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

Authorities remove web shells from compromised Exchange servers

Law enforcement steps in to thwart attacks leveraging the recently-disclosed Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities. The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has carried out a court-approved operation to “copy and remove” malicious web shells from hundreds of systems across the US that were compromised through the mass exploitation of zero-day flaws in Microsoft Exchange … More Authorities remove web shells from compromised Exchange servers

Sex in the digital era: How secure are smart sex toys?

ESET researchers investigate what could possibly go wrong when you connect your bedroom to the internet of things. As internet of things (IoT) devices continue to seep into our homes and offer an increasingly wide range of features, new concerns are beginning to arise about the security of the data processed by these devices. Although … More Sex in the digital era: How secure are smart sex toys?

Clubhouse chats streamed to third‑party website

The incident raises concerns about the privacy and security of conversations taking place on the platform. Clubhouse, the social media platform du jour, has experienced a data incident as an unidentified user found a way to stream audio feeds from the app’s chat rooms to a third-party website. Speaking to Bloomberg, Clubhouse spokeswoman Reema Bahnasy confirmed … More Clubhouse chats streamed to third‑party website

Data Privacy Day: Top tips for safe remote learning

As schools and students continue to contend with the very real cyber-risks of virtual classrooms, we share some advice for protecting children’s data and privacy. The COVID-19 pandemic is still here, with pupils and students still soldiering on mostly remotely and focusing on their education from the confines of their houses. While another semester studying … More Data Privacy Day: Top tips for safe remote learning