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Hackers Can Seize Control of Ballots Cast Using the Voatz Voting App, Researchers Say

Flaws in the blockchain app some states plan to use in the 2020 election allow bad actors to alter or cancel someone’s vote or expose their private info.

By |2020-02-14T08:34:46-05:00February 14th, 2020|2020 election, Election, election tampering, Encryption, Hacking, MIT, mobile apps, presidential election, Security, Uncategorized, Voatz, voting|Comments Off on Hackers Can Seize Control of Ballots Cast Using the Voatz Voting App, Researchers Say

Charming Kitten Uses Fake Interview Requests to Target Public Figures

APT group poses as a former Wall Street Journal journalist to launch phishing campaigns and steal victim email account details.

By |2020-02-06T07:09:45-05:00February 6th, 2020|apt, Certfa Lab, Charming Kitten, Credential Theft, Google Sites, Government, Hacking, Hacks, Irán, Microsoft, Phishing, Phosphorous, political campaigns, Wall Street Journal|Comments Off on Charming Kitten Uses Fake Interview Requests to Target Public Figures

Will we just accept our loss of privacy, or has the techlash already begun? | Alan Rusbridger

Not so long ago we searched Google. Now we seem quite happy to let Google search usProbably too late to ask, but was the past year the moment we lost our technological innocence? The Alexa in the corner of the kitchen monitoring your every word? The location-betraying device in your pocket? The dozen trackers on [...]

By |2020-02-02T03:15:37-05:00February 2nd, 2020|Data and computer security, data protection, facial recognition, google, Hacking, Media, privacy, social networking, Surveillance, Technology, World news|Comments Off on Will we just accept our loss of privacy, or has the techlash already begun? | Alan Rusbridger

Jeff Bezos met FBI investigators in 2019 over alleged Saudi hack

Amazon founder interviewed as FBI conducts inquiry into Israeli firm linked to malwareJeff Bezos met federal investigators in April 2019 after they received information about the alleged hack of the billionaire’s mobile phone by Saudi Arabia, the Guardian has been told.Bezos was interviewed by investigators at a time when the FBI was conducting an investigation [...]

By |2020-01-31T07:03:02-05:00January 31st, 2020|Data and computer security, FBI, Hacking, Israel, Jeff Bezos, Malware, Middle East and North Africa, saudi arabia, Technology, US news, World news|Comments Off on Jeff Bezos met FBI investigators in 2019 over alleged Saudi hack

Wawa Breach May Have Affected More Than 30 Million Customers

Hefty collection of U.S. and international payment cards from the incident revealed in December found up for sale on dark-web marketplace Joker’s Stash.

By |2020-01-29T06:57:01-05:00January 29th, 2020|Breach, Dark Web, data breach, Fraud, fraud marketplace, Gemini Advisory, Hacking, Hacks, Joker’s Stash, Malware, payment cards, the home depot, Wawa|Comments Off on Wawa Breach May Have Affected More Than 30 Million Customers

Israeli spyware firm fails to get hacking case dismissed

Judge orders NSO Group to fight case brought by Saudi activist and pay his legal costsAn Israeli judge has rejected an attempt by the spyware firm NSO Group to dismiss a case brought against it by a prominent Saudi activist who alleged that the company’s cyberweapons were used to hack his phone.The decision could add [...]

By |2020-01-16T05:27:24-05:00January 16th, 2020|Data and computer security, espionage, Hacking, Israel, Jamal Khashoggi, Middle East and North Africa, saudi arabia, Technology, WhatsApp, World news|Comments Off on Israeli spyware firm fails to get hacking case dismissed

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 security fix after NSA warning

US agency revealed flaw that could be exploited by hackers to create malicious software Microsoft is rolling out a security fix to Windows 10 after the US National Security Agency (NSA) warned the popular operating system contained a highly dangerous flaw that could be used by hackers.The NSA revealed during a press conference on Tuesday [...]

By |2020-01-14T14:04:14-05:00January 14th, 2020|Computing, Data and computer security, Hacking, Malware, Microsoft, NSA, Technology, World news|Comments Off on Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 security fix after NSA warning

Dutch Politician Could Get Three Years in Prison for Hacking iCloud Accounts

Prosecution asks for imprisonment of the hacker who stole nude photos and other personal data from women’s iCloud accounts and then distributed some of the material online.

By |2019-12-04T08:52:44-05:00December 4th, 2019|apple, Celebgate, Data Privacy, hackers, Hacking, Hacks, Holland, iCloud, iphone, Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Mitchel van der K, privacy, The Fappening, The Netherlands|Comments Off on Dutch Politician Could Get Three Years in Prison for Hacking iCloud Accounts

Twitter to clear out inactive accounts and free up usernames

Company has been criticised for handling of move it says will reduce risk from hackingTwitter has announced it is to clear out inactive accounts, freeing up dormant usernames and reducing the risk of old accounts being hacked.But the company is facing criticism for the way it has handled the announcement, with many concerned that the [...]

By |2019-11-27T09:34:31-05:00November 27th, 2019|Blogging, Data and computer security, Digital media, Hacking, Internet, Media, privacy, social media, Technology, twitter, World news|Comments Off on Twitter to clear out inactive accounts and free up usernames