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7 Bluetooth Vulnerabilities Allow Hackers To Mimic Genuine Devices

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shocking news reveal that 7 Bluetooth vulnerabilities were identified by a French government agency and these allow hackers to mimic legitimate devices. These flaws affect the Bluetooth Core and Mesh Profile specifications to appear as genuine devices during the pairing process, giving hackers room to launch a man-in-the-middle attack. Both specifications are responsible for defining …

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Colonial Pipeline Hacking: The Hard Facts (Updated)

Reading Time: 4 minutes In one article, I highlighted the rise of ransomware attacks around the world and cited Colonial Pipeline hacking as one of the classical examples. In this article, we explore how the attackers managed to pull off one of the biggest ransomware attacks and how authorities responded. Colonial Pipeline The ransomware attack In early May 2021, …

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Update The Fancy Product Designer Plugin To v4.6.9 Now – Zero-Day Alert!

Reading Time: 3 minutes A critical zero-day was discovered by Wordfence on May 31, 2021 where hackers exploited a Fancy Product Designer plugin vulnerability, although this was quickly patched in v4.6.9 on June 2, 2021. Fancy Product Designer Plugin The plugin is installed in over 17,000 WordPress sites and the Wordfence threat intelligence team found a critical file upload …

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Amazon Devices Are To Start Sharing Internet In Neighborhoods

Reading Time: 3 minutes In a development that is likely to spark divisions amongst tech users, Amazon devices are to start sharing internet with neighbors using Sidewalk. According to Amazon, this gives IoT devices in the same area better connectivity as neighbors share bandwidth, hence ‘help’ those devices with a poor internet connection. Are you ready to start donating …

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Ransomware Attacks Are On The Rise. Is Your Business Protected?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ransomware attacks are on the rise and hackers are getting better in executing successful attacks. Businesses have lost millions to cybercriminals after paying a ransom to access their encrypted data or locked systems. How a ransomware attack occurs A ransomware is a form of malware that cybercriminals use to hinder you from accessing your own …

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Russian Hydra Marketplace Exceeded $1.3 Billion In 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes More than a billion dollars was processed by Russian cybercriminals in 2020. This was mainly attributed to increased cryptocurrency transactions on Russian Hydra marketplace. Russian Hydra marketplace Hydra was launched in 2015 and is the largest Russian language Darknet market (DNM), serving Russian-speaking countries. This DNM is focused mainly on illicit drugs and was created to …

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Air India Was Hacked And More Than 4 Million Accounts Were Compromised

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a development that sends shock waves across the airline industry, Air India was hacked over a period of 3 weeks and this was done via SITA passenger system service. The Air India hack This data breach lead to the compromise of at least 4 million user accounts, giving cybercriminals access to details like: SITA’s …

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A Look At The Great Privacy Fight Between Facebook And Apple In 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Facebook and Apple are currently in what is dubbed “The Great Privacy Fight” after Apple tightened its privacy policy in a new iOS update. Let’s quickly dive in and see what this is all about, and from a cybersecurity perspective, Apple has to be applauded for the bold move. Facebook and privacy If you think …

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Check If Your Mobile Number Has Been Stolen Online

Reading Time: 4 minutes Did you know that there is a resource where you can check if your mobile number has been stolen online? Yes, you simply enter your phone number and it is checked against a growing database of phone numbers (and email addresses) that have been harvested by cybercriminals. Why you need to worry It’s unfortunate that …

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