According to a document from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published on April 16, PayPal, the giant in the digital payment industry has won a cybersecurity patent to protect users from crypto ransomware. Nowadays, crypto ransomware attacks are rampant and have become increasingly frequent with devastating effects. This form of malware can […]
Privacy and online tracking have been a huge problem and major concern for many users. You may still think that the browser developers would give you the option to disable anything that could affect your privacy. However, when it comes to hyperlink auditing, things seem to be going in the reverse direction because the latest […]
Recently, a new piece of ransomware “CRYPTED!” spread through pornographic websites was discovered. The virus is disguised as a “seed file”, using the latest WinRAR remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2018-20250 to issue a ransomware attack, hiding on porn forum to lure users to download and unzip. According to statistics, hundreds of computers have been attacked […]
During the recent Pwn2Own hacking contest, multiple major browsers like Edge, Safari and Firefox fell to white hat hackers. Nine security vulnerabilities of Firefox and Edge have been exposed. Three teams had exploited the vulnerabilities and won about $270,000 USD as prize. “They were able to execute code at SYSTEM level just by using Firefox […]
At the RSAC2019 conference, the need for security improvement in identity management of enterprises has prompted biometric-based authentication to become many participants’ focus. Enterprises are currently facing more and more phishing attacks. Using weak passwords or default passwords are the main reason of this situation. According to the Verizon Data Breach Survey, weak passwords have […]
Equifax and Marriott executives are slated to appear before the Senate on Thursday (March 7) to discuss what lessons the two companies have learned from some of the largest data breaches to hit corporate America.
Experts from the security firm EdgeSpot have discovered a new zero-day vulnerability affecting Google Chrome web browser. The vulnerability allows attackers to steal data from users who opened PDF files inside Chrome’s built-in PDF viewer.
Facebook has announced that it will be shutting down its Onavo VPN app that was spying on its users.
Google just released an awesome security tool which is available for all Chrome browser users. This new Chrome extension called Password Checkup that will automatically check if your passwords have been exposed in a data breach. Once installed, the extension checks any login details you use – Google says “most” US sites are supported – […]
Jeremy Wright, the UK secretary for digital, culture, media and sport, has flown out to the US with digital minister Margot James to discuss the Government’s plans to regulate the industry and internet safety with tech chiefs including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.