Category: Security

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. […]

Android’s Trusted Face unlocking method has disappeared from devices running Android 10 or below Trusted Face, Android’s unlocking safety feature, has been around since 2014, but recently was quietly removed from Android devices altogether. Both stock and OEM devices running Android 10 or below are affected. The feature had been accessible under Settings – Security […]

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 […]

In certain scenarios, iPhones leak phone numbers through Bluetooth Security researchers are reporting that they can extract a user’s phone number from the Bluetooth traffic coming from an iPhone smartphone during certain operations. The attack works because of how Bluetooth works when it is enabled on an Apple device. The device sends Bluetooth Low Energy […]

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 […]

Researcher shut out of bounty program releases 2nd disclosure publicly Valve recently issued fixes for the privilege escalation vulnerabilities that were discovered on its Steam client on their beta channel by security researcher Vasily Kravets. Kravets released the discovery of the zero-day exploit after being shut out of Valve’s HackerOne bug bounty program. The company […]