Weak Password Cause in ‘Just For Fun’ Hack

High-profile hacks are not uncommon these days. Large companies and organizations are consistently subjected to cyberattacks. However, rarely do we hear one quite like this: The latest hack we’re following in the news targeted Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), the owner of Holiday Inn, who were hacked due to a significantly weak password. According to the BBC, the hackers, calling themselves …

Malware From Outer Space

The James Webb Space Telescope is a feat of modern engineering, and continues to deliver one inspirational view of our universe after another. There is, unfortunately, one side effect of these fantastic, high-quality images, that Webb Telescope engineers likely never imagined: malware delivery. Hackers have decided to use one of the images captured by the James Webb Telescope to trick …

Hackers Can Take Over Your Apple Devices

Last week, Apple issued emergency security updates for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. The company typically releases software updates for all its platforms at roughly the same time, but it doesn’t usually seed security updates like this, save for significant situations. As it turns out, this situation fits the bill.   iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, and macOS 12.5.1 all include patches …

Cisco Cyberattack Highlights Threats to MFA

Every cyberattack is bad news: As hackers and their attacks become more sophisticated, the information they steal and the networks they compromise are worth far more. However, some attacks are worse than others, including the method of attack. You need to be aware of the latest attack, which hit Cisco’s network earlier this year. According to a report from Cisco Talos …

Chrome Updates Matter For Many Browsers

While Google Chrome is the browser of choice for many of us, it’s not a monopoly. There are plenty of other web browsers on the digital market for us to use, whether we browse on desktop or mobile. However, chances are, your browser is affected any time Chrome issues an update, which means it’s imperative you pay attention when these …