Vulnerabilities in infrastructure software concern cybersecurity experts

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Vulnerabilities in software that automates everything from factories to traffic lights has become the nation’s top cybersecurity threat, an agent on the FBI’s Denver Cyber Task Force said Thursday in Colorado Springs. Supervisory control and data acquisition software is used to control – sometimes remotely – many types of devices…


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US intel chiefs express doubts over Kaspersky security software

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Top US intelligence chiefs publicly expressed doubts about the global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs because of its roots in Russia. Six leading intelligence officials yesterday told a Senate hearing on external threats to the United States of their concerns over the firm’s broad presence, without specifying the particular threat they…


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The U.S. government is stockpiling lists of “zero day” software bugs that let it hack into iPhones

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When the U.S. government couldn’t force Apple to give it access to the iPhone used by the shooter in the San Bernardino massacre, it reportedly paid $1 million for a secret software vulnerability that gave it full access to the phone. These undiscovered software bugs — so-called “zero day” vulnerabilities…


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Canadian agency breached as hackers exploit new software bug

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Canada’s government said on March 13 that it shut down its website for filing federal taxes after hackers broke into a web server at the nation’s statistics bureau last week by exploiting a newly disclosed software bug. Statistics Canada, which said it stopped the intrusion before hackers stole any data,…


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Google Nexus 6P Gets New Safety And Security Update To Combat Hackers

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The Nexus 6P hasn’t been a very satisfying smartphone when it comes to having the latest Android Nougat OS update installed. So far, people have seen several issues such as random shutdowns, battery failures, and in-car Bluetooth problems — which are very strange occurrences, taking into consideration that the Nexus…


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Canadian agency breached as hackers exploit new software bug

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Canada’s government said on Monday that it shut down its website for filing federal taxes after hackers broke into a web server at the nation’s statistics bureau last week by exploiting a newly disclosed software bug. Statistics Canada, which said it stopped the intrusion before hackers stole any data, is…


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‘There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America’

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FBI Director James Comey warned Wednesday that Americans should not have expectations of “absolute privacy,” adding that he planned to finish his term leading the FBI. “There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America; there is no place outside of judicial reach,” Comey said at a Boston College…


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New software continuously scrambles code to foil cyber attacks

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A new approach to foiling cyber-attacks and hackers has been proposed. This takes the form of software that is continuously scrabbling its core code. The program is called Shuffler and it seeks to close every window that a cyber-attack could get through. Every piece of software contains a part in…


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A Chip Flaw Strips Away Hacking Protections for Millions of Devices

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FOR THE LAST decade or so, hackers have faced a daunting challenge when they try to break into a computer: Even when they get malicious code running on a victim’s machine, they have to figure out where in the computer’s memory that code has ended up. That’s because a security…


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Hacker Prosecuted After Creating Android Smartphone Seizing Software

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A student has been sentenced to three years’ probation for selling malicious software that allowed cyber criminals to remotely control Android smartphones A student has been sentenced to three years’ probation for selling malicious software that allowed cyber criminals to remotely access and control Android smartphones. Morgan Culbertson, a 22-year-old…


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A Future Car May Be Protected From Hacking By Software Developed In San Antonio

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Someone looking to hack into your car probably isn’t trying to steal from your bank account…but the results could be far more damaging. That’s WIRED magazine’s Andy Greenberg being gently driven into a ditch by a couple of hackers. These guys could cut his breaks, turn off his transmission turn…


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Windows 10 Mobile has a pretty weird security flaw

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Today, we noticed a pretty weird security flaw in Windows 10 Mobile. If you are using a Windows 10 Mobile that does not support Windows Hello, your are likely using a pin to secure your device. The pin can be easily set-up from Windows 10 Mobile’s Sign-in Options page in…


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Software update, not hackers, caused Customs computer meltdown at airports

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SAN FRANCISCO – A software update – not hackers – caused a four-hour Customs computer outage that led to massive lines and frayed tempers at airports as the holiday week came to a close, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said Tuesday. Changes the agency made Dec. 28 to software used…


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7 critical Microsoft and Adobe threats to fix – Hackers already using one to spread malware!

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Happy Holidays, everyone! If you are a regular reader of Komando.com, you should know by now that Microsoft issues a set of cumulative updates once a month. This day, which usually falls on the second Tuesday of each month, is unofficially called Patch or Update Tuesday by tech fans and…


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Govt seeks prison sentences for creators of dangerous hacking software

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The Russian government has drafted a bill introducing prison sentences as punishment for those who create software used in targeting critical national infrastructure, even if they have no part in actual attacks. The bill, published on the government’s website on Wednesday proposes to amend the Criminal Code with a new…


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Hackers Target Software-Based Nets

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Among the growing list of security threats expected to expand in the coming year are hackers probing emerging software-defined infrastructure for vulnerabilities. According to a security forecast released this week by Intel Corp.’s (NASDAQ: INTC) McAfee Labs, exploits targeting the embattled Windows operating system will give way to more aggressive…


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eScan launches Total Security Suite and Internet Security Suite for Businesses, with PBAE technology to provide protection from ransomware

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eScan, one of the leading anti-virus and cyber security solution providers, now brings you its latest security solutions: eScan Total Security Suite for Business and eScan Internet Security Suite for Business for small to corporate segments. These products are designed and developed with thorough research and feedback from decision-makers across…


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Adobe Flash Player Users Urged To Update Software To Avoid Hacking Attempts

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Many people know how problematic the Flash Player software is. After all, it’s got a copious amount of vulnerabilities in the code that hackers just love to exploit. And, even though Adobe Systems tries hard to repair the issues, it’s a never-ending cycle. There have been numerous updates to patch…


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Microsoft acknowledges software flaw that provides loophole for hackers

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A software flaw in some of Microsoft’s older versions of Windows and Abode has allowed hackers a way to attack computer systems, Microsoft acknowledged Wednesday. The vulnerability has reportedly already been exploited by hacking attacks tied to foreign governments. In a blog post written by one of the company’s executive…


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Microsoft hits out at Google for revealing flaw exploited by hackers

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Microsoft on Tuesday warned that a group of hackers linked to attacks on the Democratic National Committee had exploited a vulnerability in all Windows PCs that it would not be able to fully mend for another week. The flaw was disclosed publicly on Monday by Google, provoking a sharp rebuke…


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