As much as people enjoy their virtual assistants, sometimes they do things that are downright creepy. Such is the case for a family in Portland who discovered that Amazon Alexa recorded a conversation without permission and sent it to a random person in their contact list.
Earlier today, Microsoft released cumulative update KB4100403 that fixes several bugs, including the issues some users reported with Intel and Toshiba solid-state drives (SSDs).
Mozilla developers are working on an improved Tracking Protection system for the Firefox browser that will land in version 63, scheduled for release in mid-October.
An unidentified hacker has mounted several "double spend" attacks on the infrastructure of the Bitcoin Gold cryptocurrency and has managed to amass over $18 million worth of BTG (Bitcoin Gold) coins in the process.
A hacker found a way around a previous patch in the Verge cryptocurrency source code and took advantage of the flaw to monopolize mining operations and create Verge coins (XVG) at a rapid pace.
Hackers have come up with a never-before-seen method of installing backdoored plugins on websites running the open-source WordPress CMS, and this new technique relies on using weakly protected WordPress.com accounts and the Jetpack plugin.
A new and active campaign for the CryptON Ransomware is currently underway where attackers are hacking into computers with Internet accessible Remote Desktop Services. Once the attackers gain access to the computer they manually execute the ransomware and encrypt your files.
Security researchers from Cisco said today that they've detected a giant botnet of hacked routers that appears to be preparing for a cyber-attack on Ukraine.
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Mozilla is rolling out support for a two-step authentication process for Firefox Accounts, the credentials system that protects bookmarks, passwords, open tabs and other data synchronized between devices via the Firefox Sync feature.
A new experimental, and may I dare say, creepy Chrome Extension called FacePause pauses a YouTube video when you look away from the screen. It does this by utilizing an API called FaceDetector that has been available in Chrome since version 56.
A malicious PHP script found on over 5,000 compromised websites has been fingered as the source of a large-scale spam campaign that has been silently redirecting users to web pages hosting diet and intelligence boosting pills.
US lawmakers have proposed a bill that would create specialized units in the National Guard for defending and responding to cyber-attacks.
Public record documents obtained from two US states reveal that Amazon has entered the surveillance market, where it's been silently advertising its facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies.
Chrome has a surprising amount of features that are hidden or not well known that can offer a great deal of functionality for users. One of these features, is a built-in password generator that can be used to create strong passwords when creating new accounts and a password manager called Smart Lock that stores these passwords .
BMW is working on firmware updates for some of its cars after researchers from the Tencent Keen Security Lab have discovered 14 flaws affecting high-profile car models such as BMW i Series, BMW X Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, and BMW 7 Series.
Microsoft announced plans last week to block Flash, Shockwave, and Silverlight content from activating in Office 365. The block will only apply to Office 365 subscription clients, but not to Office 2016, Office 2013, or Office 2010 distributions, the company said.