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?
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
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
If you’re an Instagrammer, you may want to take some basic precautions, such as picking a strong and unique password and signing up for two-factor authentication sooner rather than later. Hundreds of Instagram users are reportedly experiencing an apparently coordinated hack, leaving them with their accounts hijacked and personal information altered – all the while … More Instagram users locked out of accounts en masse
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
In between dreams, you hear the alarm on your mobile phone ring. You open your eyes and turn it off from your smartwatch. Your smart TV welcomes you with the daily news and you look for the weather forecast: it is a freezing winter’s morning. Your car is waiting outside, just like any other day, … More Trends 2017: Ransomware of Things
Almost a year ago we warned about the spreading of Remtasu malware, and far from lessening, we have been able to identify numerous instances of this threat being propagated further. Win32/Remtasu.Y variants are the most common in Latin America, mainly in Colombia but also in Turkey, Thailand, and other countries. One of the latest campaigns has been … More Malware used to take over Facebook accounts