Hacking Humans: 5 Ways You Can Be Exploited on Social Media

If you have an active social media account on any platform, you’ve probably shared some private information, made some friends, or clicked a link that you came across while using it. Undoubtedly, social media platforms can prove to be useful to make connections and reach out to the wider world, but is it always the case?

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Windows 10’s Security Falls Apart When You Plug In a Razer Mouse or Keyboard – Review Geek

This is some boolshyt…. how they not know this before putting it out to the public???

Some Windows exploits require computing expertise, dedication to craft, and a ton of free time. But everyone who went to hacker bootcamp should have focused on gaming instead, because it turns out that all you need to gain local admin access on a Windows 10 PC is a Razer mouse or keyboard.

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Evil Corp: A Deep Dive Into One of the World’s Most Notorious Hacker Groups

Digital illustration of the Guy Fawkes mask.

Evil Corp has carried out several sophisticated attacks since it first burst onto the online scene. But just how dangerous are they?

In 2019, the United States Justice Department filed charges against Russian national Maksim Yakubets, offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest.

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Anonymous Claims to Leak Data on the Texas GOP

Members of the hacker collective Anonymous claim to have leaked a large cache of data belonging to the Republican Party of Texas. The leak, the size of which is unclear, is said to include the “private documents” of the organization.

According to the hackers, those documents are part of the trove of data that was recently stolen from Epik, the controversial web registrar that has often been criticized for its hosting of far-right groups and individuals.

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Signal’s CEO Just Hacked the Cops’ Favorite Phone Cracking Tool


Israeli digital intelligence firm Cellebrite sells software designed to unlock phones and extract their data. As a result, its products are a favorite of law enforcement agencies across the U.S., and police frequently use them to gather evidence from seized devices. In the past, the company has received criticism for its willingness to sell to pretty much any government—including repressive regimes around the world. However, despite its mission to compromise phone security everywhere, Cellebrite would appear to have little interest in securing its own software—if you believe the CEO of encrypted chat app Signal.

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5 Ways an Offline PC Can Be Hacked

Shit is real in the online battlefield….

Some people believe taking a computer offline makes it impossible to hack. These offline PC attacks show it’s not as safe as you imagine.

Data breaches are rapidly becoming a part of everyday online life. Even a cursory glance at the news highlights the latest leak of confidential or personal information onto the internet. While many people are increasingly concerned by these developments, it can often seem as though you are powerless against them.

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Ghost hack – criminals use deceased employee’s account to wreak havoc – Naked Security

 

Many, if not most, organisations will tell you that they have processes and procedures that they follow when employees leave.

In particular, most companies have a slick and quick procedure for removing ex-staff from the payroll.

Firstly, it doesn’t make economic sense to pay someone who is no longer entitled to the money; secondly, many countries require employers to withhold payroll taxes automatically, to pay those taxes in promptly, and to account for them accurately.

Why get into trouble with the tax office over former employees when you can have a simple “staff leaving” checklist that will help to keep you compliant and solvent at the same time?

Unfortunately, we’re not always quite so switched on (or, to be more precise, not quite so good at switching things off) when it comes to ex-staff and cybersecurity.

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Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack — Krebs on Security

I find it hilarious that AmeriKKa doesn’t recognize China is their biggest threat and enemy… who they owe money AND outsourced our middle class to in the 90s & 00s…..

The U.S. Justice Department this week indicted seven Chinese nationals for a decade-long hacking spree that targeted more than 100 high-tech and online gaming companies. The government alleges the men used malware-laced phishing emails and “supply chain” attacks to steal data from companies and their customers. One of the alleged hackers was first profiled here in 2012 as the owner of a Chinese antivirus firm.

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