Robert Abel

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Malware disguised as flashlight app steals passwords

Malware disguised as flashlight app steals passwords

Hit nearly 5000 installs before it was taken down.
Robert Abel Apr 20 2017, 4:13PM Security
Android.Lockerscreen uses pseudorandom passcodes to ensure payouts

Android.Lockerscreen uses pseudorandom passcodes to ensure payouts

Preventing users from bypassing the trojan.
Robert Abel Sep 29 2016, 10:02AM Mobility
Researcher infects scammer with ransomware for conning his mother

Researcher infects scammer with ransomware for conning his mother

Takes internet justice into his own hands.
Robert Abel Aug 18 2016, 11:55AM Security
100 million Volkswagen cars can be unlocked with hack

100 million Volkswagen cars can be unlocked with hack

Nearly every vehicle sold since 1995 vulnerable.
Robert Abel Aug 14 2016, 10:15PM Security
'Video jacking' allows attacker to see mobile usage

'Video jacking' allows attacker to see mobile usage

Be wary of unfamiliar chargers.
Robert Abel Aug 14 2016, 9:34PM Security
Acer stored customer data in unsecured form

Acer stored customer data in unsecured form

Vendor self-reported breach to US authorities.
Robert Abel Jun 21 2016, 12:55PM Security
65 million Tumblr accounts for sale after 2013 breach

65 million Tumblr accounts for sale after 2013 breach

Spotted on the dark web.
Robert Abel Jun 2 2016, 5:42AM Security
Ransomware activity surges

Ransomware activity surges

March was a bad month.
Robert Abel May 22 2016, 4:59PM Security
10-year-old boy wins $13,000 for hacking Instagram

10-year-old boy wins $13,000 for hacking Instagram

Receives bug bounty from Facebook.
Robert Abel May 4 2016, 3:30PM Security
Researchers remotely pick locks of smart homes

Researchers remotely pick locks of smart homes

Samsung SmartThings open to exploit.
Robert Abel May 4 2016, 7:36AM Security
Mobile malware competition spotted on the black market

Mobile malware competition spotted on the black market

Uptick in pricing, features and quality.
Robert Abel May 1 2016, 11:49PM Security
Uber logs 'phantom trips' a year after credentials were stolen

Uber logs 'phantom trips' a year after credentials were stolen

Dark web scammers taking joy rides.
Robert Abel Apr 26 2016, 12:52PM Security
Malware found in surveillance cameras sold on Amazon

Malware found in surveillance cameras sold on Amazon

Alleged infection on USG's Sony cameras.
Robert Abel Apr 14 2016, 3:57PM Security
Researcher discovers Apple iPhone passcode bypass

Researcher discovers Apple iPhone passcode bypass

Vulnerability allegedly found in iOS 9.3.1.
Robert Abel Apr 6 2016, 10:41AM Security
Ransomware uses Dropbox to overwrite hard drives

Ransomware uses Dropbox to overwrite hard drives

Researchers identify Petya ransomware variant.
Robert Abel Mar 30 2016, 11:33AM Security
Cybercrims allegedly steal intimate Adele, Kendall Jenner, Harry Styles photos

Cybercrims allegedly steal intimate Adele, Kendall Jenner, Harry Styles photos

Email and iCloud possibly hacked.
Robert Abel Mar 22 2016, 10:07AM Security
John McAfee: I'll crack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

John McAfee: I'll crack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

Says his hacker teams could do it in three weeks.
Robert Abel Feb 21 2016, 10:25PM Security
Do Samsung smart TVs eavesdrop on your family?

Do Samsung smart TVs eavesdrop on your family?

Shhhh, not in front of the TV.
Robert Abel Feb 17 2016, 2:04PM Security
Ransomware patches decryption flaw

Ransomware patches decryption flaw

DMA Locker authors work hard to satisfy customers.
Robert Abel Feb 11 2016, 10:56AM Security
Hold on, was OS X really the most vulnerable of 2015?

Hold on, was OS X really the most vulnerable of 2015?

Researchers challenge claim.
Robert Abel Jan 13 2016, 10:05AM Security

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