Samsung, Google acknowledge flaws in phone-unlocking biometric tools

The episodes highlight how, just like any other technology, biometrics software needs to be rigorously tested for bugs.

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Accused Capital One hacker had as much as 30 terabytes of stolen data, feds say

by Jeff Stone • 2 days ago

Prosecutors say Paige Thompson is a “serious flight risk” in part because of the amount of evidence against her. The judge in the case says he might consider releasing her from detainment, though.

Dark web marketplaces aren't the hacker hotbeds they used to be

by Jeff Stone • 3 days ago

Drugs, not malware, are the most popular items sold on dark web markets.

Binaries and Brews: Jailbreak Security Summit convenes hackers on NSA's doorstep

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

"The training is really good; the beers are even better,” one DOJ employee attending told CyberScoop.

Scammers are dangling an iOS jailbreak to trick victims into downloading a malicious app

by Jeff Stone • 3 days ago

The app page downloads a slot machine game and instructs the user to use the app for seven days to guarantee the jailbreak works.

Thoma Bravo to spend $3.8 billion on Sophos in private equity's latest cyber deal

by Jeff Stone • 4 days ago

This comes amid a period of ongoing consolidation in the cybersecurity industry.

NSO Group's Pegasus spyware detected in attacks against Moroccan journalist, activist

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Similar spyware attacks have been detected against critics of the Mexican and Saudi governments.

Breach at e-commerce provider gave hackers an entry to Sesame Street

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Is nothing sacred?

Twitter: We accidentally used security data to target users with ads

by Greg Otto • 1 week ago

Twitter does not know how many people were impacted by the error.

Group said to be behind attempted campaign hack has also gone after cybersecurity researchers

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

After Microsoft said Iranian hackers had targeted a presidential campaign, more data on the group is coming out.

How Russian operatives also used Google to influence Americans in 2016

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Russia's Internet Research Agency exploited troubled race relations in the U.S. with inflammatory YouTube videos.

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