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DDoSers are abusing Microsoft RDP to make attacks more powerful

Enlarge / Hacker attacking server or database. Network security, Database secure and personal data protection reader comments 12 with 9 posters participating Share this story DDoS-for-hire services are abusing the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol to increase the firepower of distributed denial-of-service attacks that paralyze websites and other online services, a security firm said this week.… Read More »

This site posted every face from Parler’s Capitol Hill insurrection videos

reader comments 187 with 92 posters participating Share this story When hackers exploited a bug in Parler to download all of the right-wing social media platform’s contents last week, they were surprised to find that many of the pictures and videos contained geolocation metadata revealing exactly how many of the site’s users had taken part… Read More »

Home alarm tech backdoored security cameras to spy on customers having sex

Getty Images / Aurich Lawson reader comments 98 with 52 posters participating Share this story A home security technician has admitted he repeatedly broke into cameras he installed and viewed customers engaging in sex and other intimate acts. Telesforo Aviles, a 35-year-old former employee of home and small office security company ADT, said that over… Read More »

Chrome and Edge want to help with that password problem of yours

Enlarge / Please don’t do this. Getty Images reader comments 105 with 87 posters participating Share this story If you’re like lots of people, someone has probably nagged you to use a password manager and you still haven’t heeded the advice. Now, Chrome and Edge are coming to the rescue with beefed-up password management built… Read More »

Security firm Malwarebytes was infected by same hackers who hit SolarWinds

reader comments 24 with 17 posters participating Share this story Security firm Malwarebytes said it was breached by the same nation-state-sponsored hackers who compromised a dozen or more US government agencies and private companies. The attackers are best known for first hacking into Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds, compromising its software-distribution system and using it to infect… Read More »

Ars online IT roundtable Thursday: What’s the future of the data center?

reader comments 19 with 18 posters participating, including story author Share this story If you’re in IT, you probably remember the first time you walked into a real data center—not just a server closet, but an actual raised-floor data center, where the door wooshes open in a blast of cold air and noise and you’re… Read More »

Hackers alter stolen regulatory data to sow mistrust in COVID-19 vaccine

Getty Images reader comments 49 with 34 posters participating Share this story Last month, the makers of one of the most promising coronavirus vaccines reported that hackers stole confidential documents they had submitted to a European Union regulatory body. On Friday, word emerged that the hackers have falsified some of the submissions’ contents and published… Read More »

How law enforcement gets around your smartphone’s encryption

Enlarge / Uberwachung, Symbolbild, Datensicherheit, Datenhoheit Westend61 | Getty Images reader comments 61 with 41 posters participating Share this story Lawmakers and law enforcement agencies around the world, including in the United States, have increasingly called for backdoors in the encryption schemes that protect your data, arguing that national security is at stake. But new… Read More »

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