If you’re looking to stay safe on the Internet, you’ll want to exercise caution when searching for select comedians, celebrities and television show hosts according to Intel Security.
In the 10th annual McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities study, Intel Security cites comedian Amy Schumer as being the most likely to generate dangerous search results that could expose people to malware and viruses. She also becomes the first female comedian to take home the top “honor.”
Common criminals, not state-sponsored hackers, carried out the massive 2014 data breach that exposed information about millions of Yahoo user accounts, a security firm said Wednesday.
Yahoo has blamed state actors for the attack, but it was actually elite hackers-for-hire who did it, according to InfoArmor, which claims to have some of the stolen information.
The systems underlying our elections process are more important than ever this year, and the bad guys know it too. FBI director James Comey said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing today that “bad actors have been poking around” voter registration systems lately.
A report released this week by security vendor ThreatConnect offers a glimpse at how threat actors with apparently strong ties to Moscow have been carrying out a sustained cyber campaign against a group of citizen journalists for publishing articles critical of Russia.
ThreatConnect’s report comes just days after another investigative reporter, Brian Krebs, was forced to take his website offline last week because of a massive distributed denial of service attack.
Microsoft this week at its Ignite 2016 conference in Atlanta released details of a new cloud-based service for rooting out software bugs.
The so-called Project Springfield tool is a fuzzing service that the software giant has been testing with some customers as well as in-house. Fuzzing is a form of testing that sends random inputs to software programs to spot security holes.
testing looks for vulnerabilities that could open the door for bad actors to launch malicious attacks or simply crash the system, causing delays and other problems.