Category: Privacy

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 […]

The Morpheus chip shows promise in thwarting hackers by constantly changing its code A new microchip is currently being tested that changes its code in order to thwart the efforts of hackers. The Morpheus chip repeatedly randomizes key parts of its software so that attackers face a constantly changing target. The project is funded by […]

Firefox users with saved logins that are found in data breaches will soon be warned Last year, Mozilla partnered with Have I been Pwned (HIBP) to offer Firefox Monitor. The Firefox Monitor service works by imputing your email address into the search box and clicking the ‘check for breaches’ button, which prompts the service to […]

Compromised WordPress and Joomla websites are being hacked to deliver ransomware and malware   Websites built on both WordPress and Joomla, two of the most popular content management systems used in publishing, are being used to deliver ransomware and other malware to visitors by hackers. The hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in themes, plug-ins and extensions […]

ASUS has addressed the hack affecting their updates   In our previous blog article, we spoke about the backdoors that were inadvertently installed on thousands of computers through an infection on an ASUS server. ASUS Software Updates Hijacked by Hackers ASUS has now addressed the issue and they have released a new version of their […]

Backdoors have been installed on thousands of computers through ASUS updates   Researchers at Kaspersky Lab state that ASUS was used unwittingly to install a malicious backdoor on thousands of its customers’ computers last year after attackers compromised a server for the company’s live software update tool. The malicious file was signed with legitimate ASUS […]

If you use Windows 7, don’t miss the next update   Support is set to end for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020, but in order to continue receiving Windows updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 until then, you’ll need to make sure to allow the next update. It’s critical as it adds […]

Violating Google’s policy, apps are still collecting device data.   In a report from AppCensus, it’s been determined that 17,000+ Android apps with as many as tens of millions of installs on the Google Play Store have been found to violate Google’s Play Store Advertising ID policy guidance. They’ve done so by collecting persistent device […]

Ryuk ransomware is dangerous and spreading.   Attackers are causing more trouble with Emotet and TrickBot, as these forever morphing troublemakers are now dropping Ryuk ransomware. Once the valuable data has been extracted from victim organizations, Ryuk takes over and locks up information, requiring a ransom be paid in order to access the info. It […]