Security

MongoDB Vulnerability Exposes Healthcare Data of 2 Million Mexican Citizens

MongoDB Vulnerability Exposes Healthcare Data of 2 Million Mexican Citizens

Security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered a MongoDB database which contained personal information, insurance information and healthcare data of over 2 million citizens of Mexico. The database was visible via Shodan, a search...
What's This TPM You've Heard About

What’s This “TPM” You’ve Heard About?

Full disk encryption is becoming a somewhat common security measure on modern computing devices. If you have a modern smartphone, especially a flagship model, you were probably prompted to encrypt the whole machine. The same...
Snapchat Source Code Leaked and Posted Publicly on GitHub

Snapchat Source Code Leaked and Posted Publicly on GitHub

The source code of popular social app Snapchat was leaked online and was posted on GitHub by a hacker who claims to be from Pakistan. The source code repository of the app...
Virus Attack Halts Production at Apple Chipmaker TSMC’s Factories

Virus Attack Halts Production at Apple Chipmaker TSMC’s Factories

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited was hit by a virus attack recently which has forced the company to halt its production. TSMC released an official statement detailing the attack, but it did...
Microsoft Fixes Critical Same-Origin Policy Security Exploit for Edge

Microsoft Fixes Critical Same-Origin Policy Security Exploit for Edge

A vulnerability in Microsoft Edge was found by security researcher Ziyahan Albeniz from Netsparker that allowed attackers to inject malware into target PCs.  The vulnerability was found in the Same-Origin Policy security feature...
Reddit Suffers Data Breach, Doesn't Give Out Numbers

Reddit Suffers Data Breach, Doesn’t Give Out Numbers

Reddit suffered a data breach in June. The number of affected users is unknown. Email addresses and a 2007 database were exposed to the intruders. The hack involved failed 2FA via SMS.  Reddit suffered...
Hardware and Software Encryption What's the Deal

Hardware and Software Encryption: What’s the Deal?

Encryption is an amazing technology that helps keep the web secure and useful. Serving billions of people. Modern encryption is so strong that, for the moment, there’s no conceivable way to break it using...
SamSam Ransomware Attacks Have Collected over $5.9 Million

SamSam Ransomware Attacks Have Collected over $5.9 Million

According to a recent review published by UK cybersecurity firm Sophos along with cryptocurrency firm Neutrino, the infamous SamSam ransomware has been used to collect over $5.9 million in ransoms. The first...
Google Play Store

145 Google Play Store Apps Infected with Malicious Microsoft Windows Executable Files

Palo Alto Networks identified 145 instances of infected Google Play Apps that contained compromising software usable for large-scale cyber-attacks. The infected APK files on the Play Store did not pose any threats...
Pentagon USA Software Blacklist

Pentagon and Department of Defense Releases A Blacklist of Software Providers

Defense Undersecretary Ellen Lord listed software companies that contractors should be avoiding for future contracts with the Pentagon. The companies in the “Do Not Buy” list are known to use the Russian and...

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