Robert Abel

Recent articles by Robert Abel

Parental control service mSpy exposes customer data again

Parental control service mSpy exposes customer data again

Second breach of sensitive records in three years.
Robert Abel Sep 6 2018, 9:54AM Security
Android vulnerability exposes users data via wi-fi

Android vulnerability exposes users data via wi-fi

Exposes device information to all applications on the device.
Robert Abel Sep 3 2018, 7:11AM Security
Windows task manager contains local privilege escalation vulnerability

Windows task manager contains local privilege escalation vulnerability

No practical solution to address vulnerability yet.
Robert Abel Aug 29 2018, 11:58AM Security
Linux vulnerability could lead to DDoS attacks

Linux vulnerability could lead to DDoS attacks

Users advised to apply update.
Robert Abel Aug 8 2018, 9:47AM Security
Google offers free DDoS protection

Google offers free DDoS protection

Project Shield aims to protect news sites and free expression.
Robert Abel May 18 2018, 12:34PM Networking
Github patches 4 million vulnerabilities in half a million repositories

Github patches 4 million vulnerabilities in half a million repositories

Rate of vulnerabilities resolved in first seven days at 30 percent.
Robert Abel Mar 27 2018, 6:45AM Security
How an Apple staffer leaked the iPhone source code

How an Apple staffer leaked the iPhone source code

Apple's iOS 9 source code fell into the wrong hands.
Robert Abel Feb 16 2018, 6:44AM Security
Vulnerabilities in keyless door locks let attackers in

Vulnerabilities in keyless door locks let attackers in

Local attackers to lock and unlock doors.
Robert Abel Dec 13 2017, 10:58AM Security
Phishing attacks more efficient than data breaches: Google

Phishing attacks more efficient than data breaches: Google

Bad passwords are still prevalent, study finds.
Robert Abel Nov 14 2017, 11:22AM Security
iOS 11 updates add features to safeguard user privacy

iOS 11 updates add features to safeguard user privacy

Will make it harder for law enforcement to access data.
Robert Abel Sep 13 2017, 3:28PM Mobility
Hackers claim FireEye data leak

Hackers claim FireEye data leak

Same group that targeted FireEye subsidiary Mandiant.
Robert Abel Aug 16 2017, 3:41PM Security
HBO hackers may have nabbed 1.5TB of data

HBO hackers may have nabbed 1.5TB of data

Leaked episodes of Ballers and Room 104 plus Game of Thrones written material.
Robert Abel Aug 6 2017, 12:40PM Security
Counting the cost of a global cyber attack on public cloud

Counting the cost of a global cyber attack on public cloud

The impact would be in the billions and insurance companies not ready to cover costs.
Robert Abel Jul 19 2017, 6:23AM Cloud
Millions of Verizon customer details exposed on misconfigured server

Millions of Verizon customer details exposed on misconfigured server

Threat to two-factor authentication.
Robert Abel Jul 13 2017, 7:48AM Security
Apple accused of playing cheap with bug bounty

Apple accused of playing cheap with bug bounty

Is the iPhone maker low-balling the value of zero-day exploits?
Robert Abel Jul 9 2017, 11:39AM Security
DocuSign phishing attacks caused by stolen emails

DocuSign phishing attacks caused by stolen emails

Customer emails used in malicious campaign.
Robert Abel May 17 2017, 6:48AM Security
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

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