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A hacker group called Turkish Crime Family says that it can access 250 million iCloud accounts, and will do so on April 7 to reset the password, locking people out of their accounts. They’ve even threatened to wipe people’s linked iPhones if Apple doesn’t pay up. And while it’s hard to tell how legitimate the threat is, their assertions make now as good a time to lock down your iCloud as ever.
If the CIA wants inside your Mac, it may not be enough that you so carefully avoided those infected email attachments or maliciously crafted web sites designed to plant spyware on your machine. Based on new documents in WikiLeaks’ ongoing release of CIA hacking secrets, if Langley’s hackers got physical access, they still could have infected the deepest, most hidden recesses of your laptop.
McDonald's has urged users to the McDelivery app in India to update it after an independent security firm alleged that personal and sensitive data of around 2.2 million users was being leaked. The fast food giant tweeted a statement on Sunday (18 March) and said, "...our website and app does not store any sensitive financial data of the users like credit card details, wallets passwords or bank account information."
When it comes to evaluating networking devices (routers, Access Points, switches), almost everyone focuses on the hardware. Not me. My RouterSecurity.org site is devoted to software.
But, there is yet another crucial aspect to evaluating devices - the personality of the company behind it. Specifically, how it reacts to the inevitable software flaws.
Bug hunters have gathered again to test their skills against some of the most popular and mature software programs during the Pwn2Own hacking contest. During the first day, they successfully demonstrated exploits against Microsoft Edge, Apple’s Safari, Adobe Reader, and Ubuntu Desktop.
The Pwn2Own contest runs every year during the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, Canada. It’s organized and sponsored by the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), an exploit acquisition program operated by Trend Micro after its acquisition of TippingPoint.