Medtronic defibrillators vulnerable to life threatening cyber attacks

Defibrillators are electronic devices manufactured to save the lives of people with life-threatening heart conditions such as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). But now, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Medtronic defibrillators are vulnerable to cyber attacks allowing hackers to remotely control the device within “short-range access.” In total, 20 Medtronic products are vulnerable affecting over Leggi tutto…

Medtronic’s Implantable Defibrillators Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Hacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Thursday issued an advisory warning people of severe vulnerabilities in over a dozen heart defibrillators that could allow attackers to fully hijack them remotely, potentially putting lives of millions of patients at risk. Cardioverter Defibrillator is a small surgically implanted device (in patients’ chests) that gives a patient’s heart Leggi tutto…

Microsoft Announces Windows Defender ATP Antivirus for Mac

Brace yourself guys. Microsoft is going to release its Windows Defender ATP antivirus software for Mac computers. Sounds crazy, right? But it’s true. Microsoft Thursday announced that the company is bringing its anti-malware software to Apple’s macOS operating system as well—and to more platforms soon, like Linux. As a result, the technology giant renamed its Leggi tutto…

Facebook stored 600m user passwords in plain text exposed to 20k employees

The social media giant Facebook has revealed that its internal data storage systems saved user passwords in plain text that could be accessed by employees. The social media said an ongoing investigation so far has revealed no sign that employees abused or accessed those passwords. In a statement, Facebook said it identified the problem in January this year and that Leggi tutto…

Google Will Prompt European Android Users to Select Preferred Default Browser

Google announced some major changes for its Android mobile operating system in October after the European Commission hit the company with a record $5 billion antitrust fine for pre-installing its own apps and services on third-party Android phones. The European Commission accused Google of forcing Android phone manufacturers to “illegally” tie its proprietary apps and Leggi tutto…

New MageCart Attacks Target Bedding Retailers My Pillow and Amerisleep

Cybersecurity researchers today disclosed details of two newly identified Magecart attacks targeting online shoppers of bedding retailers MyPillow and Amerisleep. Magecart is an umbrella term researchers gave to at least 11 different hacking groups that are specialized in implanting malware code on e-commerce websites with an intent to steal payment card details of their customers Leggi tutto…

PuTTY Releases Important Software Update to Patch 8 High-Severity Flaws

The popular SSH client program PuTTY has released the latest version of its software that includes security patches for 8 high-severity security vulnerabilities. PuTTY is one of the most popular and widely used open-source client-side programs that allows users to remotely access computers over SSH, Telnet, and Rlogin network protocols. Almost 20 months after releasing Leggi tutto…