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

October 17th, 2019|

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 …read more

Aviation Employees Steal Trade Secrets

October 10th, 2019|

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 …read more

Canadian Director General Leaks Classified Information

October 3rd, 2019|

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 …read more

Squirrels are Eavesdropping on Birds

September 26th, 2019|

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, …read more

Use Skype Translator? Microsoft Could Be Listening…

September 19th, 2019|

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 …read more

Thieves Are Tracking Classic Cars

September 12th, 2019|

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 …read more

Several Vulnerabilities Found in Nest Security Cameras

September 5th, 2019|

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. …read more

Is Your Car Spying on You?

August 29th, 2019|

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 …read more

Tailored Ransomware Attacks on Businesses Now on the Rise

August 22nd, 2019|

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 …read more

Supermarkets Could Start Listening In to In-store Conversations…

August 15th, 2019|

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 …read more