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

Over a thousand spyware-infected Android apps discovered

A family of Android spyware has infected more than 1,000 apps, including some which infiltrated Google’s Play Store.

David Bisson reports.

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SMS touch a security and privacy nightmare for iOS users

Plaintext data transmissions make $1.99 app a spoofer’s delight…

David Bisson reports.

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Hotspot Shield VPN accused of logging user data, selling it to advertisers

Privacy researchers have accused Hotspot Shield VPN of logging user data and selling it to advertisers, despite claims to the contrary.

David Bisson reports.

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Engineer sentenced to 18 months in the slammer for accessing former employer’s networks

An engineer has been sent to prison for 18 months after accessing his former employer’s networks without proper authorization.

David Bisson reports.

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Disney slammed with class-action complaint for unlawfully exfiltrating kids’ personal data

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against The Walt Disney Company for wrongfully exfiltrating children’s personally identifying information through the Disney Princess Palace...

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Attackers could shut down power grids by abusing solar panel flaws

An attacker could exploit vulnerabilities found in solar panel components to shut down large parts of a power grid, claims a security researcher.

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Invisible Man malware lifts banking credentials by abusing Android accessibility services

A family of malware known as “Invisible Man” abuses Android OS accessibility services in order to steal users’ banking credentials.

David Bisson reports.

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Bateleur, the new malware backdoor targeting restaurant chains, from the makers of Carbanak

The developers of the notorious Carbanak banking trojan have added a new JavaScript backdoor to their tool set, targeting US restaurant chains.

David Bisson reports.

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Trojan found pre-installed on Android phones being sold on Amazon

Security researchers have discovered the malicious Triada trojan horse implanted into the firmware of several Android devices.

David Bisson reports.

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DEF CON attendees make short work of electronic voting machines

Attendees to the DEF CON hacking conference in Las Vegas discovered weak spots in electronic voting machines that attackers could abuse in future compromises.

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Car wash security flaws let hackers ‘physically attack’ people

Hackers can exploit security flaws affecting popular car wash rigs to damage customers’ vehicles and “physically attack” people.

David Bisson reports.

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11 arrested in Chinese Fireball malware investigation

Beijing police officers have arrested 11 individuals in connection with the Fireball malware that has infected hundreds of millions of computers.

David Bisson reports.

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EVERY app offered by alternative Android app market redirected to malware

Remember to never ever agree to download Adobe Flash Player onto your Android phone.

David Bisson reports.

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FruitFly Mac malware – FBI investigating hundreds of infections, say researchers

The FBI is thought to be currently investigating hundreds of infections tied to the mysterious FruitFly family of Mac-based malware.

David Bisson reports.

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18-year-old arrested after reporting dumb bug in public transport e-ticket system

More than 45,000 users have voiced their disapproval on social media for Hungary’s public transport system after police arrested an 18-year-old man for reporting...

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Online criminals clone UK university’s website to phish for cash

Criminals have cloned a UK university’s website in an attempt to phish for unsuspecting students’ cash and personal information.

David Bisson reports.

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