Senator Seeks Privacy Answers on Face ID

As tech enthusiasts pore over the design details of the iPhone X and swoon at the thought of a quarter-inch more screen space, some lawmakers are asking Apple for more details about the way the phone’s new Face ID authentication system works and what might be done with users’ faceprints. Face ID is the biggest technical change in the new…
September 13, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Privacy Advocates Urge Better Protection for Financial Data
Privacy advocates are urging Congress to make major changes to the security and privacy guidance given to financial companies, and make breach notifications mandatory. In…
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September 7, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Using Inaudible Voice Commands to Control Siri and Alexa
Researchers have developed a method for sending human-inaudible ultrasonic voice commands to voice-enabled assistants such as Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant that could be used to force the assistants to visit attacker-controlled websites or take control of other connected smart devices. The technique is known as DolphinAttack and was developed by academic researchers at Zhejiang University in China. It takes…
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September 12, 2017
BlueBorne Attack Threatens IoT Devices
Researchers have developed a new attack against Bluetooth-enabled devices that takes advantage of the fact that these devices are always listening for connections and can…
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September 12, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
We’ve Reached Peak Data Breach
It would seem that data breaches have now reached their logically absurd peak. The compromise of Equifax, revealed last Thursday evening, is the kind of…
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September 11, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Overlay Attack Threatens Many Android Users
A vulnerability in nearly all of the current versions of Android can be used by attackers to execute an overlay attack to trick users into…
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July 26, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Facebook CSO: It’s Time to Focus on Real Problems
LAS VEGAS–The security community needs to get back to solving real problems facing real users in the real world, Facebook’s CSO said, and the company is putting up a million dollars to help do that. Alex Stamos, the top security official at Facebook, said security professionals are spending too much time focusing on elaborate hacks and rare vulnerabilities, at the…
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September 8, 2017
Mass Data Breaches Mean Trouble for Call Center Security
It seems every month we hear about a new massive data breach. According to CNN and Risk Based Security, more than 149  billion consumer records…
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September 8, 2017
How 3 Premier Call Centers Are Reducing Fraud With Pindrop
With $14 billion lost annually to phone fraud, the call center remains a common target to fraudsters. Legacy authentication methods including caller identification, knowledge based…
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September 6, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Apache Fixes Critical Remote Flaw in Struts Framework
A severe remote code execution vulnerability has been sitting unnoticed in the Apache Struts web-app development framework for nine years, a flaw that researchers say…
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September 5, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Phone, Email Scams Follow Hurricane Harvey
There is no tragedy or natural disaster that scammers and criminals won’t stoop to exploit, and the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is proving to be…
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September 5, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Facebook Adware Seen Stealing Users’ Access Tokens
The adware attack campaign that was spreading through Facebook Messenger late last month was enabled by the use of fake Chrome extensions and also stole…
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July 25, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
On the Wire Podcast: Patrick Wardle
Malware for the macOS platform is still unusual enough that new variants often draw detailed analysis from researchers, especially when they seem to have unusual capabilities. That’s the case with Fruitfly, which first emerged earlier this year and was seen targeting medical research facilities. Recently, a new variant popped up and it appears to have been compromising victims for several…
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