Researchers Demonstrate How U.S. Emergency Alert System Can Be Hijacked and Weaponized
With a pirate cell tower, it's easy to send fake emergency alerts warning of a terrorist attack, nuclear bomb, or other disaster.
Someone Is Hacking GitHub Repositories and Holding Code Ransom
Hackers are trying a novel approach to extort developers of some money.
Venezuela’s Government Appears To Be Trying to Hack Activists With Phishing Pages
Security researchers and activists exposed a brazen attempt to steal Venezuelan usernames and passwords for popular email and social media websites such as Gmail, Facebook, Microsoft Live, and Twitter.
Bugs on Epic Games Site Allowed Hackers to Login to Any ‘Fortnite’ Player’s Account
A security firm found that hackers could have logged into the accounts of any Fortnite player, potentially stealing their credit card information, or listening in on their conversations.
Stop Using Third-Party Weather Apps
Time and time again, weather apps—including The Weather Channel, Accuweather, and WeatherBug—have shown that they share your location data.
'Donald' Is Now One of the Top 25 Most Commonly Used Passwords
Another year of horrendous, terrible, no good passwords is in the books.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.