It takes over your PC
New Intel x86 processors have a secret control mechanism that runs on a separate chip that no one is allowed to audit or examine and according a security expert it exposes all affected systems to nearly unkillable, undetectable rootkit attacks.
Because ID theft is too much like hard work
A new report suggests that about 93 percent of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware.
Expose rubbish security and we will arrest you
If you find shedloads of personal data freely available on a US software company’s server it is probably better to keep your mouth shut and let them be taken down by hackers.
Found in hundreds of Android phone models
FireEye has found a vulnerability in Qualcomm software packages which are under the bonnet of hundreds of Android phone models.
Touch ID comes under fire with 5th Amendment
In the United States, police can now force an individual to unlock their own smartphone using fingerprints, but are prevented by the 5th amendment from demanding any passcodes, an LAPD warrant discovered in March 2016 now reveals.
So much for that myth
Blackberry’s encryption security is a myth and the Canadian coppers have had access to every encrypted piece of data on its network since 2010.
Fang Binxing de-fanged by his own creation
The bloke who invented China’s internet censorship infrastructure, known as the Great Firewall of China, was blocked when he tried to get around his own creation.
The one where it was supposed to be unhackable
Fruity cargo cult Apple has been telling the world that its phones are so unhackable that it needs to re-write the operating system. Already the FBI has proved that wrong, but it seems that Siri is a backdoor making a mockery of Apple’s security.
Hackers would rather sell the iPhone flaws to the government
Fruity cargo cult Apple is having to pay the cost for not paying hackers to find loopholes in its software.
Problems with believing your own PR
Fruity cargo cult Apple has made a huge mistake fighting the FBI over the encryption case.