Zero‑day in popular WordPress plugin exploited to take over websites

Websites using Fancy Product Designer are susceptible to remote code execution attacks even if the plugin is deactivated. Cybercriminals have been actively exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Fancy Product Designer, a WordPress plugin used by more than 17,000 websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the web publishing platform. Attackers … More Zero‑day in popular WordPress plugin exploited to take over websites

Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps

An all-new privacy dashboard and better location, microphone and camera controls are all aimed at curbing apps’ data-slurping habits. With the upcoming official release of Android 12, Google has outlined a range of security and privacy improvements that users can expect to experience once the new version of the mobile operating system is launched. Android’s new iteration … More Android 12 will give you more control over how much data you share with apps

Colonial Pipeline attack: Hacking the physical world

The attack is a reminder of growing cyberthreats to critical infrastructure while also showing why providers of essential services are ripe targets for cybercriminals. While detractors have argued that threats against physical infrastructure are overstated and largely theoretical, the growing list of organizations that have been successfully attacked suggests otherwise. And now the media is full of … More Colonial Pipeline attack: Hacking the physical world

What can we learn from the HSE and Department of Health ransomware attacks?

Ireland appeared to be shaken to the core by the recent cyberattack on HSE and the Department of Health, but once past the initial shock, is it time for an in-depth look at the Irish cybersecurity infrastructure and whether such attacks could not have been anticipated, detected or prevented. In 2017 the National Health Service … More What can we learn from the HSE and Department of Health ransomware attacks?

WhatsApp will limit features for users who don’t accept new data‑sharing rules

Your account won’t be deleted, but here’s what you may want to be aware of if not even repeated reminders to accept the new policy do the trick. WhatsApp users have several weeks to accept the app’s updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Service that require sharing data with Facebook or else they’ll have some of the app’s key … More WhatsApp will limit features for users who don’t accept new data‑sharing rules