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Chrome Will Label More HTTP Pages Insecure
Privacy

Chrome Will Label More HTTP Pages Insecure

Google is continuing its assault on the unencrypted web, with a change coming to Chrome later this year that will mark any HTTP page on which a user enters data as “not secure”. In January, Google released Chrome 56, the first version of the browser that included a warning for […]

Verizon: Ransomware, Cyberespionage Attacks On the Rise
Device Security, Hacking

Verizon: Ransomware, Cyberespionage Attacks On the Rise

Ransomware attacks are becoming a larger and larger problem for enterprises, now accounting for nearly 75 percent of malware-related incidents in health care companies, according to new data released by Verizon. The ransomware issue has been a major concern for many companies for several years now, but it has become especially […]

New BrickerBot Variant Compromising IoT Devices
Device Security, Hacking

New BrickerBot Variant Compromising IoT Devices

A new, more aggressive version of the BrickerBot malware that has compromised and destroyed the memory of IoT devices is now making the rounds, using a familiar infection vector and going after devices with intense bursts of activity. BrickerBot is a spiritual descendant of Mirai, the IoT-specific malware that has […]

Google Patches Unicode Domain Phishing Bug in Chrome
Authentication, Privacy

Google Patches Unicode Domain Phishing Bug in Chrome

Google has patched a dangerous issue in Chrome that enabled attackers to spoof legitimate domains in the browser by using unicode characters rather than normal ones. That vulnerability is the result of the way that Chrome handles some unicode characters and it’s not necessarily a new issue. Security experts have […]

Android Sensor Attack Can Guess PINs with 94% Accuracy
Device Security, Hacking

Android Sensor Attack Can Guess PINs with 94% Accuracy

With each new generation of smartphone, manufacturers are adding more and more sensors to enhance the user’s experience, but this also means that more and more apps are asking for blanket permission to use those sensors. This proliferation of sensors and permissions is creating serious privacy and security issues, as researchers at Newcastle […]

Facebook Launches Beta of New Account Recovery System
Authentication

Facebook Launches Beta of New Account Recovery System

Facebook has opened a beta program for its new Delegated Account Recovery system, which is designed to replace traditional email or SMS-based recovery processes. The Facebook system allows users to connect their Facebook accounts with other services and use that trusted link to recover access to one of the accounts. The company […]