Cyber Security Alerts

Google Partners With UCSB To Build Quantum Processors For Artificial Intelligence

Google today announced that it is expanding its research around quantum computing and that it has hired UC Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) John Martinis and his team — one of the most prolific research groups in this area — to work on new quantum processors based on superconducting electronics. Researchers in Martinis’ lab were among the […]

Criminal groups are offering $360000 salaries to accomplices who can help them scam CEOs about their porn-watching habits

Scammers are claiming to hack people's webcams and access footage of them watching porn as part of a terrifying new…

Phishing Scam Cloaks Malware With Fake Google reCAPTCHA

Phishing emails target a bank’s users with malware – and make their landing page look more legitimate with fake Google reCAPTCHAs. A recently-discovered phishing scam was found peddling malware, using a new technique to mask its malicious landing page: A fake Google reCAPTCHA system. The campaign targeted a Polish bank and its users with emails, […]

Apple CEO Demands Federal Data Privacy Legislation

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called on the government to double down on data privacy regulation in 2019. Apple CEO Tim Cook is adding his voice to the wave of tech giants, privacy watchdogs, and consumers calling for the government to roll out tightened consumer data privacy regulations. The Apple executive called on Congress to […]

Microsoft Launches Azure DevOps Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft is offering rewards of up to $20,000 for flaws in its Azure DevOps online services and the latest release of the Azure DevOps server. Microsoft lifted the curtain on a new Azure DevOps bug bounty program, designed to sniff out flaws in its Azure DevOps online services and servers. Azure DevOps is a cloud […]

Twitter Android Glitch Exposed Private Tweets for Years

Twitter disclosed a security issue on Thursday that had exposed protected tweets on Android devices – for more than four years. According to the social media giant, if Twitter users on the Android operating system made specific changes to their account settings – like changing the email address associated with their account – over the […]

Cyber-Jackpot: 773M Credentials Dumped on the Dark Web

Thousands of individual breaches make up the database, one of the largest troves of stolen credentials ever seen. UPDATE A database of breached emails totaling 773 million unique addresses has turned up on a popular underground hacking forum, giving cybercriminals one of the largest jackpots ever seen when it comes to account-compromise efforts. Troy Hunt […]

Girl Scouts Issues Data Breach Warning to 2,800 Members

Someone gained access to an email account for the Orange County chapter, which was rife with personal data. The Orange County, Calif. branch of the Girl Scouts of America has been hacked, potentially exposing personal information for thousands of members. Rest assured though: The cookies are safe, even those of the computing type. According to […]

Google Updates reCAPTCHA: No More Boxes to Check

Puzzles and check-boxes have been replaced with in-the-background behavioral analysis. Google this week has rolled out its latest version of the reCAPTCHA mechanism, which is meant to weed out spam and abuse by robots on websites. It marks a dramatic departure from previous reCAPTCHA efforts by eliminating the need for visitors to take any extra […]

Square, PayPal POS Hardware Open to Multiple Attack Vectors

Popular card readers like Square and PayPal have various flaws that allow attacks ranging from fraud to card data theft. Mobile point-of-sale (POS) terminals have revolutionized the retail space in many ways, with devices such as Square offering locations like mall kiosks, small coffee shops and roadside stands a handy and cost-effective way to accept […]