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Critical Flaw in GoAhead Web Server Could Affect Wide Range of IoT Devices

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cybersecurity researchers today uncovered details of two new vulnerabilities in the GoAhead web server software, a tiny application widely embedded in hundreds of millions of Internet-connected smart devices. One of the two vulnerabilities, assigned as CVE-2019-5096, is a critical code execution flaw that can be exploited […]

#cybersecurity | Pegasus like spyware could be snooping on you right now!!

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Estimated reading time: 4 minutes The recent news of Pegasus spyware attack via WhatsApp that targeted lawyers, journalists and human rights activists, offers an astonishing revelation on the kind of havoc such spyware can create. We covered the topic extensively, recently. The frequent media buzz about […]

Here’s another #cyber #scam that could cost you #thousands

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans In this year of horrendous cyberheists — Equifax the most prominent — you’ve probably taken at least a few precautions: changed passwords, stopped opening files and links from unknown senders, upgraded your computer security measures, maybe put a freeze on your credit reports. But if you’re […]

New #bill could let #companies #retaliate against #hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans – A new proposed bill could make it legal for companies to retaliate against hackers. Dubbed the “hack back” bill, it was introduced last week to allow businesses to hack the hackers who’ve infiltrated their computer networks. Called the Active Cyber Defense Certainty (ACDC) Act, it […]

Three out of five #Americans concerned #hackers could #spy on them via their #webcam

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Avast solutions help users control who can access their webcam to prevent unwanted spying. In October, we conducted an online survey around webcam security awareness and found that 61% of Americans are concerned hackers could spy on them through their computer’s camera. They have every reason […]

Hackers Could Use Light to Steal Information Via Security Cameras

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and hackers have plenty of will and countless ways to attack a secure network—even if it’s not connected to the internet. In the latest demonstration proving no network is safe, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev used security […]

Senators worry troops could fall victim to fraud in wake of Equifax hack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A bipartisan pair of senators is pressing Equifax for details on how it plans to protect data on U.S. servicemembers caught up in a massive breach, underscoring fears of potential identity theft and financial fraud. Sens. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) wrote to the […]

Apple’s New iPhone X Could Help Identity Thieves Steal Your Face

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Apple has announced that it plans to replace previous iPhone login credentials with facial recognition technology to log into the iPhone and to access Apple Pay. This should prompt some privacy and security concerns, but probably not the ones you’re thinking. It’s not the TSA or […]

Hackers attacking US and European energy firms could sabotage power grids

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A hacking campaign is targeting the energy sector in Europe and the US to potentially sabotage national power grids, a cybersecurity firm has warned. The group, dubbed “Dragonfly” by researchers at Symantec, has been in operation since at least 2011 but went dark in 2014 after […]

Thousands of Australians could have pacemakers being recalled in US over hacking risk

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Thousands of Australians are believed to have pacemakers that have been recalled in the United States because they are vulnerable to being hacked. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled 465,000 devices from Abbott’s (formerly St Jude Medical) because hackers could remotely cause the […]

Her invention is a nightmare for hackers, and could soon become the ‘gold standard’ for online identification

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Swedish company Yubico is pioneering a digital security standard that uses an USB drive for online identification. With customers including Google, Facebook and Dropbox, and a $30 million capital injection secured, the company’s Silicon Valley-based CEO Stina Ehrensvärd is ready to go global. At a time […]

Windows 10 users need to update their PC TODAY, or hackers could take control

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Windows 10 users at a risk from a “critical” vulnerability that lets cybercriminals take over their PCs, unless they update their computers now, Microsoft have patched dozens of major security vulnerabilities that affect all supported versions of Windows. One “critical” vulnerability enabled a hacker to exploit […]