Though the ransom itself is inactive, WannaCry Ransomware lives on   The most widespread ransomware virus, WannaCry, has negatively affected nearly 75,000 users as of the third quarter of 2018. Kaspersky Lab recently released a report detailing the damage that WannaCry has caused and alerted that the ransomware is still active one and a half […]

T2 chip in newer Macs makes repairs impossible without a proprietary tool from Apple   Newer Macs, such as the recently announced new MacBook Air and Mac mini, join the ranks with the MacBook Pro and iMac Pro as coming equipped with Apple’s T2 chip. Apple’s T2 chip acts as a co-processor and is the […]

Researchers are using brainwaves to create hacker-resistant computer security   Passwords in and of themselves are generally insecure. Unfortunately, passwords, even those with letters, numbers and symbols, are relatively easily hacked. To combat this problem, biometrics has been taking the place of insecure passwords. By using fingerprints, facial recognition and retina scans as a way […]

Researchers stole password data using sonar   Researchers at Lancaster University posted a paper that demonstrated how they were able to steal a device’s unlock pattern by using the smartphone’s microphone and speaker system. They were the first to demonstrate that an attack of this kind was even possible. According to the researchers, their “SonarSnoop” […]

Google is looking to replace URLs with something more secure     Google’s Chrome browser just turned 10. In that short amount of time, the Chrome browser has made a huge impact upon the web. Chrome popularized auto-updates and led the charge toward complete HTTPS web encryption. Now, Google Chrome looks to the future and […]

Firefox 62 has arrived with some great new features   Mozilla launched their Firefox 62 release today for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The release builds above Firefox Quantum and brings with it a large variety of new font typography options, an automatic dark theme for macOS, and better scrolling capability for Android. Existing desktop […]

Buggy Windows 10 update patches upset some admins, but Microsoft stands its ground.   After the quality of Windows 10 feature updates was called into question in an open letter from Susan Bradley, Microsoft posted a blog post clarifying their intention with the constant barrage of updates. The open letter addresses several update issues and […]

Printers, IP phones and IP cameras among devices vulnerable to attack   A 10-year-old security flaw has left nearly a half-billion Internet of Things devices vulnerable to cyberattacks at businesses worldwide. The web exploit causing all of the trouble is called DNS rebinding.  It’s an attack first disclosed at the RSA Conference in 2008. It’s […]

Failure to change a default router password has led to sensitive military information being stolen.   It’s been discovered that a hacker is selling sensitive military documents online. Those documents include maintenance course books for servicing MQ-9 Reaper drones, an M1 ABRAMS tank operation manual, a crewman training and survival manual, a document detailing platoon […]

Microsoft is clarifying their vulnerability patching procedures Microsoft explains how it decides whether a vulnerability will be patched swiftly or left for a version update. Microsoft published a new draft document that explains how they decide whether a security vulnerability will be patched swiftly or if the vulnerability can wait to be fixed during a […]