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Flaws could allow an attacker to stop or start a home charging station, or even change the current in order to start a fire.
Author: Tara Seals
Posted: December 14, 2018, 9:41 pm
One bug accidentally allowed Google to index user passwords.
Author: Tom Spring
Posted: December 14, 2018, 6:16 pm
The bug allowed 1,500 apps built by 876 developers to view users' unposted "draft" photos.
Author: Lindsey O'Donnell
Posted: December 14, 2018, 4:44 pm
The flaw allows a remote attacker to gain full access over a machine.
Author: Tara Seals
Posted: December 14, 2018, 3:55 pm
A business email compromise campaign cost the Save the Children Federation $1 million.
Author: Lindsey O'Donnell
Posted: December 14, 2018, 3:38 pm
An email campaign is demanding large sums of money in return for not blowing up schools, banks and businesses.
Author: Tara Seals
Posted: December 13, 2018, 10:14 pm
The online spell check platform is taking its private bounty program public in hopes of outing more threats.
Author: Lindsey O'Donnell
Posted: December 13, 2018, 6:31 pm
Attacks targeting critical infrastructure system are ramping up - and defense has become a top priority for the U.S. government.
Author: Lindsey O'Donnell
Posted: December 13, 2018, 5:52 pm
Changes to how data is encrypted can help developers ward off data leakage and exfiltration.
Author: Tara Seals
Posted: December 13, 2018, 5:49 pm
One of the most destructive malware families ever seen is back, and researchers think its authors are gearing up to again take aim at the Middle East.
Author: Tara Seals
Posted: December 13, 2018, 1:18 pm

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Plug-and-play hardware lacks even basic functional security for crucial bootrom.
Author: Kyle Orland
Posted: December 10, 2018, 5:03 pm
Motivations of hackers are unclear, but proprietary Wi-Fi may have been a target.
Author: Megan Geuss
Posted: November 30, 2018, 6:32 pm
Two patches pulled altogether; another is known to cause crashes but should be used anyway.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: November 20, 2018, 5:19 pm
Systematic analysis reveals a range of new issues and a need for new mitigations.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: November 14, 2018, 1:50 am
Microsoft is opening up about some of its testing procedures, too.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: November 13, 2018, 6:21 pm
And on GitHub there's a proof-of-concept that'll render your system unbootable.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: October 24, 2018, 3:50 pm
Former Facebook CSO Alex Stamos tells us what he learned in 2016 and what comes next.
Author: Annalee Newitz
Posted: October 24, 2018, 1:10 pm
Fee-based service couples the security of a private server with the reliability of the cloud.
Author: Dan Goodin
Posted: October 17, 2018, 5:52 pm
Almost everyone has now migrated to TLS 1.2, and a few have moved to TLS 1.3.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: October 16, 2018, 10:00 pm
Facebook's focus on misinformation is leaving an opening for another type of scam.
Author: Dan Goodin
Posted: October 16, 2018, 12:42 am
"Our internal investigations directly contradict every consequential assertion."
Author: Timothy B. Lee
Posted: October 8, 2018, 6:25 pm
Super Micro, Amazon, and Apple deny everything in the report.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: October 4, 2018, 4:08 pm
Company plans stricter rules for developers and greater control for users.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: October 2, 2018, 5:10 pm
Privacy-conscious users were unhappy at being signed in to browser without consent.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: September 27, 2018, 9:26 pm
Phone-based authentication is the way forward instead.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: September 24, 2018, 1:00 pm
The defenses put in place to thwart the 2008 attack turn out to be very weak.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: September 13, 2018, 8:26 pm
In Curling v. Kemp, both sides are set to duke it out in court on Wednesday.
Author: Cyrus Farivar
Posted: September 12, 2018, 8:30 am
And Microsoft is offering enterprises dedicated app compatibility support.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: September 6, 2018, 3:55 pm
Their complexity makes them a security hazard; their ubiquity makes replacement nigh impossible.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: September 5, 2018, 2:04 pm
Flaw allows a local user to obtain System privileges.
Author: Peter Bright
Posted: August 29, 2018, 4:18 pm
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Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 20th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural Missouri, just a few miles from the Big Muddy. Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises. Since 1997, he has provided guidance, authentic government survival history, and commentary on why we all need to get ready for that fateful day in the future, when we have to get our hands dirty and step in to save the day. He is an award winning videographer (2005 Telly Award), has received state and national scholarly recognition (2006 New Century Scholar and All USA Academic Team), and is a natural with computers, technology, gadgets, small furry mammals, and anything on wheels. Rich likes making friends, solving problems, and creating solutions to everyday issues. He doesn't mind mixing things up, when there is a teaching moment ready to happen. As a constitutional conservative, he's staying quite busy these days. The SurvivalRing Radio Show at www.survivalringradio.com will be coming back SOON!

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