F-Secure has announced that Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT) is vulnerable to a trivial exploit that allows an attacker to bypass any credentials on laptop. An attacker only needs physical access to a laptop and time to reboot it.  During …

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The Indian UIDAI agency has decided to go after Rachna Khaira, a reporter at The Tribune who disclosed the Aadhaar database breach.  The reporter claims that access to the database is being sold in a WhatsApp group.  The Editors Guild …

In  March of 2016, India passed the Aadhaar Act in an attempt to prevent fraud in obtaining government services. The purpose of the bill is to provide a unique identification number for all citizens obtaining services.  Under the law, everyone …

Google’s Project Zero unleashed a news frenzy and a panic in the IT industry with disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. Or did they?

Under Project Zero, a Google funded research team finds zero day exploits and alerts …

Encrypted messaging apps are going to be a hot topic for 2018. With so many reports of snooping and spying in the news, many people are trying to protect themselves from hacker eavesdropping, corporate espionage, and authoritarian governments. The market …

The Slidell Police Department has announced the arrest of Michael Neu for 269 counts of wire fraud and laundering.  The arrests come after 18 months of investigation. Neu is suspected of participating in advanced fee scams, also known as …

Just a few days after Christmas, Forever 21 is reporting a data breach for its in-store point of sale (POS) systems.  After investigating a report of unauthorized credit card charges, the retailer found evidence of unauthorized network access and malware …

In Other News | Posted 11 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on Nissan Canada Finance Data Breach | 142 views

Nissan Canada Finance (NCF) is notifying approximately 1.13 million customers who financed their new vehicle purchases of a recently discovered data breach. According to the press release, the data disclosure includes name, address, vehicle information, and loan details; however, …

Communications | Posted 8 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on UK Encryption Backdoors Coming? | 1,776 views

If David Cameron has his way way, it will soon be illegal to offer unbreakable encryption in the UK. Under the Investigatory Powers Bill, companies will be required to provide encryption backdoors in their products. The bill is an upgrade …