22 Jan 2020

Bezos’s Phone Hacked By Saudi Crown Prince, Report Says

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was allegedly hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2018, according to a report released on Tuesday. The Gaurdian reported that a malicious video file was sent from bin Salman to Bezos on WhatsApp resulted in the hack. The hack exposed large amounts of data from

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22 Jan 2020

US Military Claimed ‘Success’ in Hacking ISIS: Documents

The US military released heavily redacted and previously top-secret documents that claimed the US Cyber Command successfully hacked ISIS, disrupting online propaganda efforts. The operation dates back to at least 2016, according to the security documents released Tuesday. The US military claimed that it had limited ISIS’s online efforts on

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22 Jan 2020

Hacker Leaks More Than 500K Telnet Credentials for IoT Devices

A hacker has published credentials for more than 500,000 servers, home routers, and other devices. The leak is being advertised as the biggest leak of Telnet passwords to date. The leak also demonstrates the lack of security protocol upheld by Telnet as well as highlights persistent vulnerabilities in their networks.

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22 Jan 2020

FBI Warns Job Applicants of Scams Using Spoofed Company Sites

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center issued a public service announcement warning Americans about scammers setting up spoofed company websites with fake job listings to target applicants. The announcement was released yesterday and states that since early 2019, victims have reported numerous examples of the type of scam to the

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22 Jan 2020

Data-driven vehicles: The next security challenge

As manufacturers increase their efforts to get autonomous vehicles on the road, experts are concerned that the radical shift in security needed to ensure safety will not be reached. As more smart technologies are implemented into cars, more security threats are posed. The addition of a tablet-based control console creates

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22 Jan 2020

Biometric ID a worry but still acceptable to Australians

A newly published report released by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) investigated Australians’ opinions on the use of biometric technologies to confirm their identity. The research concluded that the vast majority of Australians are concerned about their privacy and the storage of their biometric data. 83% of those surveyed

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22 Jan 2020

Journalist Glenn Greenwald charged with hacking by Brazil prosecutors

Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of the investigative news website The Intercept, has been accused of cybercrimes by the Brazilian government. The charges are linked to the hacking of the phones belonging to senior government officials in the country. Six other individuals are being accused alongside Greenwald. The Brazilian prosecution service stated that the

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21 Jan 2020

What Do You Think About Artificial Intelligence? The Pentagon’s AI Center Wants to Know.

Officials from the Pentagon’s nascent center devoted to artificial intelligence research stated that they will be funding a study on what people’s perceptions of developing technology is. The center stated that they’ll be particularly interested in the opinions of members of the software engineering, defense, and aerospace communities. A proposed

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21 Jan 2020

France’s Macron Pauses Tech Tax After U.S. Pressure

France and the US have reached a truce over the controversial issue of taxing tech giants like Google’s parent organization Alphabet Inc., avoiding a major crisis or a trade war over the issue. French President Emmanuel Macron reached out to President Trump over the phone on Sunday, seeking a way

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21 Jan 2020

Android Users Beware: These Top Camera Apps May Secretly Be Spying On You

The latest warning issued to consumers downloading apps that require camera access off of the Play Store has come from the research team at CyberNews. The reports expose the camera apps that boast billions of downloads, yet could be stealing user information. The team stated that the apps may spy

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