Hackers believed to be working for Western intelligence agencies breached the systems of Russian tech giant Yandex last year as part of an attack that involved a new variant of the Regin malware, Reuters reported on Thursday. Reuters learned from four sources that the breach occurred between October and November 2018, it targeted Yandex’s research […]
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Baltimore ransomware, a Trump golf hack, and more of the week’s top security news….
Jeff Elder, 28 April 2019 This Mother’s Day, tell Mom the truth… staying safe online isn’t so hard after all! The internet is full of tips on how to keep your children safe online… but what about your parents? Many didn’t grow up with the internet, and reports often show that older users are more […]
Canada’s privacy czar said Thursday that he is taking Facebook to court after finding that lax practices at the social media giant allowed personal information to be used for political purposes. A joint report from privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia counterpart said major shortcomings were uncovered in Facebook’s procedures. It called for […]
The Washington legislature has passed a bill that effectively expands the state’s consumer data breach notification requirements. The Washington State Capitol (Source: Wikipedia)Previously, Washington-based organizations needed to notify consumers of a data breach only in the event that the security incident exposed users’ names in combination with their Social Security Numbers, driver’s license numbers, state […]
Hackers have been found exploiting a pair of critical security vulnerabilities in one of the popular social media sharing plugins to take control over WordPress websites that are still running a vulnerable version of the plugin. The vulnerable plugin in question is Social Warfare which is a popular and widely deployed WordPress plugin with more […]
Social media can provide vital information in a crisis, and there’s evidence that blocking it does more harm than good….
Facebook has updated ‘tens of thousands of plaintext Instagram passwords ended up in logfile’ to say it was more like a million.
Google on Thursday announced that it will soon block login attempts from embedded browser frameworks in an effort to prevent man-in-the-middle (MitM) phishing attacks. read more
Do you remember your first mobile phone, and the newfound feelings of connectedness and convenience that came with it? I was one of the first in my circles to have a cellular phone. One of the coolest features my phone and network could support was the receipt of short email messages — no send capabilities. […]