German MPs demand reorganization IT service after hack on politicians
Riot among members of the German Bundestag. A number of them want the federal IT security office, the BSI, to be reorganised as soon as possible. That is what the Members of Parliament want because, at the end of December, the private data of hundreds of German politicians were placed online.
The w... Read more
Facebook bug leaked private pictures of nearly 7 million users
Over the past few months, Facebook has regularly come into disrepute about privacy issues. Now CEO Mark Zuckerberg can add another problem. The social network was found to have made a security failure, giving remote apps easy access to photos of up to 6.8 million users.
Normally an app receives expl... Read more
Dropbox researchers accidentally found 3 zero days in Apple software
The Dropbox red team accidentally discovered a zero day in Apple software. While one of the company's teams was investigating how its software responds to cyber-attacks, it discovered a number of zero-day vulnerabilities.
The Offensive Security red team - a group of specialists tasked with attackin... Read more
Firefox now notifies you when you visit a hacked website
Mozilla adds a new security feature to Firefox Quantum. This makes it clear to users when they visit a website that has recently reported a data breach. In this way, users know whether their information is safe or not.
When a user visits a site that has recently or in the past reported a leak, a pop... Read more
Vulnerability DJI drones made live images available and take over drones possible
Check Point security researchers discovered a vulnerability in dronemaker DJI's software last March. Malicious parties would have access to the drone maker's accounts, without the need for a password. The hole was closed last September.
The researchers at Check Point report this in an extensive repo... Read more
Yahoo settles 50 million U.S. dollars for giant data breach from 2016
Yahoo pays 50 million dollars to the victims of a large data breach discovered in 2016. Data from more than three billion accounts became available on the streets. That is the outcome of a settlement that applies to sun a billion accounts.
That's what Associated Press reports today in a settlement r... Read more
Apple apologizes for Chinese account hacks
Apple apologizes to Chinese users from whom money has been stolen by hackers who misused their Apple IDs. The company acknowledges the problems, but stresses that only a small number of users have been affected.
Earlier this month, Alipay and Tencent Holdings warned that money had been stolen from ... Read more
Consumer version Google+ is closed after discovery vulnerability
The consumer version of Google+ is closed. Google's Facebook competitor appears to have had a vulnerability for years, so that user data could easily be viewed by third parties. Many people had expected that the service would stop with a sigh, but now it turns out that it would happen with a bang.
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Hackers focus again on developers of Google Chrome extensions
Developers of extensions for Google Chrome are the newest target of hackers. It seems that hackers are trying to get developers to surf to a phishing site, where they can then steal their login details.
The ZDNet site reports this today on the basis of its own research. The hackers want the login c... Read more
Facebook may be fined billions for data breach
It looks like Facebook is going to get a hefty fine for the data breach earlier this week. Possibly the social network would have to pay a fine of $1.63 billion for the leak that may have hacked fifty million accounts.
Earlier this week Facebook reported that the accounts of up to fifty million peop... Read more