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Intel ZombieLoad

Any Computer That Has “Intel Inside” from 2007 Until Now Is Hackable! Intel ZombieLoad Transcript Oh my goodness, we’ve had various Intel vulnerabilities over the last year, a...
Tags: Apple, Security, Microsoft, Audio, Sem, Intel, Vulnerability, Computers, Hacking, CPU, Radio Show, CPU Architecture, Apple. Computers


Dozens of Spotify users find their passwords reset by the music streaming service

A string of recent suspicious activity has caused Spotify to reset the passwords for a number of Spotify accounts but it has left some users confused. This week an unspecified amount of Spotify users had their passwords reset for their accounts with the music streaming service. Users were told that their passwords had been reset “due to detected suspicious activity” on their accounts. Spotify didn’t specify what the suspicious activity entailed. A bunch of users have now taken to the in...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Passwords, Accounts, Hacking, Music Streaming, Hackers, Digital Music News, Music Streaming Service, Suspicious Activity


Equifax Is Finally Getting Kicked in the Money Bags Due to Its Disastrous 2017 Hack

Two years ago exactly, someone began hacking Equifax. Today, it’s starting to feel some pain.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacking, Equifax, Equifax Today


Hackers Are Holding Baltimore's Government Computers Hostage, and It's Not Even Close to Over

On May 7, hackers infected about 10,000 of Baltimore city government’s computers with an aggressive form of ransomware called RobbinHood, and insisted the city pay 13 bitcoin (then $76,280, today $102,310) to cut the computers loose. The hackers claimed the price would go up every day after four days, and after the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Hacking, Baltimore


If Hacking DNA Frightens You, This Will Terrify You

In a 9-minute internal video, Google explores the future of hacking DNA We’re all familiar with the double helix that constitutes our genetic makeup, the incredible progress in decoding it, and the potential for hacking it to eradicate disease or even create bespoke organisms. But what most of us don’t know is that there may ...
Tags: Google, Dna, Hacking, Innovation


European Union adopts framework to impose sanctions for foreign cyberattacks

The Council of the European Union established a framework that allows the EU, for the first time, to impose “restrictive measures” – sanctions – on individuals and entities who carry out cyber attacks against it from outside the bloc. It said the aim of the new framework was... ...
Tags: Travel, Security, Europe, News, Internet, Eu, European Union, Cybersecurity, Policy, Hacking, Hackers, Council of the European Union


ProtonMail Adds New Anti-Phishing Defenses to Email

Last year, Amnesty International spotted a long-running campaign against journalists and human rights activists in the Middle East. Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacking, Amnesty International, Phishing, Protonmail, Middle East Read


Change Your Loyalty Program Passwords Now

If you can’t remember the last time you changed the passwords on your loyalty program accounts, it’s time to make some password updates—or risk being hacked.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Security, Passwords, Hotels, Hacking, Rewards, Lifehacks, Flights, Password Managers, Rewards Programs


Russians Hacked Two Florida Counties in 2016, But We Don't Know Which

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he learned from the FBI that two counties were breached by Russian hackers in the 2016 election, according to CNN. This confirms information included in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that suggested “at least one” county had been successfully attacked.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Elections, Science, Fbi, Hacking, 2016 Presidential Election, Ron DeSantis, Robert Mueller, Russian Interference, Russia Probe


What To Do About the Nasty New Intel Chip Flaw

An entire class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips allows attackers to steal data directly from the processor, according to new reports from a group of cybersecurity researchers from around the world. Intel, Apple, Google and Microsoft among other tech giants have released patches to address the flaws.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Intel, Hacking, Meltdown, Spectre, Spectre And Meltdown, Nasty New Intel Chip Flaw, Intel Apple Google


Why You Should Update WhatsApp but Not Freak Out

Everyone with WhatsApp on their phone should update to the latest version of the app as soon as possible, the company said on Tuesday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Israel, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Privacy And Security, NSO Group


Ransomware Is Putting a Damper on Our Smart City Future

Last month, we found out that hackers took down a county government in California. Around the same time, a city in Maine lost control of all its data. These followed New York state’s capital, Albany, admitting that hackers had crippled the city’s technology operations, which means just about everything important in…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, California, Malware, Ransomware, Hacking, Maine, Albany, Extortionware


WhatsApp Discovers Spyware That Infected with a Call Alone

A spokesman for the Facebook subsidiary later said: "We're certainly not refuting any of the coverage you've seen."
Tags: Facebook, News, Whatsapp, Digital Privacy, Hacking


What Your Small Business Can Learn From Hundred Of Fortune 500 Hacks

It sometimes seems that every time you check the news, you read about yet another company that has been hacked, or had its data breached. But how do those breaches… Read more » The post What Your Small Business Can Learn From Hundred Of Fortune 500 Hacks appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Hacking, Business Mistakes, Info Tech


Two Charged in Anthem Breach That Exposed the Personal Data of 78 Million Americans

Federal prosecutors have charged two individuals in connection to the 2014 data breach of a major health insurance provider that exposed the personal data of tens of millions of Americans.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Data Breach, Hacking, Anthem, Privacy And Security, Anthem hack


Two Charged in Anthem Breach That Exposed the Personal Data of Nearly 80 Million Americans

Federal prosecutors have charged two individuals in connection to the 2014 data breach of a major health insurance provider that exposed the personal data of tens of millions of Americans.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Data Breach, Hacking, Anthem, Privacy And Security, Anthem hack


Why You Should Choose Ethical Hacking As A Career

For any tech-savvy young person looking for a career in a thriving field, it’s hard not to suggest ethical hacking. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s expected that the IT security field will grow by 18% by 2024, and that demand is outstripping supply. Furthermore, an IT security analyst in the US makes roughly $96,040 per year, even rising to $100,000 in some cases. So, with a good salary and a lot of opportunities in IT, why should you consider ethical hacking? What exactly is...
Tags: Python, Startups, US, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hacking, Career Advice, Advice For The Young At Heart, Ethical Hacking, Computer Skills


Amazon Says 'Extensive' Fraud Allowed Cybercriminals to Siphon Cash From Seller Accounts

UK legal documents obtained by Bloomberg show that e-commerce titan Amazon fell prey to “extensive” fraud that allowed cybercriminals to obtain access to around 100 seller accounts and transfer cash into their bank accounts, with the company confirming to the news agency that it had completed an investigation into…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Science, Technology, Crime, Bloomberg, Cybersecurity, Fraud, Cybercrime, Hacking, Courts, Hackers, Phishing, Amazon Marketplace, Amazon Says Extensive Fraud


Leaked NSA Hacking Tools

In 2016, a hacker group calling itself the Shadow Brokers released a trove of 2013 NSA hacking tools and related documents. Most people believe it is a front for the Russian government. Since, then the vulnerabilities and tools have been used by both government and criminals, and put the NSA's ability to secure its own cyberweapons seriously into question. Now we have learned that the Chinese used the tools fourteen months before the Shadow Brokers released them. Does this mean that both the C...
Tags: Nsa, China, Russia, Hacking, Zero-Day, Vulnerabilities, Disclosure, Bruce Schneier, US Cyber Command, Nsa Hacking Tools


China grabbed NSA hacking tools from NSA attack on China — Symantec

Chinese spies got a hold of NSA hacking tools, and “repurposed them in 2016 to attack American allies and private companies in Europe and Asia,” reports the NYT. How'd they get those cyberweapons? Symantec researchers “believe the Chinese did not steal the code but captured it from an N.S.A. attack on their own computers — like a gunslinger who grabs an enemy’s rifle and starts blasting away.” Here's the Symantec researchers' report, released on Monday and the focus of the NYT article: Buckey...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Post, News, Nsa, China, United States, Hacking, New York Times, Hackers, Symantec, Buckeye, Scott Shane, Cyberweapons, Threat Intelligence, Espionage Outfit Used Equation Group Tools Prior


How China grabbed NSA hacking tools and used them to attack U.S. allies

Chinese spies got a hold of NSA hacking tools, and “repurposed them in 2016 to attack American allies and private companies in Europe and Asia,” reports the NYT. How'd they get those cyberweapons? Symantec researchers “believe the Chinese did not steal the code but captured it from an N.S.A. attack on their own computers — like a gunslinger who grabs an enemy’s rifle and starts blasting away.” Here's the Symantec researchers' report, released on Monday and the focus of the NYT article: Buckey...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Post, News, Nsa, China, United States, Hacking, New York Times, Hackers, Symantec, Buckeye, Scott Shane, Cyberweapons, Threat Intelligence, Espionage Outfit Used Equation Group Tools Prior


Graham Lets A Rare Trump Jab Fly: ‘Not A 400 Pound Man,’ ‘It Was The Russians’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) let a rare jab against President Donald Trump fly during his opening remarks at Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee, saying that it was not a “400-pound man on a bed somewhere, it was the Russians.” “They did it,” he said of 2016 election hacking. “And they’re still doing it.” Trump said during a September 2016 debate with Hillary Clinton that “it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting...
Tags: News, China, Russia, Hillary Clinton, Hacking, Graham, 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Trump, Russians, Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC, Kate Riga


Defending Democracies Against Information Attacks

To better understand influence attacks, we proposed an approach that models democracy itself as an information system and explains how democracies are vulnerable to certain forms of information attacks that autocracies naturally resist. Our model combines ideas from both international security and computer security, avoiding the limitations of both in explaining how influence attacks may damage democracy as a whole. Our initial account is necessarily limited. Building a truly comprehensive unde...
Tags: New York, Fcc, Russia, US, Ukraine, Hacking, House Of Representatives, Essays, Donald Trump, Bruce Schneier, Guccifer, Mitigation, Federal Communication Commission FCC, Henry Farrell, Fake News, Academic Papers


Stealing Ethereum by Guessing Weak Private Keys

Someone is stealing millions of dollars worth of Ethereum by guessing users' private keys. Normally this should be impossible, but lots of keys seem to be very weak. Researchers are unsure how those weak keys are being generated and used. Their paper is here. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Encryption, Cryptography, Hacking, Keys, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Bruce Schneier, Academic Papers


Russia’s great firewall: is it meant to keep information in – or out?

Vladimir Putin will soon sign the ‘sovereign internet’ bill to allow greater monitoring of traffic. But what are its other consequences?Earlier this year, US officials briefed reporters on an extraordinary operation: they claimed to have launched an offensive cyber-attack against Russia to protect the integrity of the country’s midterm elections.Government hackers from US Cyber Command had pre-emptively cut off the internet to a St Petersburg office building that houses the Internet Research Age...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Internet, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Censorship, US, World news, Hacking, Isps, Cyberwar, St Petersburg, Internet Research Agency, US Cyber Command


Rubio Says Russians Hacked A Florida County’s Elections System In 2016

Sen. Mark Rubio (R-FL) expanded on a detail revealed in the redacted Mueller report, telling the New York Times Friday that the Russians did successfully hack the elections system of a county in Florida. “Everybody has been told what it is they need to do to protect themselves from the intrusion,” he said. “I don’t believe the specific victims of the intrusion have been notified. The concern was that in a number of counties across the country, there are a couple of people with the attitude of...
Tags: Florida, News, Hacking, Marco Rubio, Kate Riga


May to ban Huawei from providing 'core' parts of UK 5G network

Telecoms firm will still be able to supply some technology, but decision may anger Beijing Theresa May has ordered that Chinese telecoms supplier Huawei be banned from supplying core parts of the future 5G mobile phone network, following a meeting of ministers on the National Security Council (NSC).Huawei will be allowed to supply some “non core” technology to UK phone companies, insiders said, but several ministers in the meeting on Tuesday raised concerns even about that concession, arguing in...
Tags: Europe, UK, Technology, Internet, Gchq, China, Russia, UK News, World news, Cybercrime, Beijing, Hacking, Asia Pacific, Theresa May, UK security and counter-terrorism, Huawei


May to ban Huawei from supplying 'core' parts of UK 5G network

Chinese telecoms supplier will be allowed to supply some ‘non core’ technology, but decision risks agitating Beijing Theresa May has ordered that Chinese telecoms supplier Huawei is to be banned from supplying core parts of the future 5G mobile phone network, following a meeting of ministers on the National Security Council (NSC) on Tuesday.Huawei will be allowed to supply some “non core” technology to UK phone companies insiders said, but several ministers in the meeting raised concerns even ab...
Tags: Europe, UK, Technology, Internet, Gchq, China, Russia, UK News, World news, Cybercrime, Beijing, Hacking, Asia Pacific, Theresa May, UK security and counter-terrorism, Huawei


CI Security Raises $9.6M to Help Customers Manage Cyber Threats

CI Security, a startup that provides its customers with cybersecurity software and expertise in detecting and responding to digital intrusions and threats, announced Monday it has raised $9.6 million in new funding. Seattle-based CI Security, which was previously known as Critical Informatics, says it plans to use some of the new cash to continue developing its products and services.The only investor CI Security named in a news release announcing the Series B round was East Seattle Partners, wh...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Startups, Internet Of Things, Microsoft, Government, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Vc, Hacking, Hacks, Healthcare, Aws, Manufacturing


G7 Comes Out in Favor of Encryption Backdoors

From a G7 meeting of interior ministers in Paris this month, an "outcome document": Encourage Internet companies to establish lawful access solutions for their products and services, including data that is encrypted, for law enforcement and competent authorities to access digital evidence, when it is removed or hosted on IT servers located abroad or encrypted, without imposing any particular technology and while ensuring that assistance requested from internet companies is underpinned by the ru...
Tags: Encryption, Law Enforcement, Hacking, Terrorism, Paris, Keys, G7, Backdoors, Bruce Schneier, Key Escrow