Pirates beware: free ebooks available online can be used to hack into Amazon accounts via the retail giant’s ‘Manage Your Kindle’ page, used to deliver ebook files to Kindle readers.
This week, American chain Home Depot admitted its systems had been breached, Gmail users got a fright, and a series of videos showed leaks in Android chat apps. Meanwhile, Facebook freaked out the world…. again.
Google Chrome will now recommend pronounceable password hoices, according to developer and Chrome “happiness evangelist” Francois Beaufort, who announced the change via his Google+ page.
A bank is to allow remote log-ons using a hi-tech vein-scanning biometric system for large corporate accounts. The bank security system, using Hitachi’s VeinHD scanner, will be available to corporate customers from next year.
Hosting provider Namecheap said that it has come under attack from hackers apparently using the “Cybervor” hoard of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords and warned that some accounts may have been compromised.
As many as 18 top cybercrime experts from around the world will form a new Joint Cybercrime Action Task Force based in the Hague, which will target “top-level criminals”.
A push-button function on many wireless routers designed to bypass the Wi-Fi password and provide quick access to the network could allow attackers to break in in “one second”, reports have claimed.
A data breach of staggering proportions has hit South Korea – involving 27 million people and 220 million private records – all bought from hackers with the goal of stealing money from online games.
One of England’s greatest-ever cricketers, Sir Ian Botham, appeared to have been the victim of a Twitter hack yesterday as an obscene picture unexpectedly appeared on the sportsman’s feed.
Biometrics are touted as a replacement for the passwords and PINs we all know and hate – and Intel’s new earbuds could be the most discreet way of authenticating a user ever.
Somewhere in a small city in south central Russia, a group of men in their twenties have got away with what some are describing as one of the biggest cyber-heists in history.
Victims of the notorious attack against Sony’s online gaming service and associated websites in 2011, which exposed details for up to 77 million subscribers, are to be offered $15m in digital goods as compensation.
Ebay’s online ticket resale service Stubhub fell victim to a cyber-scam where a “global gang” used 1,600 hacked accounts on the service and bought and resold tickets, laundering $1m through European banks.
Criminals are very interested in retailers’ Point of Sale (PoS) machines. Recently, a new type of malware has been found that specifically tries to break into PoS machines, called Win32/BrutPOS.A.
A new project aims to protect homes and small businesses from the security failings of Wi-Fi routers, a problem which has repeatedly hit the headlines over the past year.
A security researcher has built a remote control which hijacks any nearby Chromecast highlighting a Wi-Fi security issue, which allows an attacker to play a ‘surprise’ video on nearby gadgets.
Guests who used business centers in American hotels may be at risk from gangs installing keylogger malware on the computers to steal banking and email passwords.