on Aug 21, 2018 From connected baby monitors to smart speakers — IoT devices are becoming commonplace in modern homes. Their convenience and ease of use make them seem like the perfect gadgets for the whole family, but their poor security standards als…Continue Reading
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McAfee ATR Team Discovers New IoT Vulnerability in Wemo Insight Smart Plugs.
By Byron V. Acohido. No one in cybersecurity refers to “antivirus” protection any more. The technology that corrals malicious software circulating through desktop PCs, laptops and mobile devices has evolved into a multi-layered security technology refe…Continue Reading
A claim made by John McAfee that the Bitfi cryptocurrency wallet was “unhackable” sparked controversy and derision, leading to a queue of researchers eager to prove otherwise.
The $120 Bitfi wallet, backed by McAfee, is advertised as a hardware soluti…Continue Reading
Mikko Hypponen has been working with computer security for over 20 years and has fought the biggest malware outbreaks in the net. As a result, he has been involved in catching several online criminals. Mr. Hypponen has also extensively researched cyber…Continue Reading
The legislation has the potential to correct many of the shortcomings of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program’s initial implementation.
Cyberattacks on federal infrastructure continue to be one of the greatest threats to U.S. national sec…Continue Reading
North Koren hackers are exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in Microsoft’s VBScript engine vulnerability
in live attacks, security researchers say. Tracked as CVE-2018-8373 , the bug was identified as a memory corruption issue that would resu…Continue Reading
With time running out before the midterm elections in November, many of the state and local election offices charged with running the polls are scrambling to secure their systems and protect them from cyberthreats. Much of their efforts are supported o…Continue Reading
El Reg vulture’s take on the upset at this year’s Black Hat and DEF CON.
Comment The hacking world’s summer camp has ended. The last of the Black Hat USA, BSides Las Vegas, and DEF CON attendees and organizers have now left Sin City after a week of le…Continue Reading
“Why on heaven’s earth would you need that?” asked Dr Christian Probst, the director of Unitec’s High Technology Transdisciplinary Research Network, when he heard about the Smalt for the first time. He says his colleagues have always been aware of the …Continue Reading