Cloud-powered password management service LastPass has spoken publicly about a pair of security flaws reported in August 2013 for the first time, but says that users have nothing to fear from the bugs.
LastPass is a popular cross-platform password management service, which stores users' usernames, passwords and other private details on remote servers. These details are reversibly encrypted using a master password, meaning that LastPass users need only remember a single password while having the ability to use a unique and complex password for every site and service they use.
An Albanian hacker accused of being involved in a $14m cyber attack pleaded guilty to bank fraud in a New York hearing on Friday.
Qendrim Dobruna, 27, stole card data from a US payment service working with American Red Cross, using the information to withdraw money from cash points worldwide.
British intelligence agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), appears to be able to intercept most functions of Microsoft's Skype voice and messaging application, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Published by The Intercept, the documents state that the GHCQ's Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) has made it possible for government agencies to surveil Skype communications in real-time without users of the application being aware of it taking place.
At the 2014 SyScan 360 Conference, being held July 16th and 17th 2014 at the Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast in Beijing China. Security professionals and hackers paying $319 to attend the conference will have the opportunity to win $10,000 if they can compromise the security of the Tesla Model S.
While the official rules haven’t been released, one could surmise that this will involve remotely gaining control of the vehicle’s controls or physically via the 17 inch touchscreen in the Tesla.
Data breaches are scary. No one wants to deal with the ramifications of having their personal information in criminal hands. The recent string of high-profile retail breaches brings the issue home to everyday consumers. Who can you trust with your credit card and other data?