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6 Things You Need to Do to Prevent Getting Hacked

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There are two big reasons why people get hacked. Flaws in software and flaws in human behavior. While there’s not much you can do about coding vulnerabilities, you can change your own behavior and bad habits. Just ask former US president Donald Trump, whose Twitter password was “maga2020!” Or Boris Johnson, who revealed details of […]

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The Stealthy iPhone Hacks That Apple Still Can’t Stop

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It’s a shocking revelation: The Bahraini government allegedly purchased and deployed sophisticated malware against human rights activists, including spyware that required no interaction from the victim—no clicked links, no permissions granted—to take hold on their iPhones. But as disturbing as this week’s report from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab may be, it’s also increasingly […]

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Hackers Could Up Medication Doses Through Infusion Pump Flaws

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From pacemakers and insulin pumps to mammography machines, ultrasounds, and monitors, a dizzying array of medical devices have been found to contain worrying security vulnerabilities. The latest addition to that ignoble lineup is a popular infusion pump and dock, the B. Braun Infusomat Space Large Volume Pump and B. Braun SpaceStation, that a determined hacker […]

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The T-Mobile Breach Is Much Worse Than It Had to Be

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In an email overnight, T-Mobile shared details about the data breach it confirmed Monday afternoon. They’re not great. Assorted data from more than 48 million people was compromised, and while that’s less than the 100 million that the hacker had initially advertised, the vast majority of those affected turn out not to be current T-Mobile […]

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The T-Mobile Data Breach Is One You Can’t Ignore

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Not all data breaches are created equal. None of them are good, but they do come in varying degrees of bad. And given how regularly they happen, it’s understandable that you may have become inured to the news. Still, a T-Mobile breach that hackers claim involved the data of 100 million people deserves your attention, […]

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Messaging Apps Have an Eavesdropping Problem

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In early 2019, a bug in group FaceTime calls would have let attackers activate the microphone, and even the camera, of the iPhone they were calling and eavesdrop before the recipient did anything at all. The implications were so severe that Apple invoked a nuclear option, cutting off access to the group-calling feature entirely until […]

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Hospitals Still Use Pneumatic Tubes—and They Can Be Hacked

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It’s all too common to find hackable flaws in medical devices, from mammography machines and CT scanners to pacemakers and insulin pumps. But it turns out that the potential exposure extends into the walls: Researchers have found almost a dozen vulnerabilities in a popular brand of pneumatic tube delivery system that many hospitals use to […]

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The Kaseya Ransomware Nightmare Is Almost Over

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Nearly three weeks ago, a ransomware attack against a little-known IT software company called Kaseya spiraled into a full-on epidemic, with hackers seizing the computers of as many as 1,500 businesses, including a major Swedish grocery chain. Last week, the notorious group behind the hack disappeared from the internet, leaving victims with no way to […]

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An Explosive Spyware Report Shows the Limits of iOS Security

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In fact, the Amnesty International researchers say they actually had an easier time finding and investigating indicators of compromise on Apple devices targeted with Pegasus malware than on those running stock Android. “In Amnesty International’s experience there are significantly more forensic traces accessible to investigators on Apple iOS devices than on stock Android devices, therefore […]