malware

How The Hell Are These Popular Spying Apps Not Illegal?

Here are some sordid scenarios. Your ex-girlfriend can see every time you swipe right while using Tinder. Your former husband is secretly listening to and recording your late-night Skype sessions with your new boyfriend. Some random slippery-dick is jacking off to the naked photos in your private photo library. For millions of people, it’s not hypothetical.


Beware: Porn-Based Malware Is Sweeping Across Facebook

Don’t click any porn links on Facebook. Just don’t. It’s a good rule of thumb, but there’s an extra good reason right now. There’s a troubling type of porn-based malware that’s apparently infected over 110,000 Facebook users in two days. And you could get the same Click Transmitted Disease.


New Malware Can Bring Down Drones Mid-Flight

It’s easy to forget that drones are essentially flying computers. And as autonomous flight features become the new standard, drones are quickly becoming computers that think for themselves — which is exactly why Maldrone is such scary software.


Hackers Uploaded A Worm To South Korean Nuclear Plants

Here’s a scary thing that happened: South Korean authorities found evidence that a worm was recently removed from devices connected to nuclear power facilities. The news comes a little over a week after the country’s nuclear plant operator received warnings on Twitter that its network had been compromised. Thankfully, the reactor controls were not infected.


Watching A USB Hack In Action Makes Me Never Want To Leave My Computer

Remember BadUSB, the pervasive and unfixable security vulnerability that turns every USB device into a vector for attacks against just about every computer? The one that’s out in the wild now? I always knew it was bad, but this video really brought it home for me, and now I want to fill my USB ports up with cement.


Report: Mysterious Russian Malware Is Infecting 100,000+ WordPress Sites

A Russian malware called SoakSoak has infected over 100,000 WordPress sites since this Sunday, turning blogs into attack platforms. It’s a potential shitshow, and it could have been prevented a few months ago.


Cheap Tablets Aren't Just Crap, They're Dangerous

As you scope out deals leading up to Christmas, here’s a reminder that sucker-punching someone to get the last $99 tablet might not be the wisest course of action. For several reasons.


Report: Regin Spyware Linked To US And UK Intelligence Services

Over the weekend, Syamantec published a report that described a sophisticated piece of spyware called Regin that had been snooping on servers for years. Now, new reports suggest that it’s linked to US and UK intelligence services.


Download This Free Tool To See If The US Government's Spying On You

It’s been over a year-and-a-half since documents leaked by Edward Snowden shook our sense of privacy to the core. Those documents proved that government is spying on us pretty much all the time. And now that we know Congress isn’t going to do anything about it right away, it’s time to find the tools to protect yourself. Detekt is a good one.


New Malware Infects Macs And Then iPhones Via USB

A team of security researchers has discovered a new malware campaign called WireLurker that targets Apple’s desktop and mobile devices. Currently aimed at Chinese users, the team says it’s “the biggest in scale we have ever seen.”