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How to prevent your mobile app from getting hacked

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The average user has around 26 to 55 applications downloaded to his smartphone device. Most likely, you have entertainment and gaming apps, a banking app, a few social media apps, fitness apps, and eCommerce apps to shop at your favorite stores. While you probably don’t care if an app like TriviaCrack gets hacked, a lot […]

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Sneaky Exploit Allows Phishing Attacks From Sites That Look Secure

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Phishing attacks can make even crusading technovangelists paranoid. One wrong click can put you out a ton of cash, or cause a corporate breach. And they evolve constantly. Case in point: A cunning new exploit makes malicious phishing websites appear to have the same URL as known and trusted destinations. You know by now to check your browser […]

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IoT malware clashes in a botnet territory battle

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Mirai — a notorious malware that’s been enslaving IoT devices — has competition. A rival piece of programming has been infecting some of the same easy-to-hack internet-of-things products, with a resiliency that surpasses Mirai, according to security researchers. “You can almost call it Mirai on steroids,” said Marshal Webb, CTO at BackConnect, a provider of […]

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Remove Music Player and Resouce_Monitor.exe (Removal Guide)

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Music Player or Resouce_Monitor.exe is a Tech Support Scam that displays various alerts that are designed to scare you into calling a remote support number. The program is displayed as a music player that slides out from the side of the computer screen. In reality this program, will launch a variety of processes that display […]

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Cyber-sleuth boots 15 cheaters from today’s Boston Marathon

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Here in Hopkinton, Mass., this morning, 15 fewer runners – cheaters, actually — are gathering for the start of the Boston Marathon than would have otherwise, thanks to the cyber-sleuthing efforts of an Ohio business analyst. Derek Murphy has made it his business to purge marathoning and, in particular, the Boston competition, of those who […]

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Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now

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There is a stretch of highway through the Ozark Mountains where being data-driven is a hazard. WIRED OPINION About Jason Tashea (@justicecodes), a writer and technologist based in Baltimore, is the founder of Justice Codes, a criminal justice and technology consultancy. Heading from Springfield, Missouri, to Clarksville, Arkansas, navigation apps recommend the Arkansas 43. While […]