Category Archives: Security

US Moves to Sanction Shadowy North Korean Hacking Groups | News & Opinion

The US Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions on three state-sponsored North Korean hacking groups for attacking US critical infrastructure. The same groups have also been stealing millions from the financial sector to fund the North Korean government, US officials claim. The hackers’ identities are unknown, so the Treasury Department has resorted to placing their […]

Israeli Spyware Firm Adopts Human Rights Policy Amid Abuse Concerns | News & Opinion

An Israeli company that sells spyware to governments is adopting a human rights policy to prevent customers from abusing its technologies. Whether the policy is anything more than lip service is the big question. For years, NSO Group has been accused of helping oppressive regimes spy on human rights activists, journalists, and politicians. Past activities […]

Your iPhone Is Secure, Google Is Just ‘Stoking Fear’

Apple is pushing back on reports that iOS has a security problem. Apple said today that an iPhone hack disclosed by Google was targeting members of the Uighur Muslim community—not the public at large, as some had feared. “Google’s post, issued six months after iOS patches were released, creates the false impression of ‘mass exploitation’ […]

Twitter Suspends ‘Tweet via SMS’ Feature After Account Hijacks

‘We’re taking this step because of vulnerabilities that need to be addressed by mobile carriers and our reliance on having a linked phone number for two-factor authentication,’ Twitter says. September 4, 2019 6:33PM EST September 4, 2019 Twitter is temporarily shutting off the “Tweet via SMS” message feature after hackers likely abused it to hijack […]

Developer Behind Foxit PDF Reader Hit by Data Breach | News & Opinion

Foxit Software hasn’t said how many users were ensnared in the breach, but the company claims to have 325 million users. The affected data includes users’ email addresses, phone numbers, and passwords. August 30, 2019 1:37PM EST August 30, 2019 UPDATE: A spokesman for Foxit Software told PCMag only 328,549 user accounts were affected in […]

Inside the World’s Worst Cyberattacks

In the new original video series Kernel Panic, Mashable and PCMag dive deep into the worst cybersecurity breaches of all time. Watch episode one now. The misuse of technology is the digital age’s darkest danger. Bad actors, emboldened by our inability to properly secure crucial systems and networks, are launching increasingly sophisticated attacks. No system […]

Nigerian Scammers Pull in Millions With Fake Emails, Romance Scams | News & Opinion

Federal investigators have unsealed an Oct. 2018 indictment against more than 80 suspects involved in the online fraud, which collected at least $6 million from unsuspecting victims in part through business email compromise schemes. August 22, 2019 4:45PM EST August 22, 2019 A group of Nigerians stole millions from US companies and individuals by sending […]

How to Manage Web Passwords With Firefox Lockwise

Firefox Lockwise helps with password management on mobile devices and the web. Here’s how to get started with Mozilla’s free password manager. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. Managing your website passwords is always a challenge. Using a dedicated password manager can […]

Ransomware Infects 20+ Local Government Networks in Texas | News & Opinion

A ransomware attack has infected computers at almost two dozen government agencies in Texas. The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) first reported the outbreak on Friday, describing it as a “coordinated ransomware attack.” The agencies hit were mainly smaller local governments in the Lone Star State. “At this time, the evidence gathered indicates the […]