Man Incriminates Self in FedEx Hack

Robert LilesHacking

It is inevitable that in every workplace within every sector there will be an employee—or a number of them—who grow to resent their employer. In many cases, these employees will leave on their own will. In others, the employer must force them out. Forcing out employees may exacerbate their ill will toward the employer. While most terminated or laid off … Read More

COVID-19 Virus Sparks a Different Outbreak: Malware

Laura BednarHacking, In The News

COVID-19 Outbreak and Malware Epidemic

Since the beginning of the outbreak, the WHO-designated COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) has taken over two thousand lives, breached the perimeters of at least 26 confirmed countries, and sparked a secondary kind of outbreak: fear. With people across the globe becoming increasingly worried about the COVID-19 virus, malicious actors across cyberspace are cashing in on those fears, using the unease amongst … Read More

The Privacy Debate: Apple vs Android

Laura BednarCybersecurity and Vulnerabilities, Hacking

Android Apple Security

Much like in the debates of cats or dogs; Mac or PC; or pineapple belonging on pizza, consumers chose sides when it comes to Apple versus Android devices. While a common belief is that Apple products are more secure, a recent article states that a digital forensic examiner said Androids may be the more secure choice. The article quoted Detective … Read More

Amazon Echo Security Bug Gets Pwned

Laura BednarHacking

Pwn2Own Contest Amazon Echo Hacked

Two whitehat security researchers, Team Fluoroacetate’s Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, recently won this year’s Pwn2Own security contest in Tokyo. The two took home the Master of Pwn title for the third consecutive year along with a $60,000 prize for exposing a massive security breach in the Amazon Echo, a smart display powered by Alexa. The patch gap vulnerability Cama … Read More