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New Malware Detected on 30K Apple Computers

Bart Swiatek, 23 February 2021, 16:04

Experts from one of the cyber security companies detected a new malware dedicated to Macs, which they called Silver Sparrow. The malware in question has already infected nearly 30,000 computers.

TikTok is a Threat to Children, Claims Complaint to European Commission

Bart Swiatek, 17 February 2021, 14:11

The EU consumer rights organisation BEUC has filed a complaint with the European Commission against the popular online platform TikTok. The entity accuses the Chinese company of violating numerous provisions of EU law.

Dangerous Windows Defender Vulnerability Removed After 12 Years

Sodar, 15 February 2021, 13:53

A vulnerability has been discovered in Windows Defender. This would not be surprising if not for the fact that it has been around for 12 years without anyone noticing.

Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix 1.12 Available on PC

Bart Swiatek, 05 February 2021, 17:35

The PC version of Cyberpunk 2077 has received patch 1.12, which fixes a serious security vulnerability we wrote about earlier this week.

Cyberpunk 2077 Has a Serious Security Gap [UPDATED]

Bart Swiatek, 03 February 2021, 11:28

Modder PixelRick discovered a dangerous vulnerability in Cyberpunk 2077 that, if we install a mod with malicious code, could allow a hacker to take control of a player's computer.

No More PIN in ATMs? Intel Announces RealSense ID

Bart Swiatek, 08 January 2021, 21:26

Intel has officially presented RealSense ID - Face ID-like face recognition system that can detect fraudsters. The technology can be used, among others, in ATMs.

Can You Guess the Most Popular Password of 2020?

Bart Swiatek, 30 December 2020, 15:03

NordPass regularly updates the list of the most popular passwords used by Internet users. The list was invariably dominated by an immortal classic.

Data of Half a Million Activision Accounts Leaked [Updated]

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 September 2020, 10:15

Activision has become a target of hackers. According to numerous sources, data of at least 500 thousand users was leaked as a result of a recent successful hack into the company's servers.

Security Gap in Windows Defender Allows for Downloading Viruses From the Web

Bart Swiatek, 07 September 2020, 14:29

The Microsoft Defender antivirus program - formerly Windows Defender - received a feature in July that can be used by the user to download viruses from the web. The vulnerability is not dangerous for most computer users, but in some situations it can be used to infect the system with malware.

Facebook is a Threat to Public Health? Specialists Warn

Sodar, 20 August 2020, 18:22

A lot of information on Facebook can be a health hazard. Avaaz is presenting a report on the increase in harmful content related to the pandemic and medicine in general.

Smartphone Will Check Whether We're Drunk?

Bart Swiatek, 19 August 2020, 13:23

Researchers from Stanford University and the University of Pittsburgh are working on a technology to detect the state of alcoholic intoxication by analyzing the way a smartphone user moves.

More Than Billion Android Phones at Risk From Security Gap in CPUs

mikos, 10 August 2020, 14:20

Vulnerabilities found in Qualcomm processors are putting more than one billion Android devices at risk.

Intel has a Problem - 20 GB of Classified Data and Tools Have Leaked

Bart Swiatek, 07 August 2020, 11:33

There has been a major leak of classified data at Intel. A 20-gigabyte package containing, among other things, CPU blueprints and tools used by the company's employees has surfaced online.

PS4 - Firmware 8.0 Will Add Support for Authentication Apps

Jacob Blazewicz, 25 July 2020, 20:08

Sony intends to introduce a two-step verification option on PlayStation 4, using authentication apps. The feature will debut with the console's software upgrade to version 8.0.

Hackers can Attack a Quick Charger to Burn Your Phone

Bart Swiatek, 21 July 2020, 10:15

Experts from the Chinese company Xuanwu Lab have discovered a dangerous security gap that allows the quick charger to be hacked and consequently used to melt or ignite the device connected to it.

Apple Will Enable Us to Restrict Apps' Access to Data

mikos, 10 July 2020, 14:59

Apple takes our privacy seriously. It will let us choose what we want to share and with whom.

No More Data Encryption? Controversial US Government Bill

Sodar, 29 June 2020, 16:14

The U.S. Government intends to introduce legislation to address vulnerabilities in the encryption of software used in the country. Back doord hidden in the code would enable the government services to fight crime more effectively.

Microsoft Defender Launches on Android

Sodar, 24 June 2020, 14:39

Microsoft Defender ATP, a security app that so far has been used mainly on desktop systems, has also been launched on mobile platforms. For Android it is now available in the public preview version.

Australia Under Massive Cyber Attack From Another State

Bart Swiatek, 19 June 2020, 13:19

The Australian Prime Minister reported that his country was attacked by hackers. The perpetrators were most likely acting in the service of another, unspecified country. The cyber attack affected many entities in a variety of sectors - from government, through basic services and services, industry, to important infrastructure.

Former Google CEO: Huawei is a Threat to Security

Bart Swiatek, 19 June 2020, 12:13

Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, currently serving as chairman of the Pentagon's security innovation committee, believes that Huawei is a threat to global security.

Apple Warns Thieves: „You're Being Tracked”

Bart Swiatek, 03 June 2020, 10:47

A picture of Apple's anti-theft system in action was posted on Twitter. It blocks the illegally acquired smartphone and tracks its location. The would-be user is also informed that the authorities will be notified about the theft.

Thanks to Google Assistant We Will Pay Using Our Voice

mikos, 26 May 2020, 18:12

Google has recently been testing the ability to confirm purchases in restaurants and in app using the voice recognition function in its voice assistant.

Hackers Can Steal Data Using PC Radiators

Kuszu, 07 May 2020, 14:58

Hackers keep inventing new ways to steal our confidential data. Researchers at Ben Gurion University have reported that cybercriminals may seize files on disks of computers not connected to the Internet!

Hackers May Have Gained Data From 160,000 Nintendo Accounts

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 April 2020, 18:14

Nintendo has commented on unauthorised logins to Nintendo Account. According to the company, hackers may have used data related to about 160,000 Nintendo Network accounts.

Major Security Gap Detected in iOS

Smoczy, 23 April 2020, 13:25

One of Apple's system apps enables third party to attack a selected device, virtually without user intervention. The company announced work on a patch.

Valve: CS:GO Source Code Leak Poses No Threat to Gamers

Jacob Blazewicz, 23 April 2020, 13:02

Valve commented on yesterday's leak of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 source code. We were assured that the situation does not pose any threat to users playing on official servers.

Turns out Sensitive Data of 270 Million People are Not Worth Much

Smoczy, 22 April 2020, 16:42

The profiles of millions of Facebook users have leaked to the Dark Web. They could be bought in the form of a list for 500 euros.

Nintendo Targeted by Hackers? Rumors of User Data Leak

Jacob Blazewicz, 20 April 2020, 21:23

Internet users report suspicious activities on their Nintendo accounts. Many users noticed unauthorized login attempts, which in some cases resulted in the use of related PayPal accounts and payment cards.

Gmail Blocks 18 Million Fake Coronavirus Emails Daily

Sodar, 17 April 2020, 15:41

Google's email filters block 18 million phishing or malware emails every day, which are related to the coronavirus pandemic. This is almost 20% of all messages blocked by Gmail filters.

Microsoft is Trying to Plug a Critical Security Gap in All Windows

Laty, 25 March 2020, 11:22

Microsoft warns its users against malware that could infect their computers. The company is already working on an appropriate patch, which is a priority for the programmers.

Google Chrome Tracks Us Even When We Use VPN, TOR or Are Logged Out

Laty, 12 March 2020, 19:07

There has been a change in Google's privacy regulations. Chrome browser monitors user traffic even if the user is not signed in to their account or is using a proxy server.

99.9% of Hacked Microsoft Accounts Were Not Properly Secured

Laty, 10 March 2020, 12:26

Microsoft engineers warn against hackers who hack into accounts without multi-step authentication enabled. 1.2 million accounts were attacked un January alone.

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is Coming to iOS and Android

Bart Swiatek, 21 February 2020, 10:50

The Windows Defender anti-virus software will be launched on other platforms. The application received a version dedicated to Linux, and there are plans for releases for mobile devices based on iOS and Android.

U.S. Government Accuses Huawei of Using Backdoors in Mobile Networks

Peter Doron, 12 February 2020, 12:31

New charges have been brought against Huawei. This time, the U.S. federal government is suggesting that the Chinese giant was using backdoors installed on mobile networks for law enforcement use.

Windows 7 Will Retain Support From Antivirus Software

Bart Swiatek, 30 January 2020, 12:02

AV-Test experts have prepared a report on antivirus programs that will continue to work with Windows 7 - despite the end of Microsoft's support for W7, which happened just over two weeks ago.

Google Requires Public Services to Pay for Access to User Data

Bart Swiatek, 27 January 2020, 11:39

Google has begun to require public services such as the police and the prosecutor's office to pay for the handling of court orders in the USA. Access to user data subject to a process or investigation was priced at USD 45-245, depending on the type of request and the amount of information requested.

AMD Quietly Patched Security Gaps in Radeons

Frozen, 25 January 2020, 23:52

Radeon owners should update their graphics card drivers as soon as possible. AMD Adrenalin 20.1.1, although not mentioned in the manufacturer's list of changes, addresses four major security gaps.

Millions of Microsoft's Customer Data Records Leaked

Conrad Hazi, 23 January 2020, 14:34

The end of 2019 must have been really unpleasant for Microsoft. It turned out that due to a security error in the database, more than 250 million records with user information were publicly available. The gap was patched up immediately after detection.

Microsoft Fixes Dangerous Gap in Windows 10, Detected by NSA

Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 13:49

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has detected a dangerous security gap in Windows 10 and Windows Server. The exploit made it possible for PCs to be infected a virus and have sensitive data stolen. Microsoft has already eliminated the threat with an appropriate patch.

Christmas Trojan - Hackers Invite to a Party

Laty, 17 December 2019, 12:07

Trojan Emotet is one of the most active Trojans on the web right now. This time it started sending emails inviting users to a Christmas party.

Windows 7 Support Ends - Another Reminder of System's Imminent Death

Czarus, 11 December 2019, 13:14

Microsoft's support for Windows 7 is coming to an end. This is best known to the owners of this system, who have been receiving relevant messages since April. However, this is not the end, because another, this time full screen, notification will soon appear on PCs still running the „Seven”.

New Problem for Intel - Zombieload Vulnerability in Cascade Lake CPU

Bart Swiatek, 13 November 2019, 10:29

Researchers working for several European organisations and universities have revealed another variant of the Zombieload gap. An attack using it enables one to steal information after several dozen seconds of contact with the computer. Vulnerability to this type of hack was detected in Intel processors (also new units from the Cascade Lake line).

Microsoft Invents an Alternative to Discs and Hard Drives

Laty, 07 November 2019, 13:33

We are probably witnessing the start of a new era of data storing. The engineers from the „Silica” project in cooperation with Warner Bros. managed to write a copy of „Superman” from 1978 on a quartz glass tile. Interestingly, the tile is extremely durable, and its size is only 75 x 75 and 2 mm thick.

Avast and NordVPN Attacked by Hackers

Laty, 22 October 2019, 12:49

Hackers broke into the internal network of Avast antivirus software and NordVPN, a web anonymity application. Both companies claim that the users are not at risk.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Has a Bug That Enables Anyone to Unlock the Phone

Laty, 18 October 2019, 12:37

Samsung has confirmed that anyone can now unlock Samsung Galaxy S10 using their fingerprint. The bug occurs when the smartphone is inserted into a double-sided rubber case available on eBay.

Not Just Windows 7 - Microsoft Ends Support for Office 2010

Laty, 17 October 2019, 14:04

Each Microsoft product has a specific support cycle during which the company implements new features, fixes errors, and ensures user safety. For Office 2010 this support will end on October 13, 2020.

End of Windows 7 Support is Nigh; OS is Targeted by Hackers

Bart Swiatek, 16 October 2019, 11:50

According to Webroot experts' analysis, Windows 7 is becoming a target for hackers more than twice as often as the latest version of Microsoft's operating system.

EU Report Warns Against 5G Devices From „Hostile Suppliers”

Bart Swiatek, 11 October 2019, 19:30

The recently published „EU coordinated risk assessment of the cybersecurity of 5G networks” report summarises the most important risks associated with the implementation of the new communication standard. One of the issues raised is the danger of entrusting the development of infrastructure to a single company, which may be under the influence of an external state.

FIFA User Data Leak; EA Struggles to Contain the Problem

Bart Swiatek, 04 October 2019, 12:06

Problems with the FIFA Global Series gameplay registration system that launched yesterday led to a serious leak of user data. The registration website has been taken offline. Electronic Arts is in the process of analyzing the situation.

Amazon's Sidewalk Network Can Track Millions of People

Bart Swiatek, 02 October 2019, 09:57

The recently announced new connectivity standard called Sidewalk can enable Amazon to track millions of users of its mobile devices. This also applies to people who do not intend to use the network created by the company.