Millions of modems at risk of remote hijacking

Multiple cable modem models from various manufacturers found vulnerable to takeover attacks. Hundreds of millions of cable modems from various manufacturers may be susceptible to a critical vulnerability that can enable attackers to intercept people’s private messages or redirect their internet traffic, new research has found. Tracked as CVE-2019-19494 and nicknamed Cable Haunt, the vulnerability is estimated to … More Millions of modems at risk of remote hijacking

Connected cars: How to improve their connection to cybersecurity

As software becomes more important than ever, how can engaging the security industry make the road ahead less winding? Here at CES, the car manufacturers race to launch the latest gadgets in their new models before the competition. And that’s hard to do without breaking down the software silos. That would mean using widely developed, open-source … More Connected cars: How to improve their connection to cybersecurity

Mozilla rushes out patch for Firefox zero‑day

The US cybersecurity agency warns that the critical vulnerability could allow attackers to take control of people’s computers. Mozilla has rolled out a new version of its Firefox web browser to address a critical zero-day vulnerability that has been abused for targeted attacks. Details about the flaw and its exploitation are rather sparse, however. What little is … More Mozilla rushes out patch for Firefox zero‑day

Facebook bans deepfakes but not all altered content

Footage defined as parody or satire will be permitted, as the social network isn’t slamming the door on all types of manipulated media. Facebook is rolling out a new set of rules aimed at curbing the spread of manipulated media as the specter of highly convincing deepfake videos looms large over not only the US … More Facebook bans deepfakes but not all altered content

Google disables Xiaomi smart home integration after camera bug

A Xiaomi security camera owner reports receiving random images from strangers’ homes. Smart-home security appliances are not always what they are made out to be and recently some have been running into more problems than is healthy. Some smart doorbells have been caught recording more data than thought, while Wyze Labs, which makes connected home gadgets, has been … More Google disables Xiaomi smart home integration after camera bug