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This Wi-Fi vulnerability can compromise every single internet-connected device

14 May 2021

This Wi-Fi vulnerability can compromise every single internet-connected device

You might have heard of frag grenades, but now there's an equally destructive security vulnerability affecting the Wi-Fi standard. The "FragAttacks" loophole is all encompassing and it not only affects the usual smartphones, computers, and tablets, but essentially anything with Wi-Fi capability.

Database consisting of 20 million BigBasket users leaked online

27 Apr 2021

Database consisting of 20 million BigBasket users leaked online

Indian firms continue to be targeted by cybercriminals. After the recent MobiKwik and Domino's India leaks, it's the turn of online grocery giant BigBasket.

Hackers leak Apple iMac, unreleased MacBook schematics, demand $50 million

22 Apr 2021

Hackers leak Apple iMac, unreleased MacBook schematics, demand $50 million

After Facebook, it's Apple's tryst with cybercrime after it was targeted in a $50 million ransomware attack. Hackers have got their hands on a cache of engineering schematics for a number of Apple products by targeting the company's Taiwanese supplier.

Domino's acknowledges data breach; Denies leak of million credit cards

19 Apr 2021

Domino's acknowledges data breach; Denies leak of million credit cards

Pizzas are usually considered bad for your health, but the latest Domino's India data leak could have serious consequences for your financial health as well. The latest security lapse has allegedly compromised customers' names, phone numbers, delivery addresses, and credit card details.

#BugAlert: Here's how anyone can suspend your WhatsApp account

13 Apr 2021

#BugAlert: Here's how anyone can suspend your WhatsApp account

If you have been receiving multiple two-factor authentication (2FA) requests for your WhatsApp account, it is likely that someone is attempting to shut your account down.

Massive LinkedIn data leak affects nearly 70 percent accounts

09 Apr 2021

Massive LinkedIn data leak affects nearly 70 percent accounts

Private data belonging to a whopping 500 million LinkedIn users has been leaked. Leaked credentials include LinkedIn ID, email addresses, phone numbers, full names, and gender details.

Twitter punishes MobiKwik data leak whistleblower by temporarily locking account

02 Apr 2021

Twitter punishes MobiKwik data leak whistleblower by temporarily locking account

Twitter temporarily locked the account of the MobiKwik whistleblower, allegedly at the behest of the company which was implicated in the largest ever data leak.

MobiKwik breach: Hacker calls it the largest KYC data leak

30 Mar 2021

MobiKwik breach: Hacker calls it the largest KYC data leak

In what could be one of the largest KYC data leaks in history, personal data of more than 10 crore MobiKwik users has been compromised. Independent security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia claimed that the user data is on sale on the darknet.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google bats for the terrorists, and more

29 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Google bats for the terrorists, and more

Google faced some internal turmoil over the contentious issue of foiling a nine-month-long counterterrorism operation run by an unnamed US ally.

Google shut down Western counterterrorism operation disguised as cyberattack

29 Mar 2021

Google shut down Western counterterrorism operation disguised as cyberattack

Google's crack security team Project Zero has highlighted 11 zero-day exploits compromising iOS, Android, and Windows platforms. All of these have been linked to state-sponsored Western hacking groups.

App Store privacy analysis finds Instagram, Facebook most invasive apps

22 Mar 2021

App Store privacy analysis finds Instagram, Facebook most invasive apps

Apple's privacy campaign keeps on giving. Cloud Storage firm pCloud rummaged through Apple's brand-new privacy labels and came back with a privacy report card for apps with results that will shock no one.

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers expose massive surveillance oversight, and more

11 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers expose massive surveillance oversight, and more

Hackers broke into the secure networks of Verkada Inc., which provides video surveillance and facial recognition solutions to Tesla, Cloudflare, and several government organizations. By "broke in," we mean it used the publicly exposed master password to simply log into their network.

Massive video surveillance hack exposes Tesla, US hospital/jail security feeds

10 Mar 2021

Massive video surveillance hack exposes Tesla, US hospital/jail security feeds

There have been a number of hacks in recent times, but the latest security breach involving Silicon Valley start-up Verkada Inc. strangely doesn't seem to be the malicious kind.

NewsBytes Briefing: Chinese hackers spook the White House, and more

09 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Chinese hackers spook the White House, and more

A Chinese hacking group called Hafnium has exploited a security flaw in Microsoft's popular Exchange Server email software to infect hundreds of thousands of entities across the globe.

Microsoft Hack: Chinese espionage targeting email servers spooks White House

08 Mar 2021

Microsoft Hack: Chinese espionage targeting email servers spooks White House

A state sponsored Chinese hacking group dubbed as Hafnium has compromised Microsoft's business email software.

Is the Clubhouse app safe? Apparently, not

15 Feb 2021

Is the Clubhouse app safe? Apparently, not

Researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) have identified loopholes in Clubhouse's data security protocol, which could potentially allow the Chinese government to access user data.

#BugAlert: Dating app Grindr risked private user information

04 Oct 2020

#BugAlert: Dating app Grindr risked private user information

Popular gay dating app Grindr is drawing flak for a rather careless vulnerability in its service, an issue that risked the privacy and security of millions of people using the platform.

Edureka e-learning platform caught exposing data of 20 lakh students

30 Sep 2020

Edureka e-learning platform caught exposing data of 20 lakh students

Amid growing cases of cyber-attacks and data breaches, Edureka, a renowned Bengaluru-based online learning platform, has been caught exposing personal user information.

Instagram vulnerability could have led to account hijacks; now fixed

25 Sep 2020

Instagram vulnerability could have led to account hijacks; now fixed

Instagram has fixed a major flaw in its application.

Ray-Ban owner hit by ransomware attack: Details here

23 Sep 2020

Ray-Ban owner hit by ransomware attack: Details here

Luxottica, the Italian parent of popular eye-wear brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley, has fallen victim to a ransomware attack.

Iranian hackers develop malware to steal 2FA codes

21 Sep 2020

Iranian hackers develop malware to steal 2FA codes

Often, security experts recommend two-factor authentication (2FA) as a way to add an extra layer of security to your online accounts and services such as Facebook and Instagram.

#TechBytes: How to secure Zoom account with two-factor authentication

12 Sep 2020

#TechBytes: How to secure Zoom account with two-factor authentication

Zoom has had plenty of security issues, but among all of them, Zoom-bombing has been a persistent one.

#BugAlert: Critical desktop hijack vulnerability detected in Slack; now fixed

31 Aug 2020

#BugAlert: Critical desktop hijack vulnerability detected in Slack; now fixed

Slack, one of the biggest players in the remote collaboration space, has fixed a major flaw in its service.

Some Chinese smartphones shipped with malware, stole money

26 Aug 2020

Some Chinese smartphones shipped with malware, stole money

Chinese smartphone maker TECNO, known for taking on the likes of budget players in emerging markets, has landed in a major controversy.

#BugAlert: Attackers can use Google Drive to hack your system

23 Aug 2020

#BugAlert: Attackers can use Google Drive to hack your system

A major security flaw has been flagged in Googe Drive, an issue that could easily be used by a hacker to trick you into downloading malware or ransomware.

#BugAlert: Gmail bug allowed sending fake emails from real accounts

21 Aug 2020

#BugAlert: Gmail bug allowed sending fake emails from real accounts

Gmail has been having a really bad time lately.

Zoom bug allowed breaking into private password-protected meetings

30 Jul 2020

Zoom bug allowed breaking into private password-protected meetings

Even after all the promises, video conferencing giant Zoom keeps running into security issues.

Twitter hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts

23 Jul 2020

Twitter hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts

Last week's massive Twitter hack left more than 100 high-profile accounts, including those of business magnates like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk, compromised.

Hackers can make your device explode with a fast charger

21 Jul 2020

Hackers can make your device explode with a fast charger

Fast chargers are a boon for people who prefer to power up their phones/laptops in quick and short charging sessions.

#LeakAlert: 7 VPN services leaked 1.2TB private user data

20 Jul 2020

#LeakAlert: 7 VPN services leaked 1.2TB private user data

In a major shocker, seven virtual private network (VPN) providers, all hailing from Hong Kong, have been caught leaking private data of their users.

After major hack, Indian government issues notice to Twitter

19 Jul 2020

After major hack, Indian government issues notice to Twitter

The Government of India has issued a notice to Twitter to get more details around how it became the target of a massive coordinated hack three days ago.

Zoom bug allowed mimicking organizations; now fixed

17 Jul 2020

Zoom bug allowed mimicking organizations; now fixed

Zoom video conferencing service has had plenty of trouble in keeping its platform safe from uninvited hackers and so-called 'Zoom-bombers'.

After TikTok, LinkedIn, Reddit caught snooping on clipboard of iPhones

05 Jul 2020

After TikTok, LinkedIn, Reddit caught snooping on clipboard of iPhones

A few days back, we reported the case of Chinese video app TikTok snooping on the clipboard of iPhones.

UK also mulling to phase out Huawei's 5G network equipment

05 Jul 2020

UK also mulling to phase out Huawei's 5G network equipment

A few days ago, the US declared Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE "national security threats" and barred its telcos from buying network equipment from them.

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

19 Jun 2020

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

In a worrisome development, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has revealed that all levels of the government as well as its private sector, including businesses providing essential services, are facing sophisticated state-sponsored cyber attacks.

Now, attackers can use bulbs to spy on you (theoretically)

15 Jun 2020

Now, attackers can use bulbs to spy on you (theoretically)

If you are planning on discussing private matters with someone, better start with keeping all the windows and doors shut.

Don't update! Latest Windows 10 release can break your printer

14 Jun 2020

Don't update! Latest Windows 10 release can break your printer

Microsoft is having a hard time getting a grip on Windows 10 issues.

#HackAlert: Honda hit by cyber attack, global operations disrupted

09 Jun 2020

#HackAlert: Honda hit by cyber attack, global operations disrupted

Japanese auto giant Honda Motor Company has been hit by a major cyber attack.

COVID-19: Singapore is developing a wearable 'contact-tracing' device

08 Jun 2020

COVID-19: Singapore is developing a wearable 'contact-tracing' device

As the world races to deploy contact-tracing apps to warn and isolate close contacts of COVID-19 positive individuals, Singapore is taking a completely different - and potentially concerning - route.

Your WhatsApp-linked number could show up in Google Search

07 Jun 2020

Your WhatsApp-linked number could show up in Google Search

Your WhatsApp-linked number, maybe even name and email address, could be leaking through Google Search.