This is a big one. The idea of installing modems and any sort of remote-access software into voting machines is about the worst idea since, well, ever. But that's precisely what the nation's top voting machine vendor did for nearly a decade. That's right. Over a period of six years, Election Systems & Software manufactured and sold
If you purchased smart locks or remote-controlled-surveillance systems for your home, you may have done a great job keeping cat burglars out, but may have unknowingly given cyber crooks direct access to your home. Last week, Cisco Talos researchers unearthed 20 vulnerabilities in the Samsung SmartThings Hub, that could give attackers the ability to monitor and even control devices within your home.
Unless you live under a rock (or you don't get the Discovery Channel), you know that last week was Shark Week. That's right, enough Jaws-y stories, videos and music to keep you away from the beach for a year. But in real life, there are bad dudes cruising around the waters of the net all the time,
White hat hackers, start your engines (or, um, computers). As the stakes are raised for security breaches, big companies are paying more to get a leap on the bad guys. Last week, Microsoft announced a new "bug bounty program" for bug hunters and researchers finding vulnerabilities in its "identity services," aka authentication, sign-ons, sessions, API security and other identity solutions. Microsoft
And the hacks continue. This time, Singapore's largest healthcare group, SingHealth, has suffered an enormous data breach that allowed hackers to steal personal data on 1.5 million patients. SingHealth is the biggest healthcare group in Singapore and represents several hospitals, specialty facilities and clinics. Though financial information was not stolen, personal details including name, address, DOB and identity card
The 2018 election hacking season has officially begun. Microsoft reported last week that it detected phishing attempts against three congressional candidates and helped to block them. Though the candidates have not been named, Microsoft confirmed that the attacks were not successful against any of them. As you might expect, researchers agree that thus far, the level of activity detected