This year at the 2015 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, the head of the Federal Trade Commission Edith Ramirez used her opening keynote to express concerns about the privacy and security of Internet of Things devices, and what the industry is going to need to do in the near future to gain the consumers’ trust.
Members of Google’s highly-regarded Zero security team have released details about a new privilege exploit they discovered buried deep in the central architecture of Windows 8.1.
The IRS (Internal Revenue Agency) has not completely secured its system that calculates fees for pharmaceutical firms and health insurers under Obamacare, according to a report by an inspector general.
Scammers have come up with a new virus scare, C93, which targets users of Microsoft Windows Outlook and is aimed at stealing their login details. In this fresh scam, hackers have released a fake C93 virus that targets the users of Windows Outlook. It begins with a phishing email that seems to be coming from Read More
This Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a slew of hot fixes for a set of bugs called Schannel which, according to the company, could be one of the most serious threats that the Windows operating system has faced in years. Affecting nearly every version of Windows currently on the market, the crack works by exploiting a Read More
The Tor Project has announced a new partnership with Mozilla following much speculation on what the anonymous browser’s future plans are. The Polaris initiative also brings together the Center for Democracy & Technology. The three organizations will collaborate on new privacy features for users. Primarily Mozilla will be working with Tor on engineering and network Read More
Email scams use so many different themes to spread malware and bugs, most recently Ebola updates, but sometimes it can be a little more amiable like free pizza. Researchers at Cloudmark Security have discovered some new emails aping Pizza Hut offering coupons but in fact contain the botnet, Asprox. The researchers first noted the emails Read More
In one of the more “Inception-esque” exploits this side of 2014, the security outfit CheckPoint Security have announced they have discovered a crack in Mozilla’s Bugzilla bug reporting software which allowed anyone who knew their way in the ability to view and record all the latest bugs that were appearing in system-wide version revisions of Read More
A number of VPN providers have posted updates regarding their services pertaining to ShellShock, the Bash vulnerability that has the security community on their toes this week. Viking VPN has announced that it has completed emergency patching on its services. “All VikingVPN services are now hardened against the attack,” writes Derek Zimmer on the VPN Read More
Security firm ESET says that the ongoing malware attacks on Ukraine, Poland, and Brussels are aimed at stealing government and industrial secrets and not cash. According to ESET, these campaigns are spearheaded by criminal hackers rather than the government of Russia. A ‘Lite’ version of the malicious software BlackEnergy has been discovered in Poland and Read More