France's data protection commission has said Microsoft is collecting too much information on users and that its PIN system is not secure enough. Microsoft has three months to comply with French law.
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Vimtag's budget IP camera, the P1 Smart Cloud, exceeds its competitors in most categories. But platform usability is a small trade-off for the features of this home monitoring cam.
Firefox vowed to get rid of Flash from its browser entirely. After the company took a first step last year in banning outdated versions of the plugin, it's now blocking some Flash content by default.
Six critical security flaws were recently discovered in Dell's Sonicwall Global Management System. The software is used to monitor security network systems and infrastructure inside of enterprises.
The flaw in question affects equipment used by cell towers, radios, networks, and of course, our own mobile phones. While there's a patch available, most devices won't ever receive it.
A new piece of malware has been discovered, which secretly operates a victim's web camera, and steals information from them. It then blackmails victims into leaking company secrets.
The UK government has finally admitted that the wide-ranging powers over the digital world given to it by the Snooper's Charter would allow it to force companies into banning strong encryption.
Traditional ransomware encrypts user data and ransoms it for money. But a new strain of malicious software does away with the encryption bit and just deletes users' files even if they pay.
Yesterday's Patch Tuesday rollout upgraded Windows 10 to version 10586.494 but it also brought a big number of security fixes for all versions of Windows and Windows Server. Check them out here.
If you've been running around town chasing Pokémon, you may want to think twice. The app has a major security risk, in that when it asks for permission to a Google account, it gets full access.
A new report says that while malware and ransomware risks remain too high for comfort, the number of infections dropped dramatically - by 47.3% in the first half of 2016.
Avast Software recently announced that it will acquire its rival AVG Technologies for $1.3 billion. The two companies are known for offering internet security products like antivirus software.
Samsung is pushing out a security update for a number of its high-profile devices, including this year and last year's flagships. The update fixes 8 critical and 17 high-severity security flaws.
In an embarrassing security oversight flagged by security researcher, Amitay Dan, TP-Link lost control of the domain name used to manage its consumer routers, leaving computers prone to attack.
A security researcher has found an exploit-chain that can be used on Android devices with Qualcomm chips to break into the device's disk encryption. This exposes all of the user's data.
A new ransomware variant called EduCrypt was recently discovered. Although it encrypts a victim's files, it also provides the decryption key for free, and teaches the victim a lesson.
The Cyberspace Administration of China has issued new rules for app developers in a bid to combat violence, terrorism, money fraud, and porn. User logs will also be recorded and kept for 60 days.
After a recent escalation of automated attacks against Electronic Filing PINs, the IRS has decided to pull the plug ahead of schedule in the interests of taxpayer security.
With the usage of ransomware by cybercriminals rapidly growing over time, it is also becoming increasingly difficult for people to counter it. We look at trends, as well as how you can stay protected.
Apple recently released a preview of iOS 10, in which the company left the OS kernel unencrypted, a move that could aid security researchers to find and report critical security vulnerabilities.
Despite claims that the Democratic National Committee's servers were hacked by a lone individual called Guccifer 2, researchers have confirmed that the attack originated from Russian intelligence.
The Let's Encrypt project reports that it has now issued over 5 million certificates. The Let's Encrypt project wants site owners to be able to deploy HTTPS more easily, for a secure internet.
An undisclosed number of customers may have had their personal information, including credit card details, stolen after Acer suffered a security breach of its online store.
Ransomware is not only available and targeted to computers, but also for Android devices. With this, a mobile ransomware has evolved and is now able to infect smart TVs running the said OS.
We're giving away 3 copies of Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend, a guide for aspiring hackers and sysadmins to bolster their Linux network security skills, and identify common hacking tips.
Following the leak of over 32 million user credentials, Twitter has now responded by locking an indeterminate number of users out of their accounts pending a password reset.
A large number of Twitter passwords, e-mails and usernames are reportedly up for sale on the dark web. However, there's good reason to believe Twitter wasn't hacked in this instance.
uTorrent's forums have been hacked, and it says users should consider their passwords "compromised" - but it doesn't appear that the company is actually contacting users to notify them of the breach.
According to security experts, the utilization of ransomware by cybercriminals is rapidly rising. This is reportedly due to the openness of source codes, as well as the large money criminals get.
After users reported unexpected connections to computers via Teamviewer's remote access software, the company has rolled out two new security features to help thwart unwanted account access.
Russia has arrested a ring of 50 hackers for stealing over 1.7bn rubles ($25 million) by spreading malware which allowed them to access users' PCs and steal their bank information.
A new report details an organized deep web-based Russian ransomware campaign which has targeted thousands of corporations, from hospitals to hotels, and netted ringleaders exorbitant salaries.
A credible zero-day vulnerability is being auctioned off on criminal websites. The exploit can be used on all versions of Windows including 10 and can even supposedly bypass Microsoft's EMET suite.
After it emerged that Myspace was the subject of a data leak, involving over 427 million passwords, the company has now confirmed that they were the subject of a data breach back in 2013.
Microsoft has discovered a new type of ransomware that not only encrypts an innocent user's computer files, but also takes the time to reproduce itself through removable drives and network drives.
Chrome 51 was recently added to the stable channel with numerous bug fixes and the company has now revealed the list of vulnerabilities reported by external researchers along with the amount paid out.
Microblogging site Tumblr was the subject of a data breach back in 2013. The company claimed it affected 'a set' of users. An analysis shows that 'set' was actually over 60 million passwords.
A new universal app for Windows 10, 'Hacked?', let's you see if you have been involved in a data breach. It offers to check your accounts every 12 hours and notify you if any new breaches involve you.
Myspace has become the latest subject of a data leak, with over 427 million passwords up for sale in the online underground. Passwords were not stored securely, using old, compromised standards.
A new report released by the Government Accountability Office says the SACCS - the command system used to operate the US nuclear arsenal - is running on an 8-inch floppy disk system from the 1970s.
Google is once again trying to put pressure on OEMs and carriers to make sure users get the latest Android updates. But its efforts may be in vain thanks to fundamentally opposite business models.
Intelligent Environments has created a platform that links to the Pavlok wristband, delivering a 255 volt electric shock if you overspend on your bank account. Other devices are also being integrated.
Today at the Secure360 conference in Minnesota, Brian Krebs shared his thoughts on enterprise security, both current as well as what he sees for the future of the industry.
A new type of ransomware has recently been discovered, and is bundled along with the Petya ransomware. If a user rejects admin privileges, a backup malware will kick in, encrypting a user's files.
Microsoft says "all new devices and computers", including phones, that ship with "all SKUs" of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update must have Trusted Platform Module 2.0 support "enabled by default".
An online forum dedicated to hardcore fetishes has suffered a data breach. The leaked data includes IP addresses, email addresses and weakly-encrypted passwords. Government addresses are involved.
Let's Encrypt, the project aimed at securing connections to websites, has hit the three million mark with regards to the number of issued certificates. It left its beta phase less than a month ago.
The Lenovo Solution Centre, pre-bundled on almost every Lenovo PC, has been found to have a flaw that could put affected PCs at risk of attack, by allowing elevated privileges on the machine.