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Flawed visitor check-in systems let anyone steal guest logs and sneak into buildings

Security researchers at IBM have found, reported and disclosed 19 vulnerabilities in five popular visitor management systems, which they say can be used to steal data on visitors — or even sneak into sensitive and off-limit areas of office buildings. You’ve probably seen one of these visitor check-in systems before: they’re often found in lobbies ...

First hacker convicted for SIM swapping gets 10 years in prison for stealing millions

02.03.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

A college student is facing 10 years in prison for stealing millions in cryptocurrency using a method called “SIM swapping.” According to Motherboard, 20-year-old Joel Ortiz of Boston accepted a plea deal for stealing more than $5 million... ...

Ex-NSA American mercenaries for UAE used ‘Karma’ to hack journalists and human rights activists

Former NSA spies have been working for the government of the United Arab Emirates as hacker mercenaries, helping the UAE attack journalists, dissidents, and human rights activists. This is a great read, and a shocking story from Reuters.

With the help of former U.S. intelligence operatives, United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, ...

DHS issues security order after DNS hijack attacks from Iran, 6 agency domains already affected

The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday issued an “emergency” security alert urging federal civilian agencies to secure login credentials for their respective internet domain records.

The alert follows up on a recent report of DNS attacks said to have originated in Iran.

In today's statement, DHS says managers need to audit DNS records for ...

The huge ‘Collection #1’ data breach is only a small part of much larger hacker dataset

01.18.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

I guess they wouldn't have numbered it if it was the only one.  On Jan. 16, security research Troy Hunt uploaded a massive cache of leaked emails and passwords to his invaluable website have i been pwned. The 87GB dataset, dubbed "Collection #1,... ...

Fortnite bugs put accounts at risk of takeover

With one click, any semi-skilled hacker could have silently taken over a Fortnite account, according to a cybersecurity firm who says the bug is now fixed. Researchers at Check Point say the three vulnerabilities chained together could have affected any of its 200 million players. The flaws, if exploited, would have stolen the account access token ...

Marriott hack update: Hotel now admits hackers got passport numbers

The Marriott hotel chain today said that a smaller number of customers were affected by a recent hack than initially estimated, but admitted that the hackers got customer passport numbers.

The hotel chain said in a statement early Friday that the number of guests involved in the data breach is lower than the original ...