Don't-Miss Security Stories

securetaxes primary

Thieves stole data on 100,000 taxpayers through IRS app

They first dug up Social Security data, dates of birth and street addresses through other sources

Synology patches serious security flaws in its network-attached storage devices

One vulnerability could let attackers compromise NAS boxes and data stored on them

PCWorld News

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 26

Charter wins Time Warner with $55 million bid...Jony Ive moves upstairs at Apple... Sharp shows off its slow-mo phone

PCWorld News

Attackers use email spam to infect point-of-sale terminals with new malware

They're likely counting on some employees misusing such terminals to browse the Web or check their personal email at work

Asus RT-AC87U

Large-scale attack hijacks your router through your browser

Researchers found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

PCWorld News

Full Adult Friend Finder database offered for $17,000

The full database may contain payment card data, highly sought after by fraudsters

PCWorld News

US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

A bill to extend certain provisions of the Patriot Act to July 31 was also blocked

PCWorld News

US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

The Senate may work into the weekend to find a deal on extending portions of the Patriot Act

android phone apps

Android's Factory Reset tool still leaves sensitive data on your phone

Researchers recovered access credentials, emails, text messages and other sensitive information from wiped Android phones.

kiss

Leaked Adult Friend Finder user database still online

Adult Friend Finder was breached more than two months ago, according to a dark Web forum

PCWorld News

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 22

Connected cars will mean mobile traffic jams, US wants to ban export of some security tools, exploits...Google planning IoT OS

PCWorld News

Secom security drone follows, photographs intruders

These flying security cameras will be rented out to large-lot businesses such as shopping malls

PCWorld News

Alibaba's UC Browser found leaking users' data

Alibaba claims it has fixed the issues