According to the Nokia Threat Intelligence Report – H1 2016, smartphone infections rose by 96 percent between January and July 2016 compared to the latter half of 2015, with smartphones accounting for 78 percent of all mobile network infections.
Kimpton Hotels confirmed that malware was found on payment terminals in over 60 of its hotels and restaurants, and that customers’ payment cards may have been compromised. Card numbers, expiration dates, verification codes and, in a “small number of instances,” corresponding cardholder names were stolen.
Idaho Fish and Game today learned that personal information for license buyers who began purchasing hunting and fishing licenses and tags prior to 2008 was potentially accessed by a breach of the online computer license sales system owned and operated by Active Network, a Texas-based company.Continue Reading…
What could you do if you only had a few seconds or minutes at someone’s computer? Turns out a lot, if you have a Rubber Ducky USB drive and it works on Windows, Mac, Linux or Android systems. With pre-loaded scripts you can steal and crack windows system passwords, grab Wifi or network credentials, upload malware, keystroke loggers or just about anything else a skilled hacker could do if he had access to your computer, but in only seconds. It was recently used on Mr. Robot for just that purpose.
43,570,999 user accounts were breached in a hack of Last.fm that occurred in March of 2012, according to a report from LeakedSource.
The number of passwords and the severity of the hack were not uncovered until today. The passwords were stored using unsalted MD5 hashing. Rather than storing passwords in plaintext, nearly every site that stores critical user information utilizes some form of hashing. Hashing is a method for encrypting data, but some methods are far superior to others.
The New York State Psychiatric Institute, a facility owned and operated by the New York State Office of Mental Health, has reported the following incident to HHS as impacting 21,880 research participants:
Are you a hacker on a budget? Fear not, for at Defcon, you can still pick up some powerful tools of the trade — and some fairly silly ones — for a reasonable price.
The annual conference attracts good and bad hackers alike to Las Vegas, where they can learn new skills and watch others explain how they hacked into everything from an air traffic control system to an internet-connected adult toy.
Small, portable valuable electronic items such as gaming consoles, smart phones, tablets, and laptop computers can be attractive items to opportunistic thieves – but you can take steps to protect your property.
You may think watching videos on your phone is a harmless way to pass time, but watch out: Newly discovered voice commands could be hidden inside those videos to hack your smartphone through voice recognition.
To an untrained ear, the message may seem like noise, but for smartphone voice assistants, the message is clear.