Internet Insecurity

Internet Insecurity

Someone Is Hacking GitHub Repositories and Holding Code Ransom

Hackers are trying a novel approach to extort developers of some money.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.3.19
tech

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.15.19
Hacking

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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.16.19
Motherboard

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.
Jason Koebler
1.4.19
tech

'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
12.14.18
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
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