Fax machines vulnerable to hacking, can give access to entire networks

The fax machine is widely considered to be a dinosaur of inter-office communications, but it may also present a vulnerable point where hackers can infiltrate an organisation's network, according to a new report from Israel-based software company Check Point. The company said that the vulnerability was identified as a result of research intended to discover potential security risks, and not […]

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Some voting machines may have already been hacked by Russia: senator

Voting machines in at least one US state already may have been compromised by Russian operatives ahead of the midterm elections, a Florida Democratic senator warned. Sen. Bill Nelson claims the Russians “have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about,” according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times. Nelson’s office […]

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Senator says staff is being targeted by hackers

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Sunday that her staff is being targeted by phishing emails as concerns grow that Russia will again meddle in a U.S. election. “I do know that we’ve had an experience in our office with people getting phishing emails with social media accounts,” Shaheen (D-NH) said on “Face the Nation.” “There has been one situation that we […]

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What’s the best way to get back at Russian hackers? Lawsuits

The recent indictments of 12 Russian-intelligence officers raise two questions that ought to be asked of special counsel Robert Mueller: Why now? And what can we do about it? While new to the public, it is old news inside intelligence circles: The general facts, and likely the very specific details listed in the indictment, about Russian intrusion were well known […]

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John McCain tells Trump to CANCEL summit after Russian agents charged

John McCain calls on Trump to CANCEL summit in Helsinki ‘unless he is prepared to hold Putin accountable for election tampering’ after 12 Russian agents are charged in Mueller investigation John McCain says Putin is US’ ‘enemy’ after 12 agents charged with meddling  Agents accused of hacking emails, stealing voter information, damaging leaks  This is the first time Russia has […]

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Hackers stole data from 27M Ticketfly customers

Online ticketing service Ticketfly restored its website and updated its customers on the severity of its recent data breach Thursday. The gist of it: The hackers weren’t able to get their hands on any credit card numbers, but accessed personal information from 27 million customers. The data the hackers had access to included names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers, […]

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Two French Teens Arrested in Connection With Vevo Hack That Defaced ‘Despacito,’ Other YouTube Music Videos

Two 18-year-old French citizens have been arrested in Paris and charged with crimes related to the hack of Vevo’s YouTube accounts last month that resulted in pro-Palestine messages being posted on several popular videos, according to prosecutors. The Paris Prosecutor’s Office identified the two suspects as “Nassim B.” and “Gabriel K.A.B.,” also known by their respective online handles of “Prosox” […]

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How to figure out if hackers leaked your password

Passwords are regularly leaked onto the dark web, putting your online accounts at risk. But there are several tools that can help warn you if your own details have been compromised by hackers. The first is a very popular website called HaveIBeenPwned.com. This website compiles leaked emails and passwords from major data breaches — like the LinkedIn and MySpace hacks. […]

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Russian malware reportedly infected hundreds of thousands of devices worldwide

TORONTO/KIEV — The US government said late Wednesday that it would seek to wrestle hundreds of thousands of infected routers and storage devices from the control of hackers who security researchers warned were planning to use the “botnet” to attack Ukraine. A federal judge in Pennsylvania gave the FBI permission to seize an internet domain that authorities charge a Russian […]

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Malicious software can steal credit card details stored on Google Chrome

If you use Google Chrome, you may want to think twice about storing your credit card details on the browser. A new malicious software called ‘Vega Stealer’ has been discovered that can steal any credit card details, passwords or files you have stored on either the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers. And Proofpoint , who spotted the malware, has […]

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