Vulnerabilities | Alerts | Solutions

Vulnerabilities | Alerts | Solutions

Reality Winner, N.S.A. Contractor, Sentenced to 5+ Years in Leak Case | Threatpost

A former NSA contractor, Reality L. Winner, has plead guilty on charges of leaking classified information, regarding a report on election meddling by Russian operatives in the 2016 U.S. elections. She...

WebAssembly Changes Could Ruin Meltdown/Spectre Browser Patches | Threatpost

Upcoming changes to the WebAssembly (Wasm) format may defang the browser patches for infamous side-channel attacks Meltdown and Spectre. Wasm was invented to improve execution speed for porting desktop applications to...

Mozilla Announces Firefox Monitor Tool Testing, Firefox 61 | Threatpost

Mozilla has made some sweeping security announcements this week: On Monday, the company announced it is testing a new security tool called Firefox Monitor, which the firm said securely checks...

Simple Security Flaws Could Steer Ships Off Course | Threatpost

A proof-of-concept attack could cause ships to dangerously veer off course, and it all stems from simple security issues, including the failure to change default passwords or segment networks. Researcher Ken...

WannaCry Extortion Fraud Reemerges | Threatpost

Extortion emails that threaten recipients with a WannaCry infection if they don’t pay up are making the rounds in the UK and elsewhere. The activity prompted an alert Friday from the...

UK Tax Agency Collects 5.1M Biometric Voice IDs, May Violate GDPR | Threatpost

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the UK is under investigation by that country’s regulator over the collection of more than 5 million biometric voice IDs. The Information Commissioner’s Office...

Fortnite Fraudsters Infest the Web with Fake Apps, Scams | Threatpost

Fortnite, the sandbox video game, has become so popular that its maker, Epic Games, is ponying up $100 to $300 million to supply prize money for eSports tournaments. What it...

Malicious App Infects 60,000 Android Devices – But Still Saves Their Batteries | Threatpost

A battery-saving app that also allows attackers to snatch text messages and read sensitive log data has been downloaded by more than 60,000 Android devices so far. But what’s unique about...

U.S. Supreme Court Bolsters Mobile-Phone Privacy Rights | Threatpost

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a decision that bolsters digital privacy rights of cellphone users. In a 5-4 vote, the court ruled law enforcement needs a warrant to obtain...

DDoS-Happy ‘Bitcoin Baron’ Sentenced to Almost 2 Years in Jail | Threatpost

The Bitcoin Baron, a self-proclaimed vigilante responsible for DDoS attacks on civic networks in Madison, Wisc., San Marcos, Texas, and other sites in 2015, has been collared in Phoenix and...