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Hackers Can Silently Control Your Google Home, Alexa, Siri With Laser Light

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A team of cybersecurity researchers has discovered a clever technique to remotely inject inaudible and invisible commands into voice-controlled devices — all just by shining a laser at the targeted device instead of using spoken words. Dubbed ‘Light Commands,’ the hack relies on a vulnerability in […]

Google to #remove #apps found #violating #Accessibility Services, creating #cyber security #issues

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans To better help users with disabilities, Android has a set of Accessibility Services that developers can use to improve their applications. Google has warned app developers not to use its Accessibility Services – designed for users with disabilities – for other purposes that may create security issues, […]

Google: Our #hunt for #hackers reveals #phishing is far #deadlier than #data #breaches

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Google has released the results of a year-long investigation into Gmail account hijacking, which finds that phishing is far riskier for users than data breaches, because of the additional information phishers collect. Hardly a week goes by without a new data breach being discovered, exposing victims […]

GOOGLE ALERTS PRO-DEMOCRACY CANDIDATES OF HACKING ATTEMPTS

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Activist and pro-democrat Jason Chao said that he, along with other pro-democrat election candidates, received notifications from social media, email, and instant messaging service providers, including an alert from Google, about unauthorized login attempts. In a press conference Chao held yesterday, the activist lamented that Google […]

Google will push users to abandon SMS two-step verification to avoid security risks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Google Inc. is pushing users to switch from messaging-based two-step login verification to a phone-based service instead as a way to bypass the security risks of Simple Messaging Service authentication services. Beginning this week, Google will invite users of its existing so-called SMS 2-SV service to […]

Google Bolsters Security Features in WebView for Android

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Google has added a couple of security updates to the WebView feature in Android for displaying web content inside a mobile application. The updates are designed to better protect mobile applications from browser-borne threats and will become available in the WebView that is integrated with Android […]

Hackers target Google Chrome users

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A number of people have taken to their social media accounts to warn against a new hack, which is targeting Google Chrome users. Those affected reported seeing a pop-up, prompting them to download and install a ‘missing font’ file. Clicking … The post Hackers target Google […]

Cornell Researchers Find, Shortened URLs Make File Sharing Less Secure

Attackers can search easily through shortened URL services that use only 5 to 7 characters, producing a small search space, making them vulnerable to brute-force hacking, Cornell researchers discovered. Shortened URLs are convenient for sharing long Web addresses in email messages and through social media, but at the same time, pose a privacy hazard as […]

Revenge of the Dorks

A nerd. A dork. A geek. You’ve seen them. You know them. Maybe you are one of them. And you definitely know the type. In fact, it was way back in the 1980s when a group of bullied collegiate outcasts rose up to defeat an alpha-male fraternity using superior technological prowess and brain power. Pretty […]

Web censorship protects national security, does not affect business as China claims

Following US claims of worsening web censorship in China, the nation’s Internet regulator reiterated that the system only protects national security, and does not discriminate against any foreign company. It also refuted reports of businesses being hampered due to censorship policies. The statement was delivered in response to the annual report by The US Trade […]

Data Privacy Breaches: Organizing a Data Breach Incident-Response Team

The digital age has undeniably ushered technological advancements in running a company. Gone are the days when consumers solely use tangible mediums—such as credit applications in hard-copy format—to provide their private, sensitive information to sellers and merchandisers. Rather, such information now is routinely provided through the Internet and becomes electronic data stored on a company’s […]

With The Massive Hacking Village and Interactive Experience, MR. ROBOT Returns to Tribeca Film Festival.

USA Network is offering fans a chance to test their skills in a MR. ROBOT-themed hacker village at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T. Beginning Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17, festival attendees are invited into the realm of an fsociety hacker, immersing themselves in an experience inspired by the Golden Globe® […]