Android Phones Can Get Hacked Just by Looking at a PNG Image

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Using an Android device?Beware! You have to remain more caution while opening an image file on your smartphone—downloaded anywhere from the Internet or received through messaging or email apps.Yes, just viewing an innocuous-looking image could hack your Android smartphone—thanks to three newly-discovered critical vulnerabilities that affect millions of devices running recent versions of Google’s mobile […]

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2018 Was Second-Most Active Year for Data Breaches

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Hacking by external actors caused most breaches, but Web intrusions and exposures compromised more records, according to Risk Based Security. More than 6,500 data breaches were reported in 2018, a new report from Risk Based Security shows. The breaches, both big and small, were reported through Dec. 31, 2018 — marking a 3.2% decline from […]

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Xiaomi Electric Scooters Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Remote Hacks

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Smart devices definitely make our lives easier, faster, and more efficient, but unfortunately, an insecure smart device can also ruin your day, or sometime could even turn into the worst nightmare of your life.If you are an electric scooter rider, you should be concerned about yourself.In a report shared with The Hacker News in advance, […]

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Beware of phony or misleading malware rescue web pages

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Scammers and adware purveyors have long used the helpful nature of the internet to get more victims. In a world where the top search engines try their best to filter out the chaff, scammers still do their best to encourage victims to install unneeded and sometimes malicious software. They often succeed by using scare tactics […]

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Hackers Destroyed VFEmail Service – Deleted Its Entire Data and Backups

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

What could be more frightening than a service informing you that all your data is gone—every file and every backup servers are entirely wiped out?The worst nightmare of its kind. Right?But that’s precisely what just happened this week with VFEmail.net, a US-based secure email provider that lost all data and backup files for its users […]

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Android Phones Can Get Hacked Just by Looking at a PNG Image

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Using an Android device?Beware! You have to remain more caution while opening an image file on your smartphone—downloaded anywhere from the Internet or received through messaging or email apps.Yes, just viewing an innocuous-looking image could hack your Android smartphone—thanks to three newly-discovered critical vulnerabilities that affect millions of devices running recent versions of Google’s mobile […]

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Mitigating the Security Risks of Cloud-Native Applications

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

While containers can create more secure application development environments, they also introduce new security challenges that affect security and compliance. Containers represent the most significant computing advancements for enterprise IT since VMware introduced its first virtualization product, Workstation 1.0, in 1999. They enable organizations to build, ship, and run applications faster than ever, fueling the […]

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Public-Interest Tech at the RSA Conference

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Our work in cybersecurity is inexorably intertwined with public policy and­ — more generally­ — the public interest. It’s obvious in the debates on encryption and vulnerability disclosure, but it’s also part of the policy discussions about the Internet of Things, cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, social media platforms, and pretty much everything else related to IT. […]

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250 Webstresser Users to Face Legal Action — Krebs on Security

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

More than 250 customers of a popular and powerful online attack-for-hire service that was dismantled by authorities in 2018 are expected to face legal action for the damage they caused, according to Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency. In April 2018, investigators in the U.S., U.K. and the Netherlands took down attack-for-hire service WebStresser[.]org […]

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Even Microsoft can’t escape ‘reply all’ email storms

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by John E Dunn Of all the calamities that befall email users, few are more dreaded than the ‘reply all’ storm. Ask the 11,543 Microsoft employees who reportedly found themselves experiencing the full force of a phenomenon known to science as the ‘cascade effect’. It seems to have started innocently enough when someone made an unspecified […]

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