How a quantum computer could break 2048-bit RSA encryption in 8 hours

A new study shows that quantum technology will catch up with today’s encryption standards much sooner than expected. That should worry anybody who needs to store data securely for 25 years or so. by Emerging Technology from the arXiv May 30, … Read More

HOW DOES A CRIMINAL HACK A CELL PHONE?

Most people would be truly alarmed if they understood how easily criminals can hack into their cell phones and retrieve personal and potentially damaging information. Criminals today have devices that allow them to hack into your cell phone with just your phone … Read More

In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc

For nearly three weeks, Baltimore has struggled with a cyberattack by digital extortionists that has frozen thousands of computers, shut down email and disrupted real estate sales, water bills, health alerts and many other services. But here is what frustrated … Read More

HOW HACKERS BROKE WHATSAPP WITH JUST A PHONE CALL

YOU’VE HEARD THE advice a million times. Don’t click links in suspicious emails or texts. Don’t download shady apps. But a new Financial Times report alleges that the notorious Israeli spy firm NSO Group developed a WhatsApp exploit that could inject malware onto targeted phones—and steal data … Read More

Hackers Compromise Microsoft Support Agent to Access Outlook Email Accounts

If you have an account with Microsoft Outlook email service, there is a possibility that your account information has been compromised by an unknown hacker or group of hackers, Microsoft confirmed The Hacker News. Earlier this year, hackers managed to … Read More

Saudi Arabia ‘hacked Amazon boss’s phone’, says investigator

An investigator for Amazon boss Jeff Bezos says that Saudi Arabia hacked Mr Bezos’s phone and accessed his data. Gavin de Becker was hired by Mr Bezos to find out how his private messages had been leaked to the National … Read More

Hackers could take over some wireless defibrillators, FDA says

The world’s largest medical device company has acknowledged that many of its implanted cardiac defibrillators use an unencrypted wireless protocol that could allow an attacker to change the settings of the lifesaving devices. The vulnerability affects more than 20 defribillator … Read More

Chinese researchers crack “Unhackable” quantum encryption and reveal method

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum communications systems, and quantum encryption, are supposed to be unhackable, but they aren’t. According to experts, and the pioneering companies looking to commercialise the technology, the greatest promise of quantum communications, such as the … Read More

RSA Conference 2019: BleedingBit Flaws Continue to Plague Firms

BleedingBit’s impact continues to spread across various devices, researchers at RSA Conference 2019 said. UPDATE SAN FRANCISCO – Mobile key platform UniKey has patched vulnerabilities related to the infamous BleedingBit attack in its platform. BleedingBit is an issue in Bluetooth … Read More

RSA Conference 2019: The Sky’s the Limit For Satellite Hacks

Satellites are spotted with vulnerabilities and design flaws – and hackers are taking note, researchers report at the RSA Conference. SAN FRANCISCO – The satellites orbiting the world are rife with vulnerabilities – and as more satellites go up, and … Read More