Chrome bug that lets sites secretly record audio and video is not a flaw Google says

Chrome bug that lets sites secretly record audio and video is not a flaw Google says

Pay close attention to what permissions you grant websites as you can't depend on the red recording indicator on a Chrome tab to alert you that a site is recording audio and video.

05/31/17

US 'might' ban laptops on all international flights & TSA may make you unpack carry-ons

US 'might' ban laptops on all international flights & TSA may make you unpack carry-ons

DHS Secretary John Kelly said the US 'might' extend the ban of laptops in cabins on all international flights. The TSA 'likely will' make travelers unpack carry-on bags and sort items into bins as part of increased aviation security.

05/29/17

Appeals court gives Wikimedia thumbs up to sue NSA for 'Upstream' surveillance

Appeals court gives Wikimedia thumbs up to sue NSA for 'Upstream' surveillance

Wikimedia can move forward in suing the NSA for unconstitutional ‘Upstream’ surveillance, appeals court ruled.

05/24/17

Leak: Secret Facebook rules on what violence, self-harm and child abuse can be posted

Leak: Secret Facebook rules on what violence, self-harm and child abuse can be posted

Internal Facebook documents advising moderators on what content is to be censored or allowed has leaked.

05/22/17

Hackers reportedly hold Disney's newest Pirates of the Caribbean film for ransom

Hackers reportedly hold Disney's newest Pirates of the Caribbean film for ransom

Hackers have reportedly threatened to release 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' if Disney won't pay the ransom.

05/17/17

WikiLeaks posts user guides for CIA malware implants Assassin and AfterMidnight

WikiLeaks posts user guides for CIA malware implants Assassin and AfterMidnight

WikiLeaks released user guides for CIA malware implants Assassin and AfterMidnight which target Windows PCs.

05/15/17

Schools in Alabama warn parents about Blue Whale ‘suicide game’ app

Schools in Alabama warn parents about Blue Whale ‘suicide game’ app

It's not an urban legend, but a sick game spread over 50 days with the last task assigned by the 'master' to delete all proof and commit suicide. Vulnerable youths are the target of the Blue Whale Challenge.

05/10/17

Local cost of a Big Mac decides ransom amount for Fatboy ransomware

Local cost of a Big Mac decides ransom amount for Fatboy ransomware

Fatboy is the first ransomware that charges victims based on their location and the cost of a Big Mac in their country.

05/08/17

NSA collected 151 million records of Americans' calls, allowed 1,934 to be 'unmasked'

NSA collected 151 million records of Americans' calls, allowed 1,934 to be 'unmasked'

The NSA collected 151 million records of Americans' calls, according to a new transparency report, and allowed 1,934 Americans to be 'unmasked' upon requests of government officials.

05/03/17

MIT device measures walking speed with wireless signals to detect health problems

MIT device measures walking speed with wireless signals to detect health problems

MIT researchers developed the WiGait so it measures walking speed, which can help predict potential health issues, by analyzing wireless signals. It is reportedly more accurate than a wearable such as Fitbit or GPS via a phone. The...

05/01/17

Fitbit: One explodes, data from another used to charge husband with wife's murder

Fitbit: One explodes, data from another used to charge husband with wife's murder

A woman claimed her Flex 2 exploded and left her with second-degree burns. Police are using data from a murdered woman's Fitbit to disprove her husband's alibi and charge him with her murder.

04/26/17

Researchers remotely kill the engine of a moving car by hacking vulnerable car dongle

Researchers remotely kill the engine of a moving car by hacking vulnerable car dongle

Researchers exploited vulnerabilities in Bosch Drivelog Connect to remotely kill the engine of a moving car.

04/24/17

DHS's ICS-CERT warns of BrickerBot: IoT malware that will brick vulnerable devices

DHS's ICS-CERT warns of BrickerBot: IoT malware that will brick vulnerable devices

ICS-CERT again warned to beware of BrickerBot, an IoT malware which will brick vulnerable devices.

04/19/17

1,175 hotels listed in payment card breach of Holiday Inn parent company

1,175 hotels listed in payment card breach of Holiday Inn parent company

InterContinental Hotels Group reported 1,175 IHG-branded hotels were involved in a payment card breach; the investigation is not complete, but so far 1,174 franchise hotels in the US are known to have had malware accessing payment...

04/17/17

Crafty Ohio inmates scavenged parts, built PCs for hacking and hid them in ceiling

Crafty Ohio inmates scavenged parts, built PCs for hacking and hid them in ceiling

Ohio prison inmates built PCs from parts, hid them in the ceiling, connected to prison's network and tried to pull off cybercrimes.

04/12/17

New ransomware demanded high score on anime-style shooter game not bitcoins

New ransomware demanded high score on anime-style shooter game not bitcoins

No bitcoins? No problem for victims of Rensenware...just reach an astronomically high score in lunatic difficulty mode and encrypted files would be automatically decrypted.

04/10/17

Microsoft reveals what data Windows 10 collects from you

Microsoft reveals what data Windows 10 collects from you

In an effort to be more transparent, Microsoft revealed more about what data Windows 10 Creators Update will collect from users' PCs and clarified what the privacy settings mean.

04/05/17

Project launches to find out if there is truly a link between cybercrime and autism

Project launches to find out if there is truly a link between cybercrime and autism

Is there really a link between cybercrime and autistic-like personality traits? A new project intends to find out and then feed the data into a counter-terrorism program.

04/03/17

What to look for in a VPN to protect your privacy

What to look for in a VPN to protect your privacy

How much a VPN can protect your privacy or anonymity really depends upon which VPN you choose. Here are some things to look for in a VPN to best protect your privacy.

03/31/17

New Mirai IoT variant launched 54-hour DDoS attack against a U.S. college

New Mirai IoT variant launched 54-hour DDoS attack against a U.S. college

Researchers have spotted a new Mirai variant in the wild that is better at launching application layer attacks; other researchers spotted a new Cerber ransomware variant that can evade machine learning.

03/29/17

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