Security

FBI Recommends Using Long Passphrases Over Strong Passwords

FBI advises internet users to use passphrases of at least 15 characters, instead of “strong” short passwords. Short and hard to remember passwords have gotten very easy for today’s computers to crack. ...
satellite internet

Expert Warns About the Risk of “CubeSats” Being Weaponized by Hackers

Cybersecurity experts fear the risks that satellite constellations entail if taken over by hackers. These low-cost “CubeSats” are created with little consideration to security and feature open-source and off-the-shelf technology. By...
android_adware

New Malicious Android Apps Found on Google Play Store

New ad-clickers, spyware, and premium service subscription apps have been discovered on the Play Store. All of the reported apps were removed from the Play Store or cleaned by now, so users are...
stalkerware

‘KidsGuard’ Android Stalkerware App Leaked Exfiltrated Information

The developer of the 'KidsGuard' spyware app has left the bucket storing exfiltrated data unprotected. The app is capable of eavesdropping the users, accessing their coms, and seeing into their activity. ...
servers

Tetrad Database Misconfiguration Exposes 120 Million Americans

A massive database leak left millions of American households as well as businesses exposed. The sets of exposed data contained information used for behavioral analytics. The lack of strict regulations that underpin...
Donald Trump

Agency Handling President Trump’s Communications Announced a Data Breach

The “Defense Information Systems Agency” (DISA) has suffered a lengthy and damaging breach. An undisclosed number of government agents may have had their personal data compromised as a result. DISA is...
MGM Resorts

Millions of ‘MGM Resorts’ Clients Had Their Details Published on the Dark Net

A new data dump containing the sensitive details of 10.6 million people got published on a darknet forum. The data belongs to customers of MGM Resorts hotels who stayed in one of the...
ecommerce skimmers

Websites Infected with Card-Skimming JavaScript Fail to Respond to Warnings

Researchers found skimmers on nine websites, and four of them still have the snippet running. The actor behind this new scheme seems to be “MageCart Group 12,” coming from Russian infrastructure. ...

Jack Mannino, nVisium CEO: Failure to Implement Standard Security Practices, Cause for Most Breaches

Over a decade ago, Jack Mannino took his career into his own hands and decided to move forward on his own; and so nVisium was created. The company focuses on mobile and Web application...

Citrix Admits Hackers Were Inside its Systems for Five Months

Citrix is circulating a warning to affected employees and contractors who had their data compromised last year. The software vendor now admits that hackers had intermittent access to its network for five...

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