David Bisson

  David Bisson is an infosec news junkie and security journalist. He works as Contributing Editor for Graham Cluley Security News and Associate Editor for Tripwire's "The State of Security" blog.

   



536 Stories by David Bisson

Woman says hacker spied on her through the baby monitor

A woman claims that she and her family were spied upon after an unknown party hacked their way into a “smart” baby monitor.

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Facebook-hijacking Faceliker malware is on the rise

Researchers have reported an increase in activity for a Facebook-hijacking threat known as Faceliker.

David Bisson reports.

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Keychain-busting zero-day disclosed hours before release of macOS High Sierra

A security researcher has disclosed a password exfiltration zero-day that affects macOS version 10.13 (aka “High Sierra”) and earlier.

David Bisson reports.

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SEC reveals hackers might have used stolen data for insider trading

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed that attackers might have used data they stole in a security breach for illicit insider...

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More than three dozen schools call off classes after ‘cyber terrorist’ threat

More than three dozen public schools and other educational institutions canceled classes after receiving threats from a “cyber terrorist.”

David Bisson reports.

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Viacom cloud config goof exposed Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV, and more

Carelessness is believed to have exposed access credentials and other critical information assets owned by media giant Viacom Inc, leaving them viewable by anyone...

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The Pirate Bay website quietly runs a cryptocurrency miner on visitors’ PCs, gobbling up CPU cycles

The Pirate Bay surprised many of its users when it quietly added a JavaScript-based cryptocurrency miner to its website.

David Bisson reports.

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Guess what happened after VEVO told its hackers to ‘f**k off’…

A hacking gang posted 3.12 terabytes of VEVO’s internal files online, after it discovered the company was being reckless with its security.

David Bisson reports.

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Firm offers up to $1 million for Tor zero-day exploits – but who will they sell them to?

A company is offering up to one million dollars in bounties for anyone who finds and reports exploitable zero-day flaws in the Tor Browser.

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BlueBorne threatens almost every connected device with Bluetooth-based attacks

Researchers have discovered a new attack vector they’ve named “BlueBorne” that enables bad actors to compromise nearly every connected device via Bluetooth.

David Bisson reports.

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How to protect yourself in the wake of the Equifax data breach

David Bisson describes some of the ways you can protect yourself against identity thieves following the hack of Equifax.

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Earn up to $200K finding bugs in Samsung smartphones

Samsung has announced a new bug bounty program that offers rewards of up to $200,000 for qualifying vulnerability reports.

David Bisson reports.

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Three Equifax execs sold $1.8 million of stock days after breach discovery

Three Equifax executives sold a combined $1.8 million worth of shares just days after the credit reporting agency discovered a massive data breach.

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Budding malware author uses same Skype ID across job applications and IoT botnet ads

A young malware developer is using the same Skype ID for applying to jobs and advertising their Internet of Things (IoT) botnet.

David Bisson reports.

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Instagram breach deepens with dark web ‘Doxagram’ domain

Attackers have set up a dark web domain for their “Doxagram” site that offers for sale the email addresses and phone numbers of high-profile...

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Massive Locky ransomware campaign sends out 23 million emails in 24 hours

Security researchers have spotted a massive malware campaign that sent out 23 million messages laden with Locky ransomware in the span of 24 hours.

David...

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