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Even the best passwords are no match for this simple hack

Even the best passwords are no match for this simple hack Welcome to the world of social engineering, where those looking gain access to protected places (be they physical or digital) talk, bluff, confuse, or trick their way past the gatekeepers.This wasn't the first time someone talked their way past a public figure's digital security.

Hackers of the future could use malware stored in DNA to infect computers

Hackers of the future could use malware stored in DNA to infect computers "We have no evidence to believe that the security of DNA sequencing or DNA data in general is currently under attack.Instead, we view these results as a first step toward thinking about computer security in the DNA sequencing ecosystem," they said in a statement.

The HBO hackers just hit us with another huge dump

The HBO hackers just hit us with another huge dump After HBO Spain accidentally released an unaired episode of Game of Thrones, the hackers that claim to have stolen 1.Specifically, on August 16 they released what they're calling the "4th Wave HBO Leak.

Hackers just sent us practically all of HBO's social media passwords

Hackers just sent us practically all of HBO's social media passwords The hackers responsible for the massive breach of HBO haven't let up, and reached out to Mashable to share their latest exploits.Specifically, what appears to be the login credentials for almost every single HBO social media account.

If using a VPN seems too complicated for you, then this could be a good place to start

If using a VPN seems too complicated for you, then this could be a good place to start If the internet is like a public highway, a VPN is like your own personal tunnel that goes to the same places, just without anyone seeing you.If you're new to the VPN game, ZenMate Premium could be a good place to start.

Hackers offered $500,000 for WhatsApp and Signal exploits

Hackers offered $500,000 for WhatsApp and Signal exploits A company that specializes in acquiring and reselling zero-day exploits has set its sights on Signal and WhatsApp, two popular secure mobile messaging platforms, and is offering serious cash to hackers willing to play ball.And just who, exactly, are Zerodium's customers?

The HBO hackers just sent us the end of 'Game of Thrones' Season 7

The HBO hackers just sent us the end of 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 The HBO hackers are back, and they mean business.Pattern analysis of HBO's silly hidden acts are as we expected.

Why the iPhone 8's facial recognition could be a privacy disaster

Why the iPhone 8's facial recognition could be a privacy disaster But for that to work, facial recognition would need to be always on, a phrase that concerns Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney Adam Schwartz.He emphasized that "always on" features translate to always gathering information.

Oops: An Instagram bug let a hacker access phone numbers and email addresses

Oops: An Instagram bug let a hacker access phone numbers and email addresses What's shady, possibly wearing a hoodie, and is currently sitting on the stolen personal information of an untold number of high-profile Instagram users?However, the fact that the company is notifying every single verified user of the breach suggests the number is high.

That Instagram hack is shaping up to be way bigger than anyone thought

That Instagram hack is shaping up to be way bigger than anyone thought Turns out we all may be "high profile" in the eyes of Instagram.A bug in the social media company's API reportedly allowed hackers to gain access to account holders' phone numbers and email addresses, with Instagram assuring everyone on Aug.

Malicious hackers attack media startup after Hillary Clinton endorses it

Malicious hackers attack media startup after Hillary Clinton endorses it 8 million" people who supported Clinton in the presidential election by providing them with verified, sharable facts, stats, and memes used to debate people online.But soon after Clinton's tweet, the website stopped loading for visitors.

Hackers breach US and European energy companies: report

Hackers breach US and European energy companies: report A group of hackers has targeted US and European energy companies in an extended campaign that has, in some cases, led to security breaches that exposed the systems those control companies' operations.The report claims that cyberattacks have allowed the hackers to bypass the security of energy firms in the US, Turkey, and Switzerland, while companies in other countries are thought to have been affected.

Hacker Group Dragonfly Takes Aim at US Power Grid

Hacker Group Dragonfly Takes Aim at US Power Grid But a new type of attack is on the rise — those targeting power grid and energy infrastructure.A group identified as Dragonfly is at the center of multiple investigations by various cybersecurity firms.

How to tell if you're one of the 143 million Americans affected by the Equifax hack

How to tell if you're one of the 143 million Americans affected by the Equifax hack But how to tell if you, personally, are affected by the massive data breach?There's a website for that — as long as you don't mind forking over even more information to Equifax.

Alleged Equifax hackers demand $2.6 million Bitcoin ransom — or else...

Alleged Equifax hackers demand $2.6 million Bitcoin ransom — or else... By now you know that credit reporting agency Equifax was hacked, and with it, potentially 143 million Americans social security numbers, birth dates, and then some.Unless, according to the criminals who supposedly hacked them, Equifax pays up.

Everything you need to know about the massive Equifax data breach

Everything you need to know about the massive Equifax data breach The site adds that the company "empower[s] individual consumers to manage their personal credit information, protect their identity, and maximize their financial well-being.Census Bureau, the population of the country was about 324 million in 2017, meaning that the Equifax data breach affects 44% of Americans.

Twitter is *not having* Equifax's response to that massive hack

Twitter is *not having* Equifax's response to that massive hack They've taken to the social media platform to ridicule Equifax for both the leak itself and the piss-poor way the company has managed the aftermath.First, let's start with the Equifax's so-called "potential impact" check system.

Equifax screwed up yet again, and it's scrambling to fix this latest mess

Equifax screwed up yet again, and it's scrambling to fix this latest mess Now, the company is scrambling to fix what can only be called a bungled response to the data breach.The problem lies in how Equifax went about implementing credit freezes — something consumers worried about identity theft and fraud should implement.

Kaspersky Labs' Banned by US, Amid Security Concerns

Kaspersky Labs' Banned by US, Amid Security Concerns On Wednesday, the US government banned the use of any software from the company because of those security concerns.For those that aren’t familiar, Kaspersky has been one of the firms most commonly associated with researching and securing against common security threats like Wanna Cry and others.

OurMine hacks Vevo, releases staggering 3.12TB of internal files

OurMine hacks Vevo, releases staggering 3.12TB of internal files This past summer was basically hunting season for hackers (as HBO well knows), but just because fall is now upon us doesn't mean the hacking spree has stopped.— has confirmed to Mashable that it's the last victim of a data breach.