News & Reviews: cybersecurity
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2020
There are a lot of hackers around the world who continue to operate freely, but the time is up for seven men. Recently, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) had officially charged five Chinese hackers and two Malaysian businessmen for hacking over 100 companies.
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2020
Data breaches are never fun, but it's not always the hackers that are at fault. Sometimes it's a mistake on a company's end and that's the case for Razer in a recent goof up. A security researcher discovered that the data of over 100000 Razer customers were recently exposed.
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2020
With how extensively used smartphones are today, the last thing we want to hear is that the device we use isn't exactly safe from problems. In a recent study, it was reported that over 400 vulnerabilities were found in the software of Qualcomm chips. Specifically, these were detected in Qualcomm's Digital Signal Processors (DSP) chips.
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2020
Thought the Bitcoin hack case on Twitter was shocking enough? Well, YouTube has been hit by a new series of Bitcoin scams targeting the accounts of high-profile YouTubers. In this new wave, hackers change the channel names of hacked YouTube account and live-stream trending topics to spread their Bitcoin scam.
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2020
It always pays to be careful on the internet these days, something that a few famous people might want to remember. Earlier today, several high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked and started spreading a cryptocurrency scam. Twitter soon responded by temporarily blocking these verified accounts from sending Tweets.
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2020
For several months now, the tension between the US government and Huawei have not been going anywhere. This of course led to a ban on using Google Mobile Services on their smartphones, but the smartphone brand have been adapting well with their own Huawei Mobile Services (slowly). However, it seems that their fate has been sealed by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the company along with ZTE are considered national security threats.
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2020
For us internet denizens, it's important to ensure that our online accounts are secured. Different accounts for different sites are recommended, but it's often hard to keep track of them without an app. Luckily, Apple wants to make it easier for password management apps to integrate with popular websites.
Last Updated: Jun 04, 2020
If you run your own YouTube account, you should probably change your password often. Researchers have discovered an increase in demand for stolen YouTube credentials, which are being auctioned to other cybercriminals in hacker forums. These credentials include those for accounts running YouTube channel, meaning you could lose our hard-earned work if you change your login credentials soon.
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2020
It is important to pay close attention to your online accounts, as you never know when they would be compromised. This is especially through for bank accounts or those that have payment methods linked directly to it. Take the recently announced case, where Nintendo revealed that 160000 accounts were hacked into.