Security news


Hacker posts confidential Intel specs online

Intel suffered a massive breach Thursday as 20 GB of internal documents were published online.


TikTok and privacy: What's the problem? Perhaps the video-sharing app gathers too much data

Karen North, a professor of social media at the University of Southern California told her two teenage kids they could have any app on their phones, with one exception.


30-year-old file format behind MacOS hack

A security expert revealed this week that an exploit commonly used against Windows users who own Microsoft Office can sneak into MacOS systems as well.


Image cloaking tool thwarts facial recognition programs

Researchers at the University of Chicago were not happy with the creeping erosion of privacy posed by facial recognition apps. So they did something about it.


Windows 10 turns thumbs down on CCleaner

For 16 years, CCleaner has been a popular computer system cleaning and optimization tool, known for efficiently removing unwanted files, programs and accumulated digital fragments from users' hard drives.


Consumers don't fully trust smart home technologies

Smart home technologies are marketed to enhance your home and make life easier. However, UK consumers are not convinced that they can trust the privacy and security of these technologies, a study by WMG, University of Warwick ...


French trial ordered for alleged Russian bitcoin fraudster

A judge in Paris has ordered a French trial for Alexander Vinnik, a Russian suspected of money laundering on the bitcoin exchange BTC-e, also wanted by Washington and Moscow, his lawyer and other sources told AFP.


3 charged in massive Twitter hack, Bitcoin scam (Update)

A British man, a Florida man and a Florida teen were identified by authorities Friday as the hackers who earlier this month took over Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls to scam people ...