Usually hackers prefer to remain anonymous. After all hacking for the most part is a crime, and what criminal would want to announce themselves to the world, right? Maybe some might reveal themselves after the fact to perhaps revel in the notoriety and “fame”, but in the case of prominent Taiwanese hacker Chang Chi-yuan, he has announced his plans ahead of time.
It is a bit disappointing that despite the advancements we’ve made to technology that security is still lacking where we’re hearing about hacks and data breaches more times than we should. Given how entrenched our lives are with various online services, this something we should all strive to be aware about.
One of the perks of signing up with the Nintendo Switch Online service is that it gives players access to a library of NES games. These NES games are run using an emulator and as it turns out, the emulator has already been hacked which means that in theory, gamers will be able to download their own NES ROMs onto it.
As much as companies try, no system is impervious to hacks. Granted security has come a long way since back in the day, but if there is a will, there is a way. Now console hacks do seem less common than they do compared to earlier generations, but it is still possible and this is something Nintendo could be trying to get ahead of.
If you’re a frequent flyer of British Airways, or have recently booked with the airlines, you might want to consider cancelling your existing bank card and getting a new one. This is because according to reports, the company was recently hacked which resulted in 380,000 bank cards of customers being stolen as a result.
As if T-Mobile wasn’t having a bad enough week after having experienced a security breach, it seems that the carrier along with AT&T have been hit with yet another security issue, this time exposing the PINs of the accounts belonging to their customers, although to their credit it wasn’t anything they could have done.
It’s actually quite scary how despite being in a rather advanced age of technology, companies and individuals are still very much susceptible to hacks (although we suppose hacks and hacking tools have gotten just as sophisticated). In fact T-Mobile themselves might have experienced a breach of their own.
It was recently revealed that a while ago, Apple’s corporate network had been hacked by a teen based in Melbourne, Australia. The reports claim that the teen had managed to download almost 90GB worth of secure files and also access customer accounts, which we’re sure many are now worried about that information potentially being exposed.
When you click on a button, a link, or an item on your computer, chances are you are doing it with your mouse. However it seems that recently it was discovered that macOS High Sierra is vulnerable to a “synthetic click” attack which is essentially a software-based clicking of the interface, meaning that your computer registers clicks that you might not even have made.
Smart speakers are great tools that allow users to control their smart homes using nothing but their voice. However for those who are more privacy-minded, smart speakers also represent an instance in which it could potentially be used as a tool to spy on you by malicious hackers. Unfortunately that’s what researchers discovered with Amazon’s Echo.
It is generally thought that a computer fresh from the factory is pretty much as secure as it gets, before software is installed and it is connected to the internet. However that might not be the case with Apple’s Mac computer as security researchers have discovered a bug that could allow Macs to be hacked even before the user logs in for the first time.
Recently Taiwanese company TSMC announced that they discovered a computer virus on their systems that forced them to temporarily halt production of their chipsets. Not much was known about the virus, but in a new report from Bloomberg, the company has since come forward with additional details about it.
As much as security improves on the technological front, the fact of the matter is that hacks still happen and in some cases, some of the cybersecurity attacks actually come from hackers that are backed by their respective governments. For those who use Google’s G Suite of productivity apps and services, not to worry as Google has your back.
If you’ve been a long-time Reddit user, perhaps it’s time to consider changing your password or maybe enabling two-factor authentication. This is because in an announcement on Reddit, the company has revealed that they have discovered a security breach and are now recommending that users update their security options.