Two researchers have found a way to bypass the Apple Activation Lock on both iPhones and iPads, running the two most recent versions of iOS, 10.1 and 10.1.1.
Lots of small ransomware infections / screenlockers this week, but no major infections were discovered. Thankfully, security researchers were able to create a bunch of decryptors and make them available for victim's to recover their files. Of particular note was the San Francisco MTA getting hit hard by the HDDCryptor ransomware.
Unidentified hackers have stolen $31 million (₽2 billion) from customer accounts at Russia's Central Bank, but officials have managed to recover $26 million (₽1.66 billion) from the stolen funds, said the bank in a report released today.
Nearly 6,700 online stores running on top of the Magento platform are infected with the Visbot malware that hides on web servers, steals credit card information, encrypts it, hides it inside an image, and sends the encrypted credit card data to a crook's servers afterward.
Today we have a deal on various Microsoft MCSE certifications, which are normally $1,000, but have been reduced 95% to $49 for each course. The available courses are MCSE Server Messaging, MCSE Server Infrastructure, MCSE SQL Data Platform, MCSE SQL Business Intelligence, and MCSE SQL Server SharePoint.
WordPress creator and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg announced today that upcoming versions of the WordPress CMS would include features that would require hosts to support HTTPS.
Over 100,000 UK Internet customers had connectivity problems over the weekend, with most of the affected users being clients of the UK Postal Office, TalkTalk, and Kcom ISPs.
Scientists and medical professionals published a research paper in which they detailed a simple and inexpensive approach to creating a device that can be used to hack Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs), also referred to as pacemakers.
Version 55.0.2883.75 of Google Chrome was released today, which fixes 26 reported vulnerabilities and others discovered internally by Google. Unfortunately, at this time the severity of these vulnerabilities are not known, but based on the bounty rewards, at least 5 of them could be remote execution or XSS vulnerabilities.
Today Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14977 for Mobile only to Insiders on the fast ring. The only new feature in this build is the ability for Windows Mobile users to read EPUB books in Microsoft Edge on their phone. This feature was already released to PC users in build 14971.
Law enforcement agencies and Internet companies from across the globe have worked together to take down one of the largest cyber-crime networks ever discovered in the past decade. Their efforts resulted in the arrest of five suspects, searchers at 37 locations, the seizure of 37 servers, and the takedown of 221 other servers.
A judge in Atlanta, Georgia, has sentenced Aaron James Glende, a hacker known as IcyEagle, to four years and two months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for selling access to stolen bank accounts and others, via the AlphaBay Dark Web marketplace.
As of December 1, 2016, US law enforcement has gained new hacking powers thanks to changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that now simplify the process of getting warrants to hack into devices of US citizens and the citizens of other countries.
Microsoft researchers Itai Grady and Tal Be'ery released today a new tool designed to help system administrators protect enterprise networks from reconnaissance attacks.
Security researchers have discovered a new Android trojan that uses the DroidPlugin framework to split malicious behavior across multiple plugins, making detection much harder.
Reporters from a Dutch television station said today they've discovered files from Europol investigations into possible terrorist suspects on an unprotected hard drive connected to the Internet.
Android malware known as Gooligan has compromised and stolen login tokens from over one million Android devices, Check Point researchers announced today.
Mozilla engineers are working on a patch to fix a zero-day exploit that's currently being used to deanonymize Tor Browser users.