We’re all familiar with the SMS text message based security codes used as a security feature by huge numbers of websites from social networks to email to online payments. This is the feature that aims to verify your identity after

One of the biggest challenges for hackers who want to get into more secure and isolated networks is physical. If the network is well protected, you might need to be physically close to it to hack it—and standing around with

Popular online messaging service WhatsApp has made all sorts of security news in recent years. One of WhatApp’s early cryptographic SNAFUs involved using non-secret information to construct secret encryption keys, which is a bit like using your pet’s name as

The founder of an “ethical hacking” community in China, Fang Xiaodun, was arrested by Chinese authorities a week ago according to Chinese news outlet Caixinwang. With up to 5,000 members, Wooyun was considered to be China’s largest community of white-hat

Democratic Party officials said Friday they have been targeted by a fresh cyber attack, similar to a breach at the Democratic National Committee that resulted in an embarrassing leak of party emails. The revelation will raise further questions in the

The Locky ransomware has become the No. 1 email-borne threat, overtaking Dridex and making good use of JavaScript attachments to lead an explosion of malicious message volume. According to the latest Proofpoint Quarterly Threat Summary, malicious mails were up 230%

A major cybersecurity skills shortage across key global markets is putting organizations directly at risk of attack, according to new Intel Security research. The security giant teamed up with research institution the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to

Security experts have warned travelers to the Rio Olympics and those searching for updates back at the office to exercise extra caution in order to avoid what’s likely to be a barrage of cyber threats. The Summer Games kick off

The use of ransomware has been on the rise in recent times. Earlier this year, a hospital in Hollywood paid $17,000 in Bitcoin to hackers who’d encrypted its files so they’d unlock them; a Canadian university paid $20,000 to attackers

Several popular brands of wireless keyboards have been betraying their owners, broadcasting their keystrokes for savvy hackers to intercept from hundreds of feet away. According to research published Tuesday by Bastille, a cybersecurity company, eight wireless keyboards manufactured by major

Key escrow — the process of keeping a set of keys for yourself “just in case” — has always been the U.S. government’s modus operandi when it comes to security. From the disastrous Clipper chip to today, the government has

The official forum for popular mobile strategy game Clash of Kings has reportedly been breached and the hacker has stolen about 1.6 million user accounts. According to data on breach notification site LeakedSource, the breach, which was allegedly carried out

The last critical Patch Update released by Oracle this week is in the headlines for the number of patches it includes. It includes the fixes for 276 vulnerabilities, 19 of them that have been rated critical could expose the products

Facebook is planning to use end-to-end encryption for its Messenger app and has begun rolling out the feature. Facebook has called the new feature ‘Secret Conversations’ and will allow Messenger users to exchange messages that no one will be able

Power stations in Germany, Italy and Israeli smart building could be accessed by criminal hackers Operators of critical infrastructure in Europe have left networks open to attack by hackers, according to investigations carried out by law enforcement officials. According to

Finally, Someone has come forward to buy Yahoo! Guess Who? The telecommunication giant Verizon. Yes, Verizon Communications Inc. is reportedly closing in on a deal to acquire Yahoo’s core business for about $5 Billion, according to a report from Bloomberg.