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Samsung updates Smart TV privacy policy to clarify collection of user data
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Sony TVs could allow attackers to hijack your living room

Sony TV’s can be remotely exploited without any authentication by attackers due to three vulnerabilities spotted by Fortinet researchers, with one of the vulnerabilities being rated “Critical Severity” while the other two were rated “High Severity”. The critical vulnerability was a command injection attack which handles file names incorrectly when the user uploads a media file,…
Android Hack mobile security
Mobile Security, Security News

Millions of Android phones vulnerable to phishing attacks

More than half of the Android mobile phones in use are susceptible to an advanced text-based phishing attack that only requires a cybercriminal make a $10 investment. Check Point researchers found malicious actors using a remote agent to trick phone owners into accepting new phone settings that hand over various levels of control to the…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

RCE flaw found in firmware of commonly used Wi-Fi chipset

ThreadX, a real-time operating system (RTOS) that serves as firmware for the Marvell Avastar Wi-Fi chipset, contains a major vulnerability that can enable remote code execution on affected systems, a researcher has reported. Product lines that use Marvell Avastar and thus are potentially endangered by the vulnerability include the Sony PlayStation 4 and Xbox One…
hacking, white hat, bug bounty
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Pwn2Own Tokyo 2019 victimize Sony, Samsung and Amazon devices

Contestants at the Pwn2Own Tokyo 2019 took down an impressive number of high-profile products during the competition’s first two days, including a Sony smartTV, Netgear router and an Amazon Echo Show 5. The two-day event paid contestants a total of $315,000 with Team Fluoroacetate, Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, being named Masters of PWN. Day…
APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Finance, Government, Government/Defense, Malware, Security News

U.S. offers up to $5M for info on North Korean cyber activity

Four U.S. federal agencies on Wednesday jointly issued an advisory that warns of ongoing North Korea-sponsored cyberthreat operations, and offers a reward of up to $5 million for information on such operations. The communication, issued by the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Treasury Department and the FBI, details the Democratic People’s Republic…
InfoSec World 2020, Security News

Netflix DVD’s Sanders: Revamp strategies to stay ahead of attackers

CISOs scrambling to stay ahead of the rapid changes coming in security and positioning themselves to proactively divine new threats just over the horizon should tune into Tuesday’s InfoSec World 2020 keynote address led by Jimmy Sanders, head of security at Netflix DVD. Cybersecurity at the DVD mail order service – which launched the company’s…
Director's Cut Videos, Security News

Trolley Talk, RSA 2020 edition: SC’s third annual cable car chats (full video)

Giving new meaning to the term “Cable News,” SC Media’s Senior Reporter Bradley Barth invited four cyber experts on a round-trip, San Francisco cable car ride from the Market Street/Union Square neighborhood to Phisherman’s – whoops, make that Fisherman’s – Wharf and back. Here’s what they had to say about the latest security news and trends buzzing around…
Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Facebook subjected to lawsuit, exposé over user data practices

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine yesterday filed a civil lawsuit against Facebook, claiming the social media giant’s failure to properly safeguard its users’ data constitutes a violation of the district’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act (CCPA). The lawsuit seeks payment from Facebook in the form of financial restitution and civil penalties, and also asks the…
Cybercrime, Security News

The Criminal Element Gets Its Due

Attribution is difficult and sometimes it seems that cybercriminals are beyond the long arm of the law. But hackers – some even foreign nationals – were increasingly brought to justice on both sides of the Atlantic in 2018 for various cybercrimes. They were indicted, arrested, convicted and, in many cases, sentenced and jailed for a…
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