Nearly three-quarters of security professionals think some type of cyberattack on the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup is a sure thing, a new study shows.
HealthEquity, which handles more than 3.4 million health savings accounts, was breached when an intruder accessed an employee’s email.
For absolutely every place with WiFi, there is a WiFi router transmitting its signal. It’s likely you have one in your home. These routers are where hackers are now attacking, installing malware that can allow crooks to see what you’re doing on the internet and maybe capturing your passwords.
A hi-tech padlock secured with a fingerprint can be opened by anyone with a smartphone, security researchers have found. On its website, Tapplock is described as the “world’s first smart fingerprint padlock”. But researchers said it took just 45 minutes to find a way to unlock any Tapplock. In response, the firm acknowledged the flaw and said it was issuing “an important security patch”.
Guidance from Apple confused makers of widely used “whitelisting” tools, leading to errors. Important tools for keeping malicious software off Macs could have been tricked, cybersecurity firm Okta said in research made public Tuesday. Okta researchers examined several whitelisting services that scan files for Mac computers and discovered that the tools could allow bad code to skate by and look like it had been cleared by Apple.
The top U.S. counterintelligence official is advising Americans traveling to Russia for football’s World Cup beginning this week that they should not take electronic devices because they are likely to be hacked by criminals or the Russian government. In a statement to Reuters on Tuesday, William Evanina, an FBI agent and the director of the U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center, warned World Cup travelers that even if they think they are insignificant, hackers could still target them.