Hacker Hacks Hackers Who Ransomwared His Computer

Ransomware, for those unfamiliar, is where your computer’s files get encrypted by someone else and to decrypt them, you’ll need to pay the hackers a ransom to get the decryption keys. A ransomware hack that seems to be making its rounds is the Muhstik Ransomware, in which the hackers typically demand a payment in Bitcoin, worth around $700, to get your files back.


iTunes Exploit Allows Hackers To Install Ransomware On Your PC

If you’re using iTunes on your Windows PC, then you might want to update to the latest version ASAP. This is because according to recent findings by security firm Morphisec, it seems that they have discovered a zero-day vulnerability in iTunes for Windows which if exploited, would have allowed an attacker to install ransomware on your PC through the software.


Hackers Modify Chrome And Firefox To Track Secure Web Traffic

There is a reason why companies like Google are trying to push for more websites to use HTTPS is because it helps to secure your web traffic. It helps to prevent attackers from interfering with the data transferred between the website and your browser. Unfortunately, a report from Kaspersky has revealed that Russian hackers might have found a way to track secure web traffic.


Beware! Realistic iPhone Lightning Cables That Can Hack Your Device Will Be Mass Produced And Sold

Back in August, we reported that a security researcher had put together a very realistic-looking iPhone Lightning cable that when plugged into an iPhone, would allow hackers to remotely access the device. It was a proof of concept at that time, but now a report from Motherboard has revealed that the cable will be mass produced and sold.


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New iPhone Exploit Could Result In A ‘Permanent’ Jailbreak

Jailbreaking iOS devices is like playing a game of whack-a-mole with Apple. This is because for every exploit that jailbreakers use to jailbreak iOS devices, Apple will eventually patch it, leading to that particular jailbreak become redundant. This could also be why over the years, jailbreaking has become a lot less popular than ever due to the hassle involved.


How To Use A Password Manager

With the number of hacks we’re hearing about these days, perhaps it might be a good idea to start considering more complex passwords to protect your account, and here’s how password managers can help.


Twitter Temporarily Disables The Ability To Tweet Via SMS

Recently, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey had his Twitter account hacked. Apparently how the hackers managed to gain access to his account and send out some hateful tweets from it was through the “tweet to SMS” feature, which for those unfamiliar, allows users to send tweets via SMS instead of having to go to Twitter’s website or use the app.


Massive Database Of Facebook Users’ Phone Numbers Found Online

During the early days of social media, many of us probably never really thought too much about handing over personal information to these platforms, assuming that they would never be used against us, or what kind of implications there might be for giving away this kind of details on the internet.


Zero Day Android Exploits Now Cost More Than iOS, And That’s A Good Thing

Back in the day, iOS was seen as a more secure operating system compared to Android. This was due to Apple’s walled garden approach, where iOS devices could only run apps that were explicitly approved by Apple. This is versus Android which was more open, where you could find and install apps outside of the Play Store.


Twitter’s CEO Just Had His Account Hacked

Being the CEO of a company usually comes with certain perks that customers of the company might not be able to enjoy. In Twitter’s case, we imagine that maybe the account of the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, would be extra safe with perhaps additional layers of security and monitoring.


Google Discovers Malicious Websites Have Been Secretly Hacking iPhones For Years

Due to the slightly more open nature of Android, it had led to this perception that Android is less secure than iOS. That is not necessarily true as Apple’s iPhones have had their fair share of security and malware scares in the past. In fact, a recent report from Google’s Project Zero could end up leaving a bit of egg on Apple’s face.


Dental Offices Around The US Have Been Hit With Ransomware Attacks

There are plenty of reasons to not click on suspicious links in emails. This is because these links can contain files that might be downloaded to your computer which when run, could install malware onto your computer. Sometimes this malware can be a trojan horse designed to provide the hacker with access to their victim’s computer.


Chrome Will Soon Be Able To Tell You If Your Passwords Have Been Compromised

These days, the number of data breaches that we’re hearing about seems to be on the rise, showing us that maybe it is time to retire the password or at least enhance it with added security like 2FA. We imagine that it could be a while before an alternative to the password becomes a thing, but in the meantime, Google wants to help.


Researchers Find That Some DSLR Cameras Are Vulnerable To Ransomware

When you think of ransomware, you might think of computers. However, as it turns out, ransomware can actually affect not just computers, but our digital cameras as well. This is according to a recent report from Check Point Research who discovered a potential flaw in some DSLR cameras.