A newly discovered malware strain collects an infected user's Basic Service Set Identifier, in order to ascertain the location of the user and their Wi-Fi access...ZDNet From ACM TechNews | January 7, 2021
Niels Teusink, a researcher at Netherlands-based security firm Eye Control, found that hackers are attempting to exploit a backdoor built into several Zyxel device...Ars Technica From ACM TechNews | January 6, 2021
Encrypted identification data on a smartcard or smartphone can deliver significant benefits while boosting security, but raise concerns about privacy and the potential...Samuel Greengard Commissioned by CACM Staff From ACM News | January 5, 2021
Microsoft on Thursday said the Russian exploit of U.S. government agencies and private corporations extended further into its network than previously thought.
The New York Times From ACM TechNews | January 4, 2021
Apple's lawsuit against security research firm Corellium has failed, with a federal judge rejecting claims that Corellium's software breached copyright law.
The Washington Post From ACM TechNews | January 4, 2021
Apple and Google said they will bar data broker X-Mode Social from culling location information from mobile devices running their operating systems.
The Wall Street Journal From ACM TechNews | December 29, 2020
Researchers found online users are more likely to expose private information based on the structuring of website forms.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) From ACM TechNews | December 28, 2020
Researchers contend Russia's use of North Korean IP addresses for a 2018 cyberattack underscored the need for a new cybersecurity strategy involving selective retaliation...MIT News From ACM TechNews | December 28, 2020
Google, Mozilla, Apple, and Microsoft are partnering to stop Kazakhstan's government from decrypting and reading HTTPS-encrypted traffic between citizens and...Ars Technica From ACM TechNews | December 22, 2020
Researchers said spyware sold by Israel's NSO Group incorporated a zero-click zero-day exploit that could commandeer iPhones via a flaw in iMessage.
The Guardian (U.K.) From ACM TechNews | December 21, 2020
The software giant has highlighted the strides it made to kill off passwords in 2020, and has stated that it plans to make them a thing of the past for all its...Neowin From ACM News | December 21, 2020
Researchers warned Wednesday that up to 3 million devices have been infiltrated by malware-impregnated Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browser extensions that...Ars Technica From ACM TechNews | December 18, 2020
Minutes after the government statement, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. warned his administration would impose "substantial costs" on those responsible.
The New York Times From ACM News | December 18, 2020
The Pentagon, intelligence agencies, nuclear labs, and Fortune 500 companies use software found to have been compromised by Russian hackers. The sweep of stolen...The New York Times From ACM News | December 15, 2020
In one of the most sophisticated and perhaps largest hacks in more than five years, email systems were breached at the Treasury and Commerce Departments. Other...The New York Times From ACM News | December 14, 2020