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Author: Graham Cluley

60,000 Android devices hit by battery-saving app attack

60,000 Android devices hit by battery-saving app attack

Computer security experts have discovered an unusual attack targeting users of Android devices. The post 60,000 Android devices hit by battery-saving app attack appeared first on The State of Security ... Read More
Tesla saboteur caused extensive damage and leaked highly sensitive data, claims Elon Musk

Tesla saboteur caused extensive damage and leaked highly sensitive data, claims Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes that the company is the victim of deliberate sabotage perpetrated by an employee. According to CNBC, the high profile executive sent an email to Tesla employees this weekend alleging that there was a saboteur in the company’s ranks who had changed code in an internal ... Read More
US Government warns of more North Korean malware attacks

US Government warns of more North Korean malware attacks

With Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un exchanging handshakes and smiles at the Singapore security summit earlier this month, you may have been fooled into thinking that all was cordial between the United States and North Korea. Look under the surface, however, and things may be rather different. For instance, ... Read More

Apple confirms it’s closing security loophole that police were using to crack iPhones

Yes, Apple is toughening up the security of iPhones with iOS 12. Yes, the steps Apple is taking will make it harder for law enforcement agencies to thwart iPhone security. But no, that's not the reason Apple is doing it. The post Apple confirms it’s closing security loophole that police ... Read More
Dixons Carphone data breach – millions put at risk of fraud

Dixons Carphone data breach – millions put at risk of fraud

Once again a large company has suffered a huge data breach, putting millions of innocent customers at risk. Customers of British popular high street stores Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse, and Dixons Travel have been warned that a huge data breach has occurred involving 5.9 million payment cards and the ... Read More
Tens of thousands of Android devices are leaving their debug port exposed

Tens of thousands of Android devices are leaving their debug port exposed

Countless Android devices are leaving themselves open to attack after being shipped with a critical port left unsecured. Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a feature that allows developers to communicate with an Android device remotely, executing commands, and – if necessary – taking full remote control. As its name suggests, ... Read More
WhatsApp users targeted by homoglyph attack peddling free tickets to theme park

WhatsApp users targeted by homoglyph attack peddling free tickets to theme park

Many WhatsApp users would probably view the message as innocent enough, appearing to offer free tickets to Britain's Alton Towers theme park. But in truth they are being targeted by fraudsters deploying a homoglyph attack. The post WhatsApp users targeted by homoglyph attack peddling free tickets to theme park appeared ... Read More
Jail for the man who helped Russia hack Yahoo’s email accounts

Jail for the man who helped Russia hack Yahoo’s email accounts

Remember when Yahoo seemed to have been beset by hack after hack after hack? In September 2016, Yahoo revealed that the personal data of over 500 million users had been stolen by hackers in 2014. As if that wasn’t bad enough, three months later the firm revealed that an even ... Read More
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VPNFilter botnet has hacked 500,000 routers. Reboot and patch now!

Half a million routers and storage devices in dozens of countries around the world have been infected by a sophisticated botnet, in preparation for an alleged planned cyber attack on Ukraine. The post VPNFilter botnet has hacked 500,000 routers. Reboot and patch now! appeared first on The State of Security ... Read More
Suspected Syrian Electronic Army hackers indicted for conspiracy and identity theft

Suspected Syrian Electronic Army hackers indicted for conspiracy and identity theft

Two men have been indicted for their alleged involvement in hacking campaigns that targeted critics of Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. The men – Ahmad Umar Agha (also known by his online handle of “The Pro”) and Firas Dardar (“The Shadow”) – have been named in charges by a Virginia ... Read More
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