A primer on why internet-enabled TVs make for attractive and potentially soft targets, and how cybercriminals can ruin more than your TV viewing experience. With their high-resolution screens, cameras, microphones and innovative interfaces geared towards a better user experience, smart TVs have found their way into many homes. They have become so popular that, according to … More Smart TVs: Yet another way for attackers to break into your home?
Millions of files that are sitting out in the open across various file storage technologies are actually encrypted by ransomware. More than 2.3 billion files have been found inadvertently exposed online over the past year, reads a report from threat intelligence outfit Digital Shadows. The firm’s new ‘Too Much Information: The Sequel’ report follows up … More Over 2.3 billion files exposed online
The databases, sitting unprotected on cloud servers, contained reams of information amassed by two apps integrated with the social network. Two caches of data on millions of Facebook users were recently discovered sitting unprotected on cloud-computing servers. In one security lapse, no fewer than 540 million records on Facebook users were found lying around in … More 540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps
The “evolution” of these markets is making cybercrime easier than ever before. Are you in the market for stolen data? How about some tools to help you steal data or make money by hijacking other people’s computers? Well you’re in luck. It is now easier than ever to engage in cybercrime thanks to “next generation” … More Next Generation Dark Markets? Think Amazon or eBay for criminals
Use of software by law enforcement as a surveillance tool is a real concern for groups. Amazon has come under fire from civil rights groups in the US that say their online service that identifies faces in images could be abused by law enforcement. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a statement on Tuesday asking the … More Amazon Rekognition a possible threat to the civil rights of citizens
Approximately US $150,000 worth of Ethereum-based cryptocurrency stolen. Online cryptocurrency website MyEtherWallet.com has confirmed that for a period of time yesterday some visitors could have been redirected to a phishing site designed to steal users’ credentials and – ultimately – empty their cryptocurrency wallets. According to reports, whoever was behind the attack may have successfully stolen approximately US … More Ethereum cryptocurrency wallets raided after Amazon’s internet domain service hijacked
Warning: if you plan to read this article out loud in the vicinity of an Amazon Echo device you may want to turn off its microphone before doing so (for reasons that will become clear in a moment). This article offers tips on securing the Alexa service on Amazon Echo devices; it is not about … More Amazon Echo and the Alexa dollhouses: security tips and takeaways