Security threats

Snatch ransomware pwns security using sneaky ‘safe mode’ reboot

The Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR) team has warned the industry of a dangerous new ransomware trick. . Snatch ransomware…

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SMS company exposes millions of text messages, credentials online

Researchers at VpnMentor claim that the TrueDialog data leak exposure could have compromised tens of millions of people. . SMS…

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Fake Android apps uploaded to Play store by notorious Sandworm hackers

The Russian ‘Sandworm’ hacking group has been caught repeatedly uploading fake and modified Android apps to Google’s Play Store. .…

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US tightens rules on drone use in policy update

When it comes to managing drones (Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or UAS) the US Department of Justice wants Americans to know…

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Facebook, Twitter profiles slurped by mobile apps using malicious SDKs

Hundreds of users gave permission to these third-party apps to access their social media accounts, but the apps got more…

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Iran’s APT33 sharpens focus on industrial control systems

Iran’s elite hacking group is upping its game, according to new evidence delivered at a cybersecurity conference this week. .…

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Brand new Android smartphones shipped with 146 security flaws

If you think brand new, just-out-of-the-box Android smartphones are immune from security vulnerabilities – think again. . Brand new Android…

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How the Linux kernel balances the risks of public bug disclosure

A serious Wi-Fi flaw shows how Linux handles security in plain sight. . How the Linux kernel balances the risks…

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Apple to fix Siri bug that exposed parts of encrypted emails

Apple may care about your privacy but that doesn’t mean it gets it right all the time, especially when it…

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