Spying Fears prepping WhatsApp Security Update

Facebook has been known for their security issues along these few years. Now, it’s WhatsApp turn to have a security issue. Users have been told to update to the latest version of the app due to hackers accessing people’s messages. The hackers are able to get to people’s messages because of sharing an MP4 file across the platform. The messaging app had the issue fixed but anyone who hasn’t downloaded the latest update is vulnerable...

Security threatened by Python 2 end of life

Python 2’s end of life is fast approaching and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has issued a warning to developers still clinging on to Python 2 of risks they will face as a result of no more bug fixes or security updates. Much to the dismay of Python 3 adherents, Python 2, was given a stay of execution by Guido van Rossum in 2014. While being adamant that there would be no Python 2.8...

Bluetooth encryption broken

Researchers have broken Bluetooth’s encryption key negotiation protocol using an attack they’ve called KNOB – Key Negotiation Of Bluetooth. The vulnerability affects almost all devices that support Bluetooth, but Google has already announced patches for Android devices. The vulnerability was reported in a paper given at this year’s USENIX Security Symposium in California. The researchers, Kasper B. Rasmussen from Oxford University, Daniele Antonioli of Singapore University of Technology, and Nils Ole Tippenhauer of the CISPA...

Dixons Carphone hacked

Britain’s largest electricals retailer, Dixons Carphone, has been hit by one of the UK’s biggest cyber attack. In a press release, the company has confirmed of an unauthorized access to one of the processing systems of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores, compromising user data held by them. Preliminary investigation indicates that personal and financial data of nearly 6 Million users were compromised, according to the company. Dixons Carphone data hack Dixons Carphone Warehouse, on Wednesday,...

EU ethics Guidelines For Trustworthy AI: Chapter 1

European Commission has released a set of ongoing guidelines on how to build AIs that can be trusted by society. We present an annotated analysis. The EU Commission follows the trend in the technological advancements, setting up pilot groups to understand how these advancements can be used for its own prosperity. Examples of that are the EU Blockchain Observatory which we’ve looked into in this article “EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum Blockchain AMA” or the EU...

Proposed EU Copyright Directive Approved – Without Amendments

The European Parliament has given its final approval to the controversial copyright directive, something that will severely affect Internet users across the European Union and may have wider ramifications. While there had been strong expectation that Article 13 would be deleted, this failed to happen due to mistakes in voting. Having followed the progress of this legislation over many months we have repeatedly pointed out that two of its clauses – Article 11, the link...

Threat Modeling, a beginners guide

If you are always worried about your Internet Service Provider, corporations, and the government watching you, or you have been looking to have a fair understanding of security on the internet, maybe it’s time to complete an exercise called threat modeling.