Hackers can steal passwords and encryption keys by listening to your PC

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The next time the FBI spends weeks trying to break into an encrypted computer, they ought to ask one (strange) question first: Are they listening to what the computer has to say? Israeli researchers have created “Fansmitter,” a new piece of malware that can steal data from a computer by…


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How “Fansmitter” Malware Steals Data from Air-Gapped Computers

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When it comes to computer security, the ultimate protection is the “air gap”—a physical space between a computer and the Internet to ensure that the device is entirely isolated from the dangerous world of hacking. But while air-gapping computers is an effective way to protect them, it is not perfect….


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They’re all looking to violate you

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It may not seem like it, but all of the following recent events deserve your attention regarding your online presence and privacy — which hackers, government, and corporate America all want to control and violate. Microsoft just bought LinkedIn (the Facebook of the corporate world) for $26 billion cash. The…


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Time is short to stop expansion of FBI hacking, senator says

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The U.S. Congress has a small window of time to stop proposed changes in federal court rules that will expand the FBI’s authority to hack into computers during criminal investigations, a senator said Thursday. The rule changes allowing expanded FBI searches of computers, approved by the Supreme Court in April,…


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Wyden: Rule 41 changes represent another compromise of security and liberty

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A proposed expansion of the U.S. government’s hacking authorities is the latest in a series of misguided technology policies that would make American lives less safe and less private, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said June 30. “There’s no telling what kind of impact secret government malware could have on our…


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US House Democrats’ websites hit by hackers

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Hackers hit the websites of over a dozen US House Democrats briefly after Democrats staged an overnight sit-in, in efforts to force Congress for a vote on gun-control legislation. According to officials of DCS – the company that manages the congressional websites of almost all of the Democrats affected –…


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How a Hacker Is Gaming the Media to Extort His Victims

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Over the past few days, millions of health care organisation records have been listed on the dark web. But rather than simply selling the data at a low price for a quick payday, this hacker is advertising it to extort the unnamed companies into paying money to protect their patients’…


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Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe’s Twitter Account Hacked, New ‘Boss’ Announced

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A hacker took over Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe’s twitter account Wednesday night and announced a new boss. The hack was fairly brief and the hacker’s tweets were deleted by Thursday morning, but not before the hacker had made his presence known. The hacker announced a little-followed Twitter user as the…


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Ditch the malware, we’re in… Just act like a normal network admin. *Whistles*

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Hackers almost exclusively use standard network admin tools to move around a compromised network once they’ve broken in using malware or other hacking techniques. Researchers at security startup LightCyber found that 99 per cent of post-intrusion cyberattack activities did not employ malware, but rather employed standard networking, IT administration and…


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Android Trojan malware makes hackers $500,000

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A prolific piece of Trojan smartphone malware which installs malicious apps, games, and continually pushes pop-up adverts onto victim’s phones is making its creators as much as $500,000 per day. Hummer was first discovered by the Cheetah Mobile Security Research Lab in 2014, but the malware initially lay dormant for…


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TrapX Security Wins Innovative Product of the Year Award at the Annual Cyber Security Awards 2016

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SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 30, 2016) – TrapX™ Security, a global leader in deception-based cyber security, today announced the company’s DeceptionGrid™ has earned the Innovative Product of the Year award at this year’s Cyber Security Awards, held at London’s Chelsea Harbour Hotel on Thursday, June 23. The Cyber Security…


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iSheriff Unveils Significant Upgrades to its All-in-One Cybersecurity Platform

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REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ iSheriff, a leading cloud security company, today announced significant updates to iSheriff Complete, the company’s comprehensive, all-in-one cyber security platform designed to provide 360-degree protection of an organization’s devices and communication channels. iSheriff Complete provides fully-integrated endpoint, Web and email security, delivered through…


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Passwords often a ‘weak point’ for consumers in cybersecurity

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This month, the University of Calgary paid $20,000 to regain access to its email system after a so-called ransomware cyberattack. A year ago, Ashley Madison, a website that facilitates extramarital affairs, lost customers’ personal information to hackers, who have also recently accessed personal information held by online retailer eBay, Sony…


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As Symantec flexes its muscle in security, who will step up to the challenge?

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Intel wants to sell its McAfee security business, which was acquired for $7.7 bn in 2010. And Symantec just acquired Blue Coat for $4.7 billion. As the security market shakes up in more ways than one, who wins, who struggles and who will get acquired next? “The Symantec-BlueCoat transaction is…


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Cybersecurity in High Demand by the European Union

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Border security is an ongoing controversy in Europe due to increased migrants and the U.K. vote to exit the European Union. Inder Singh, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer of Unisys, believes there is a demand in Europe for the technology systems that are used in the U.S. “[That is] the…


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Pair arrested with drugs and stolen gold bars

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Sonora Police Department officers arrested a man and woman Sunday who had syringes full of drugs and stolen gold bars. About 10:35 a.m. officers responded to the 300 block of Fairview Lane for a vehicle parked in an unauthorized area. Inside the vehicle were Luke Nunes, 22, of Sonora, and…


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Beware of caller ID spoofing

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Have you ever received a call and the caller ID displayed your own phone number? Or perhaps you received the fake IRS call which displayed either the IRS or a 212 area code, the area code for Washington DC. If so, you witnessed firsthand caller ID spoofing. Spoofing Caller ID…


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Hacker Group OurMine Is Sending a Message: No One Is Safe

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OurMine has been hacking the Twitter accounts of CEOs and celebrities including Google CEO Sundar Pichai and actor Channing Tatum to prove the point that “nobody is safe.” Google CEO Sundar Pichai is among the latest members of an unhappy club: public figures who have been hacked by OurMine, a…


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This malware pretends to be WhatsApp, Uber and Google Play

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Hackers are stealing credit card information in Europe with malware that can spoof the user interfaces of Uber, WhatsApp and Google Play. The malware, which has struck Android users in Denmark, Italy and Germany, has been spreading through a phishing campaign over SMS (short message service), security vendor FireEye said…


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Clever Attack Uses the Sound of a Computer’s Fan to Steal Data

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IN THE PAST two years a group of researchers in Israel has become highly adept at stealing data from air-gapped computers—those machines prized by hackers that, for security reasons, are never connected to the internet or connected to other machines that are connected to the internet, making it difficult to…


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