How A Failed Cyber Attack Led To Hotel Hack

A couple who tried to facilitate a ransomware attack on Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) deleted data from the hotel chain after their plans failed. The company, which owns Holiday Inn, suffered the hack after a duo called TeaPea became frustrated when IHG’s internal IT team kept isolating servers, preventing them from carrying out the ransomware […]

iOS 16’s New Security Features for iPhones

Apple’s latest OS update, released Monday, includes new features aimed at facilitating user privacy and cybersecurity. Below you’ll find a quick overview of what those features are and what they do. These new implementations are a step in the right direction when it comes to maintaining cybersecurity best practices. Sign up to our mailing list […]

Firmware Security Flaws in HP Enterprise Devices

Hewlett-Packard (HP) notebooks are still unpatched, despite the announcement of high-severity bugs last month. The vulnerabilities were discussed at the Black Hat USA conference and were made public by Binarly. The company noted that the firmware was unable to be detected by monitoring systems due to TPM limitations. These bugs affect HP EliteBooks. Memory corruption […]

Doordash Customer And Employee Data Exposed In Breach

Linked to a recent cyber attack on Twilio, food delivery service Doordash has disclosed a data breach that affects both staff and clients. The hacker in question gained access using stolen credentials from a third-party vendor. Information exposed includes email addresses, names, delivery addresses and phone numbers. For a few customers, basic order information and […]

Twitter Has Disastrous Cybersecurity Practices, According To Ex-Exec

The previous head of security at the company says the social media giant’s leadership poses a threat to democracy. The whistleblower, who is publicly identified as Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, alleges that Twitter has misled regulators about security vulnerabilities, and that the company doesn’t reliably delete user data. Moreso, the disclosure sent to Congress last month […]

Update Your Device Now: Apple’s Security Flaw

If you own an iOS device, you should update it immediately. A security vulnerability could allow cybercriminals to take complete control of your devices. Whether it’s a Mac, iPhone or iPad, your tech is at risk of being compromised. If you own an iPhone 6S or later, 5th generation iPad or later, iPad Pro and […]

Facebook’s Browser Tracks You Across Websites: What To Know

If you use Instagram and Facebook apps for iOS, you should know that their in-app browser allows Meta to track ‘every tap’ you make on external websites. A researcher named Felix Krause says this type of tracking is risky for users, because it could let Facebook/Instagram/Meta track form inputs, including passwords and email addresses. According […]

Google Is Being Fined Millions After Tracking User Locations

The tech giant is facing a $60 million fine for misleading Android users about how their location data was collected. Over the course of two years, from January 2017 to December of 2018, Google continued to track some users’ Android phones despite them having disabled their “Location History.” Customers assumed turning off this setting meant […]

5.4 Million Twitter Accounts Have Been Exposed Thanks To Hackers

On Friday, the social media company announced that a now-patched vulnerability was used to link emails and phone numbers to specific user accounts. The zero-day bug was introduced in June of 2021, with Twitter becoming aware of the issue in January of 2022. An advisory from the company stated that, “if someone submitted an email […]

Roombas Will Now Let Amazon Map Your Home

If you ever thought technology like Amazon Echo and Ring cameras were invasive, the retail giant has a new tactic in store. A $1.7 billion deal with iRobot Corp, the makers of Roomba vacuums, will allow the company to figure out the layout of your house. Considering Amazon’s investment into smart home devices, it’s no […]