A flaw in popular messenger apps WhatsApp and Telegram, which could allow hackers to gain access to hundreds of millions of accounts using the very encryption software designed to keep them out, has been discovered by cyber security firm Check Point. A flaw in popular messenger apps WhatsApp and Telegram, which could allow hackers to … Continue reading WhatsApp, Telegram ‘Severe’ Security Flaw Pinpointed Following #Vault7 Release
How many readers know what the term “Wi-Fi” is the contraction for? It’s tech speak for “Wireless Fidelity.” And, nothing is more of an oxymoron than Wi-Fi, which is extremely vulnerable to all sorts of attacks and hacking, all because of the porous network(s) it operates on no matter where you find it, plus its … Continue reading Wi-Fi’s Infidelity – What’s That?
If you have or had accounts on Fitbit, Uber, OkCupid, Medium, or Yelp, you should probably change your passwords. In a blog post published on Thursday, the web performance and security company Cloudflare said it had fixed a critical bug, discovered over the weekend, that had been leaking sensitive information such as website passwords in plain text … Continue reading Cloudflare Leak: Here Are The Passwords You Should Change Immediately
Donald Trump has inherited the most powerful machine for spying ever devised. How this petty, vengeful man might wield and expand the sprawling American spy apparatus, already vulnerable to abuse, is disturbing enough on its own. But the outlook is even worse considering Trump’s vast preference for private sector expertise and new strategic friendship with Silicon … Continue reading How Palantir Helped the NSA Spy on the Whole World
“Even though we think we’re getting a lot done, ironically, multitasking makes us demonstrably less efficient.” ~Daniel J. Levitin, Neuroscientist Web-Based Brain Damage Evidence is mounting that our haphazard info-consuming ways on the web are adversely affecting our neurological and cognitive functioning – as well as wasting time by making us far less efficient – … Continue reading Web-Based Brain Damage and Mindless Data Consumption
Last week, Evan Spiegel of Snap Inc. unveiled his first hardware product Spectacles to a few journalists. Wall Street Journal author Seth Stevenson recalls how Spiegel invited him into “a small conference room” where he “draped a towel over a mysterious object sitting on a table” calling Spiegel “eager to the point of jitters”. Perhaps … Continue reading Is Snap Inc. Building a Wearable Face Recognition Device for the NSA?
Fileless malware, much like what has previously only been seen in nation-sponsored cyberattacks, is now “going mainstream,” as criminal hackers begin using the same in-memory bug on banks, government agencies, and other enterprises across the globe. Kaspersky Lab in Moscow has published research claiming that at least 140 entities have been infected. “The so-called fileless malware is … Continue reading Scary Fileless Malware Infects Banks Worldwide
Imagine you are visiting a new city and get lost on your way to that famous must-see museum. In times of yore – actually just about 10 years ago – you might have had to consult a friendly local to direct you. Today, with all the friendly locals still very much around you on the … Continue reading Does Your Smartphone Make You Less Likely to Trust Others?
The fingerprint sensor on your phone is the key to revealing all the private information stored on the device, and it does a good job of keeping it secure. However, if a thief were to get hold of your fingerprint and your phone, it wouldn’t provide much protection anymore. Think that’s unlikely? The National Institute … Continue reading Careful, Your Fun Peace Sign Selfie may Lead to Identity Theft