Soon you’ll be able to use your iPhone for ATM withdrawals

ATM

The days of using your plastic debit card to withdraw money from an ATM could be coming to a close with Touch ID ATM withdrawals. FIS and Payment Alliance International have announced they’re converting 70,000 ATM locations with the Touch ID withdrawal feature. Customers will open an app and access the machine by holding the iPhone … Read more

Sharing your Netflix password? You could be a criminal

Netflix password

Are you sharing your Netflix password with family and friends? The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals says you are now could be a criminal. The court found that sharing a password is prosecutable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) possibly making millions into criminals. Sharing a Netflix password is pretty common place these days … Read more

Non-Play Store Pokémon GO Android app Droidjacked

Pokémon Go Android

Security firm Proofpoint is reporting at least one non-Play Store version of the Pokémon GO Android app has been found to have Droidjack installed. Pokémon GO has become a pretty big hit and people were clamoring to get their hands on it even before it was released. One of the advantages, or disadvantages depending on how you see it, … Read more

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hacked by OurMine

Jack Dorsey

The hacking group OurMine is at it again, this time hacking the Twitter account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The group has already hit Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai‘s social media accounts. The group made a statement going after Jack Dorsey on the very social media platform he runs. The group is proving that no … Read more

TP-Link forgot to renew its router configuration domains

TP-Link

Most routers come with a web panel to allow the consumer to edit the configurations. While you can access it with an IP address such as 192.168.1.1, some manufacturers provide you with a domain, which they believe is more convenient than an IP address. TP-Link uses two such domains: www.tplinklogin.net and www.tplinkextender.net. TP-Link, however, seems to … Read more

Lenovo, HP, other OEMs hit with UEFI bug in BIOS

security breach

Lenovo has definitely had some software issues on their generally high-quality hardware of late, though in this instance they aren’t the only ones affected. Security researcher Dymtro Oleksiuk located a vulnerability in the BIOS of some Lenovo computers that bypasses some aspects of Windows Security. In his post related to the issue on Github, Oleksiuk described the … Read more

Sundar Pichai’s Quora account hacked

Quora

Hacking group OurMine is at it again, this time managing to hack the Quora account of Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Previously the group managed to hack Mark Zuckerberg’s non-Facebook accounts as well as Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. While Zuckerberg was hacked for having a very bad password, Pichai’s account was compromised through a “security vulnerability” OurMine … Read more

TeamViewer responds to Techaeris editorial

TeamViewer

Yesterday we ran an editorial written by guest author Max Emelianov in which he discussed the recent TeamViewer security issues. TeamViewer has reached out to us to refute much of what Mr. Emelianov wrote in his editorial. In an effort to be fair and present our readers with both sides as they see it, we are publishing … Read more

Why you should already be locking down TeamViewer

TeamViewer

Post Author Max Emelianov started HostForWeb in 2001. In his role as HostForWeb’s CEO, he focuses on teamwork and providing the best support for his customers while delivering cutting-edge web hosting services. If you haven’t already heard, there was a nasty vulnerability recently unveiled in Teamviewer. If you haven’t locked yours down already, you’re in … Read more

Should you worry about your YouTube account being hacked?

YouTube account

As we reported late last night, the YouTube account of WatchMojo.com was hacked with relativity harmless modifications to its video titles. It doesn’t appear that the YouTube account was comprised further than changing the video titles. But it does bring up a good topic to discuss. Should content creators and even non-content creators worry about … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg covers his webcam, maybe you should too

webcam

We’ve all heard the stories about someone being captured in the privacy of their own home on their webcam. You can file it under, “it’ll never happen to me” and most people do. Mark Zuckerberg however, is taking no chances and picture proof shows he covers his webcam along with his laptop microphone. One never … Read more

Acer Security Breach Hits Over 34,000 Users

security breach

Another week and a new security breach. This time it’s Acer who has revealed that their online shopping users, just over thirty-four thousand, have had their sensitive data revealed in this latest security breach. Among the information that was stolen was customer names, addresses, credit card information, including expiration dates, and the corresponding three-digit CVC security … Read more

GitHub Hit With Reused Password Attack, Notifying Affected Users

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for people that use the same password on multiple sites. It really should already be abundantly clear that everybody should use unique, strong passwords for every site they log in to. We are, however, seeing yet another example where that hasn’t been the case. The popular code repository GitHub … Read more

DNC Gets Hacked By Russian Government

DNC

Just when you think the hacks couldn’t get any deeper, the Russian government goes and hacks the DNC (Democratic National Committee). According to the Washington Post’s sources, hackers working for the Russian government “penetrated” DNC computer systems, and so far it looks like they were after data collected by the DNC on Donald Trump. According … Read more

Netflix Proactively Resetting User Passwords

Netflix premiere

If you’ve been reading Techaeris lately, you’ve no doubt seen our articles about Twitter passwords for sale and social media, and other, accounts being hijacked — most of which are being attributed to older password hacks that are just now surfacing. As it turns out, Netflix isn’t sitting around waiting for its user’s accounts to be compromised … Read more

32 Million Twitter Logins Up For Sale

Twitter logins

Twitter has been in the spotlight this week with the NFL’s account getting hacked as well as Mark Zuckerberg, Tenacious D and several other celebrities. Those hacks were linked to the LinkedIn breach of 2012 that saw account details of 117 million users leaked. It appears this new hack is the result of a malware … Read more

The NFL Twitter Account Got Hacked Today

NFL Twitter

Earlier today the NFL Twitter account tweeted the passing of commissioner Roger Goodell in what looks like a hacking of the NFL Twitter page. The tweet was removed fairly quickly and no goes to a dead link, but one eagle eyed viewer managed to snag a screenshot of the tweet and shared it with us. This … Read more