• News tagged "security"

Friday, 12 Aug 2016

Over 100 million Volkswagen cars believed to be vulnerable to wireless car hack

Over 100 million Volkswagen cars believed to be vulnerable to wireless car hack

A team of researchers have found a wireless hack that could put as many as over 100 million Volkswagen vehicles at risk.

Friday, 15 Jul 2016

Microsoft's Web Point-and-Print Protocol bug puts Windows devices at risk to malware

Microsoft's Web Point-and-Print Protocol bug puts Windows devices at risk to malware

Researchers at Vectra Networks have uncovered a vulnerability in Microsoft's Web Point-and-Print Protocol, which will potentially put Windows machines at risk to malware infection. More details about this bug and its fix after the jump.

Tuesday, 12 Jul 2016

The Aztech WIPC411FHD is a Full-HD wireless IP camera that pans and tilts

The Aztech WIPC411FHD is a Full-HD wireless IP camera that pans and tilts

Aztech has just launched the WIPC411FHD, a Full-HD wireless IP camera that can pan and tilt.

Tuesday, 5 Jul 2016

Critical BIOS vulnerability found in Lenovo PCs; may affect other manufacturers too

Critical BIOS vulnerability found in Lenovo PCs; may affect other manufacturers too

Security researcher Dymtro Oleksiuk has uncovered a critical flaw in the BIOS of Lenovo PCs that could let attackers circumvent Windows' basic security protocols. However, while the vulnerability was found on Lenovo PCs, other manufacturers using the same BIOS software could also be vulnerable.

Sunday, 12 Jun 2016

Singapore public servants' computers to have no Internet access from May next year

Singapore public servants' computers to have no Internet access from May next year

In an unprecedented move to tighten security, all computers used officially by public servants in Singapore will be cut off from the Internet from May next year.

Wednesday, 8 Jun 2016

A flaw in Facebook Messenger actually allowed attackers to alter chat histories

A flaw in Facebook Messenger actually allowed attackers to alter chat histories

A vulnerability in Facebook Messenger allowed attackers to alter users' chat histories, which means malicious actors could then insert links to malware or tamper with details of transactions conducted over the chat messenger.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

PSA: Huge data breach of millions of Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail accounts (Updated)

PSA: Huge data breach of millions of Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail accounts (Updated)

In what is one of the biggest data breaches in history, millions of Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail accounts have been compromised with usernames and passwords currently being sold in the Russian criminal underworld. Yep, you should probably change your password.

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2016

Google scans over 6 billion installed Android apps daily for security threats

Google scans over 6 billion installed Android apps daily for security threats

Google just released its Android Security Annual report where it highlights several measures to protect users from security threats.

Friday, 15 Apr 2016

Microsoft sues US government over right to inform customers about government data requests

Microsoft sues US government over right to inform customers about government data requests

Microsoft has sued the US Justice Department over its right to inform customers when the government has accessed their data. Microsoft is sometimes bound by secrecy orders that prohibit it from telling its customers about requests of this nature.

Tuesday, 8 Mar 2016

This shoulder-mounted cannon can take down a drone safely with a parachute

This shoulder-mounted cannon can take down a drone safely with a parachute

British firm OpenWorks Engineering has developed an innovative way of capturing drones without destroying them. Hit the link to find out more!

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