Friday, May 25, 2018
20 years ago today! What we can learn from the CIH virus…

20 years ago today! What we can learn from the CIH...

The 20-year-old CIH virus, aka "Chernobyl", isn't just a museum curiosity. It still has plenty of lessons to teach us today.
Getting an Amazon Echo app to silently eavesdrop on you

Getting an Amazon Echo app to silently eavesdrop on you

Researchers make an Alexa skill that turns your Echo into a eavesdropper
Ride-hailing service Careem lost 14 million users’ data… in January

Ride-hailing service Careem lost 14 million users’ data… in January

It's only telling people now because an investigation has been under way
Police try (and fail) to unlock phone with a dead man’s finger

Police try (and fail) to unlock phone with a dead man’s...

The practice doesn't require a warrant but it left relatives feeling "disrespected and violated."
LinkedIn patches serious leak in its AutoFill plugin

LinkedIn patches serious leak in its AutoFill plugin

Anyone could have drained their users' LinkedIn profile data
Employee from hell busted by VPN logs

Employee from hell busted by VPN logs

Before retiring from PenAir airline, Suzette Kugler set herself up with fake, high-privilege VPN user accounts that didn't keep her secrets.
How porn bots abuse government websites

How porn bots abuse government websites

Bots run by shady websites are creating thousands of phantom pages
Kingpin who made 100 million robocalls loses his voice

Kingpin who made 100 million robocalls loses his voice

The man behind a cacophony of robocalls had little to say for himself on Capitol Hill
NSA reveals how it beats 0-days

NSA reveals how it beats 0-days

Exploits and vulnerabilities are weaponized against us 24 hours after release, says technical director.

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