TechCrunch: Flaws in a popular GPS tracker leak real-time locations and can remotely activate its microphone

A popular GPS tracker — used as a panic alarm for elderly patients, to monitor kids, and track vehicles — contains security flaws, which security researchers say are so severe the device should be recalled. The Chinese manufactured white-label location…

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TechCrunch: A powerful malware that tried to blow up a Saudi plant strikes again

A highly capable malware reportedly used in a failed plot to blow up a Saudi petrochemical plant has now been linked to a second compromised facility. FireEye researchers say the unnamed “critical infrastructure” facility was the latest victim of the…

TechCrunch: AeroGarden maker says hackers stole months of credit card data

Bad news for home gardeners: criminals might have your credit card data. AeroGrow, the maker of the at-home garden kit AeroGarden, said in a letter to customers that its website had credit card scraping malware for more than four months.…

TechCrunch: The responsibility for a sustainable digital future

Mounir Mahjoubi Contributor On March 12, 2019, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the “World Wide Web”, Tim Berners-Lee’s ground-breaking invention. In just thirty years, this flagship application of the Internet has forever changed our lives, our habits, our way…

TechCrunch: Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’

The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s Prime Minister. PM Scott Morrison said today the computer network of the country’s parliament, and those belonging to Liberal, Labor and Nationals…