OnePlus inadvertently left a backdoor on its phones

OnePlus' security troubles aren't over yet. Users have discovered that many of the company's phones from the past few years (including the OnePlus 5) include a Qualcomm testing app, EngineerMode, that lets you get root-level access to the phone with...

Microsoft already has a fix for that severe WiFi security exploit

The "Krack Attack" WiFi encryption security flaw is more than a little frightening, but you should already be relatively safe if you're using a recent Windows PC. Microsoft has released a patch that fixes the vulnerability on all supported versions o...

Android exploit adds secret, thieving layers to your phone

Researchers from UC Santa Barbara and Georgia Tech have discovered a fresh class of Android attacks, called Cloak and Dagger, that can operate secretly on a phone, allowing hackers to log keystrokes, install software and otherwise control a device wi...

Attackers can use video subtitles to hijack your devices

Be careful before you fire up media player software to play that foreign-language movie -- it might be a way for intruders to compromise your system. Check Point researchers have discovered an exploit that uses maliciously crafted subtitles to take c...

‘Shadow Brokers’ threaten to release more hacking tools in June

An exploit that the "WannaCry" malware used to encrypt computers worldwide first appeared in a leak from "The Shadow Brokers," a group that claims to have stolen a number of tools from the NSA. Now the Shadow Brokers are back with a new blog post thr...

The ‘WannaCry’ ransomware is a stark reminder of a broken system

In April a hacking group called The Shadow Brokers dumped a cache of Windows' exploits it pilfered from the NSA. The group had decided to start leaking exploits it stole from the agency after it was unable to find a buyer for the government's hacking...