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Flaws in Popular Self-Encrypting SSDs Let Attackers Decrypt Data

Flaws in Popular Self-Encrypting SSDs Let Attackers Decrypt Data

November 06, 2018Swati Khandelwal
We all have something to hide, something to protect. But if you are also relying on self-encrypting drives for that, then you should read...
Accused CIA Leaker Faces New Charges of Leaking Information From Prison

Accused CIA Leaker Faces New Charges of Leaking Information From Prison

November 02, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Joshua Adam Schulte , a 30-year-old former CIA computer programmer who was indicted over four months ago  for masterminding the largest leak...
Apple's New MacBook Disconnects Microphone "Physically" When Lid is Closed

Apple's New MacBook Disconnects Microphone "Physically" When Lid is Closed

October 31, 2018Mohit Kumar
Apple introduces a new privacy feature for all new MacBooks that "at some extent" will prevent hackers and malicious applications ...
Signal Secure Messaging App Now Encrypts Sender's Identity As Well

Signal Secure Messaging App Now Encrypts Sender's Identity As Well

October 30, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Signal, the popular end-to-end encrypted messaging app, is planning to roll out a new feature that aims to hide the sender's identity...
Windows Built-in Antivirus Gets Secure Sandbox Mode – Turn It ON

Windows Built-in Antivirus Gets Secure Sandbox Mode – Turn It ON

October 29, 2018Mohit Kumar
Microsoft Windows built-in anti-malware tool, Windows Defender, has become the very first antivirus software to have the ability to run in...
Google Makes 2 Years of Android Security Updates Mandatory for Device Makers

Google Makes 2 Years of Android Security Updates Mandatory for Device Makers

October 25, 2018Mohit Kumar
When it comes to security updates, Android is a real mess. Even after Google timely rolls out security patches for its Android platform...
Hacker Discloses New Windows Zero-Day Exploit On Twitter

Hacker Discloses New Windows Zero-Day Exploit On Twitter

October 24, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher with Twitter alias SandboxEscaper—who two months ago publicly dropped a zero-day exploit for Microsoft Windows Tas...
Google to Encrypt Android Cloud Backups With Your Lock Screen Password

Google to Encrypt Android Cloud Backups With Your Lock Screen Password

October 15, 2018Swati Khandelwal
In an effort to secure users' data while maintaining privacy, Google has announced a new security measure for Android Backup Service...
Microsoft October Patch Tuesday Fixes 12 Critical Vulnerabilities

Microsoft October Patch Tuesday Fixes 12 Critical Vulnerabilities

October 09, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft has just released its latest monthly Patch Tuesday updates for October 2018, fixing a total of 49 security vulnerabilities in ...
Google Announces 5 Major Security Updates for Chrome Extensions

Google Announces 5 Major Security Updates for Chrome Extensions

October 02, 2018Mohit Kumar
Google has made several new announcements for its Chrome Web Store that aims at making Chrome extensions more secure and transparent to it...
Facebook Hacked — 10 Important Updates You Need To Know About

Facebook Hacked — 10 Important Updates You Need To Know About

September 29, 2018Swati Khandelwal
If you also found yourself logged out of Facebook on Friday, you are not alone. Facebook forced more than 90 million users to log out and ...
Google Hacker Discloses New Linux Kernel Vulnerability and PoC Exploit

Google Hacker Discloses New Linux Kernel Vulnerability and PoC Exploit

September 28, 2018Mohit Kumar
A cybersecurity researcher with Google Project Zero has released the details, and a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a high severity vul...
16-Year-Old Boy Who Hacked Apple's Private Systems Gets No Jail Time

16-Year-Old Boy Who Hacked Apple's Private Systems Gets No Jail Time

September 27, 2018Swati Khandelwal
An Australian teenager who pleaded guilty to break into Apple's private systems  multiple times over several months and download some...
Cybersecurity Researchers Spotted First-Ever UEFI Rootkit in the Wild

Cybersecurity Researchers Spotted First-Ever UEFI Rootkit in the Wild

September 27, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Cybersecurity researchers at ESET have unveiled what they claim to be the first-ever UEFI rootkit being used in the wild, allowing hacker...
Linus Torvalds Apologizes For His Rude Behavior—Takes Time Off

Linus Torvalds Apologizes For His Rude Behavior—Takes Time Off

September 18, 2018Wang Wei
What just happened would definitely gonna surprise you. Linus Torvalds—father of the Linux open-source operating system—finally admitte...
Russia to Fine Search Engines for Linking to Banned VPN services

Russia to Fine Search Engines for Linking to Banned VPN services

June 09, 2018Mohit Kumar
In its years-long efforts to censor the Internet by blocking access to a large number of websites in the country, Russia has now approved...
Researchers Defeat AMD's SEV Virtual Machine Encryption

Researchers Defeat AMD's SEV Virtual Machine Encryption

May 28, 2018Mohit Kumar
German security researchers claim to have found a new practical attack against virtual machines (VMs) protected using AMD's Secure En...
Here's How to Download All the Data Apple Collects About You

Here's How to Download All the Data Apple Collects About You

May 24, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Apple is making it easier for its users to download their data the company has collected about them so far. On Wednesday, Apple just la...
The Hacker News Celebrates 7th Anniversary — Big Thanks 🥂 to Our Readers

The Hacker News Celebrates 7th Anniversary — Big Thanks 🥂 to Our Readers

November 01, 2017Mohit Kumar
The Hacker News (THN), the widely-read cybersecurity news source for hackers and technologists, is celebrating its 7th Anniversary today....
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