A vulnerability in the QR code reader built into the iOS camera app could allow users to be directed to a malicious website without their knowledge. As of iOS 11, you can simply point your iPhone at a QR code using the standard camera app, and it will read and act on the code. In the case of an embedded website URL, iOS shows you the link address and asks you to tap to confirm you want to visit it. But you may not be visiting the link displayed.
Despite being labelled ‘the most resolute’ country for dealing with the cyber attacks, ransomware is costing UK companies a whopping £346 million every year.
The latest shoe has dropped on Facebook: Private data on 50 million users found its way to a shadowy research outfit, Global Science Research, and then on to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm launched by former White House adviser Steve Bannon.
According to the latest report by Kaspersky Lab, a quarter of businesses that suffered a distributed denial of service attack believe they were an accidental victim, and that the DDoS attack wasn’t intended for them in the first place.
A newly-discovered keylogger malware has been found infecting computers in the wild. Though the malware is far from advanced, it’s efficient at stealing passwords. Researchers at Cybereason, a Boston, Mass.-based security firm, call the malware “Fauxpersky,” as it impersonates the Russian antivirus software Kaspersky.
TalkTalk is facing renewed calls to improve its cybersecurity after an anonymous hacker contacted Sky News about a flaw in the company’s web system that went unfixed for years.