The controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI has notified its customers that a bad actor had “gained unauthorized access” to its entire customer list, which includes some of the most powerful law enforcement agencies in the United States. According to the notification obtained by the Daily Beast, the stolen information includes customer names, the user… Read More

Through the analysis of collected ransomware bitcoin wallets and ransom notes, the FBI states that victims have paid over $140 million to ransomware operators over the past six years. At the RSA security conference this week, FBI Special Agent Joel DeCapuaexplained how he used bitcoin wallets and ransom notes that were collected by the FBI,… Read More

Clearview AI, the controversial facial recognition startup that’s gobbled up more than three billion of our photos by scraping social media sites and any other publicly accessible nook and cranny it can find, has lost its entire list of clients to hackers – including details about its many law enforcement clients. Source: sophos… Read More

FBI suggests using longer passwords combining multiple words into a long string of at least 15 characters instead of short passwords with special characters Recent guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) highlights that the password length is much more important than password complexity. The recommendations are part of the Protected Voices… Read More

The European Commission has decided to adopt for its staff the popular cross-platform encrypted messaging service Signal for its communications. The news was first reported earlier this month by the Politico website, a message issued on the commission’s internal messaging boards asked employees of the European Commission to use Signal. Of course, Signal have to… Read More

On Monday, networking hardware maker Zyxel released security updates to plug a critical security hole in its network attached storage (NAS) devices that is being actively exploited by crooks who specialize in deploying ransomware. Today, Zyxel acknowledged the same flaw is present in many of its firewall products. This week’s story on the Zyxel patch… Read More

It was reported yesterday that French sporting retail giant Decathlon leaked over 123 million records through an improperly secured ElasticSearch server, leaving customer and employee details exposed. The leak was spotted by security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar at VPNmentor on 12th February, Decathlon were notified four days later, the leak was investigated, and… Read More

A high-severity hardware vulnerability, dubbed Kr00k, in Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Broadcom and Cypress expose over a billion devices to hack. Cybersecurity researchers from ESET have discovered a new high-severity hardware vulnerability, dubbed Kr00k, that affects Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Broadcom and Cypress. The vulnerability could have a severe impact on the IT sector, the… Read More

A new version of the ‘Cerberus’ Android banking trojan will be able to steal one-time codes generated by the Google Authenticator app and bypass 2FA-protected accounts. Security researchers say that an Android malware strain can now extract and steal one-time passcodes (OTP) generated through Google Authenticator, a mobile app that’s used as a two-factor authentication… Read More