7 VPN services leaked data of over 20 million users, says report

A report calls into question the providers’ security practices and dismisses their claims of being no-log VPN services. Seven Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers who claim not to keep any logs of their users’ online activities recently left 1.2 terabytes of private user data exposed to anyone who comes looking. The data, found on a server shared … More 7 VPN services leaked data of over 20 million users, says report

Popular home routers plagued by critical security flaws

A study paints a dim picture of router security, as none of the 127 devices tested was free of severe vulnerabilities. A recent study of more than 100 consumer-grade routers from seven, mostly large vendors has found that nearly all tested routers are affected by scores of unpatched and often severe security flaws that leave … More Popular home routers plagued by critical security flaws

These things may be cool, but are they safe?

In the rush to embrace IoT devices, we shouldn’t trade in our privacy and security for the added convenience. Ours is an interconnected world. We have smart doorbells, so we can check on our smartphones who rang, smartwatches to track our children’s’ locations, and fitness trackers to see how we are doing with our physical … More These things may be cool, but are they safe?

Microsoft fixes vulnerability affecting all Windows versions since 1996

Another vulnerability in the same Windows component was abused by Stuxnet a decade ago. A vulnerability in a decades-old Windows component that controls printing on machines running the operating system could be abused by malicious actors to gain elevated privileges on the targeted system, according to security researchers Yarden Shafir and Alex Ionescu. The flaw, which … More Microsoft fixes vulnerability affecting all Windows versions since 1996

iOS Mail app flaws may have left iPhone users vulnerable for years

A pair of vulnerabilities in the default email app on iOS devices is believed to have been exploited against high-profile targets. Apple’s iOS Mail app, which comes pre-installed on all iOS devices, has been found to contain two severe security vulnerabilities that, if exploited, could enable hackers to steal the victims’ data. In fact, the … More iOS Mail app flaws may have left iPhone users vulnerable for years