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Security researcher Brian Krebs has been offered help from Google after his site suffered a massive DDoS attack. The attack which peaked at over 620Gbps is one of the biggest recorded.
Apple's iOS 10 may be an outlier when it comes to improved security. Researchers are saying Apple took a big step backwards with the way it hashes backup passwords. Apple says it will fix the issue.
A security researcher has found that a certain malware now has the ability to detect if it is being used on a virtual machine. It will refuse to run if affirmed, so it cannot be dissected.
Unknown attackers launched a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against the Krebs on Security site, hitting it with over 620Gbps over a sustained period. Akamai shut the site down.
Verizon - which agreed to buy Yahoo's core business for $4.83bn - is 'evaluating' its interests, after Yahoo failed to mention its massive 2014 data breach, affecting 500m users, until this week.
Yahoo has announced that a wide range of data relating to over half a billion of its users was stolen in a security breach in 2014, blaming the intrusion on an unnamed "state-sponsored actor".
A variant of ransomware has been discovered, which encrypts not only files, but the entire hard drive as well. This will then prevent the PC from booting, unless a payment is made.
Victorian police is warning residents against ever using any of the infected devices that have shown up in people's mailboxes. The drives are considered to be "extremely harmful".
Security researchers have proven they can hack into and control some Tesla cars. They were able to open the car's doors, turn on some of its systems and even stop it in the middle of the road.
A new ransomware sample was found to be pretending as software from Malwarebytes, a cybersecurity firm. It was found out to be malware called 'DetoxCrypto,' discovered back in August.
After months of testing the feature in beta, and releasing an app for Android, Opera's VPN feature is now finally available for all users. All you need do is upgrade to the new version of the browser.
Earlier at a conference in Washington, FBI Director James Comey admitted that he covers up his webcam with tape, and he advises other people to follow suit, in order to prevent hackers from spying.
Let's Encrypt has passed yet another milestone in under five months since it launched. The project has now issued 10 million certificates in total, with about 5.3 million of them still unexpired.
A security engineer has discovered a method to steal login credentials from Windows and Mac computers by simply using a Linux-powered USB minicomputer, disguising the device as an Ethernet adapter.
An Android Trojan called Gugi bypasses new security features implemented in Marshmallow. It will superimpose itself over other apps, and it will request for permission to make calls and send messages.
Recent updates to the Chromium software project suggest impending support for fingerprint or other bio-metric authentication, such as facial recognition. Now we just need the hardware.
Porn site Brazzers has suffered a data leak, with almost 800,000 accounts being compromised and made available to the public. The issue reportedly happened because of a vulnerability in its forums.
In a speech in China, the US president called for de-escalation of cyber tensions between major world powers. He suggested governments should stop hacking each other and go after cyber criminals.
An experiment was conducted about security by the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. The study sent scam emails to test subjects, and then measured who would open the links inside the message.
A security researcher has found a vulnerability in Google's login pages, which could be manipulated for malware download. However, Google did not consider the issue to be alarming.
A new ransomware variant has been discovered, which is designed for Linux computers. Dubbed 'FairWare,' it deletes files from a server, and then demands money in order for victims to regain them.
Opera experienced a data breach earlier this week which has caused the browser-maker to reset Opera sync passwords. Opera took the precaution even though investigations are still on-going.
A new variant of the dreaded ransomware has been discovered. It utilizes a fake Windows Update screen, in order to deceive users. However, it is actually encrypting files in the background.
If you've been a Dropbox customer since 2012 and haven't changed your password since then the service will notify you to reset your credentials. The company is adamant this is purely precautionary.
After announcing it was working on such a feature late last year, now HP has brought to market integrated privacy screens. The feature is called Sure View and keeps away prying eyes.
In the latest Dev update to Chrome OS quick unlocking, by means of a simple PIN, has been made available. Users have to enable it in the Chrome flags and Material Design menus, for now.
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A data dump of exploits supposedly taken from the NSA has revealed security flaws in Cisco's products. The company admitted the flaws are real but only one has been patched until now.
Free disk encryption software based on TrueCrypt. It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks.
A new spam email supposedly containing a clip of presidentiable Hillary Clinton meeting with ISIS' leader is spreading on the internet. However, it only contains malware to infect the recipient.
A report by a security firm recently explored the recent trends when it comes to the Cerber ransomware. It has discovered that the developers and affiliates earn almost $1 million per year in profit.
Have a gorgeous laptop but a big, bulky lock on it? Kensington heard your complaints and has released a thinner lock that offers the same protections of the older model in a sleeker package.
A Trojan horse for Android has been discovered by security researchers, which steals users' banking information. The malware was discovered being distributed using Google's AdSense network.
A group of hackers claim to have hacked another group of hackers, the latter of whom are strongly tied to the NSA. If real, this is one of the few times the NSA has been publicly compromised.
Patrons of these hotels would do well to keep a close eye on their bank accounts and credit cards, because the malware has likely stolen sensitive data including payment details and security codes.
With the hype of the game Pokémon GO, a ransomware has been discovered, which was named after it. Once infected, it encrypts files, and it creates a backdoor account, for the hacker to control.
Elephone, a company known for making smartphones, has detailed plans for making a biometrically encrypted USB flash drive that uses an integrated fingerprint reader to encrypt and decrypt the drive.
A number of Canadian police departments, including those of Vancouver and Edmonton, have admitted to using controversial "stingray" technology to spy on citizens in a number of investigations.
A mirror of KickassTorrents recently returned online, after it was seized because of copyright complains. However, the domain only scams users, attempting to steal personal details.
Nearly two million accounts belonging to forum users on the popular Dev.dota2 site have reportedly been stolen and leaked online. They contain usernames, passwords and user identifiers.
Yesterday Microsoft release two cumulative updates for Windows 10. Buried inside those were a number of critical and important security patches dealing with the Windows kernel and drivers.
A new variant of ransomware designed for Android devices has been discovered. Dubbed "El Gato," the malware has the ability to encrypt files, and steal messages, while displaying a picture of a cat.
An O2 marketing campaign that was giving away free USB sticks to business customers, went horribly wrong after it was confirmed that some of the sticks were infected with viruses.
A group of scammers from Nigeria infected themselves with malware, which led to the revelation of how their crime works, and how they manage to steal money from businesses worldwide.
While ransomware has been famous for infecting a lot of PCs, it has also shown no mercy on mobile devices. And with this, two hackers demonstrated that it can also infect 'smart' thermostats.
Google is partnering with Dashlane and launching Open Yolo, whose aim is to help you no longer rely on passwords on Android. The open API will securely fetch your credentials for you.
Microsoft has introduced EdgeHTML 14, its most significant update to its Edge browser with the launch of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which brings improved performance, efficiency, and security.
Government-linked hackers have targeted Iranian journalists, activists and other people, breaching Telegram accounts and absconding with 15 million phone numbers and IDs belonging to Iranian citizens.
Bad news has hit bitcoin traders today as one of the popular exchanges, Bitfinex, halted trading after announced it had found a security breach. Currently, $65 million are rumored to be missing.