The media is delving into the digital life of the teenage shooter who opened fire at McDonald’s in Munich Germany’s Olympia Mall. Nine people were killed and 27 others were injured in the tragic rampage. In the end, he killed himself. So far, it’s been reported that he hacked Facebook to lure victims, bought a gun on the ‘dark net’ and played the ‘violent’ video game Counter-Strike.
Love it or hate it, Uber has helped transform many people's lives and the way they travel in urban areas. At its core, Uber is not a taxi company; it's a technology service, and one of its primary assets is user information.
Uber recently closed a high-impact flaw in its platform that could potentially have put user information at risk.
Mobile devices have without a doubt brought convenience to the masses, but that benefit comes at a high price for journalists, activists, and human rights workers who work in war-torn regions or other high-risk environments. Now, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has designed an iPhone accessory that could one day be used to prevent the devices from leaking their whereabouts.
A criminal gang recently found an effective way to spread malware that drains online bank accounts. According to a blog post published Monday, they bundled the malicious executable inside a file that installed a legitimate administrative tool available for download.
Malware hyped as aimed at the heart of power plants is nothing of the sort according to security outfit Damballa, which has put its name to analysis claiming the "SFG" malware is run-of-the-mill code without sufficient smarts to target SCADA systems.
The so-called SFG malware is the spawn of Furtim, and hit headlines as targeting industrial control systems when all it does is creates backdoors for regular data exfiltration and payload dropping.