More than 18 million users of smartphones and other mobile devices made by HTC are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The regulator charged the mobile developer for customizing its Android- and Windows-based phones in ways that allow cyber-criminals to install dangerous software and steal users’ personal details.
Chrome launched today a new version of the highly-popular browser today. The update includes improvements and new features for developers, but also addresses some security issues in version 24.
Two critical vulnerabilities for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat were addressed in a security update that promises to plug the exploit that enabled attackers to escape the Adobe sandbox.
Ice can preserve many things, from food to flowers, but it can also keep volatile data on your encrypted smartphone long enough to expose your secrets. Or so a team of German researchers found out.
A man was arrested for allegedly engaging in identity theft leading to fraudulent cell phone services that caused $8 million in losses for telecommunication providers AT&T and T-Mobile.
A highly popular television show on KRTV in the city of Great Falls, Montana was disrupted by disturbing news about dead people crawling from their graves.
Both former President Bushes had their e-mails hacked and sensitive details were compromised, according to The Smoking Gun. The alleged hacker claimed he gained access to "a lot of stuff," including interesting messages about George H.W. Bush's recent hospitalization.
Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications along with movie and music local industry launched Operation Decoy File in an attempt to educate computer users about piracy online and protect copyrighted content.
The Energy Department of the United States suffered a serious data breach in mid-January that allegedly exposed sensitive information about staff and external contractors. Although the department did not announce the breach, the information surfaced in an internal letter to affected employees.
Over 4,000 bank executives saw their personal data leaked after Anonymous hacked a new governmental website was hacked, according to ZDNet.
The New York Times claims to have been under attack by Chinese hackers after its investigation into China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao. All 53 employees had their computers spied on and information concerning the newspaper’s sources and contributors were targeted.
Security issues in a widely used suite of network protocols known as uPnP (Universal Plug-and-Play) could expose millions of devices to attacks, even without their users’ intervention.
Long passwords with any semblance of grammar are easier to crack than short passwords without structure, according to a study by Carnegie Mellon University. Researchers found that grammar – good or bad – offers clues to hackers because it narrows the possible word combinations and sequences.