Details of 10 million MGM hotel guests leaked online

Details of 10 million MGM hotel guests leaked online

The data was acquired in the summer after attackers gained access to MGM servers, though the breach went under the radar at the time.Though no financial information was leaked, the information made available on a public hacking forum is sufficient for cybercriminals to perform other varieties of attack, including spear-phishing emails and SIM jacking.

Chinese government deploys coronavirus tracking app to help curb outbreak

Chinese government deploys coronavirus tracking app to help curb outbreak

According to China’s National Health Commission, close contact refers to someone who has come in close distance, with no effective protection, with confirmed cases, suspected cases or mild cases while the person was ill or showed symptoms of being ill.

Coronavirus brings China's surveillance state out of the shadows

Coronavirus brings China's surveillance state out of the shadows

Facial recognition firm Megvii said on Tuesday it had developed a new way to spot and identify people with fevers, with support from the industry and science ministries.

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks Aim to Spread Malware Infection

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks Aim to Spread Malware Infection

“The sole intention of these threat actors is to play on the public’s genuine fear to increase the likelihood of users clicking on an attachment or link delivered in a malicious communication, to cause infection, or for monetary gain.

Windows Defender ranked one of the best antivirus solutions

Windows Defender ranked one of the best antivirus solutions

In the German independent research institute’s May/June 2019 ‘best antivirus software for Windows Home Users’ report, Windows Defender is one of four products to receive perfect 6 out of 6 scores in the protection, performance, and usability categories.

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

Samsung's recent smart TVs run off a version of its proprietary operating system, Tizen, and often come pre-loaded with McAfee's Security for TV anti-virus software. One security adviser had described the tweet as being "pointless advice" that would be a "waste of time" to follow.

Samsung accidentally makes the case for not owning a smart TV

Samsung accidentally makes the case for not owning a smart TV

Samsung has reminded owners of its smart TVs that they should be regularly scanning for malware using its built-in virus scanning software.

Microsoft, Facebook, trust and privacy

Microsoft, Facebook, trust and privacy

I've been reminded of this ancient history a lot in the last year or two as I’ve looked at news around abuse and ‘hostile state activity’ on Facebook, YouTube and other social platforms, because much like the Microsoft macro viruses, the ‘bad actors’ on Facebook did things that were in the manual.

Malware and Firmware Trojans

Malware and Firmware Trojans

1 Malware 1.1 The Importance of a Malware Free System 1.2 The Utility of Antivirus Tools 1.3 Preventing Malware Infections 1.4 Detecting Malware Infections 1.5 Watering Hole Attacks 2 Firmware Trojans 2.1 Virtualizers and Hardware Compromise 2.2 The Promise of Libre Firmware 3 References Malware[edit ].

Hacker Eva Galperin Has a Plan to Eradicate Stalkerware

Hacker Eva Galperin Has a Plan to Eradicate Stalkerware

Ahead of her talk, Galperin has notched her first win: Russian security firm Kaspersky announced today that it will make a significant change to how its antivirus software treats stalkerware on Android phones, where it's far more common than on iPhones.

Chrome API update will kill a bunch of other extensions, not just ad blockers

Chrome API update will kill a bunch of other extensions, not just ad blockers

"If these changes are published, [my] extension will cease to function," said Brandon Dixon, the author of the Blockade.io Chrome extension that blocks drive-by attacks and prevents users from accessing phishing sites.

Major Security Breach Discovered Affecting Nearly Half of All Airline Travelers Worldwide

Major Security Breach Discovered Affecting Nearly Half of All Airline Travelers Worldwide

The same breach was then discovered to include 44% of the international carriers market, potentially affecting tens of millions of travelers.

How To Secure Your Webcam

How To Secure Your Webcam

Many webcams come with small lights that light up when the camera is in use. And if you’re using a separate webcam with your computer, just cover it up with a cloth when it’s not in use.

Internet Privacy History Helps Us Understand Privacy Today

Internet Privacy History Helps Us Understand Privacy Today

At the very start of the technologies that would eventually become the internet we know of today, the type and scope of privacy problems that would result were anything but obvious.

New Linux crypto-miner steals your root password and disables your antivirus

New Linux crypto-miner steals your root password and disables your antivirus

The latest example of this trend is a new trojan discovered this month by Russian antivirus maker Dr.Web. This new malware strain doesn't have a distinctive name, yet, being only tracked under its generic detection name of Linux.BtcMine.174.