Security

How US Authorities Tracked North Korean WannaCry Hacker

US Authorities Tracked Down North Korean WannaCry Hacker

US authorities trace back to a North-Korean programmer, Park Jin Hyok, as a hacker behind the WannaCry Malware. Park was also involved with the Lazarus Group, which seems to be a Government-sponsored hacking team,...
iOS stealing user location data

Popular iOS Apps Are Abusing User Location Data

Sudo Security Group's GuardianApp has found over two dozen iOS apps secretly siphoning user location data. These are mostly weather apps or fitness trackers, and so the users are naturally allowing them location...
Keybase's browser extension might not encrypt your input after all

Keybase Browser Extension Messages Prone to Third-Party Interception

Keybase is a popular end-to-end encryption tool that offers a browser extension as well. AdBlock Plus developer Wladimir Palant discovered that the browser extension offers no real encryption capability. Although the problem can...
Fetish App Whiplr Caught Storing Passwords in Plain-Text Format

Fetish App Whiplr Caught Storing Passwords in Plain-Text Format

iOS and Android App Whiplr has been caught storing user details without any form of encryption. It is unknown if there has been any data breach and the extent of data stolen from...
Mac Store app Adware Doctor is shown to act like spyware

Adware Doctor App in the macOS App Store Found to Act Like Spyware

Security researchers have found that Adware Doctor, a top paid app, is acting like spyware. Adware Doctor is found to send user and system process information to a Chinese server. The researchers say Apple...
British Airways suffered a massive data breach.

British Airways Suffers Massive Data Breach Affecting Nearly 380,000 Customers

British Airways has been hit by a data attack that affected nearly 380,000 customers. Only customers who have transacted between August 21 to September 5 were said to be affected in this attack. ...
Egypt has banned VPN access for blocked websites.

Egpyt bans using VPNs for accessing blocked websites

The Egyptian Government led by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has passed an Anti-Cyber and Information Technology Crimes law that empowers the Government to block websites it deems are a threat to national security. While the...
A Crash Course in Encryption History

A Crash Course in Encryption History

If you care about computer security at all then you’re at least aware of digital encryption’s importance. It’s the cornerstone of the internet and everything you use it for today. Without encryption, the only...
Palo Alto Statistics Claim USA Hosts the Most Malicious Domains

Palo Alto Statistics Claim USA Hosts the Most Malicious Domains

Research says that the US is responsible for the most exploit kit distributions globally. Mainstream exploit kits released in the US include Grandsoft, Sundown, and Rig. Recent improvements in security measures...
MEGA

MEGA Chrome Extension Stole Passwords and Cryptocurrency Keys

File-sharing website MEGA’s Chrome extension was compromised, and private user data was stolen. An unknown attacker uploaded a Trojan version of the extension on September 4. Users who updated the extension...

Most Popular