Day: August 12, 2018

Police Bodycams Can be Hacked to Doctor Footage

iSpeech Lily Hay Newman | Wired | Source URL AS THEY PROLIFERATE, police body cameras have courted controversy because of the contentious nature of the footage they capture and questions about how accessible those recordings should be. But when it comes to the devices themselves, the most crucial function they need to perform—beyond recording […]

Cyber criminals are using Facebook Messenger to trick people into opening malicious links that harvest their personal data, FBI officials warn

Convert Text to Speech Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL FBI agents have issued a warning about a new scam that targets instant messaging apps, including Facebook Messenger. The scam attempts to trick users into opening a malicious URL that harvests their personal data and login credentials for social networks, […]

Expert warns satellites could be hacked and used as giant ‘radio frequency weapons,’ as researchers gather in Las Vegas to hunt for bugs in communication systems and voting machines

TTS The Daily Mail | Source URL Thousands of ethical hackers and security researchers have gathered in Las Vegas this week to address some of the biggest potential threats to cybersecurity. At the Black Hat information security conference, researchers have revealed how satellite communications could be used by hackers to […]

Defective Comcast security exposes 26.5m customers’ partial Social Security Numbers and addresses

iSpeech Cory Doctorow | Boing Boing | Source URL Comcast Xfininty’s login page had an easily found bug that allowed anyone to gain access to the partial Social Security Numbers and partial home addresses of over 26.5 million customers. Comcast spokesapologist David McGuire says the company patched the bug quickly […]