Category: Privacy

The FBI is warning about an attack that bypasses multi-factor authentication Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division sent out a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to warn about cyber criminals using social engineering and technical attacks to circumvent multi-factor authentication (MFA). The FBI still recommends that companies use MFA, stating “Multi-factor authentication continues to […]

A CPU Memory concept has been published in an effort to fight security attacks The Intel STORM (STrategic Offensive Research & Mitigations) team published a white paper that suggests the development and implementation of a new kind of CPU memory. This new CPU memory would be able to block side-channel attacks like Spectre and Meltdown. […]

Over 200 million devices vulnerable to remote takeover The operating system that may be controlling everything from elevators, medical equipment, and other mission-critical systems is vulnerable to attacks that give attackers complete control of the device. Researchers found that it accounts for about 200 million internet-connected devices. Researchers with security firm Armis identified 11 vulnerabilities […]

Poll finds that security concerns go out the window around free WiFi A survey of 1,195 internet users found that 82% of people state that they will connect to any available free WiFi that’s available in a public place. When they were asked about the security implications of such a decision, a shocking 71% of […]

Malwarebytes has launched a free safe browsing extension for Chrome and Firefox Malwarebytes has released a new browser extension aimed at safeguarding consumers from scammers. Browser Guard is available for both Chrome and Firefox. The tool works by blocking pop-ups, browser hijacking and browser locking (including the popular ‘tech support scams’. It also filters out […]

Manufacturers left a default password of ‘123456’ on GPS trackers causing security risk Over 30 models of commonly used GPS trackers for pets, kids, and the elderly have been shown to be compromised due to manufacturers setting them up with a standard ‘123456’ password. Security researchers at Czech cyber-security firm Avast have reported that at […]

Firefox recently updated their future releases blog with a long time project that will be added to an upcoming release. Starting in 2017, Mozilla began working on the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) protocol. Then, in June of 2018, they started running experiments in Firefox to ensure that the performance and user experience with DoH were great. So […]

New data spells out the alarming trend of using outdated software Running an unsupported or near end-of-life operating system increases security risks. Despite that fact, new research from Kaspersky has revealed that many businesses and consumers are still using Windows 7. Some users have yet to even upgrade past Windows XP! Researchers from Kaspersky analyzed […]

Only Android is safe from user identifying Bluetooth exploit Thanks to a flaw in the Bluetooth communication protocol, users may be exposed to tracking and their ID could be leaked. Any modern devices, with the exception of Android, that sport Bluetooth connectivity could be impacted. The vulnerability can be used to spy on users even […]

Microsoft has taken another step towards making Windows 10 passwordless Microsoft has been working on removing passwords from Windows 10 and Microsoft Accounts for a number of months now. The next major update to Windows 10 aims to move them one step further along their plan of a passwordless future where remembering complex passwords, having […]