Bradley Barth

Editor
Report: Spammers, not nation-state actors, suspected in Facebook breach

Report: Spammers, not nation-state actors, suspected in Facebook breach

Facebook now suspects it was criminal scam artists and not nation-state actors who compromised tens of millions of accounts in a major data breach that was discovered last month, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Cat got your internet? Ecuador tells Assange to look after kitty, stop meddling in foreign affairs

Cat got your internet? Ecuador tells Assange to look after kitty, stop meddling in foreign affairs

It might sound more like a parent scolding his or her child, but reportedly Ecuador recently issued a memo to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ordering him to mind his manners as a condition for getting his severed internet connection restored.

'Flash update' scam serves up legit software, but with a side of cryptominer

'Flash update' scam serves up legit software, but with a side of cryptominer

An unusually deceptive "Flash update" scam that installs unwanted programs on infected machines has been attempting to feign legitimacy by displaying pop-up notifications borrowed from the official Adobe installer.

Apple tweaks lock screen options in iOS security update

Apple tweaks lock screen options in iOS security update

Apple yesterday issued its first software update for the iOS 12 operating system, fixing two bugs that both impact lock screen security. It also separately remedied 19 vulnerabilities in iCloud for Windows 7.7.

Researchers: Turla and Zebrocy APT actors shared code, targets in 2018

Researchers: Turla and Zebrocy APT actors shared code, targets in 2018

Researchers have identified several shared commonalities between reputed Russian APT outlets Turla and Zebrocy, both known for their global, malware-based cyber-espionage operations.

Adobe update cleans up 86 bugs in Acrobat and Reader, many critical

Adobe update cleans up 86 bugs in Acrobat and Reader, many critical

Adobe has fixed 86 bugs in Acrobat and Reader which enabled code execution, information disclosure and privilege escalation.

Docs reveal how Fruitfly Mac spyware initially spread

Docs reveal how Fruitfly Mac spyware initially spread

The origins of Fruitfly, the Mac spyware, have been revealed, according to a tweet from security researcher Patrick Wardle.

Torii malware could be gateway to more sophisticated IoT botnet attacks

Torii malware could be gateway to more sophisticated IoT botnet attacks

Security researchers have identified a variant of Mirai which they have called Torii which has been active since at least December 2017.

Australian Apple hacker avoids jail, gets eight months probation

Australian Apple hacker avoids jail, gets eight months probation

A Melbourne teenager who pleaded guilty in Australia's Children's Court to repeatedly hacking into Apple's corporate systems because he admired the company was reportedly sentenced to eight months of probation.

Pair of surveys underscore importance of secure PKI in government, IoT

Pair of surveys underscore importance of secure PKI in government, IoT

Both the federal government and Internet of Things manufacturers are facing key challenges and opportunities in regards to implementing secure Public Key Infrastructure practices for digital certificate management and encryption.