Robert Abel

Content Coordinator/Reporter, SC Media US
Apple halts contractors listening to Siri recordings, will offer opt-out

Apple halts contractors listening to Siri recordings, will offer opt-out

A former Apple worker has claimed that company contractors regularly hear user conversations, including confidential medical information, drug deals, and recordings of couples having sex

Pearson data breach impacts thousands of university accounts

Pearson data breach impacts thousands of university accounts

Pearson has discovered and patched a breach that exposed student data, including first and last names, dates of birth, and emails

Autonomous vehicle sensors tricked by "invisible" drone projections of road signs

Autonomous vehicle sensors tricked by "invisible" drone projections of road signs

Autonomous vehicle sensors can be tricked by using drones, which project road images too quick for humans to see but slow enough for the vehicle's sensors

US warns small aircraft are vulnerable to cyber-attacks from those with physical access

US warns small aircraft are vulnerable to cyber-attacks from those with physical access

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recommended aircraft owners restrict access to planes to the best of their abilities in order to mitigate the threat of hacking flight controls

Google researchers discover six iPhone vulnerabilities, one unpatched

Google researchers discover six iPhone vulnerabilities, one unpatched

Six security vulnerabilities discovered in iPhone can be run without any interaction from a user, and can be exploited via SMS, MMS, Visual Voicemail, iMessage and Mail

BlueKeep built into exploitation tool, sparks fear of Wannacry style infection

BlueKeep built into exploitation tool, sparks fear of Wannacry style infection

A working BlueKeep exploit module is available now, at an "expensive" monthly rate

Multiple advisories for various VPN providers

Multiple advisories for various VPN providers

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warns about multiple vulnerabilities in various VPN) applications, which could allow threat actors to take control of entire systems

Brazilian President Bolsonaro's cellphones targeted in cyber-attacks

Brazilian President Bolsonaro's cellphones targeted in cyber-attacks

Brazilian police terms hacking the president's phone a matter of national security; justice ministry accuses a group of people already suspected in hacking other government authorities

APT-hunting group claims China's Security Ministry is behind APT17

APT-hunting group claims China's Security Ministry is behind APT17

Intrusion Truth has named three individuals as members of cyber-espionage group APT17, all of whom are located in the city of Jinan, the capital of China's Shandong province.

ICCS 2019: AG Barr criticises strong encryption, European experiment offers teen hackers second chance

ICCS 2019: AG Barr criticises strong encryption, European experiment offers teen hackers second chance

Hack Right programme aims at identifying and employing the skills of young hackers in community service