cyber security

Spyware Vendors Target Android With Zero-Day Exploits

Spyware Vendors Target Android With Zero-Day Exploits

NSO Group and its powerful Pegasus malware have dominated the debate over commercial spyware vendors who sell their hacking tools to governments, but researchers and tech companies are increasingly sounding the alarm about activity in the wider surveillance-for-hire industry. As part of this effort, Google’s Threat Analysis Group is publishing details on Thursday of three …

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In Memoriam: Forgetting Your Password

In Memoriam: Forgetting Your Password

Faces rule, brains funny. This is what Apple, Google, and Microsoft decreed earlier this month when they announced they’d be expanding their support for the industry group FIDO Alliance’s fight to replace the internet’s billions of password-based logins with smartphone-based passkeys, which are unlocked by your PIN, your fingerprint, or your face. The announcement from …

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The Hidden Race to Protect the US Bioeconomy From Hacker Threats

The Hidden Race to Protect the US Bioeconomy From Hacker Threats

A new partnership between the cybersecurity nonprofit Bioeconomy Information Sharing and Analysis Center (BIO-ISAC) and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), which works on emerging research with US government agencies, is highlighting the need for more resources to better secure biomedical, bioindustrial , and biomanufacturing entities. The Covid-19 pandemic sparked regular people around …

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Russia Is Being Hacked at an Unprecedented Scale

Russia Is Being Hacked at an Unprecedented Scale

The orders are issued like clockwork. Every day, often at around 5 am local time, the Telegram channel housing Ukraine’s unprecedented “IT Army” of hackers buzzes with a new list of targets. The volunteer group has been knocking Russian websites offline using wave after wave of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which flood websites with traffic …

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