Tell your Grandma, tell your Dad, hey - tell your bus driver.
Stop. Doing. These. Things. They. Are. Not. Safe. (And probably the reason your computer is full of adware).
For months, the systems of Deloitte, a consulting and accounting firm that ranks among the world's "big four", were compromised and hardly anyone knew it. According to The Guardian, the breach has been kept under wraps since it was noticed by administrators in March. The attackers were able to access information from Deloitte's major corporate and government clients in the US — all because, it appears, someone didn't use two-factor authentication.
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law who was inexplicably put in charge of everything from the nationwide opioid crisis to negotiating a peace deal between Israel and Palestine, has allegedly been using his private email account to conduct official government business.
Many Californians' regularly scheduled broadcasts were interrupted Thursday morning local time with strange emergency messages warning of extraterrestrial invasions and the beginning of Armageddon. The bizarre warnings aired on TVs in the Orange County area, affecting Cox and Spectrum pay TV users, according to the Orange County Register.
Frida the disaster rescue dog is a social media star. Not only is she just generally a good dog (perhaps one of the goodest), she is going above and beyond by trying to find survivors after the devastating 7.1 earthquake in Mexico City this week. But tales of her heroics so far have been a bit exaggerated.
The past few weeks have been a nightmare for data breaches, so good news: Here's another easily preventable security problem. Adobe's Product Security Incident Response Team accidentally posted the private PGP encryption key — necessary to decrypt encoded messages transmitted to them using their public PGP key — associated with their [email protected] email account this week, Ars Technica reported.
Uber, the troubled amateur cab company, has experienced yet another setback in its plan to take over the world. The city of London just revoked Uber's licence to operate in the city. Transport For London (TfL) released a statement saying that Uber's licence would formally expire on September 30. Uber says that it will appeal the decision and will operate as usual until the matter is settled.
This Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg was expected to testify in court for the second time this year. His testimony might have helped determine if he and his company had breached their fiduciary duty to minority shareholders. But according to the Delaware Court of Chancery, the case has been cancelled and settled out of court.
Facebook founder and NASCAR enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg likes a lot of things. He likes Facebook. He likes being in charge of Facebook. He even likes talking about how much he likes being in charge of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg does not, however, like it when reporters publish embarrassing but true details about how he runs his Facebook page.
On or shortly after next Tuesday in Delaware's Court of Chancery, the founder and CEO of Facebook will take the stand for the second time this year. Unlike the intellectual property case against Zenimax that forced Facebook to cough up $US500 million ($631 million), Mark Zuckerberg stands to lose some of the control he's maintained over his his company over a suit pertaining to the bone-dry topic of stock restructuring. Don't worry, it's more digestible than it sounds.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has disclosed that hackers accessed sensitive information from its systems about publicly traded companies. And while the SEC has so far been tight-lipped about what kind of fallout the hack will have, the agency acknowledges that the hackers have probably conducted trades using the information.
When Avast announced that 2.27 million people had downloaded a malware-riddled copy of its performance optimisation software CCleaner, it was initially believed that a second payload — that can control a system — was never delivered to victims. It's now clear that wasn't the case, and it appears the attackers may have been targeting tech firms for the purposes of industrial espionage.