Wireless Keyboard Flaws Allow Attackers to Snoop on Users

According to a report published on July 26 by security firm Bastille Networks, wireless keyboards from at least eight manufacturers do not encrypt their communications.  This allows attackers to easil...

Edward Snowden Designs a Device to Warn If Your Iphone’s Radios Are Snitching

Edward Snowden and the well-known hardware hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang plan to present designs for a device that wires into your Iphone to monitor the electrical signals sent to its internal antennas...

Some Players Selling “Pokémon Go” Accounts on eBay

A little over a week after launch, the game “Pokémon Go” continues to remain popular making it the top free and top grossing app on both Apple’s App Store and Google Play.  According to research firm ...

“Microsoft Wins Victory in Warrant Case”

A three-judge panel overturned a pair of lower court decisions that held Microsoft in contempt and compelled to hand over a user’s email account stored on its servers in Ireland, based on the decision...

“IRS Unveils New Cyber Safeguards”

This past February, the Internal Revenue Service announced that hackers had used stolen Social Security numbers and a program to guess PINs leading hackers to steal 100,000 taxpayer logins.  The hack ...

“600K Records Stolen From Health Care Firms”

American health care institutions were infiltrated by a group of attackers who stole at least 600,000 patient records.  According to a report set to be released this week from security firm InfoArmor,...

“Wendy’s locations Impacted by POS Malware”

Wendy’s Co. a quick-serve restaurant chain admitted it was investigating claims that a number of its locations were the victims of a data breech.  The claims were made in January and nearly seven mont...

“Court Ruling Casts Pall Over Password Sharing”

People continue to borrow passwords from friends to access websites and computers when they forget their own despite warnings that such a decision could lead to repercussions for password sharing. Acc...

“Avast Acquires AVG for $1.3 Billion as Antivirus Industry Consolidates”

Avast has announced it is acquiring AVG Technologies for $1.3 billion and the deal is expected to close between September 15 and October 15, 2016.  These two well-known vendors in the consumer antivir...

“10 million Android devices reportedly infected with Chinese Malware”

According to cyber-security software maker Check Point, around 10 million Android devices have been infected by malware called HummingBad. Check Point had been tracking the malware since it was discov...

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