Hackers trick iris scanner to unlock Samsung Galaxy S8

Hackers trick iris scanner to unlock Samsung Galaxy S8

Chaos Computer Club easily broke Samsung's Galaxy S8 iris recognition authentication. Same hack could unlock the Samsung Pay mobile wallet.

05/23/17

Netgear NightHawk R7000 routers now collect user data

Netgear NightHawk R7000 routers now collect user data

A firmware update to Netgear NighHawk R7000 routers allows the routers to collect IP, MAC address and info about connected devices. Here's how to disable it.

05/22/17

EternalRocks network worm uses 7 NSA hacking tools

EternalRocks network worm uses 7 NSA hacking tools

At least one person is leveraging seven Shadow Brokers-leaked NSA hacking tools for a new EternalRocks network worm.

05/21/17

Sixth-grader weaponizes smart teddy bear, hacks security audience's Bluetooth

Sixth-grader weaponizes smart teddy bear, hacks security audience's Bluetooth

An 11-year-old boy weaponized his smart teddy bear during a live demo to show how the Internet of Toys can become the Internet of Threats.

05/17/17

Shadow Brokers announce monthly data dump service

Shadow Brokers announce monthly data dump service

Shadow Brokers says the dumps may include NSA-linked exploits for Windows 10, routers, compromised data from nuke programs and SWIFT providers.

05/16/17

Reporters dox WannaCry ransomware kill switch guy

Reporters dox WannaCry ransomware kill switch guy

What kind of sickness causes publications to show gratitude by doxing the “hero” responsible for stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack?

05/15/17

New WannaCry ransomware variants: Patch old PCs now to avoid becoming a victim

New WannaCry ransomware variants: Patch old PCs now to avoid becoming a victim

Researchers activate second kill switch in new version of WannaCry ransomware, but not all versions contain a kill switch.

05/14/17

Trump to FBI Director James Comey: You’re fired!

Trump to FBI Director James Comey: You’re fired!

Reactions about President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey.

05/10/17

FCC should produce logs to prove ‘multiple DDoS attacks’ stopped net neutrality comments

FCC should produce logs to prove ‘multiple DDoS attacks’ stopped net neutrality comments

Fight for the Future says the FCC should produce its logs to prove its claim that "multiple DDoS attacks" silenced net neutrality comments.

05/09/17

Google Project Zero researchers find ‘crazy bad’ Windows RCE flaw

Google Project Zero researchers find ‘crazy bad’ Windows RCE flaw

Google Project Zero researchers discovered a "crazy bad" RCE flaw in Windows. The attack works against default Windows installations and is "wormable."

05/08/17

HandBrake mirror server hacked to serve up Proton RAT for Macs

HandBrake mirror server hacked to serve up Proton RAT for Macs

If you have a Mac and recently downloaded HandBrake from a mirror server, there is a 50/50 chance your Mac is infected with the Proton RAT.

05/07/17

May the Fourth be with you on World Password Day

May the Fourth be with you on World Password Day

Happy Star Wars Day, as well as World Password Day! May the Fourth be with you.

05/03/17

Dataset of scraped Tinder pics poof from Kaggle after Tinder complains

Dataset of scraped Tinder pics poof from Kaggle after Tinder complains

People of Tinder, a dataset of 40,000 scraped Tinder profile photos, was removed from Kaggle at Tinder's request...but not before it was downloaded hundreds of times.

05/02/17

Facebook able to target emotionally vulnerable teens for ads

Facebook able to target emotionally vulnerable teens for ads

A leaked document reveals Facebook knows when teens feel "useless," but the company denies serving targeted ads based on emotions.

05/01/17

Hackers leak 10 new Orange Is the New Black episodes after Netflix fails to pay ransom

Hackers leak 10 new Orange Is the New Black episodes after Netflix fails to pay ransom

The Dark Overlord hacked Netflix, leaked 10 new episodes of Orange Is the New Black and threatened other networks to pay the ransom or suffer the same fate.

04/30/17

Drunken man arrested for assaulting 300-lb. K5 security robot

Drunken man arrested for assaulting 300-lb. K5 security robot

The drunken man allegedly wanted to "test" the 5-foot-tall, 300-pound, egg-shaped K5 security robot.

04/26/17

Chaos for customers: Webroot flags Windows as malware and Facebook as phishing site

Chaos for customers: Webroot flags Windows as malware and Facebook as phishing site

A bad rule in a temporarily issued update flagged crucial Windows system files as malware and caused chaos for Webroot customers.

04/25/17

More Windows PCs infected with NSA backdoor DoublePulsar

More Windows PCs infected with NSA backdoor DoublePulsar

Although the exact amount varies among security researchers, the number of Windows PCs infected with DoublePulsar continues to rise.

04/24/17

Trump claimed on Earth Day: 'Rigorous science is critical to my administration'

Trump claimed on Earth Day: 'Rigorous science is critical to my administration'

Tens of thousands gathered in cities across the globe for the March for Science on Earth Day; scientists and science supporters protested President Trump's science and climate policies.

04/23/17

Bose accused of spying on users, illegal wiretapping via Bose Connect app

Bose accused of spying on users, illegal wiretapping via Bose Connect app

A lawsuit alleges the Bose Connect app secretly intercepts and shares what you listen to.

04/20/17

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