Tag Archives: security

Pizza Hut Suffers Security Breach, Waits Two Weeks to Tell People

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Pizza Hut customers who were defrauded in the past two weeks by false credit card usage can thank the (popular?) pizza chain for the privilege. The company was hacked on October 1st and 2nd, but waited nearly two weeks to inform customers that their private data had been compromised. The company finally began notifying users on Saturday. The breach appears to have been total, with hackers making off with names, billing zip codes, delivery addresses, ...

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KRACK Attacks Defeat Wi-Fi Security on Most Devices

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Conventional wisdom has long held that locking down your router with WPA2 encryption protocol would protect your data from snooping. That was true for a long time, but maybe not for much longer. A massive security disclosure details vulnerabilities in WPA2 that could let an attacker intercept all your precious data, and virtually every device with Wi-Fi is affected. The vulnerability has been dubbed a Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) by discoverers Mathy Vanhoef and Frank ...

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Equifax is dealing with yet another security issue

Consumer watchdog chief wants more scrutiny for Equifax Equifax has taken down a webpage after a visitor reported being targeted with malicious advertising. Security analystRandy Abrams first discovered the malicious pop-up message when he visited the Equifax website to confirm personal data, he told CNN Tech. What he found instead was yet another security issue for the credit agency. A malicious pop-up asked Abrams to download something claiming to be Adobe Flash. But as Ars Technica initially reported, security companies consider the file adware. “We are aware of the situation ...

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Theresa May speech prank prompts security review

Media playback is unsupported on your device Security at future Conservative Party conferences will be reviewed after a prankster got close enough to the prime minister to hand her a P45. Comedian Simon Brodkin – also known as his TV persona Lee Nelson – handed the sheet of paper to Theresa May in the middle of her speech. He was arrested by Greater Manchester Police to prevent a breach of the peace, but later released. The force said he had “legitimate accreditation” to attend the event. PM struggles through interrupted ...

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Equifax’s Failure to Apply Security Patches Enabled Massive Hack

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last week, a massive hack of the credit bureau Equifax stole critical personally identifiable information (PII) on 143 million US citizens. The company’s response to the incident has been strongly criticized, and now we know the incompetence isn’t limited to the customer-facing sections of the company. The flaws that allowed hackers to penetrate Equifax and steal its customer data were patched several months ago. The flaw in question is within Apache Struts and is identified ...

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Equifax Reports Enormous Security Breach, 143 Million Accounts Affected

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you’ve ever pulled your credit score in the United States, chances are you’ve dealt with either Experian, Equifax, or TransUnion. These three companies are the major national credit bureaus in the United States, and if you’ve ever bought anything on credit or taken out a student loan, the odds are good that they know who you are. Now, someone else does, too. A massive security breach at Equifax exposed the personal details of some ...

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Tech company wants Trump to overrule national security decision on China deal

A U.S. chip manufacturer is asking President Trump to override a national security committee — which is looking to halt a proposed takeover of Lattice Semiconductors by a private equity firm that has ties to China. The deal puts Trump in the middle of a hot-button issue: Chinese investment in the United States. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. is in charge of reviewing deals that could result in a foreign entity taking control of an American company. The committee includes members from the departments of Treasury, Defense, ...

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Rating the job security of every head coach

8:11 AM ET Who will be the first NFL coach to be fired this season? Chicago Bears coach John Fox, Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano and New York Jets coach Todd Bowles own the hottest seats at the moment, according to NFL nation reporters. We rated each coach’s job security on a scale of 1 to 5. Here’s the scale on which each coach was rated: 5: Hot seat: Out if the season is a disappointment4: Warm seat: Not safe if the season is a disappointment3: Lukewarm seat: Not under ...

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‘Google Play Protect’ Android Security Suite Is Now Rolling Out

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Google made a big deal of the new Google Play Protect system at this year’s Google I/O event, citing it as a strengthening of Android security. After a few months of waiting, Google Play Protect is beginning to roll out to devices. However, this isn’t actually a new system; it’s just a new way to present the features that were already there. Play Protect encompasses several features that were completely separate until now. There’s malware ...

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New iOS 10.3.3 Update Fixes Critical Wi-Fi Security Bug

There’s a new iOS update out, 10.3.3, and if you use Wi-Fi on your iPhone and are still running OS X, you’ll want to grab it immediately. There are a number of other security patches and bug fixes within this version of the OS. But the Wi-Fi problem is grabbing the most attention, on account that it allows a remote attacker to gain full access to your smartphone, rather than requiring local access or for users to take a particular action (like unpacking a malicious file). A full list of ...

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