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WhatsApp, Telegram Vulnerabilities Exposed Users to Account Takeover

WhatsApp and Telegram patched vulnerabilities in the last week that could have let an attacker take over a user's account.

Sift Science releases account takeover prevention tool

As we move more of our lives online, fraudsters are using account takeover attacks, which allows them to access richer information and cause more...

Now there’s a better way to prevent Facebook account takeovers

The Facebook signature wall in question is much bigger than this one, by the way. (credit: Matteo Artizzu) Facebook is enhancing its existing...

DHS Adds Elections Machines, Systems to Critical Infrastructure List

Individual states will still have oversight and control over their election systems, but the move makes a statement “domestically and internationally” that the U.S....

DHS Designates Election Systems As Critical Infrastructure

The Department of Homeland Security has deemed the nation's voting system as part of its critical infrastructure, citing security reasons. The US Department of Homeland...

It’s official: US election systems designated as critical

reader comments 24 Share this story On Friday, US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson designated election systems to be part of the...

Greatest Hits Of 2016: Readers' Picks For The Years' Best Commentary

Here's what topped the Dark Reading page-view charts from the security industry's brightest minds, coolest rock stars, and up-and-coming leaders. The hacking thriller Mr. Robot...

Facebook charged with misleading EU over $22 billion WhatsApp takeover

samazgorreader comments 13 Share this story Facebook has been accused of misleading the European Commission over its $22 billion takeover of WhatsApp...

Tales of WordPress Plugin Insecurity Overblown, Researchers Say

The insecurity of WordPress plugins has been well documented, especially over the last year, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s not as...

Finally! A minimum standard for certificate authorities

The Certificate Authority Security Council has released new Minimum Requirements for Code Signing for use by all CAs (Certificate Authorities).This represents the first-ever standard...

Nintendo Offers $20K for Hacking a 3DS

Security researchers are being asked to find vulnerabilities in Nintendo's aging handheld. The latest generation of gaming hardware are all connected devices, reliant on the...

Cyber-blitz bombs 1m German broadband routers – and your ISP could...

Home modems open up admin controls with zero authentication A widespread attack on the maintenance interfaces of broadband routers over the weekend has affected the...