisory to Internet users It said the virus can be detected by majority of anti-virus solution Cyber-security sleuths have alerted Internet users against the destructive activity of a ...
While the Internet has always been a risky place to test new ideas, the stakes today are higher than ever. The reason? Explosive growth: In 2004 there were 51 million websites online. Now there are over a billion websites and at least 28 billion Internet-connected devices. There is also more money i...
With so much of life lived online, it can be hard to remember passwords for every app and platform you're on, but re-using them is putting people at an ever-increasing risk of being hacked. The recent data breach of food and restaurant search engine Zomato saw hackers steal 17 million users' data. T...
Rafotech holds the power to initiate a global catastrophe," claimed Check Point.Markus Spiske/Unsplash A massive malware campaign that has the power to "initiate a global catastrophe" has currently infected more than 250 million computers worldwide. The software, dubbed "Fireball", can take control ...
CREDIT: Getty Images Cloak & Dagger vulnerability uses Android's own features to fool users. Do you like downloading and trying a wide range Android games and apps? You may want to rethink that habit, or at least proceed with caution. A newly disclosed Android vulnerability means miscreants can ...
A TERRIFYING new malware attack – that enables hackers to silently take control of your smartphone and siphon private data – can be used on all versions of the Android operating system, researchers have sensationally claimed. Cybercrminals can record EVERYTHING you do on your Android phone A cat...
A single setting could make all the difference when it comes to keeping your device secure. Apple's iOS is a real walled garden. With the exception of those brave enough to "jailbreak" their phones, Apple controls which apps get into its App Store, and which don't.   On Android, it's not so sim...
Google just removed 41 apps infected with adware from its Play Store Forty-one Android apps infected with malicious software were removed from the Google Play Store on Thursday, but cybersecurity experts believe that up to 36.5 million people may have downloaded the "auto-clicking adware." Dubbed "J...
We all have bad habits, like biting our nails or drinking straight from the milk carton. While they’re bad form, they won’t steal your life savings. They won’t target your children. But I cringe when people confess their hazardous digital activities and unacceptable digital etiquette. It’s t...
Android malware is a serious problem that can cause you all kinds of trouble if you’re not paying attention to what you install on your device. Even apps that come from the Google Play store can sometimes contain malware, and researchers have discovered new tools that would allow ha...
You, too, could become a troll. Not a mythological creature that hides under bridges, but one of those annoying people who post disruptive messages in internet discussion groups – "trolling" for attention—and off-topic posters who throw out racist, sexist or politically controversial rants. The...
Find out how to stay away from rip-offs and fake games on iOS and Android. With the rise of the "fake news" scare in 2016, it's worth noting that consumers of all kinds should be wary of the content that they consume. In particular with mobile gaming, it is quite possible for apps and games to...
It’s a dangerous world out there for your teens. These apps may help you keep track of it. The best way to know where your teenagers are is to have the kind of relationship with them in which they tell you — truthfully. But for those whose relationships are a bit strained, well, there’s an app...
Doomsday predictions intrigue us, but we should be wary of taking them at face value. After all, the world hasn't ended yet, Y2K did not kill our computers, and the internet survived Kim Kardashian's nudes.  Still, a single tweet by Miroslav Stampar, a cybersecurity expert working for...
Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty The Google Play app store holds about 250 Android apps that provide access to virtual private network (VPN) services. The bad news? Many of these VPN apps could actually be sabotaging your security and privacy. A recent study by U.S. and Australian rese...
As the global infosec community continues to fight back against the threat of new attacks, the cybercriminals behind the WannaCry ransomware attacks are still at it, attempting to reap as much profits as possible. Security experts have detected new ransom demands made by the WannaCry hackers. Some e...
A wave of attacks hit computer systems in in nearly 100 countries on May 12, 2017, in a global onslaught that impacted Britain's health service, Russia's interior ministry and French carmaker Renault, along with many other organizations around the world. (Damien Meyer / AFP/Getty Images) Author...
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