Internet Insecurity

Internet Insecurity

'Donald' Is Now One of the Top 25 Most Commonly Used Passwords

Another year of horrendous, terrible, no good passwords is in the books.
Yael Grauer
4 days ago
Internet Insecurity

Google’s Own Email Filters Flag Google’s Party Invite as Malicious

A cybersecurity reporter says his own Google-provided email app flagged an email about a Google party because it included content “typically used to steal personal information.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.12.18
cybersecurity

Watch Android Malware Automatically Steal 1,000 Euros From a PayPal Account in Seconds

A new banking malware for Android phones allows criminals to take over control of PayPal and steal money.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.11.18
Fallout 76

Bethesda Accidentally Leaked Personal Data of ‘Fallout 76’ Customers Looking for Help

The game publisher accidentally sent support ticket information to customers using its help desk.
Matthew Gault
12.6.18
Tesla

Customer Complains About Tesla Forums, Tesla Accidentally Gives Him Control Over Them

When Dan couldn’t post on Tesla’s forum about his customer experience, he phoned customer support. But then IT gave him much more than he was expecting.
Joseph Cox
11.19.18
Internet Insecurity

Brian Kemp Is Weaponizing Good Cybersecurity in an Authoritarian Ploy Against Democrats

The Georgia governor hopeful is attacking the run-of-the-mill security research that keeps the internet safe.
Jason Koebler
11.5.18
Election Hacking

Texas Voting Machines Have Been ‘a Known Problem’ for a Decade

The voting machines and their software—not voters—are to blame for votes switching from Beto O'Rourke to Ted Cruz (and vice versa), an expert told Motherboard.
Kim Zetter
10.30.18
security research

Feds Expand Security Researchers' Ability to Hack Without Going to Jail

"No researcher wants to end up in jail for discovering a vulnerability."
Karl Bode
10.29.18
ISP

An ISP Left Corporate Passwords, Keys, and All its Data Exposed on the Internet

The ISP, called Pocket iNet, left 73 gigabytes of extremely sensitive internet available for anyone to see.
Karl Bode
10.23.18
Hacking

Russian Malware Was Apparently Used in an Attempt to Sabotage a Saudi Petrol Plant

Cybersecurity firm FireEye points the finger at the Russian government and a government-linked facility for creating a destructive malware.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.23.18
Hacking

Facebook Says 14 Million People Got Their Location Data and Private Search History Stolen

The social network elaborated on the recent data breach, explaining exactly what kind of data the hackers accessed, and revealing that the victims were 30 million, and not 50 million users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.12.18
Hacking

Google+ Is Shutting Down After a Security Bug Exposed User Info

RIP to a social network that brought Google nothing but headaches.
Matthew Gault
10.8.18
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