Hackers usually target smartphones and computers, and manufacturers have been vigilant in releasing security patches to prevent unsolicited breaches. With the advent of the Internet of Things and Smart Home technology, however, more and more entry points are opening up to malicious invaders on the Web. One of these is the Smart TV.
Yes, your Facebook account can be hacked, no matter how strong your password is or how much extra security measures you have taken. No joke! Hackers with skills to exploit the SS7 network can hack your Facebook account. All they need is your phone number.
Cyber criminals try to hack organizations for a variety of reasons – they may want personal medical records; associated information of value such as debit and credit cards numbers and Social Security numbers; and even research for intellectual property theft. A new report from KPMG, “The Day After,” examines a four-phase approach to remediation that organizations can use in the hectic hours after discovering a data breach or cyberattack. Those phases include react, respond, transform and sustain.
VerticalScope, which hosts 1,100 websites and forums, was hacked earlier this year, with the details of around 45 million users later leaked online.
Some of the most popular online communities hosted by VerticalScope include Techsupportforum.com, MobileCampsites.com, Pbnation.com, and Motorcycle.com, all of which were impacted by data leak. Apparently, the data was stolen during a breach in February this year, according to paid search engine LeakedSource, which broke the news on the incident.
Parents, watch out for this frightening scam. The FBI says con artists use an array of tricks to convince parents that their children have been abducted. Then, they demand thousands of dollars in ransom.
Within the last 12 months, the hype around smart homes and buildings reached an incredible peak, leaving 50 percent of the overall population wanting at least one smart device in their homes. As smart home devices become more commonplace, so does the risk for Internet hacking, leaving your house vulnerable.
If you’re suffering from data-breach fatigue, tough luck. LeakedSource, the shadowy website that broke the recent news of the LinkedIn and MySpace breaches, today (June 13) announced that 51 million account credentials for iMesh, a defunct file-sharing service, were being sold online.’
While chat rooms and the risk of children being pursued by predators online may seem like a thing of the past, this threat is still alive and well. In fact, it’s only gotten harder to detect with the advancement of technology, thanks to things like popular social media sites and messaging apps. As The New York Times pointed out, one of those messaging apps in particular, called Kik, has been linked to online predators more than once, which should set off alarms for parents everywhere. Because safety has been called into question over Kik on numerous occasions, it’s important as a parent to know what exactly the app is, how it works and whether or not you should allow your children to use it.
Mark Zuckerberg suffered a major breach of privacy on June 5 when hackers gained access to his personal social media accounts. Many people criticized the Facebook CEO’s simple password — “dadada” — as well as the fact he reused the same password across multiple services.
While Zuckerberg’s choices may not follow experts’ recommended security practices, they reflect the norms of cybersecurity more than an extreme case of negligence. If anything, the revelation should prompt the general public and businesses to take a look in the mirror and evaluate their own cybersecurity hygiene.
Suffice it to say, Mark Zuckerberg isn’t alone in his poor password choices.
Here’s a Facebook hack straight from the pages of the novel 1984: A way to rewrite the record of the past.
“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past,” went the ruling party’s slogan in George Orwell’s dystopian novel.
Security researchers have found a way to control the past, by altering Facebook’s logs of online chats conducted through its website and Messenger App.