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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 …

The OSU Center for Health Sciences has released a statement regarding the breach of patient health care information at the facility. The CHS had stored Medicaid patient information on a network drive, and discovered on 7 Nov 2017 that the …

If you’re using a Western Digital MyCloud device for your local NAS storage, update it now.  Gluftech Research and development has disclosed a hardcoded username/password combination that allows remote access.  The username username is “mydlinkBRionyg”, and the password is “abc12345cba”. …

Department of Homeland Security

The US Department of Homeland Security has warned employees of a data breach. The breach impacts over 240,000 employees that were employed with DHS in 2014.  It also impacts anyone that was involved in OIG investigations from 2002 to …

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 …