Security Archive

SECURITY NEWS THIS WEEK: EMPLOYEES MAY HAVE SNOOPED ON RING SECURITY CAMERA FEEDS

AMY LOMBARD ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER crypto heist. This time, Ethereum Classic was the target, when hackers stole around $1.1 million worth of coins by taking over 51-percent of the currency’s network. Another familiar blunder came this week when it was revealed that technologically challenged convicted criminal Paul

Smart Home Security Camera Sends Footage to Wrong Person, Is Maybe Not So Smart After All

Internet-connected devices are known for having their fair share of security issues—especially when it comes to cameras. But here’s a new one: the BBC reported this week that a smart home security camera started sending video clips to the wrong person. The BBC first caught wind of

SECURITY NEWS THIS WEEK: CALIFORNIA CHARGES OWNERS OF MUGSHOTS.COM WITH EXTORTION

AS IS OFTEN the case, it was a week of mixed messages in security, with the White House eliminating its top cybersecurity policy roles at a crucial moment in geopolitics and the evolution of cyberwar. WIRED took a deep look at Robert Mueller’s military service in Vietnam and his first

Security for Royal wedding calculated “risk”

With a little over a month to go to the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the man who organised police operations for the last royal wedding is warning that security for the event will be a calculated risk. “It is impossible to

Cyber security firm Avast plans watershed London tech listing

LONDON (Reuters) – Avast, the world’s largest consumer antivirus supplier by customers, said on Thursday it will apply to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange in what could be a blockbuster float expected to value the company at around $4 billion. The

Some Android phone manufacturers are lying to users about missed security updates

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Android phones are infamously slow to get updates — as of Google’s last update in February, only 1.1 percent of Android users have access to the latest version of the software — but apparently, the problems with

Paul Ryan moves to replace election security official

The White House and House Speaker Paul Ryan are looking to replace a federal official who’s been working to protect election systems from possible Russian cyber attacks. According to Reuters, Matthew Masterson, who holds a seat picked by the House Speaker and formally nominated by

US government is ‘exceptionally vulnerable’ to cyberattacks, security expert says

The United States is “vulnerable” to cybersecurity attacks and need to step up their defense mechanisms, the co-founder of the computer security firm CrowdStrike told CNBC Saturday. Recent cyberattacks, including NotPetya last June, have been devastating to American companies, causing them hundreds of millions

John Kelly overhauls White House security clearances

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is overhauling the Trump administration’s security clearance process for staff. The decision comes in the wake of the Rob Porter scandal and amid reports that dozens of White House officials, including Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, still lack long-term security clearances

Theresa May wants new security treaty with EU next year

Theresa May wants to leave the EU’s common foreign and security policy as early as next year, but would show flexibility around the UK’s red lines to secure a new security treaty. There is no reason why we should not agree distinct agreements for our