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Can the Samsung Galaxy S10’s fingerprint sensor be fooled by a £3 case?


17 October, 2019
Security Breach with Samsung finger print reader

Earlier this week a security flaw with one of Samsung’s flagship phones, the Galaxy S10, was reported in the UK. The flaw enabled a user to bypass the S10’s fingerprint reader, using any fingerprint to unlock the device, no matter what biometric data was saved on the device. In the past, the S10’s fingerprint reader […]


Aviation Employees Steal Trade Secrets


10 October, 2019
Aviation trade secrets stolen

An executive of Russia’s state-owned aircraft engine maker, United Engine Corp, was arrested in Italy on charges from the United States. The Justice Department announced that the charges were to do with an attempt to steal aviation secrets. The executive in question is Alexander Korshunov. Korshunov is 57 years old, the head of business development […]


Canadian Director General Leaks Classified Information


3 October, 2019
canadian director general leaks classified information

Last month, the director general of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) intelligence unit had charges brought against him for disclosing classified information to an unspecified foreign entity. The accused, Cameron Jay Ortis, began his career with the Mounted Police in 2007 and was once the director general of the RCMP’s National Intelligence Co-ordination Centre. […]


Squirrels are Eavesdropping on Birds


26 September, 2019
Squirrel-eavesdropping

It’s been said that the small mammals can differentiate between calls made by potential predators, giving them an idea of when best to emerge. In the USA scientists have been observing squirrels in the state of Ohio, in both residential areas and public parks. In both areas the scientists observed the grey squirrels, they saw […]


Use Skype Translator? Microsoft Could Be Listening…


19 September, 2019
Microsoft listens to your skype calls

Last month it was reported by Motherboard that Microsoft is employing contractors to listen to recordings of personal conversations held on Skype through their translation service. Motherboard obtained several internal audio recordings, screenshots and documents that show what’s been happening. Skype stated that their services ‘collects and uses’ any calls that use the translate feature, […]


Thieves Are Tracking Classic Cars


12 September, 2019
Classic cars being tracked

If you’re the proud owner of a classic car you’ve probably spent a lot of hard-earned money on your pride and joy, you’re finally able to own the car of your dreams, or maybe you’ve spent many hours restoring it to its former glory, the last thing you want to think about is it being […]


Several Vulnerabilities Found in Nest Security Cameras


5 September, 2019
Nest camera flaws

Researchers from the Cisco Talos Intelligence Group have reported a discovery of no less than eight security vulnerabilities with one of the cameras in Nest’s line up. Said vulnerabilities can prevent the camera from being used or allow an attacker to take full control of the device remotely.   The Cisco Talos Intelligence Group consists […]


Is Your Car Spying on You?


29 August, 2019
mercedes is spying on you

A story broke earlier this month that found the car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz caught in the middle of a privacy argument regarding trackers in their cars. It’s been reported that every car sold by a Mercedes dealership is fitted with a tracking device that can be activated with the push of a button. With Mercedes selling […]


Tailored Ransomware Attacks on Businesses Now on the Rise


22 August, 2019
ransomware

Last week Malwarebytes released a report called Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques: Ransomware Retrospective in which they reveal how ransomware attacks have evolved over the past couple of years. Ransomware made a name for itself in the consumer space initially, delivering malware through phishing emails to unsuspecting victims. The malware then encrypts parts of, or all […]


Supermarkets Could Start Listening In to In-store Conversations…


15 August, 2019
Shot of a mature man shopping in the cold produce section of a supermarket

Late last year, American retailer Walmart, had a patent granted for a listening system designed specifically for their retail stores. At the moment the company hasn’t announced any plans to roll out the listening system, but if it ever does it could make many employees and shoppers feel very uneasy. The prospective system is effectively […]