Hackers hit Virginia school district days before school year starts

Hackers hit Virginia school district days before school year starts

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 28.08.2019

Ransomware operators compromised the New Kent County Public Schools system in the State of Virginia this week, holding students’ data ransom, in the latest of a long string of cyber-attacks targeting school systems across the United States. The school district’s superintendent, Brian J. Nichols, said in a message to families Tuesday that files on the [and#8230;] read more

Stealing a Tesla by Relay Attack Is an Impressive, But Entirely Preventable Feat

Stealing a Tesla by Relay Attack Is an Impressive, But Entirely Preventable Feat

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 28.08.2019

A keyless car is convenient and, up to a point, more secure. Protecting it against car thieves, though, depends on the precautions you take to foil relay attacks, which remain very popular in Europe. Earlier this month, a video of a theft in progress in London reached near-viral status, showing thieves as making off with ... The post Stealing a Tesla by Relay Attack Is an Impressive, But Entirely Preventable Feat appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Poorly Protected NAS Devices Make Easy Targets for Ransomware Attacks

Poorly Protected NAS Devices Make Easy Targets for Ransomware Attacks

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 28.08.2019

Hackers go for the low-hanging fruit and recently they found it on the network-attached storage (NAS) devices from at least two manufacturers. Crooks use the easy access to infect QNAP and Synology systems with file-encrypting malware in the hopes of getting paid for the decryption key. NAS systems are used to store large volumes of ... The post Poorly Protected NAS Devices Make Easy Targets for Ransomware Attacks appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Apple update kills iOS 12 jailbreak

Apple update kills iOS 12 jailbreak

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 27.08.2019

The anonymous hacker who jailbroke iOS 12.4 via a recycled bug has confirmed on Twitter that Apple’s latest update for iPhones and iPads kills the jailbreak. A vulnerability patched by Apple in iOS 12.3 was accidentally reintroduced by the iPhone maker in the recent iOS 12.4 release. A hacker by the Twitter alias @Pwn20wnd took [and#8230;] read more

Power plant workers in Ukraine caught using nuclear energy to mine cryptocurrency

Power plant workers in Ukraine caught using nuclear energy to mine cryptocurrency

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 26.08.2019

Despite losing some steam in recent times, the cryptocurrency mining craze is still alive and kicking. Ukrainian local media reports that workers at a nuclear power plant have been caught mining cryptocurrency using the electrical power “freely” available to them from the very nuclear plant they worked at. As the story goes, Ukraine’s Security Service [and#8230;] read more

Tweeting from a Fridge Is Possible, but the #FreeDorothy Saga Is Likely Fake

Tweeting from a Fridge Is Possible, but the #FreeDorothy Saga Is Likely Fake

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 23.08.2019

A 15-year-old girl’s desperate attempts to keep her social media followers up to speed after her mother took away her electronics have turned her into a viral star. Dorothy will probably be remembered as the first person to tweet from an LG smart refrigerator. But did she really? It started early this month, when Dorothy, ... The post Tweeting from a Fridge Is Possible, but the #FreeDorothy Saga Is Likely Fake appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Tesla Owner Can Unlock, Start Car with Her Arm Thanks to Bio Hack

Tesla Owner Can Unlock, Start Car with Her Arm Thanks to Bio Hack

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 21.08.2019

Technology already surrounds us and, increasingly, it is also finding its way inside of us. Amie Dansby, aka Amie DD, a software engineer and self-billed geek, has taken on a bio-hack project that lets her start a car using just her arm; no keyfob or other type of devices needed. Using an RFID chip in ... The post Tesla Owner Can Unlock, Start Car with Her Arm Thanks to Bio Hack appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Study: Americans won’t vote for candidates who approve ransomware payments

Study: Americans won’t vote for candidates who approve ransomware payments

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 20.08.2019

Government officials’ decisions related to cybersecurity actively impact voting decisions among Americans, according to a recent study. Awareness about cyber-security among U.S. residents today so high that Americans are now using this knowledge as a factor in their decision making. New research by The Harris Poll reveals that 64% of registered voters will not vote [and#8230;] read more

D’oh! Apple botches iOS update, leaves iPhones open to jailbreaking

D’oh! Apple botches iOS update, leaves iPhones open to jailbreaking

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 20.08.2019

For the first time in years, hackers have created a working exploit that can jailbreak the latest, fully-updated version of iOS. And a goof by Apple has allowed them do it. The result? Millions of Apple iPhone and iPad users who thought they were doing the right thing by updating their devices to iOS 12.4 [and#8230;] read more

D-Link Will Make Its Devices More Secure as Part of FTC Lawsuit Settlement

D-Link Will Make Its Devices More Secure as Part of FTC Lawsuit Settlement

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 20.08.2019

The Federal Trade Commission’s stated mission is to protect users. The resolution of a long-standing litigation with smart home products manufacturer D-Link Systems Inc. shows the FTC is keeping its promise: buyers of D-Link connected devices will no longer be vulnerable to attacks. Or, at least, not as vulnerable as they are now. In 2017, ... The post D-Link Will Make Its Devices More Secure as Part of FTC Lawsuit Settlement appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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