Month: March 2017

A Cyberattack Used ‘Zombie’ Calls To Take Down 911 Systems In 12 States In One Night

n late October of last year, 911 emergency call systems in a dozen states went down for a dozen hours during a cyberattack, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. The hackers in question used “zombie” calls to flood the lines with hundreds of requests in order to take out the system. The cyberattack spanned …

With WikiLeaks Claims of C.I.A. Hacking, How Vulnerable Is Your Smartphone?

WikiLeaks on Tuesday released a significant cache of documents that it said came from a high-security network inside the Central Intelligence Agency. WikiLeaks called the documents Vault 7, and they lay out the capabilities of the agency’s global covert hacking program. What is the C.I.A. program? By the end of 2016, the C.I.A. program had …

Bitcoiners Beware – U.S. Customs Agents Are Coercing for Mobile Passwords

Now bitcoiners have another topic to consider as Trump has beefed up U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) policies with agents searching the phones of travelers at border checkpoints. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents Are Coercing Travelers for Mobile Passwords Bitcoin.com has covered many different aspects concerning Bitcoin under the Trump administration. Everything from Bitcoin …

Over 1 million decrypted Gmail and Yahoo accounts allegedly up for sale on the Dark Web

Log-in credentials for over one million Gmail and Yahoo accounts are being sold on a dark web marketplace. According to reports, a seller by the name SunTzu583 is offering the accounts for sale. Among the compromised accounts being offered are 100,000 Yahoo accounts allegedly harvested from the 2012 hack of Last.fm, according to HackRead. The …

That Cool Robot May Be a Security Risk

SAN FRANCISCO — In the coming age of robotics, many of those autonomous machines will be internet-connected and mobile. What could possibly go wrong? Significant security flaws were found in an examination of six home and industrial robots, according to a report to be released Wednesday by IOActive, a computer security consulting firm with headquarters …

POMM among Israeli companies that took Barcelona MWC2017

POMM – Securing Mobile Environments! POMM solution drew a lot of attention at MWC2017 Barcelona global event that closed today. Smartphone, by nature, is not a secure device. Certainly not when it comes to the requirements of many large enterprises. POMM patented solution solves the security and privacy challenges by creating a separate safe embedded in …