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Patreon Can’t Solve Its Porn Pirate Problem

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Last fall, a prolific photographer who asked not to be named noticed a sharp, unexplained drop-off in earnings on his Patreon page, where fans shell out cash for tiered subscriptions to his photos of well-lit nude models. Then, in December, he received an anonymous email with a link to a website called Yiff.Party. When he […]

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Remove the Windows Defender Browser Protection Tech Support Scam

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The Windows Defender Browser Protection tech support scam is a fake web site alert that states that Windows Defender Browser Extension detected someone to hack your bank account. When the “Windows Defender Browser Protection ” Scam is displayed in your browser it will contain text similar to the following. Security system has detected the threatening […]

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Inside Pwn2Own’s High-Stakes Industrial Hacking Contest

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On a small, blue-lit stage in a dim side room of the Fillmore Theater in Miami on Tuesday, three men sat behind laptops in front of a small crowd. Two of them nervously reviewed the commands on a screen in front of them. Steven Seeley and Chris Anastasio, a hacker duo calling themselves Team Incite, […]

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Mitigating the State-Sponsored Threat

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Simply put, most enterprises don’t have the in-house expertise to battle government-backed cyber operations. It is neither advisable nor practical for businesses to go at it alone when facing APT groups. Most organization don’t have the budget or expertise to battle APT groups in real time. There is, however, protection in numbers. While nation-states continually […]

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Elections Globally Are Under Threat. Here’s How to Protect Them

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A new report offers one of the most comprehensive overviews of the challenges to global electoral integrity posed by the onslaught of misinformation, online extremism, and social media manipulation campaigns, and calls for a series of reforms from platforms, politicians, and international governing bodies. In a report released Wednesday, the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections […]

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Cisco issues firewall, SD-WAN security warnings

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Amongst Cisco’s dump of 27 security advisories today only one was rated as critical – a vulnerability in its Firepower firewall system that could let an attacker bypass authentication and execute arbitrary actions with administrative privileges on a particular device. The Firepower Management Center (FMC) vulnerability – which was rated at 9.8 out of 10 […]

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Everything We Know About the Jeff Bezos Phone Hack

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On November 8, 2018, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos received an unexpected text message over WhatsApp from Saudi Arabian leader Mohammed bin Salman. The two had exchanged numbers several months prior, in April, at a small dinner in Los Angeles, but weren’t in regular contact; Bezos had previously received only a video file from the crown […]

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Microservice Architectures Challenge Traditional Security Practices

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How fast is fast enough? When it comes to creating and maintaining great customer experiences, organizations don’t have time to wait for traditional security reviews before rolling out or enhancing applications. The first priority is that applications meet customer needs. Application security is critical, but for businesses to maintain competitive advantages, it can’t stand in […]

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Free Press Advocates Decry Cybercrime Charges Against Glenn Greenwald

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The Brazilian government is charging journalist Glenn Greenwald with committing cybercrimes, according to a criminal complaint released Monday. The accusations are connected to leaked text messages that Greenwald reported on last year for The Intercept Brasil, which the outspoken journalist launched in 2016 as a spinoff of the US-based news site he founded two years […]