Flaws in smart car alarms exposed 3 million cars to hijack

The vulnerabilities, which resided in associated smartphone apps, were both easy to find and easy to fix. Two smart alarm systems for cars have plugged critical security holes that put three million vehicles globally at risk of being hijacked, research by Pen Test Partners reveals. If exploited, the vulnerabilities would have enabled anyone to turn the alarm … More Flaws in smart car alarms exposed 3 million cars to hijack

Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

The campaign’s goals aren’t immediately clear, as the malefactors don’t appear to be leveraging the hijacked websites for further nefarious purposes. Attackers have been exploiting a security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to seize control of vulnerable websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the web … More Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin to hijack websites

Most routers full of firmware flaws that leave users at risk

If you own a Wi-Fi router, it may well be riddled with security holes that expose you to a host of threats. Five out of every six (83%) Wi-Fi routers in US homes and offices leave their users at risk of cyberattacks, because their firmware is inadequately updated for security vulnerabilities, research by The American Consumer … More Most routers full of firmware flaws that leave users at risk

50 million Facebook users affected in breach

It has yet to be determined whether the accounts were misused or what information was accessed. In the meantime, you can improve your account security with a few easy steps. Facebook disclosed on Friday, September 28, that attackers had exploited a flaw in its code that allowed them “to steal Facebook access tokens which they could … More 50 million Facebook users affected in breach

Twitter patches bug that may have spilled users’ private messages

The flaw affected one of the platform’s APIs between May 2017 and September 10 of this year, when it was patched “within hours”. Twitter has fixed a bug that is believed to have shared Direct Messages (DMs) and protected Tweets of some users with developers who were not authorized to access that information. According to the … More Twitter patches bug that may have spilled users’ private messages