Reports emerged of a hacker who was found selling sensitive U.S. Air Force documents on the dark web for between $150 and $200. The hacker was attempting to sell secret documents about the MQ-9 Reaper drone used across federal government agencies for only a few hundred dollars on a Dark Web forum a few weeks ago.
The MQ-9 Reaper drone is currently used by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, NASA, the CIA, and the militaries of several other countries.
Arch Linux has pulled a user-provided AUR (Arch User Repository) package, because it contained malware. Arch Linux user, if you recently downloaded a PDF viewer named "acroread" in the short time it was compromised, you'll need to delete it.
While the breach isn't regarded as serious, it sparked a debate about the security of untrusted software. The user repository included the acroread package, which had been abandoned by its maintainer.
If your mobile carrier offers LTE, also known as the 4G network, you need to beware as your network communication can be hijacked remotely. A team of researchers has discovered some critical weaknesses in the ubiquitous LTE mobile device standard that could allow sophisticated hackers to spy on users' cellular networks, modify the contents of their communications, and even can re-route them to malicious or phishing websites.
LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is the latest mobile telephony standard used by billions of people designed to bring many security improvements over the predecessor standard known as Global System for Mobile (GSM) communications.
According to reports on some politically motivated hacking, The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) official website was attacked by Chinese hackers early Tuesday morning, and the website was replaced with pictures and words reading "Chinese netizens are supporting Tsai Ing-wen to run for re-election" in simplified Chinese characters.
DPP spokesperson Kolas Yotaka said on Tuesday noon that the cyber attack took place between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. July 3, and the party will heighten its cybersecurity after the hack.
Mozilla foundation has announced launching a website called The Firefoxn Monitor that will inform the user if their email address has been leaked online or became part of a data breach. The service works in partnership with HaveIBeenPwned (HIBP) and IT security firm Cloudflare.
This will allow users to enter their email address in a search bar to see if it is present in databases stolen by hackers. The news was announced on 25th June 2018, however, the website is still under development.
Wi-Fi devices have been using the same security protocol for over a decade. But that's about to change: the Wi-Fi Alliance overseer of the adoption of Wi-Fi standard, has began to certify products that support WPA3, successor to the WPA2 security protocol of 2004.
The new protocol has additional protections for devices connected over Wi-Fi i.e. One big improvement makes it harder for hackers to crack your password by guessing it over and over again, and another limits what data hackers can see even once they've uncovered the passcode.