Archive for the ‘Security / Security News’ Category

The Wisconsin GOP Lost $2.3 Million in an Email Scam

October 31st, 2020
Trump's website gets hacked, a ransomware group calls it quits, and more of the week's top security news.

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New Research Reveals the Hidden Downsides of Link Previews

October 28th, 2020
The feature is convenient, but it can also leak sensitive data, consume bandwidth, and drain batteries. And some sites are worse than others.

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A Hacker Is Threatening to Leak Patients’ Therapy Notes

October 26th, 2020
An extortionist has turned a breach of Finland's Vastaamo mental health services provider into a nightmare for victims.

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The Unsinkable Maddie Stone, Google’s Bug-Hunting Badass

October 25th, 2020
The Project Zero reverse engineer shuts down some of the world's most dangerous exploits—along with antiquated hacker stereotypes.

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Did a Security Researcher Guess Trump’s Twitter Password?

October 24th, 2020
Plus: An Among Us spam attack, China’s favorite vulnerabilities, and more of the week’s top security news.

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A Cut Cable Knocked Out Virginia’s Voter Registration Site

October 17th, 2020
Plus: Barnes and Noble got hacked, Zoom adds real end-to-end encryption, and more of the week’s top security news.

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The Law Comes for John McAfee

October 10th, 2020
Plus: A buggy chastity lock, Iranian disinformation, and more of the week’s top security news.

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Android Ransomware Has Picked Up Some Ominous New Tricks

October 8th, 2020
While it's still far more common on PCs, mobile ransomware has undergone a worrying evolution, new research shows.

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Paying Evil Corp Ransomware Might Land You a Big Federal Fine

October 3rd, 2020
Plus: A Grindr bug, a Joker explosion, and more of the week's top security news.

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Windows XP Source Code Got Leaked All Over the Internet

September 26th, 2020
Plus: A cruel phishing test, ransomware hits Russia, and more of the week's top security news.

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