Meltdown and Spectre: Here’s what Intel, Apple, Microsoft, others are doing about it

(ARS Technica)  The Meltdown and Spectre flaws—two related vulnerabilities that enable a wide range of information disclosure from every mainstream processor, with particularly severe flaws for Intel and some ARM chips—were originally revealed privately to chip companies, operating system developers, and cloud computing providers. That private disclosure was scheduled to become public some time next […]

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Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data

(Bloomberg)  Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps. Compromised data from […]

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Wikileaks Drops ‘Vault 8’: CIA Wrote Code Impersonating Russian Anti-Virus Giant – The Gateway Pundit

(The Gateway Pundit)  On Thursday, WikiLeaks released ‘Vault 8,’ a series of documents detailing how the CIA developed code to impersonate Russian anti-virus giant ‘Kaspersky Labs. RT reports: WikiLeaks says it has published the source code for the CIA hacking tool ‘Hive,’ which indicates that the agency-operated malware could mask itself under fake certificates and impersonate […]


Every Wi-Fi network at risk of unprecedented ‘Krack’ hacking attack – The Telegraph

(The Telegraph) Every Wi-Fi connection is potentially vulnerable to an unprecedented security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on internet traffic, researchers have revealed. The vulnerability is the first to be found in the modern encryption techniques that have been used to secure Wi-Fi networks for the last 14 years. In theory, it allows an […]

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Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart. Is Skepticism Permissible Yet? – The Intercept

(The Intercept) LAST FRIDAY, most major media outlets touted a major story about Russian attempts to hack into U.S. voting systems, based exclusively on claims made by the Department of Homeland Security. “Russians attempted to hack elections systems in 21 states in the run-up to last year’s presidential election, officials said Friday,” began the USA Today story, similar to how […]


Consumers Struggle to Get Answers From Equifax After Massive Hack – Newsmax

(Newsmax) After announcing millions of people were impacted by an unprecedented hack on its systems, Equifax Inc. faced a customer service nightmare as panicked masses turned to a website and customer service line set up to answer whether their most sensitive information had leaked. Equifax first learned of the breach in late July, but announced […]


HBO Hackers Reportedly Threaten to Leak More Content Sunday – Entertainment Weekly

(Entertainment Weekly) After several days of silence, the HBO hackers have issued a threat to release more of the network’s pilfered data.An automated email reply message from the hackers obtained by Variety on Thursday contained a pledge to gradually upload more material. Specifically, the hackers said they would leak content on a weekly basis on Sundays at “12 GMT” […]