TSMC Shares Additional Details About Virus That Shut Down Its Production
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.
G Suite Will Alert Admins Of Government-Based Attackers
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.
Reddit Reveals Security Breach, Recommends Users Enable 2FA
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.
New iPhone Phishing Scam Makes Calls To A Fake ‘Apple Care’
Phishing scams aren’t new and we doubt that they will ever go away. However given that we spend so much time on our mobile devices, it’s not surprising that we are starting to see more scams that are targeting our smartphones. In a report from ArsTechnica, it seems that the latest scam is targeting iPhone users.
Idaho Inmates Hacked Prison Tablets & Stole $225,000
In a report from the Associated Press, it appears that 364 prison inmates from Idaho were recently caught in a scheme discovered earlier this month which involved hacking the prison tablets and stealing nearly a quarter of a million dollars by transferring various sums of money to their own accounts.
Google Proves That Hardware Security Keys Are The Way To Go
These days having a password is no longer good enough to protect your online accounts. This is because passwords can be guessed, whether it be through deduction or through brute force methods. This is why two-factor authentication is becoming increasingly common, as well as hardware security keys.
NYC’s Internet Kiosks ‘Hacked’ To Play Ice Cream Truck Music
Over the years we’ve come to associate sounds with all kinds of events, for example even non-iPhone users can tell it’s an iPhone based on alert sound when a text message arrives or when the phone is ringing. The same can be said for music played from ice cream trucks, in which it is a sound recognized by many of all ages across many generations.
Overwatch Hacker Given Suspended Prison Sentence
While cheaters are almost always to be expected when it comes to games, sometimes cheats get a bit too far to the point where legal action has to be taken. Such is the case over in South Korea where an Overwatch hacker has been handed a suspended prison sentence of one-year, along with an additional two years of probation.
Firefox, 1Password Will Let Users Know If They’ve Been Breached
Despite the advancements made in cybersecurity, we are still hearing reports of system breaches more often than we’d like. Given how reliant we’ve become on online services, there is a good chance that eventually a service that you use will get hacked. The Yahoo hack from a few years ago is a good example of how even some of the bigger companies are susceptible.
Apple Refutes Claims That iOS Is Vulnerable To Brute Force Hacks
For those unfamiliar with hacking terms, brute force attacks are basically as its name implies, an attack that focuses purely on “force” where in hopes that the system will eventually give way after numerous hacking attempts. This usually happens in the case of passwords where the hacker will throw all kinds of password combinations until the right one is found.
Musician Sues His Ex For Hacking Into His Emails & Turning Down A Scholarship
Imagine you apply for a job or a scholarship to the company or school of your dreams, somewhere you know will advance you in your life and get you to where you want to be, only to be told that you were rejected. It’s a terrible feeling, but imagine that it was all false, and that the rejection was actually sent to you by an ex-partner who just didn’t want […]
Researchers Find That Cortana Can Be Used To Hack Windows 10 PCs
Cortana is Microsoft’s digital assistant that they have bundled with its Windows operating system. It is designed to help users accomplish various tasks, although it also seems to suffer from a bug that could allow hackers to actually use Cortana to hack the Windows 10 PC that it is installed on.
Australia Creates Task Force To Protect Elections From Cyber Attacks
According to various reports, we have heard how some countries are allegedly resorting to cyber attacks to meddle with the elections in other countries. We’ve heard reports about this in the US, the UK, and France where leading up to the elections, there has been a flood of fake news that attempts to spread propaganda.
Researchers Create Wireless Transmitter That Could Thwart Hackers
It is often said that you probably should not connect to a public WiFi network if you’re looking to conduct sensitive transactions, such as transferring money or viewing confidential documents. This is because due to the openness of public WiFi, there is a chance of your data being intercepted by hackers.
Steam’s Desktop Client Had A Bug That Existed For 10 Years
During the software development process, depending on the way the software has been coded, it can leave itself open to exploits by hackers who are familiar with the coding process and know how to take advantage of the system’s weakness. No software is ever perfect, although ideally bugs should be discovered and patched quickly.
Netgear Advising Arlo Customers To Change Their Passwords
Home security devices like security cameras are meant to keep our homes safe, but who’s going to keep the cameras safe? The onus falls onto the company behind those devices, and unfortunately for those who are using Netgear’s Arlo security systems, it seems that the company is asking its customers to change their passwords over a recent security scare.
Nintendo Reportedly Banning Players Who Hacked Their Switches
Consoles these days are harder to hack than before, although in recent times we have been hearing reports of users who have successfully hacked their Nintendo Switch console. However if hacking your Switch is something you might be interested in, you should probably think twice.
High School Student Phishes Teachers To Change Grades
There is no doubt that taking exams can be stressful, especially if you need a good grade whether it be to get into the school of your choice, or to prevent yourself from being kicked out, and so on. However what lengths would you go to get a good grade? In the case of a 16-year old high school student from Concord, California, phishing was the answer.
Malicious Siri Commands Can Be Hidden In Songs
It is obvious that there is a clear advantage of having devices that are always listening for voice commands because it means you can access it from a distances and not fiddle with buttons. It is more definitely more efficient. However there is also a disadvantage and that is it is always listening.
World Of Warcraft DDoS Hacker Sentenced To Jail
The problem with games that are based online is that they’re subject to hacks such as DDoS. Unfortunately in Blizzard’s case, several years ago their MMORPG World of Warcraft was subject to such a hack, although the good news is that it appears that justice has been served to the hacker behind it.