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Phishing Emails Are Becoming Even Harder To Identify

According to data collected by Microsoft, phishing emails accounted for 0.62 percent of all inbox receipts in September 2019. That's up from 0.31 percent just one year prior to that. The increase ...

FBI Considers Aging App To Be A Counterintelligence Threat

FaceApp is in the news again, and as before, not for a good reason. Several months ago, watchdog groups around the world sounded the alarm about the Russian-made app, which raised curious ...

Be Careful Holiday E-cards Could Contain Malware Or Viruses

There's a war on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it's taking a very different form than what commonly gets reported in the news media. This war is being waged by hackers and scammers, ...

Google Fights Back Against Adware On The Google Play Store

Given the fact that smart phones are about to eclipse PCs as the King of the digital world, threats against smart devices are garnering increasing attention, and the biggest players in the ...

Concerns Over SmartHome Eavesdropping Have People Worried

With all its potential, the Internet of Things has problems. The single biggest one of these relates to privacy. This came into sharp focus last year when a smart TV producer revealed ...

New Bill Would Let You Hack A Hacker Back

Should it be legal to hack a hacker who is intent on attacking you? It’s an interesting, touchy debate, with powerful opinions on both sides. On the one hand, hacking is universally ...

More Security Cameras Found To Be Easily Hackable

Dahua, a Chinese manufacturer of DVRs and Smart Cameras, has security problems. In fact, on the Dark Web, the company is commonly referenced as building products that are particularly easy to hack, ...

Exposed Database For CloudPet Toys Included Information And Voice Recordings

Unless you have kids, you may not have even known about CloudPets, or the MongoDB, much less the recent hack or the shocking lack of security. Firstly, yes. Smartpets are a “thing.” ...

Your DNA May Be Next Place Your Data Is Stored

The next big thing is going to be really small, at least if Microsoft has anything to say about it. They’ve been experimenting with storing data in what some might call the ...

Recent Major Website Outage Was Caused By A Simple Mistake

Last week, Amazon’s AWS (Amazon Web Services) suffered an 11-hour outage that resulted in dramatic slowdowns and complete unavailability of more than 100 large internet retailers and a number of the web’s ...

Popular Website Image Optimization Service Cloudfare May Have Exposed Data

While Cloudflare isn’t a household name, it is one of the titans of the internet, having a massive presence as a reverse proxy service. It provides security and serves optimized content to ...

Ransomware On Mobile Devices Is Climbing At An Alarming Rate

Remember in the ancient past, two years ago, when Ransomware first made its appearance, infecting hospitals and banks? That’s still happening, of course. But now, the hackers have a new target: mobile ...

Macs Continue To Get Targeted As New Ransomware Found

Not long ago, the first instance of ransomware was designed to effect Macs. This was greeted with an even mix of shock, surprise and dismay among the ranks of Mac users, and ...

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