Mozilla checks if Firefox is affected by same malware vulnerability as Tor

Weakness in certificate pinning protections may open users to MitM attacks. sci tech news Continue reading Mozilla checks if Firefox is affected by same malware vulnerability as Tor

Teenager uncovers route to free Web surfing on T-Mobile network

Jacob Ajit got free Web access just by putting “/speedtest” into a proxy site’s address. sci tech news Continue reading Teenager uncovers route to free Web surfing on T-Mobile network

Signal bug lets attackers tamper with encrypted messages—patch now

Signal may be the most trusted messaging app, but it’s not perfect. sci tech news Continue reading Signal bug lets attackers tamper with encrypted messages—patch now

Alibaba fires employees for hacking their way to free mooncakes

Hundreds of holiday cakes were purloined through weakness in internal website. sci tech news Continue reading Alibaba fires employees for hacking their way to free mooncakes

Science press site hacked; hackers release… random crap

Eurekalert pulls everybody’s access after security breach. sci tech news Continue reading Science press site hacked; hackers release… random crap

New batch of leaked Colin Powell e-mails lambasts Trump and Clinton

Who hacked the former secretary of state’s e-mails—and how? sci tech news Continue reading New batch of leaked Colin Powell e-mails lambasts Trump and Clinton

US athletes’ doping tests published by Russian hackers, agency says

Leak shows athletes tested positive for controlled drugs, but had exemptions. sci tech news Continue reading US athletes’ doping tests published by Russian hackers, agency says

Hands-on: Blue Hydra can expose the all-too-unhidden world of Bluetooth

Bluetooth Low Energy devices like smart watches, “wearables,” give you up all day. sci tech news Continue reading Hands-on: Blue Hydra can expose the all-too-unhidden world of Bluetooth

Thousands of infected FTP servers net attackers $88k in cryptocurrency

Targets foot hardware and electricity costs of mining Minero coins. sci tech news Continue reading Thousands of infected FTP servers net attackers $88k in cryptocurrency

Two critical bugs and more malicious apps make for a bad week for Android

Google releases fixes for newer devices and ejects apps following reports. sci tech news Continue reading Two critical bugs and more malicious apps make for a bad week for Android