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

Blonde girlfriend’s passport let dark-haired man fly from London to Germany

It’s a huge failure by airport security, but hardly the first time it has happened…

David Bisson reports.

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Instagram confirms hack against high-profile users’ account info

Instagram has confirmed a hacking attack that targeted several high-profile users of the photo sharing application.

Make sure you have a strong, unique password and...

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No razzle-dazzle here! Hackers target Zazzle with run-of-the-mill brute-force attack

Digital attackers have pulled off a tried-and-true password brute-force attack against American online marketplace Zazzle.

David Bisson reports.

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711 MILLION email accounts weaponized by Onliner for spam campaigns

The Onliner spambot weaponized a whopping 711 million email accounts to distribute spam emails laden with malware.

David Bisson reports.

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Spyware deployed in state-sponsored attacks against India and Pakistan

Security researchers have detected a state-sponsored spyware campaign that’s leveraging the Ehdoor backdoor to target entities in India and Pakistan.

David Bisson reports.

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NHS board suffers malware attack just months after falling victim to WannaCry

NHS Lanarkshire has detected malware on its systems just a few months after falling victim to WannaCry.

David Bisson reports.

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Oops! Aetna exposed 12,000 customers’ HIV statuses through envelope window

American managed health care company Aetna is in hot water for accidentally exposing the HIV statuses of 12,000 of its patients.

David Bisson reports.

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It took 14 years for this Massachusetts hospital to detect a data breach

It took a Massachusetts hospital 14 years to detect a data breach. To make matters worse, even after all that time – it wasn’t...

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BankBot trojan tries to sneak apps onto your Android smartphone without permission

The BankBot malware family is abusing Android’s accessibility services to try to install additional apps without users’ permission.

David Bisson reports.

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Anonymous hacker says they stole 1.2 million NHS patients’ data

A member of the Anonymous hacking collective claims to have stolen data belonging to 1.2 million patients of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service...

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Two zero-day vulnerabilities disclosed after Foxit refuses to patch PDF Reader

Researchers have disclosed two zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Foxit’s PDF Reader after the vendor revealed it has no plans to fix the security flaws.

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Sonar-based attack could help hackers infer when you’re having sex

Hackers could use a sonar-based attack to infer information about what a target is doing, including when they might be engaging in sexual activity.

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Vendor-neutral smart car bug has ‘dangerous’ and ‘even fatal’ consequences

“You could disable the air bags, the anti-lock brakes, or the door locks, and steal the car,” says researcher.

David Bisson reports.

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Supply chain attack inserted backdoor into popular server management software

A supply chain attack is believed to have been responsible for surreptitiously inserting a backdoor into widely used server management software.

David Bisson reports.

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Friendly neighborhood hacker helps family regain access to locked car

A benevolent hacker has helped a family regain access to their car after they misplaced its corresponding one-of-a-kind key.

David Bisson reports.

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Hundreds of ‘smart’ locks bricked by flubbed remote update

A fouled-up over-the-air firmware update rendered hundreds of a smart lock vendor’s products unopenable.

Whoops.

David Bisson reports.

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