US Cyber Command: Patch Windows ‘Bad Neighbor’ TCP/IP bug now

Update: Microsoft lowered the vulnerability’s exploitability index rating and severity, more info here. US Cyber Command warns Microsoft customers to immediately patch their systems against the critical and remotely exploitable CVE-2020-16898 vulnerability addressed during this month’s Patch Tuesday. “Update your Microsoft software now so your system isn’t exploited: CVE-2020-16898 in particular should be patched or mitigated immediately, as vulnerable […]

5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you

What are some common strategies cybercriminals employ in extortion schemes and how can you mitigate the chances of falling victim to a cyber-shakedown? When it comes to coercing people into parting with their money, cybercriminals seem to have an endless bag of tricks to choose from. There are some tricks, that they favor more than others, […]

Barnes & Noble hit by cyberattack that exposed customer data

​U.S. Bookstore giant Barnes & Noble has disclosed that they were victims of a cyberattack that may have exposed customers’ data. Barnes & Noble is the largest brick-and-mortar bookseller in the United States, with over 600 bookstores in fifty states. The bookseller also operated the Nook Digital, which is their eBook and e-Reader platform. Nook […]

800,000 SonicWall VPNs vulnerable to new remote code execution bug

Almost 800,000 internet-accessible SonicWall VPN appliances will need to be updated and patched for a major new vulnerability that was disclosed on Wednesday. Discovered by the Tripwire VERT security team, CVE-2020-5135 impacts SonicOS, the operating system running on SonicWall Network Security Appliance (NSA) devices. SonicWall NSAs are used as firewalls and SSL VPN portals to […]

50,000 home cameras reportedly hacked, footage posted online

Some footage has already appeared on adult sites, with cybercriminals offering lifetime access to the entire loot for US$150 A hacker collective claims to have breached over 50,000 home security cameras before going on to steal people’s private footage and post some of it online. While a considerable portion of the videos seems to have […]

NSA shares advice on how to limit location tracking

The intelligence agency warns of location tracking risks and offers tips for how to reduce the amount of data shared The United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) has published guidance on how to reduce the variety of risks that stem from having your location tracked when using smartphones, IoT devices, social media and mobile apps. […]

Zoom to begin rolling out end‑to‑end encryption

The Zoom videoconferencing platform has announced that starting next week it will begin rolling out long-awaited end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to users. The feature will be released as a technical preview, with the company proactively seeking the feedback of its userbase over the first 30 days after the launch. “We’re pleased to roll out Phase 1 […]