Samsung Disables Windows Updates to Favor Its Own Crappy Bloatware

Windows updates are simultaneously very boring and incredibly important: they have a habit of shutting down your computer at the wrong moment, but also patch critical security flaws with alarming regularity. So if a manufacturer decided to disable Windows Update to favor its own crappy bloatware, that would be… »6/24/15 1:32am6/24/15 1:32am

The FBI Has Its Own Secret Brand of Malware 

It’s not only digital criminals who like to secretly infect people’s computers with invasive malware. In fact, the FBI likes malware so much, it created its own special brand. We don’t know much about it, but now that the US Department of Justice is pushing for policy changes that’ll allow the FBI to install spyware… »4/02/15 11:45am4/02/15 11:45am

Almost All of the World's Top Hotel Chains Use Easily Hackable Hardware

Hotel internet is so far from secure—it's downright scary. You should know this by now. However, a new report from cyber security researchers suggests that issues with shitty security at hotels extend far beyond hackable Wi-Fi networks. Entire systems at some of the world's top hotel chains are very, very vulnerable. »3/26/15 1:40pm3/26/15 1:40pm

Lenovo Joins the Malevolent Side of the Online Advertising Industry

On Wednesday evening, the news began to break on Twitter. Computer security analysts had discovered something nefarious about a piece of advertising software called Superfish, which comes pre-installed on cheap Lenovo laptops like the Yoga 2. Superfish was leaving the laptops wide open to takeover by malicious… »2/20/15 2:10pm2/20/15 2:10pm

You Can Get Identity-Stealing Malware By Visiting This Popular Porn Site

Usually when you hear "sex" and "Trojan" in the same sentence, it means someone's being safe. Not so much in the most recent jack-off site hijacking: People checking out RedTube, one of the most popular porn sites, are in danger of identity theft. Hackers have infected the site's source code to redirect to malware… »2/18/15 1:38pm2/18/15 1:38pm

Bank Security Is So Bad That a Simple Phishing Scam Can Cost $1 Billion

In potentially the largest bank heist on record, an Eastern European hacker ring is stealing an estimated $1 billion from banks by infecting computers with malware and siphoning money. But how the hackers infiltrated these banks speaks to a much bigger problem: The current security standards (or lack thereof) at… »2/16/15 5:35pm2/16/15 5:35pm

Beware: Anthem Hack Victims Are Getting Bombarded by Phishing Scams

Just a few days ago, Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the country, revealed that it had been the victim of a massive security breach, potentially exposing the highly sensitive data of up to 80 million customers. And things just got worse. Now, both current and former customers are being hit with phishing… »2/06/15 3:43pm2/06/15 3:43pm

How the Hell Are These Popular Spying Apps Not Illegal?

Here are some sordid scenarios. Your ex-girlfriend can see every time you swipe right while using Tinder. Your former husband is secretly listening to and recording your late-night Skype sessions with your new boyfriend. Some random slippery-dick is jacking off to the naked photos in your private photo library. For… »1/30/15 11:00am1/30/15 11:00am