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Twitter confirms hackers accessed DMs of 36 accounts in Bitcoin scam

Twitter has completed its research for 130 hacked accounts on its social network and discovered that the hackers behind the crypto scam had accessed the direct messages of as many as 36 high-profile accounts, including one elected official in the...

VMWare acquiring network security firm Lastline

VMware, a well known American publicly traded software company, has announced its intent to acquire Lastline, an anti-malware cybersecurity company, for research and to yield innovative security capabilities. The deal will close by July 31, and the startup has not disclosed...

Google bans employees from using Zoom on computers

Google has banned its employees from using Zoom, one of the popular video conferencing app, on laptops and computers over privacy and security concerns. The news came after NASA and SpaceX restricted their employees from using Zoom as the U.S. law...

Cryptojacking, a top cyberattack threat in 2020 and its prevention

In 2020 one of the most common cyber attacks would be cryptojacking - “unauthorized use of someone else’s computer to mine cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin” Cryptojacking, according to Malwarebytes, is an emerging form of malware that hides on your device and steals its computing...

Microsoft Defender antivirus software is coming to iOS and Android

Microsoft announces its plans to bring Defender antivirus software to Android and iOS. The antivirus is expected to be available for both platforms later this year. In the cybersecurity world, malware-ridden apps and various vulnerabilities are exploiting iOS...

ToTok is removed from App Store and Google Play for spying

A fast and so-called secure video and messaging app ToTok recognized as a spy tool from the United Arab Emirates, according to American intelligence assessment officials and the New York Times on 22 December 2019. ToTok launched a few...

WhatsApp bug allows hackers to crash the app with one message

WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, has fixed a severe security bug that could let a hacker crash the messaging app in a group chat and make the users use further only after reinstalling. The attack would prevent users from...

Big flaw in Android Camera lets hackers spy users secretly

A security research team found several vulnerabilities, CVE-2019-2234, in the camera app of Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 3 smartphones. All of these became possible due to the vulnerability that allows an intruder to bypass the user's permission.

Hackers won $60,000 in Zero-Day Initiative; targeting Amazon Echo

In a hacking contest Pwn2Own, the team of two whitehat hackers, has named the title in reward to hack Amazon Echo. Team Fluoroacetate, consisting of Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, has bagged $60,000 after hacking an Alexa-powered smart display, Amazon...

Amazon’s Ring doorbell allows hackers to access WiFi

Researchers have identified a vulnerability in Ring doorbells that revealed the passwords for the WiFi networks to which they were connected. Ring, which was acquired by Amazon after paying $1 billion in February 2018, is an outdoor home...

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