Fully operations research robots are often left unsecured on the internet, making it possible for hackers to remotely command these machines to move around and even spy on camera feeds. Researchers from Brown University in the US ran a worldwide scan in search of hosts running the Robot Operating System (ROS), a popular research robotics
Eli Biham and Lior Neumann from the Israel Institute of Technology have identified a Bluetooth vulnerability that has the potential to allow a nearby hacker to gain unauthorized access to your device. The published research paper on the CERT website says that the encryption vulnerability in the Bluetooth firmware implementation affects devices from vendors like
India ranked fourth in the list of top 10 target countries for Web Application Attacks as bot-driven abuse and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continued to rise from November 2017 till April this year, Cloud delivery network provider Akamai Technologies said on Wednesday. Registering over 2.8 crore attacks, India also ranked eighth globally in
Cyber attacks are among the key security challenges that India is facing and they could pose wide-ranging threats to key installations and cripple financial institutions, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said today. Addressing a conference on homeland security, Gauba said that for countering cyber attacks, the security agencies have to stay ahead of the attackers
Security has become the keyword at a time when every single device is connected to something or the other. With the advent of Internet of Things, connected devices are everywhere, and so are the vulnerabilities. And in the latest example of a jaw-dropping incident, a casino s high-roller database was accessed by hackers, using a
Britain has conducted a "major offensive cyber-campaign" against the Islamic State militant group, the head of the intelligence agency GCHQ revealed. The cyber operation hindered the group's ability to co-ordinate attacks and suppressed their propaganda, former MI5 senior officer Jeremy Fleming was quoted as saying by the BBC. Fleming, speaking for the first time since
When it comes to increased cryptojacking activities, India is second in the Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) region and ninth globally as hackers create a highly-profitable, new revenue stream with crypto-mining, cyber security giant Symantec said on Wednesday. According to Symantec's "Internet Security Threat Report", detection of coinminers on endpoint computers increased by a whopping 8,500
Digitally connected health devices such as pacemakers and MRI scanners in an Internet of Things (IoT) era can be fatal as hackers can exploit such devices and harm patients, the Royal Academy of Engineering has warned. In two new reports published by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the PETRAS Internet of Things research hub
The vulnerability of Signalling System No. 7 (SS7), which enables SMS-based two-factor authentication, has long been debated. And a recent research has pointed out another gaping flaw in the system, making the need for action even more urgent. In a video demonstration, white hackers aka researchers from Positive Technologies showed how they were able to take control of a bitcoin wallet, and start pilfering funds via the SS7 flaws. They were even able to reset Gmail passwords using two-factor authentication.
In a slightly embarrassing event, WikiLeaks, a company which prides itself on technical competency, has apparently lost control of its own website to a notorious hacker group called OurMine. The attack saw visitors to WikiLeaks.org redirected to a page created by OurMine, which claimed that the attack was a response to a challenge from the organization to hack them.
The Ashley Madison hack controversy is far from being over. The Impact Team dumped a huge amount of hacked data onto the Internet earlier this week, and late last night they released yet more details, Motherboard reports.
Last month, a team of hackers broke into Ashley Madison, a site that facilitates cheating in relationships among its near 40 million users. With their demands seemingly not met, these hackers have now made public a huge chunk of data they stole.
A cyber attack on the US government, allegedly by Chinese hackers, was more severe than initial reports, affecting sensitive information of millions of people, the Obama administration has said.
Have you ever forgotten the password of your email account, and then used Forgot Password to set a new one? You are not the only one. But hackers have come up with a trick that uses this method to gain access to your email account.
A group of hackers stole confidential data on more than 100,000 US taxpayers over the past four months, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, John Koskinen.
As modern home appliances are increasingly linked to the Internet, the possibility of savvy hackers breaking into your virtual home and stealing your identity, bank and credit card information and any other personal information they can use, is on the rise too, experts warned.
One in five Internet users assumes their passwords are of no value to cyber criminals, according to a survey. However, passwords are the keys to the account holders' personal data, private lives, and even their money - and if they are stolen the consequences can affect not only individual users, but also their contacts, warned a study conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International.
Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao on Wednesday said financial institutions and business organizations in India must be ready to thwart challenges posed by cyber criminals.
In a report published by Ara Labs it has been revealed that a new strain of malware is using routers to inject ads and pornography into websites, and once a router is compromised, the malware will load third-party content onto almost any website visited by the user.