A sea change is happening in China where kids who would normally be hackers are turning into security experts.
Chinese companies are finding themselves being turned over regularly and with the increase in the number of cyber-attacks, many hackers are finding it increasingly lucrative to go above board and join the country’s cyber security industry.… Read the rest
A market research company estimates that facial recognition devices and licences will grow to over 122.8 million by 2024 – an almost 10 fold rise to 2015’s 28.5 million.
Tactica said that the biggest use for facial recognition is mobile phones recognising you.… Read the rest
Samsung’s bloatware has sent out a file called “Disable_Windowsupdate.exe” which switches off all your Windows updates.
Samsung claims that this is to “help your windows configuration settings” and it was discovered by a researcher and Microsoft MVP .
It comes with SWUpdate, Samsung’s bloatware that comes with all their PCs.… Read the rest
A newly-discovered security flaw in MacKeeper, the OS clean-up utility, is providing cybercriminals a backdoor to diffuse a new strain of Mac malware known as OSX/Agent-ANTU.
BAE’s cyber security unit said that MacKeeper, which has been downloaded over 20 million times, was quick to patch the hole after it had been notified of the virus.… Read the rest
Fruity cargo cult Apple stood by for six months while a vicious zero day virus potentially plundered its users’ accounts.
Six university researchers found zero-day flaws in Apple’s iOS and OS X, which allow Apple’s password-storing keychain to be opened, app sandboxes snuffled, and App Store security checks ignored.… Read the rest
Hack Glenn Greenwald has dismissed claims by British media that the Chinese and Russians have unencrypted Edward Snowden’s cache and forced them to pull out spies from embedded roles.
The claim was made in the Sunday Times and quoted western intelligence agencies saying they have been forced into the rescue operations after Moscow gained access to more than 1m classified files.… Read the rest
Senior officials in Downing Street, the Home Office and the security services claim that Edward Snowden’s secret cache has been hacked by Chinese and Russian spooks.
Apparently this has meant that MI6 has had to pull agents out of live operations in hostile countries and one senior Home Office official accused Snowden of having “blood on his hands”.… Read the rest
While many government institutions are panicking about the fact that they still have machines running Windows XP, there is one Luddite US school that has saved a bomb by being powered by a 1980s Amiga.
The 30-year-old computer has run day and night for decades and controls the heat and air conditioning at 19 Grand Rapids Public Schools.… Read the rest
A particularly nasty bit of malware has infected the hardware and software of the German parliamentary network and the whole lot might need to be replaced because no one can fix it.
The government hasn’t managed to erase the spyware from the system, nearly four weeks after the attack and it is still phoning German secrets to an unknown destination.… Read the rest
Inspector Knacker and his fellow constables in Italy, Spain, Poland, Belgium and Georgia have dismantled a group of cybercriminals who are suspected of committing financial fraud involving emails.
More than 49 suspected members of the criminal group have had their collars felt, and 58 properties were searched.… Read the rest