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

Your internet-enabled doorbell couId help crooks steal your Wi-Fi password

Researchers have uncovered a vulnerability in a ‘smart’ doorbell that could have allowed attackers to easily steal the passwords to customers’ Wi-Fi networks.

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Nissan took down websites following Anonymous DDoS attacks

Nissan temporarily took down its websites earlier this week following a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks launched by the hacktivist group...

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It’s easy to convert a cheap webcam into a network backdoor

A new report details how a D-Link webcam can be converted into a network backdoor, thereby highlighting general concerns with Internet of Things (IoT)...

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Dozens of mobile health apps found vulnerable to security risks

Researchers have found that dozens of mobile health apps are vulnerable to at least some of the top ten mobile risks identified by the...

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New remote access trojan Trochilus uncovered in Seven Pointed Dagger attack

Security researchers have uncovered a new remote access trojan (RAT) called Trochilus, targeting government agencies in Myanmar.

David Bisson reports.

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Juniper says it will remove flawed cryptographic code from its software

Juniper says it will replace the Dual_EC pseudo-random number generator, long criticised by security experts and potentially exploitable in backdoor attacks.

David Bisson reports.

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International ATM malware gang dismantled by Europol

Authorities have brought down an international group of computer criminals following a series of malware-based attacks that compromised ATMs all across Europe.

David Bisson reports.

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Flawed EZCast media streamer can let hackers run malware on your home network

A HDMI TV streaming dongle allows attackers to easily infiltrate home owner’s Wi-Fi networks, steal confidential information and launch malicious code.

David Bisson reports.

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Mass-surveillance ‘undermines security’ and failed to stop 9/11 attacks, says ex-NSA officer

According to a former NSA officer, bulk data collection by intelligence agencies has resulted in the loss of life before, and it will lead...

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PhantomSquad DDoS group claims credit for PlayStation Network downtime

A group of distributed denial-of-service attackers known as “PhantomSquad” has claimed responsibility for a PlayStation Network service interruption that lasted for 10 hours.

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DDoS gang takes down BBC websites, Donald Trump’s campaign site over holiday weekend

A group of computer criminals used two separate distributed denial-of-service attacks to bring down all of the BBC’s websites and Donald Trump’s main campaign...

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Terrible Tiny Banker strikes again! Tinba banking trojan fixes gaze on Singapore

Researchers have recently observed the Tinba v3 ‘Tiny Banker’ Trojan horse targeting banks located in Singapore.

David Bisson reports.

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Microsoft to say ‘adios’ to Superfish-like adware on March 31st

Microsoft’s new rules for adware could help stop another security scare like Superfish.

David Bisson reports.

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Iranian hackers believed to have targeted US dam

Iranian hackers are believed to have gained accessed to a flood control dam in New York State, back in 2013.

David Bisson reports.

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First comes piracy, then comes prison. Six men plead guilty to massive software fraud scheme

Six men have pleaded guilty to a global software piracy scheme that netted $100 million in sales.

David Bisson reports.

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Users their own worst enemy when it comes to encrypted messaging apps

Security researchers have found that user error can be responsible for compromising the exchanges of encrypted communications apps like Signal.

David Bisson reports.

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