Popular routers found vulnerable to hacker attacks

Millions could be at risk of cyberattacks due to poor default passwords and a lack of firmware updates. Millions use Wi-Fi routers that contain various security flaws and may put them at risk of cyberattacks, an investigation by British consumer watchdog Which? has found. Together with Red Maple Technologies, Which? looked at 13 commonly used older router … More Popular routers found vulnerable to hacker attacks

Clubhouse in the spotlight after user records posted online

Reports of another trove of scraped user data add to the recent woes of popular social media platforms. It seems that threat actors are increasingly setting their sights on extracting vast amounts of data from social media platforms. The cascade of incidents started off with a data leak impacting more than half a billion Facebook users and … More Clubhouse in the spotlight after user records posted online

Trust your surveillance? Why hacked cameras are very bad

When a breach captures a part of us that is unchangeable, does it mean that we have allowed technology to pry too deeply into our lives? We have read about the recently released footage, complete with facial recognition and deep looks into private spaces that were never supposed to be public, and wondered if it’s safe to … More Trust your surveillance? Why hacked cameras are very bad

Online health security – when ‘opt out’ isn’t an option

What happens when you try to opt out of e-health to avoid issues in the event of a breach? Healthcare hacks are particularly insidious. When hackers get the data, they hack you – or at least the closest facsimile there is of you. And unless you lie on your health records (and even then, there … More Online health security – when ‘opt out’ isn’t an option

Oxford University COVID‑19 lab hacked

Neither clinical research into the coronavirus nor any patient data were affected by the incident. Oxford University has confirmed that one of its biology laboratories that is researching ways to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has fallen victim to a cyberattack. Details about the incident at the Division of Structural Biology (Strubi) were released by Forbes. “We have identified … More Oxford University COVID‑19 lab hacked