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Hidden For 12 Years, Dell Users At Risk Of Security Bug

Since 2009, this privilege-escalation bug has been present in every desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet and notebook shipped out by the infamous computer company. The security flaws, found within the company’s firmware update driver, could potentially allow security products to be bypassed along with unauthorized code execution. The local privilege-escalation (LPE) bugs exist in firmware […]

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Are You Protected Against Text-Based Phishing?

If your primary cell phone is a smartphone, you’re at risk of a “smishing” attack. Similar to phishing attacks, a bad actor will utilize text messages containing malicious links in order to get you to give up personal information, bank account numbers, etc by posing as a trusted source. These types of attacks have been […]

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Popular Phone Cracking Tool Gets Hacked by App CEO

Moxie Marlinspike, CEO of encrypted messaging app Signal, has just outed digital intelligence firm Cellebrite as having some less than stellar security practices. Marlinspike remarked in a blog post that the lack of security measures taken by Cellebrite could let someone re-write the data collected by the company. Since their business revolves around software that […]

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Do You Know Your Website Security Score?

More importantly, do you know the scores of other companies you interact with? And why is this important? Let’s take online shopping as an example. When you’re ordering a pair of shoes from Amazon, Walmart, wherever– are you thinking about what kinds of data security these companies have to ensure your safety? Probably not. Most […]

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1 in 15 Users Exposed in Facebook Data Breach

The tech giant once again finds itself in hot water. Over 530 million users of the social media site had their personal information leaked via an online database. The sensitive data could be downloaded for free on the forum where it was posted. Phone numbers, names and dates of birth were among the personal data […]

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Booking.com Punished With $500,000 Fine, Didn’t Immediately Disclose Breach

After a data breach occurred in 2019, Booking.com failed to report the breach in due time according to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines. They received a fine totaling half a million dollars for their error. Attackers were able to obtain login credentials of over 4,000 customers who had used the site to book hotel […]

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The Internet’s Hidden Foundation: Why You Should Be Concerned

It’s rarely discussed or even mentioned, but the cybersecurity risk from this critical infrastructure is nothing to scoff at. Cyber attacks and data breaches happen every day at every hour in the United States, Europe, and around the globe. We’re used to discussing cyber threats in the context of businesses and government entities. But what […]

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Another Day, Another Security Flaw.. This Time For Android

Earlier this month, Google Chrome experienced a zero-day vulnerability, which included 47 total security updates. Now, it’s Android’s turn. A zero day attack is a type of vulnerability that occurs when a software vendor doesn’t have a patch available for a known issue. The term “zero day” means developers have “zero days” to come up […]

Tired of Google Spying on Users? It’s Only Just Beginning

It’s time to learn just how much your Google Chrome browser “knows” about you. As part of a new privacy policy from Apple, app developers are now required to disclose what personal information they collect and have tied to your identity. While the change came into effect on December 8, 2020, Google has been stalling […]

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A Scary Idea As “Smart Farms” May Risk Being Hacked

With digital technology becoming commonplace within the agriculture industry, it’s no surprise to learn that cyber threats are on the rise as well. As the world population grows and food insecurity remains, artificial intelligence, drones, and the internet are set to help mitigate costs and increase the abundance of food globally. But with this increase […]