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Online retailer Newegg says it is investigating an outbreak of malware on its systems that was designed to sniff customers' payment card details. Two security firms, RiskIQ and Volexity, say the malware may have been active for more than a month.

The security firms say...

Russia is an endlessly fascinating subject both in and around infosec. Recent years have shifted attention away from pure malware capabilities, to psyops, social engineering, and an endless slew of mind games designed to destabilize and keep nations ever-so-slightly of...

Just like there are right ways to save data, there’s also right ways to delete data and they might be more complicated than you think. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss best practices in deleting and destroying...

May 26, 2018

The FBI is urging small businesses and households to immediately reboot routers following Cisco's report that 500,000 infected devices could be destroyed with a single command.

The malware, dubbed VPNFilter, was developed by the Russian state-sponsored hacking group Sof...

March 1, 2018

When you go online, don't assume that your privacy is secure. Prying eyes often follow your activity-and your personal information-with a pervasive form of malicious software called spyware. In fact, it's one of the oldest and most widespread threats on the Internet, s...

THE NEW HEADQUARTERS Apple is building in Cupertino has the absolute best door handles. The greatest! They are, as my colleague Steven Levy writes, precision-milled aluminum rails that attach to glass doors—sliding and swinging alike—with no visible bolts.

Everything in...

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol today. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt your WiFi traffic, so chances are you’re affected.
 

But first, let’s clarify what an attacker...

NO DATA BREACH is good, but some are more palatable than others. We would all rather hear that our florist got hacked than, say, our bank. And the most painful breaches, like the Office of Personnel Management or Anthem health insurance incidents that involved stolen S...

Microsoft released its latest Windows 10 update earlier this year. The name, Creators Update, makes it sound bigger than it is; it’s really a minor step forward. But about 10 million Windows 10 customers have to face up to an unpleasant surprise: Their machines can’t u...

A new ransomware named Petya hit high-profile targets in multiple countries, including the United States, on Tuesday.

While Petya has not infiltrated as many machines as ransomware WannaCry did in May, it is more dangerous and has the power to create more damage. Here’s...

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The FBI is urging small businesses and households to immediately reboot routers following Cisco's report that 500,000 infected devices could be destro...

FBI to all router users: Reboot now to neuter Russia's VPNFilter malware

May 26, 2018

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