New Year’s resolutions: Sharpen up your passwords

In case there are some blank entries in your laundry list of New Year’s resolutions, we have a few tips for a bit of cybersecurity ‘soul searching’. Here’s the first batch, looking at how you can fix your good ol’ passwords. Many of us entered 2019 with a boatload of New Year’s resolutions. Doing more … More New Year’s resolutions: Sharpen up your passwords

Personal data of German political elite dumped online

The vast trove of data was released online and disseminated via Twitter over the span of four weeks – without anybody really noticing. German authorities are investigating a major cybersecurity incident that saw the personal information of hundreds of German politicians, as well as a number of TV personalities and journalists, dumped online in serial … More Personal data of German political elite dumped online

NASA fears hackers may have stolen employee data

A probe launched immediately after the discovery of the suspected incident has yet to establish the scale of the potential damage. The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has notified all of its employees that their personal data may have been exfiltrated in a suspected security incident discovered two months ago. “On Oct. … More NASA fears hackers may have stolen employee data

Employees’ cybersecurity habits worsen, survey finds

Almost all young people recycle their passwords, often doing so across work and personal accounts. The prevalence of cybersecurity incidents and the concomitant growing concerns about any organization’s cybersecurity posture haven’t done much to discourage many employees from engaging in poor security habits, a survey has found. In some respects, employees’ cyber-hygiene is actually getting … More Employees’ cybersecurity habits worsen, survey finds

Tumblr patches bug that could have exposed user data

The microblogging platform is assuring its users that has found no evidence that any data was actually stolen. Tumblr has fixed a vulnerability that it says could have exposed private user data, according to an announcement by the microblogging and social networking site. The information that could have been viewed by unauthorized parties includes email addresses, … More Tumblr patches bug that could have exposed user data

Send in the clones: Facebook cloning revisited

As another confusing message spreads, we look at Facebook privacy, cloning, and hacking. Here’s an edited version of a post about Facebook account cloning I posted last year (2017) which has been getting a lot of hits recently. Heads-up!! Almost every account is being cloned. Your picture and your name are used to create a … More Send in the clones: Facebook cloning revisited

Virus Bulletin 2018: Supply chain hacking grows up

Striking the balance between supply, demand and safety is a major concern. With the pressure to ship as early as possible, especially when it comes to hardware, what assurances do we have that the hardware is really clean, and that future updates won’t be hacked? Here at Virus Bulletin 2018, the conversation of how to … More Virus Bulletin 2018: Supply chain hacking grows up