Category Archives: security

Gee golly my, China is spying on the US

According to Bloomberg, Chinese spies have managed to install special microchips on the servers of thirty largest American companies, including Amazon and Apple. The chips were reportedly not only stealing data these companies gathered but also infected their servers with various kinds of viruses. How did the spies gain entry to the servers? Bloomberg seemingly has two theories; one that says that no one knows how did it happen and that the companies in question learned of the microchips just now and another which states that the companies were coerced into installing the chips themselves ...

Be careful! Popular Google Play app is actually a trojan

QRecorder was an app of some renome, available on Google Play for some time already. Its purpose was to record phone calls. While it did that, not long ago it was found out that QRecorder also had another, more malicious function. As it turned out, QRecorder was a trojan. Its function was to check text messages of infected devices for bank account access data, steal it, log into the account and steal money. It is believed that QRecorder was created with Bohemian banks in mind; it is unknown whether or not the virus will work on other countries’ bank accounts as well. As for the app ...

California government wants to ban simplistic default passwords

You have bought yourself a new device, like networked storage or a router. You go through the process of installation, use the default password ”admin” or ”1234” or whatever, install it and then change the password. It is just common sense, right? Well, many Americans are seemingly failing with the last part of the process, because lawmakers in California want to ban such default passwords. Their reasoning is that the Internet is plagued with malware that is good at finding out devices with weak security measures and can infect your computer even during the few ...

There is a hole in Android’s security. Every OS older than Pie is in danger

As reported by the Nightwatch Cybersecurity, there is a newly found hole in the security of every Android OS older than 9 Pie. This gap allows a potential hacker to learn your phone’s IP and MAC address, Wi-Fi and BSSID, giving them the possibility to, among other things, track your position and enter your Wi-Fi network. Google knows the issue and is working on fixing it, but so far only Android 9 Pie devices are safe. For everyone with older OS, be extra careful: no opening mails from Nigerian princes, no clicking on ads ...

Tinder is finally encrypting its content

Tinder informs its users that it has finally managed to fix a semi-serious hole in its security measures. This hole allowed people with reasonable hacking skills to reveal not only Tinder users’ pictures but also their activities on the service; namely the left and right swipes. This info could be used to, for example, blackmail a Tinder user who does not want his Tinder data to get out. Now though you can sleep soundly, loverboys and girls, as your pictures have been encrypted since 6th of February and the rest of the data has been since June ...