A newly identified Windows 10 security flaw lets hackers install malicious apps on any machine, without business owners being made aware anything out of the ordinary is happening. The issue lets anyone familiar with Windows security bypass its defenses without leaving any trace on the machine.
Discovered accidentally, the issue is significant, and Microsoft is yet to issue a patch.
Alex Reben came up with 2.5 million ideas in just three days. Nearly all of them are terrible – but he doesn’t mind. He thinks he has found a way to thwart patent trolls by putting their speculative ideas in the public domain before they can make a claim.
In his project, called All Prior Art, Reben, an artist and engineer, uses software to rummage through the US patent database, which is freely available online. The software extracts sentences from patent documents and splices them into phrases that describe new inventions.
You may want to change your Spotify password now.
A list of hundreds of Spotify usernames, passwords, account types, and other details showed up on Pastebin.com, a text-sharing site, on April 23.
The data is specific to Spotify, and TechCrunch verified that it could, in fact, log into a few of the compromised accounts. While the first possible explanation that came to our minds was "hack", Spotify denied such a data breach occurred.
I regularly find myself writing about USB sticks. Why am I currently obsessing over these cheap dongles, which many have come to regard as fundamentally obsolete? Because they’re still useful.
A Philadelphia man suspected of possessing child pornography has been in jail for seven months and counting after being found in contempt of a court order demanding that he decrypt two password-protected hard drives.
The US has introduced a new tactic in its war against the Islamic State.
The Department of Defense's Cyber Command unit is mounting cyberattacks against the terrorist organization, the New York Times reported Sunday.
Microsoft is buying ten million strands of DNA from biology startup Twist Bioscience to investigate the use of genetic material to store data.
The data density of DNA is orders of magnitude higher than conventional storage systems, with 1 gram of DNA able to represent close to 1 billion terabytes (1 zettabyte) of data. DNA is also remarkably robust; DNA fragments thousands of years old have been successfully sequenced.
Cybercriminals are way ahead of the game against defenders without having to try anything new, according to the latest edition of Verizon's benchmark survey of security breaches.
The study shows that miscreants have no need to switch up, because the same old tactics are still working fine. Security defenders are still performing poorly in their attempts to defend against hacking or malware-based attacks. This isn't for a lack of trying or skills on their part, but almost completely down to the fact that the game is rigged against them.
A security researcher looking for flaws in Facebook's internal network has found traces of another intruder who got into the system first.
The hacker, or hackers, had access to Facebook's internal system for several months, giving them access to hundreds of employee usernames and passwords, explained researcher Orange Tsai in a blog post published last week.