31 Jul 2018

Data breaches at health and medical facilities are increasing day by day. Another data breach has occurred at a medical facility and this time personal details of hundreds of thousands of people at Boys Town National Research Hospital have been exposed. This is considered to be the largest data breach ever reported by a pediatric…

31 Jul 2018

Dixons Carphone one of the largest consumer electronics and telecommunication retailers in Europe announced that their data breach in 2017 was worse than initially estimated. They admitted that the breach affected around 10 million customers, much higher than the initial estimate of 1.2 million people the company admitted back in June. The hack was discovered…

30 Jul 2018

A recent cryptocurrency project that had become victim to a cyberattack is KickICO – which is an initial coin offering (ICO) support platform. KICK’s security breach occurred when the attackers managed to attain access to the account of the KickCoin (KICK) token smart contract on the KICKICO platform. The attackers gained control of the project’s…

29 Jul 2018

The web browsers Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome are working to reduce the amount of memory and other resources used by them. The browsers thrust a large burden on your phone or laptop. When the websites are getting bigger and browsers are adding up more features it makes them like full-fledged operating systems than simply…

29 Jul 2018

A new Spectre attack dubbed as NetSpectre was discovered by a team of security researchers which could be launched over the network without running any local code. It is not like other Spectre variants which needs an attacker to run code locally on the target system. The new remote side-channel attack is related to Spectre…

27 Jul 2018

Recently Apple has banned cryptocurrency mining apps from their App store. Similarly Google has also updated their Play Store policy this week to ban apps that mine cryptocurrencies on users’ devices in the background. But there are still numeours cryptocurrency mining app such as MinerGate, AA Miner, NeoNeonMiner, and Crypto Miner available on the Play…

27 Jul 2018

People in today’s world make most or all of the payments using credit cards. The users keep their credit card details with them and would not give them out to strangers because today there are lots of credit card frauds happening. Imagine a situation where someone could steal your credit card details just by standing…

26 Jul 2018

Google has launched Titan Security Keys at the Google Cloud Next ’18 convention in San Francisco. Titan Security Key is Google’s own hardware security keys for two factor authentication. It is a tiny USB device which is similar to Yubico’s YubiKey offering hardware-based two-factor authentication for your online accounts providing the user with highest level…

26 Jul 2018

Microsoft has released its command-line shell and scripting language PowerShell Core for Linux operating system as a Snap package which makes it easier for Linux users to install Microsoft PowerShell on their system. PowerShell Core is a cross-platform version of Windows PowerShell that is already available for Windows, macOS, and Linux OS and has been…

26 Jul 2018

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has released security updates to address several vulnerabilities in its Tomcat application server. One of the vulnerability could even permit a remote attacker to gain access and obtain sensitive information. Apache Tomcat is the most widely used open source web application server and servlet system making use of numerous Java…