Security researchers from US cyber-security firm ICEBRG have spotted four Chrome extensions featuring malicious code that were available through the official Chrome Web Store.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced today they've charged a 27-year-old man named Jordan Evan Bloom for running LeakedSource.com, a website that compiled public data breaches, including cleartext passwords, and sold access to this information for a few dollars.
Security researchers have spotted a new strain of malware being deployed online. Named RubyMiner, this malware is a cryptocurrency miner spotted going after outdated web servers.
As Intel, AMD, and other CPU manufacturers have started releasing CPU microcode (firmware) updates for processor models affected by the Meltdown and Spectre patches, those updates are trickling down to OEMs and motherboard vendors, who are now integrating these patches into BIOS/UEFI updates for affected PCs.
Seagate has patched a vulnerability in the firmware of the Seagate Personal Cloud Home Media Storage, a NAS (Network Attached Storage) product.
Taiwanese police have handed out malware-infected USB thumb drives to the winners of a cyber-security quiz at a data security expo hosted in December last year by the country's Presidential Office.
Unknown hackers have hijacked the DNS server for BlackWallet.co, a web-based wallet application for the Stellar Lumen cryptocurrency (XLM), and has stolen over $400,000 from users' accounts.
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Lenovo engineers have discovered a backdoor in the firmware of RackSwitch and BladeCenter networking switches. The company released firmware updates earlier this week.
Another week when only small variants were released. Hopefully this downward trend is a slowdown in ransomware distribution. This biggest news was that the HC7 ransomware accepted Ethereum as a ransom payment. This is the first time this digital currency has been used with ransomware.
Intel said today it is investigating an issue with Broadwell and Haswell CPUs after customers reported higher system reboot rates when they installed firmware updates for fixing the Spectre flaw.
AMD officially admitted today that its processors are not vulnerable to the Meltdown bug, but are affected by both variants of the Spectre flaw.
We are barely two weeks into 2018, and security researchers have already spotted the first new Mac malware strain this year. Called OSX/MaMi, all evidence points that this is still a work in progress, but one that comes with some pretty intrusive features, if ever completed and activated.
An F-Secure security researcher has found a way to use Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) to bypass BIOS passwords, BitLocker credentials, and TPM pins and gain access to previously-secured corporate computers.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that Facebook will revamp its News Feed content ranking algorithm to prioritize updates from friends and family members.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17074 for PC to insiders in the fast ring. It is important to note that computer's with AMD processors will have this preview build blocked due to the Spectre & Meltdown security update rollout as explained in this support article.
The US House of Representatives passed a bill today to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FISA) of 2008.
Apple announced today that it will hand over the operation of iCloud services for Chinese users to a local Chinese company as part of the company's efforts to comply with Chinese law.