hack attacks

Tencent Researchers Beat Face ID Liveness Detection with Glasses and Tape

Tencent Researchers Beat Face ID Liveness Detection with Glasses and Tape

A team of Tencent researchers has managed to get past Face ID’s liveness detection with a pair of glasses and some tape. To execute the attack, the researchers placed a strip of black tape on each lens. The tape mimics the outline of the eye, while a dot of white tape in the center imitates…

Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

“For its part, Slack has taken the opportunity to further promote the use of post-password security measures, asserting in its email, ‘We recommend using two-factor authentication with every service that provides it, including Slack, for an extra layer of security.’” Four years after a major hack attack, the business-focused instant messaging platform Slack is taking…

Nok Nok Labs Calls for Embrace of ‘Phishing-Proof’ FIDO Solutions in Wake of Wipro Hack

Nok Nok Labs Calls for Embrace of ‘Phishing-Proof’ FIDO Solutions in Wake of Wipro Hack

In the wake of yet another high-profile hack attack, FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs is calling businesses and service providers to take advantage of phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication solutions. The attack in this case concerns Wipro, a Major India-based software company, whose IT systems were compromised, with Wipro customers then targeted in “an advanced phishing…

Consumers Blame Businesses for Data Breaches: Survey

Consumers Blame Businesses for Data Breaches: Survey

“…66 percent of all respondents said they were unlikely to do business with an organization that suffered a data breach in which sensitive information was compromised.” Newly published survey research is further highlighting the need for companies to protect consumer data. Conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Gemalto, the study polled 10,500 consumers on…

2019 Data Breach Forecast Predicts Biometric Hacking

2019 Data Breach Forecast Predicts Biometric Hacking

“…2019 could be a year in which major hack attacks demonstrate which biometric security systems are truly effective and which are outdated, if Experian’s prediction is proven right.” Experian’s sixth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast finds biometrics in the crosshairs. Assessing the five major security threats expected for 2019, the report predicts that hackers will…

New Data Breach Regulations Produce Valuable Info from Australia

New Data Breach Regulations Produce Valuable Info from Australia

New statistics on data breaches from Australian officials suggest that “this problem isn’t going away any time soon,” suggests Gemalto. As the company’s latest blog post explains, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner implemented its Notifiable Data Breaches scheme in late February, introducing new requirements compelling organizations to notify individuals of data breaches that…

Hilltop Appoints ‘White Hat’ Hacker as CISO

Hilltop Appoints ‘White Hat’ Hacker as CISO

Kelowna-based Hilltop Cybersecurity has filled one of two empty posts left by an executive’s departure with an expert hacker. Pete Herzog is, of course, the ‘white hat’ variety of hacker – one who uses his expertise at overcoming digital security for good instead of evil. Herzog’s experience in this area, which includes working as a…

University of Texas Study Highlights Impact of Identity Theft

University of Texas Study Highlights Impact of Identity Theft

People don’t like having their identities stolen. That’s the key takeaway from new research from the University of Texas at Austin Center for Identity. The academic institution’s newly published “2018 Identity Theft Assessment and Prediction Report” highlights the emotional impact of identity theft, fraud, and online abuse, and the findings are perhaps predictable. According to…

Timehop Data Breach Yields Valuable Lessons: FIDO

Timehop Data Breach Yields Valuable Lessons: FIDO

Earlier this month, the company behind Timehop, a social media ‘time capsule’ app that shows users their older posts, revealed that it had suffered a data breach affecting 21 million users. And while the attack was not particularly exceptional as far as data breaches go, it nevertheless offers some food for thought, as FIDO Alliance…

21M Users Affected in Social Media App Data Breach

21M Users Affected in Social Media App Data Breach

Administrators of the Timehop social media app may be wishing they could go back in time themselves to stop a July 4th hack attack that has affected some 21 million users. The attack was carried out through Timehop’s cloud computing account, with the perpetrator having acquired an administrator’s credentials and then used them to create…