Tag: hacking

News and Press

Apple, platform security, and the next big war

May 2, 2023

Via: ComputerWorld

When Apple CEO Tim Cook in 2016 warned of a cybersecurity war, he was specifically discussing the pressure Apple then faced to create back doors on its platforms so law enforcement could snoop on users. He was championing encryption and […]

Android, iPhone, Windows

The iPhone-Hacking Sites Google Found Apparently Went After Android and Windows Users Too

September 2, 2019

Via: Gizmodo

Those hackers Google’s researchers sussed out earlier this week apparently went after more than just iPhone users. Microsoft’s operating system along with Google’s own were also targeted, according to Forbes, in what some reports are calling a possibly state-backed effort […]

App security, Applications

Android Malware Used To Hack Russian Customers Was Slated For Global Attacks

May 23, 2017

Via: Pymnts

Russian cybercriminals pulled off a small mobile banking heist on their own countrymen with malware for Android mobile devices. By cybercrime standards it was a fairly small take — about 50 million roubles ($892,000) — but all evidence suggests that […]

Android, App security, Applications, Operating System

Why Android is safe from a WannaCry-like ransomware attack

May 16, 2017


The WannaCry cyberattack has ensnared more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries by taking advantage of outdated versions of Windows that never got Microsoft’s crucial security patches. Hmm. Millions of devices that are stuck on older versions of an operating […]

Android, App security

Report says Samsung’s Tizen OS on smart TVs is a virtual playground for hackers

April 5, 2017

Via: TechHive

When we’re shopping for a new TV, things like 4K, HDR, smart apps, and design all factor into our final decision. We don’t generally give much thought to the underlying operating system, but a new report about Samsung’s Tizen OS […]


The FBI might be forced to reveal how much it costs to hack an iPhone

February 22, 2017

Via: Boy Genius

About a year ago, Apple went head to head with the FBI over an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI wanted to force Apple to break into the handset by creating a backdoored version […]

App security, Applications

Some Medical and Bank iOS Apps Are Exposing Login Details to Hackers

February 7, 2017

Via: Motherboard

Smartphone apps may be convenient, fun, or a decent distraction, but plenty of them play a dangerous game with your data. Over 70 iOS apps are exposing user and device data to interception because they have been misconfigured or otherwise […]


The dangerous cost of ‘free’ Wi-Fi

August 1, 2016

Via: TechHive

So you go to a political convention. Do a little politicking and listen to some speeches. While taking a break from the handshaking and schmoozing you decide to do a little work on your laptop. Then you get hacked. The […]

App security

Your phone’s fingerprint scanner can be hacked with a printer

March 11, 2016

Via: Mashable

If you thought keeping your smartphone locked behind a fingerprint scanner would keep it secure, it may not be as stranger-proof as you thought. Researchers have found that with an inkjet printer and some special ink and paper, anyone can […]


Microsoft offers cash to try and hack the new Spartan browser

April 24, 2015

Via: itCurated

Microsoft’s new browser on Windows 10, Spartan, is still under development, but those who are part of the Windows Insider program, are able to use the browser on their PCs, or Windows Phones. While developers and enthusiasts offer feedback about […]

Android Phone

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Could Have Leaked Your Fingerprints to Hackers

April 23, 2015

Via: Jamie Condliffe

Your fingerprint is a more valuable security resource than your password—you can change a password, after all. So it’s worrying to hear that Samsung’s Galaxy S5 contains a vulnerability that could leave your fingerprint wide open for hackers to clone. […]