A German government agency is telling parents they should dispose of, or destroy, a smart toy that connects to the internet, because it's easily hackable and could be used to spy on their children.
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Yahoo explained that the source code it uses to generate cookies was stolen, enabling "state-sponsored" parties to gain access to users' accounts through the use of "forged cookies".
A new Android malware has been discovered, which cloaks itself as a Flash player update. If a user falls for it, more malicious software will be downloaded, which will spy on unsuspecting users.
Thousands of British teenagers are to be given cyber security training with the aim of tackling the 200 daily cyber attacks against the government. The course includes work experience opportunities.
Microsoft has touted Windows 10 and Surface devices' security enhancements for enterprise users, claiming its latest operating system to be the "most secure" version of Windows.
As part of new 'mobile retail solution', HP has released its latest accessory in the form of a barcode scanning attachment for its Elite x3 smartphone, supporting a number of barcode types.
To be able to combat tech support scammers, a programmer has utilized bots which answer the fraudulent calls. This, according to him, is his major initiative to shut down Windows scammers for good.
Security researchers are warning of widespread attacks on numerous institutions with a highly sophisticated type of malware that's almost impossible to detect because it doesn't use files.
Google has announced the February Security Patch Level OTA update for supported devices, the update contains a fix for a "Remote Execution" vulnerability, as well as bunch of others.
The maintainers of the privacy-oriented OS, Tails, have announced that with the release of Tails 3.0, computers with 32-bit processors will no longer be supported. Tails 3.0 is due June 13, 2017.
Robert O'Callahan, a former Mozilla employee, has vehemently criticized antivirus software vendors for not following standard security practices while singling out Windows Defender as an exception.
An investigation into an Acer data breach last year found that the company's website "contained numerous vulnerabilities" and that sensitive customer data was "not protected for almost a full year".
As the number of attempted cyberattacks has risen from 20,000 to around 700,000 a week in the last three years, Microsoft is spending huge sums on its cybersecurity efforts - and plans to spend more.
Microsoft has beefed up its Advanced Threat Protection offering for Office 365 with two new features aimed at protecting users from falling prey to malicious links and attachments sent via email.
In an ongoing legal battle, the government had asked Microsoft to hand-over emails stored outside the country for a narcotics case, but the company has won an appeal, for now.
Verizon's planned Yahoo acquisition has been delayed for several months, while the SEC has opened an investigation over whether Yahoo failed to promptly disclose details of two massive data breaches.
Researchers from Lancaster University, Northwest University in China, and the University of Bath have found that Android's screen patterns aren't as safe as they seem to be, not even complex ones.
The company's security engineers detailed some of the protocols designed to keep Android users safe. The company explained how it keeps a close eye on devices and apps even when they're infected.
A new phishing scam was seen targeting a US financial services provider, delivering an innocent-looking Word file. However, it contains malware that could leak sensitive data to cybercriminals.
With Windows 7 approaching the end of extended support in three years, Microsoft is once again encouraging enterprise users to upgrade to Windows 10, touting security features and enhancements.
Microsoft has shone a spotlight on Windows Hello partner devices with the company noting that there were over 100 unique devices and accessories available during the 2016 holiday season.
Yesterday's Patch Tuesday saw numerous bug fixes and additions to many of Microsoft's operating systems. However, breaking with tradition, Microsoft released a very small number of security fixes.
Microsoft has included a new security feature with build 15002. Dynamic Lock, internally referred to as 'Windows Goodbye,' is a neat option to keep your system safe while you're gone.
The Investigatory Powers Act, or Snoopers' Charter, is "the most extreme surveillance regime of any democracy in history" according to Liberty NGO, who's mounting a legal challenge to the bill.
The Action Fraud centre of the United Kingdom is warning educational institutions of cybercriminals posing as government officials. They will send "important" documents, which contain ransomware.
In light of the DDoS attack that utilized IoT devices to cripple huge swaths of the internet last October, the FTC has launched a contest to find creative ways to secure "smart" products.
A malicious code is targeting macOS, exploiting a vulnerability within Safari as well as the Mail app. It will open multiple email draft windows, which will slow down and freeze the system.
Google has started pushing the latest security updates for its Android operating system. A large number of fixes are in tow, and luckily, some third party manufacturers are already on board.
A new ransomware called 'Koolova' has recently been discovered. Unlike others, it will provide the decryption key for free if the victim reads two articles about security and staying safe online.
The PC is interesting again, and although Intel no longer plays the most important role in the story, it certainly brings enough to the table to enable manufacturers to come up with creative designs.
To kick off the new year, Intel unveiled its new Core vPro CPUs, bringing the latest in performance to business users along with security technologies to help manage data security and authentication.
An infamous disk-wiping malware called KillDisk is now functioning as ransomware. It will demand a surprisingly steep amount of 222 bitcoins, or equal to almost $215,000 to unlock infected files.
Security experts are foreseeing ransomware to further explode in the coming year, bringing with it more dangerous features like being able to easily spread from one computer to another.
In a statement, Apple has announced that it is extending the deadline for the enforcement of Air Transport Security (ATS) - that supports HTTPS server connectivity for data communication - in apps.
Cybereason has released RansomFree, a free-to-use program which aims to protect computers from ransomware attacks. If an unusual encryption activity is detected, it will quickly suspend the process.
After Yahoo disclosed details of another massive security breach this week, affecting up to a billion users, Verizon is said to be seriously considering if its $4.83bn acquisition is really worth it.
Microsoft is warning everyone shopping online of a new phishing scam that appears to be a billing email. In reality, it contains an attachment that installs the Cerber ransomware.
After the recent discovery of a severe security flaw in two routers, Netgear has responded by publishing beta firmware correcting the problem for a total of 11 affected routers and router modems.
Yahoo has disclosed another severe data breach, which affected over a billion users. According to the company, the breach took place over three years ago, and is separate from September's disclosure.
Yesterday evening Microsoft released patches for many versions of its Windows operating system. Now we have the list of security issues , including 6 Critical ones, that these latest updates address.
A new in-development ransomware has been discovered, which stands out from the crowd, letting victims have their files decrypted by spreading the malware to others until a ransom is paid.
A new security flaw found in at least two of Netgear's consumer routers has opened them to arbitrary code execution with root privileges using a trivial exploit via the router's web interface.
Did you miss the HPE Discover conference? If so, you can still learn from the experts because HPE released YouTube videos from many of the sessions, from security to cloud to everything in between.
A new Facebook spam campaign is sending alleged videos of celebrity sex tapes to unsuspecting victims. However, it only installs a malicious Chrome extension that spreads the malware even further.
A new variant of the Petya ransomware has recently surfaced, called 'GoldenEye.' The program exploits macros and manipulates the boot process to further convince victims to pay up.
Researchers have uncovered a security flaw, that would let an attacker guess the numbers and security details of a credit card simply by using legitimate online shopping sites.
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Hackers have reportedly compromised adult website xHamster, leaking almost half a million accounts to the public. The data was being traded publicly at the time a vulnerability was found on the site.
A form of malware called Gooligan seems to have breached more than a million Google accounts from Android devices by installing itself with escalated permissions and stealing the information.
A large number of National Lottery online accounts may have been hacked, according to the draw's operator. Luckily, no money seems to have been taken from affected accounts, at least not yet.