Virtually every computer sold today comes with a dirty little secret. It can spy on you.
What’s more, if hackers can infect your computer with malware they can hijack your webcam and secretly watch you too – regardless of whether they’re based down the street or on the other side of the world.
Adi Sharabani and Yair Amit have revealed a zero-day vulnerability in iOS 8 that, when exploited by a malicious wireless hotspot, will repeatedly crash nearby Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods.
The Skycure bods say the attack, dubbed "No iOS Zone", will render vulnerable iOS things within range unstable – or even entirely unusable by triggering constant reboots.
Everyone’s used to receiving a few updates on Patch Tuesday, but today will be a bit different as Microsoft seems poised to push out an impressive number of patches in an unscheduled release.
To Jonathan LeBlanc, global head of developer advocacy at PayPal, the problem is simple: "Passwords are not secure, they need to be replaced."
That's the basic premise of a presentation he's giving at tech gatherings around the world called "Kill All Passwords." "Passwords are so complex it's just a system that doesn't work anymore," said CNET editor Dan Ackerman.
Bad news Mac users - even if you have kept your operating system up-to-date, it looks like your computer is still vulnerable to the Rootpipe flaw.
A quick recap for those who haven't been following the Rootpipe saga closely:
Back in October 2014, Swedish white-hat hacker Emil Kvarnhammar revealed that he had uncovered a dangerous vulnerability in some versions of OS X (including the then newly-released 10.10 Yosemite) that could allow a hacker to take complete control of your desktop Mac or MacBook laptop.