Recently, it was touted that Samsung's iris scanner in the Galaxy S8 could be defeated using a printout and a contact lens. Now, the firm has fired back, stating that the scenario is unrealistic.
A new Android exploit called 'Cloak and Dagger' allows attackers to add an invisible UI layer on your screen, allowing them to control your phone, log keystrokes and much more without your knowledge.
The Action Fraud centre of the UK is now warning people about tech support scams saying their machine is infected by WannaCry, and then demanding a hefty amount of money as payment.
Kodi 17.2 has been released with a fix for an exploit which could cause a hacker to take over a device by hiding code in subtitle files. The exploit was found by researchers at Check Point.
A new report from Russian cyber security company Kaspersky Lab has revealed that almost the entirety of WannaCry's victims were on Windows 7, with Windows XP users being insignificant in number.
A flaw in the way WannaCry operates has allowed a couple of researchers to create decryptors for those affected by the ransomware. That said, these solutions only work for some versions of Windows.
As part of an effort to combat technical support scams, the Federal Trade Commission in the US has announced a crackdown on the practice, highlighting 16 new actions with international partners.
In a "highly unusual" move, Microsoft has published a security patch for Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003, preventing further spread of the 'WannaCry' ransomware attack.
A new ransomware called Wannacry/Wanna has affected over 57,000 computers in over 70 countries. The attack has hampered organisations across the world and encrypts all files pending a ransom payment.
A flaw in Microsoft's in-house browser for Windows 10, Edge, has been discovered by a security researcher. The vulnerability would allow hackers to steal your cookie and password data.
A newly-discovered ransomware variant was seen using old techniques of victimizing users. However, it demands a steep amount to unlock files, exploiting the rapid rise of the value of Bitcoin today.
Donald Trump has issued another executive order, this time, for a review of the country's cyber security. It comes on the back of media stories surrounding alleged Russian and Chinese hacking.
Containing 16 critical and 41 important security fixes, Microsoft has unleashed its biggest Patch Tuesday addressing serious flaws found in Windows, Office, and even Windows Defender.
Microsoft has issued an update to fix a flaw in its Malware Protection Engine. The flaw would have allowed for an attacker to use remote code execution, therefore putting many users at risk.
A Google security researcher has reportedly discovered a "crazy bad" vulnerability in Windows, which can easily spread. Although full details aren't available yet, a report is expected to follow soon.
Google has made changes to Gmail's security systems to better protect users against phishing attempts. The new system offers warnings when clicking on suspicious links in an effort to keep you safe.
Using a combination of spear-phishing and a flaw in SS7, hackers were able to steal usernames and passwords from German bank users, manipulate SMS message delivery, and steal money from accounts.
Today Kensington announced the release of VeriMark, a fingerprint sensor that plugs into a USB port and works with both Windows Hello and FIDO to provide multi-factor authentication to your account.
Toshiba has a new ultra-portable laptop for sale that packs a lot of security into its 2.3-pound body for companies that need a device with encrypted storage, smartcard reader, TPM 2.0 and more.
It was revealed via an advisory that Intel has finally patched a security vulnerability which has been around since 2008. It affects the firm's management solutions, firmware versions 6 through 11.6.
According to researchers at Check Point, nearly two million devices may now be infected with malware made available via the Google Play Store, the first of which was uploaded in November 2016.
Though the hotel operator originally said just a dozen locations had been affected, new data has been released, which shows over 1000 hotels in the US alone were overrun with malware.
Mastercard has revealed a new credit card with a fingerprint scanner. While fingerprint security isn't foolproof, it does improve the current state of bank card security, which uses just a PIN.
A web application developer found that Chrome and Firefox are vulnerable to homograph attacks, where a party deceives another by using legitimate-looking URLs, which can lead to phishing scams.
Lloyds Banking Group has announced an "exclusive partnership" with Microsoft to trial the use of Windows Hello biometric authentication with customers of Lloyds Bank, Halifax, and Bank of Scotland.
The Redmond company has released the transparency reports that consist of the Law Enforcement Requests Report, U.S. National Security Orders Report, and Content Removal Requests Report.
Today is Patch Tuesday, and Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile build 14393.1066 to the Production and Release Preview rings, but it still doesn't fix a vulnerability that leaves your photos exposed.
A new study has found that sensors found on smartphones can be exploited to reveal people's PIN and passwords. While some sensors ask users' permission, others don't, which can be used for snooping.
Security researchers over at McAfee have found that attackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability within Microsoft Office, which allows for full control to be taken of the victim's PC.
The porn sites have now defaulted to HTTPS encryption following the US Congress' vote to overturn the previous privacy rule that prohibited Internet Service Providers from selling users' information.
A new strain of Android ransomware has been found, which was able to evade all antivirus programs, according to a security firm. Even if a payment is made, a device will continue to remain locked.
A number of users are complaining that in-app ads on Skype are serving a fake Flash player update, which prompts users to download a malicious file that could possibly harm a computer.
The Azure Web Application Firewall that can protect against SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting, denial of service attacks and other common web security threats, is now generally available.
A video has shown how the facial recognition feature on Samsung's new Galaxy S8 flagships can be tricked into unlocking using a person's photo - and sources suggest the system is far from secure.
A new variant of the infamous Cerber ransomware has been found, which has the ability to evade detection and analysis by researchers by ceasing to run whenever a virtual machine is detected.
Microsoft has shared a few of the methods employed to ensure the security of the data it handles. It was also quick to point out its efforts at transparency in the benefit of the end user.
After being accused by a British newspaper of "refusing the Home Secretary's demand for more help on terror", a statement from Microsoft pointed out that it swiftly assisted authorities last week.
LastPass has stated that it's aware of the vulnerability discovered over the weekend by Tavis Ormandy, and that a patch is in the works. This affects version 4.1.43 of the Chrome extension.
As tech firms are called upon to do more to help security and intelligence services to combat terrorism, Microsoft's Brad Smith says that there must be limits, in order to respect individual privacy.
Microsoft has detailed the several layers of security in its Edge browser that reduce the chances of malicious exploits by attackers, stating that it will continue to strengthen the Edge sandbox.
For the past five years, Google has been very transparent about state-sponsored attacks. The firm has issued clear warning to its users when these occur and has now again reiterated its stance.
A group of hackers are threatening to wipe millions of iPhones, including iCloud accounts, unless Apple pays a ransom before April 7. They are demanding $75,000 worth of Bitcoins to settle the issue.
At the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, Microsoft Edge emerged as the least secure browser after being hacked at least five times. On the other hand, Google Chrome arose unscathed.
A tech support scam program called Event Monitor was recently discovered. It displays a bogus "Your PC is at risk" message every time a Windows app crashes, flashing a number to call fake technicians.
A new ransomware variant that uses Star Trek references has been discovered. Called "Kirk," the malware asks for payments to be made in Moneros. Once paid, it will launch a decryptor called "Spock."
A series of prominent Twitter accounts, including Amnesty, Unicef and the BBC, started throwing insults at Germany and the Netherlands and promoting Turkish propaganda thanks to a security breach.
The DoJ is looking to indict four people who were allegedly involved in at least one of the attacks that left hundreds of millions of Yahoo user accounts exposed. Three of them are living in Russia.
After skipping last month's security patches, Microsoft has now finally caught up with the release of the latest updates. Included, are 18 total security fixes, nine of which are deemed critical.
Despite issuing a cumulative update today, which is Windows 10 Mobile 14393.953, Microsoft still hasn't fixed the security issue that leaves your photos exposed to anyone that picks up your phone.
In Firefox 55, due to be released in August, websites will have to be using HTTPS to request geolocation data from a users' browser. Chrome implemented the feature in the first half of 2016.