Easy-to-exploit authentication bypass flaw puts Netgear routers at risk

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

For the past half year Netgear has been working on fixing a serious and easy-to-exploit vulnerability in many of its routers. And it's still not done. While Netgear has worked to fix the issue, the list of affected router models increased to 30, of which only 20 have firmware fixes available ...

Choosing a Strong Password in 2017

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Password strength is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting guessing and brute-force attacks. In its usual form, it estimates how many trials an attacker who does not have direct access to the password would need, on average, to guess it correctly. The strength of a password ...

The worst passwords of 2016 are as lazy as ever

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

It seems that password security simply doesn't work. Many of us rely on simple, easy-to-remember strings of characters and letters, including strings found on your keyboard such as "1234567" or "qwertyu." While these strings are easy for you to remember, they are also no trouble at all for attackers to brute-force hacking ...

TeamViewer denies hack after PCs hijacked, PayPal accounts drained

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Updated TeamViewer users say their computers were hijacked and bank accounts emptied all while the software company's systems mysteriously fell offline. TeamViewer denies it has been hacked. In the past 24 hours, we've seen a spike in complaints from people who say their PCs, Macs and servers were taken over via ...

New Windows 10 build kills controversial password-sharing Wi-Fi Sense

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

When Microsoft announced Windows 10, it added a feature called Wi-Fi Sense that had previously debuted on the Windows Phone operating system. Wi-Fi Sense was a password-sharing option that allowed you to share Wi-Fi passwords with your friends and contacts in Skype, Outlook, and Facebook. Here’s how Microsoft described the ...