Video streams are being hijacked in vast quantities and the biggest reason for the intrusion is fun. According to Trend Micro, most camera hacking is being done by "script kiddies" who are in it for fun and peer-group prestige.
The report states that information on exposed cameras or cameras with known passwords is widely shared on the 'Fun' sections of underground forums or in dedicated prank groups in certain social networks.
Android apps may not be able to detect when other apps on our devices are connecting to the internet. It's about time Google patched this nasty privacy flaw. Any app can monitor network activity without the users knowledge to see when the device connects with a competing app, or perhaps worse.
Developers first noticed the new changes on the Android's SELinux rules for apps targeting API level 28 running on Android P. The SELinux changes only enable designated VPN apps to access some networking information, according to the code.
Twitter has advised all its 330 million users to change their passwords after a software 'glitch' unintentionally exposed its users' passwords by storing them in readable text on its internal computer system.
The social media network disclosed the issue in an official blog post and a series of tweets from Twitter Support.
Twitter has admitted that user passwords were briefly stored in plaintext and may have been exposed to the company's internal tools.
LoJack, a software tool designed to rat on computer thieves, appears to be serving a double purpose - seemingly working with a Russian state - sponsored hacking team.
The application allows administrators to remotely lock and locate, and remove files from, stolen personal computers. It's primarily aimed at corporate IT types who want to protect stuff that gets nicked, but anyone can use it.
Just recently, several LoJack agents were found to be unexpectedly connecting to servers that are believed to be controlled by the notorious Russia-linked Fancy Bear APT group.
Yahoo has been fined $35M by US financial watchdog, the SEC, for failing to tell anyone about one of the world's largest ever computer security breaches.
Now known as Altaba following its long, slow and painful descent in irrelevance, Yahoo! knew that its entire user database: including billions of usernames, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, passwords, security questions; had been grabbed by Russian hackers back in 2014, just days after the break-in occurred.