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Archive for July, 2017

WWE Hack May Have Exposed Millions Of Users’ Private Information

Are you a fan of wrestling? Have you signed up to the WWE’s website or any of their newsletters? If so, at least some of your information may have been stolen. Here’s ...

Scientists Prove They Can Get Passwords From Brainwaves

It just may be the ultimate hack: stealing passwords from your brainwaves. It’s something that has moved beyond the realm of science fiction and into the realm of possibility, according to a ...

Well-Known Travel Site Sabre Gets Hacked

If you used the travel site Saber for booking hotels between August of 2016 and March of 2017, be advised that your data was likely stolen by hackers, including your credit card ...

Ransomware Discovered On Some Google Play Store Apps

Researchers from McAfee’s mobile division have discovered a strain of ransomware called “LeakerLocker” on two apps that slipped through Google’s various checks and made their way onto the Google Play Store. The ...

New Trojan Attacks Point-Of-Sale Systems Seeking Card Info

There’s a new piece of malware to worry about called “Neutrino,” and it represents an especially troubling development. It’s a fork of an older, well-developed banking Trojan called “Zeus,” and its designers ...

Linux Gets Its Own Wannacry-like Variant

If you thought we’d seen the last of the Wannacry ransomware, think again. Recently, a new threat has been discovered that targets Linux users. It should be noted up front that “SambaCry” ...

Disconnect Wi-Fi Autoconnect Bug Could Allow Access To Your Smartphone

A new bug has been discovered that impacts both Android and iOS devices. If you use a smartphone that contains Broadcom Wi-Fi chips, and you probably do, the newly discovered exploit allows ...

CopyCat Malware Taking Android Devices By Storm

Researchers at the security firm Check Point have uncovered a new strain of malware they’re calling CopyCat that has taken the internet by storm, infecting millions of Android devices in South and ...

Some Intel Processors Could Crash Systems With Hyperthreading Enabled

If you’re using a machine with a Skylake or Kaby Lake Intel processor, you should know that under certain conditions, it may be prone to crashing if hyperthreading is enabled. The problem ...

Why Do Ransomware Attacks Continue To Rise?

The total number of ransomware attacks has seen a massive spike, with nearly 50 percent more attacks against PCs occurring this year than last year. In the same time period, ransomware attacks ...

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Are Graphics Processing Units Vulnerable To Hacker Attacks?

Are Graphics Processing Units Vulnerable To Hacker Attacks?

Bad news for computer users everywhere.  Researchers at the University of California in Riverside have discovered that GPUs (Graphics Processing[...]
You Should Be Worried About Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

You Should Be Worried About Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

In the world of data security, cryptocurrency mining software is often overlooked or discounted as a threat because it doesn't[...]
Officials Want To Know If Wireless Carriers Are Throttling Video

Officials Want To Know If Wireless Carriers Are Throttling Video

Remember earlier this year when net neutrality got killed off and everybody said it wouldn't matter? Well, it seems it[...]

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