Millions of Up-to-Date Apple Macs Remain Vulnerable to EFI Firmware Hacks

[ad_1] “Always keep your operating system and software up-to-date.” This is one of the most popular and critical advice that every security expert strongly suggests you to follow to prevent yourself from major cyber attacks. However, even if you attempt to install every damn software update that lands to...

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Amazon’s Whole Foods Market Suffers Credit Card Breach In Some Stores

[ad_1] Another day, another data breach. This time Amazon-owned grocery chain has fallen victim to a credit card security breach. Whole Foods Market—acquired by Amazon for $13.7 billion in late August—disclosed Thursday that hackers were able to gain unauthorized access to credit card information for its customers who made...

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Hackers Exploiting Microsoft Servers to Mine Monero

[ad_1] Mining cryptocurrencies can be a costly investment as it takes a monstrous amount of computing power, and thus hackers have started using malware that steals computing resources of computers it hijacks to make lots of dollars in digital currency. Security researchers at security firm ESET have spotted one...

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Dark-Web Drug Dealer Arrested After He Travelled US for World Beard Championships

[ad_1] United States authorities arrested suspected dark web drug kingpin late last month while he was travelling from his base in France to the United States of America for this year’s annual World Beard and Mustache Championships. Gal Vallerius, a 38-year-old French national, was travelling to Austin, Texas, for...

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2-Year-Old Linux Kernel Issue Resurfaces As High-Risk Flaw

[ad_1] A bug in Linux kernel that was discovered two years ago, but was not considered a security threat at that time, has now been recognised as a potential local privilege escalation flaw. Identified as CVE-2017-1000253, the bug was initially discovered by Google researcher Michael Davidson in April 2015....

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Learn How to Use Your Android for Hacking and Penetration Testing

[ad_1] Android is now the most used mobile operating system in the world—even Microsoft’s Founder Bill Gates has recently revealed that he is currently using an Android device. Mobile devices have become a powerful productivity tool, and it can now be used to hack and test the security of...

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Google Researcher Publishes PoC Exploit for Apple iPhone Wi-Fi Chip Hack

[ad_1] You have now another good reason to update your iPhone to newly released iOS 11—a security vulnerability in iOS 10 and earlier now has a working exploit publicly available. Gal Beniamini, a security researcher with Google Project Zero, has discovered a security vulnerability (CVE-2017-11120) in Apple’s iPhone and...

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[CNN Greece] Τι συμβαίνει με τους «Anonymous Greece»; Ένας ειδικός απαντά (aud)

Η διαρροή έγγραφων της Τράπεζας της Ελλάδος από την ομάδα «Anonymous Greece», και οι απειλές των χάκερς ότι θα ακολουθήσουν και νέες επιθέσεις επανέφεραν στην επικαιρότητα ερωτήματα σχετικά με την ασφάλεια ιστοσελίδων δημοσίου χαρακτήρα. Αν και η ΤτΕ σημειώνει ότι τα αρχεία ήταν δεδομένα που ήταν ήδη διαθέσιμα στο κοινό...

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Cardiac Scan Authentication — Your Heart As Your Password

[ad_1] Forget fingerprint authentication, retinal scanning or advanced facial recognition that has recently been implemented by Apple in its iPhone X—researchers developed a new authentication system that doesn’t require any of your interaction, as simply being near your device is more than enough. A group of computer scientists at...

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China Bans WhatsApp Messenger

[ad_1] Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has already been struggling for its existence in China ever since July when Chinese government blocked its users from sending photos and videos over the app. Now, it appears that China has largely blocked Facebook-owned WhatsApp in its latest step to tighten censorship...

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