Privacy Breach? Phones pre-loaded with tracking software on sale in the UK

Smartphones with pre-installed advanced tracking software are on sale in Britain to help employers to snoop on their staff. The devices can be bought in bulk and sold on to unwitting customers, who would have no indication that their messages, location, app usage, call histories, photographs and emails were being monitored at all times. UK …

Transportation industry vulnerable to Ransomware and IOT attacks

New study has found that Cyberattacks leveraging IoT devices are also becoming commonplace particularly in the transportation where 29 percent of companies indicated they experienced an IoT attack. The energy, construction, and IT sectors aren’t far behind 22 percent of respondents from each industry reported attacks, respectively. To combat these threats researchers said companies will …

eScan Warns on Security Flaws in Xiaomi’s MIUI Software

Security solutions company eScan on Thursday in a 36-page report alleged that Xiaomi’s MIUI custom Android ROM has multiple flaws that affected the security of user data. Xiaomi system apps such as the uninstall mechanism and Mi Mover were some of the flawed aspects of MIUI, the report stated. The Chinese smartphone company has refuted …

Russians rally against harsh legislative controls on the internet

Around 1,000 people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to protest against the government’s harsh legislative controls on the internet. Russia in recent years has moved to impose restrictions on internet use, blacklisting web pages for extremist content and prosecuted a growing number of individuals for posting online. Protesters on Sunday highlighted the case of …

Over 190 Members of Internet community file comments against the FCC, Net Neutrality Roll back

A group of over 190 Internet engineers, pioneers, and technologists filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission explaining that the FCC’s plan to roll back net neutrality protections is based on a fundamentally flawed and outdated understanding of how the Internet works. Signers include current and former members of the Internet Engineering Task Force and …

ESET warns of Malware capable of cause power outages

Two cyber security firms have uncovered malicious software that they believe caused a December 2016 Ukraine power outage, they said on Monday, warning the malware could be easily modified to harm critical infrastructure operations around the globe. ESET, a Slovakian anti-virus software maker, and Dragos Inc, a U.S. critical-infrastructure security firm, released detailed analyses of …