Lucian Constantin

Romania Correspondent

Lucian Constantin writes about information security, privacy, and data protection for the IDG News Service.

Stealthy Mac malware spies on encrypted browser traffic

Network management vulnerability exposes cable modems to hacking

Network management vulnerability exposes cable modems to hacking

Hundreds of thousands of internet gateway devices from around the world, primarily cable modems, are vulnerable to hacking because of a serious weakness in their implementation of the Simple Network Management Protocol.

Cloudflare wants to secure IoT connections to the internet

Cloudflare wants to secure IoT connections to the internet

Web optimization and security firm Cloudflare launched a service that could allow IoT manufacturers to protect devices from attacks and deploy patches much quicker.

Companion mobile app exposed Hyundai cars to potential hijacking

Companion mobile app exposed Hyundai cars to potential hijacking

The mobile application that accompanies many Hyundai cars exposed sensitive information that could have allowed attackers to remotely locate, unlock and start vehicles.

Webroot deletes Windows files and causes serious problems for users

Webroot deletes Windows files and causes serious problems for users

Users of Webroot's endpoint security product, consumers and businesses alike, had a nasty surprise Monday when the program started detecting Windows files as malicious.

Russian man receives longest-ever prison sentence in the US for hacking

Russian man receives longest-ever prison sentence in the US for hacking

A 32-year-old Russian hacker was sentenced to 27 years in prison in the U.S. for stealing millions of payment card details from U.S. businesses by infecting their point-of-sale systems with malware.

Phishing attacks using internationalized domains are hard to block

Phishing attacks using internationalized domains are hard to block

The latest version of Google Chrome restricts how domain names that use non-Latin characters are displayed in the browser in response to a recently disclosed technique that could allow attackers to create highly credible phishing...

Drupal fixes critical access bypass vulnerability

Drupal fixes critical access bypass vulnerability

The Drupal project has released a patch to fix a critical access bypass vulnerability that could put websites at risk of hacking.

Flaws let attackers hijack multiple Linksys router models

Flaws let attackers hijack multiple Linksys router models

Two dozen Linksys router models are exposed to attacks that could extract sensitive information from their configurations, cause them to become unresponsive and even completely take them over.

Oracle fixes Struts and Shadow Brokers exploits in huge patch release

Oracle fixes Struts and Shadow Brokers exploits in huge patch release

Oracle released a record 299 security fixes for vulnerabilities in its products, including patches for a widely exploited vulnerability in the Apache Struts framework and a Solaris exploit supposedly used by the U.S. National Security...

Unpatched vulnerability exposes Magento online shops to hacking

Unpatched vulnerability exposes Magento online shops to hacking

An unpatched vulnerability in the Magento e-commerce platform could allow hackers to upload and execute malicious code on web servers that host online shops.

Microsoft fixes 45 flaws, including three actively exploited vulnerabilities

Microsoft fixes 45 flaws, including three actively exploited vulnerabilities

Microsoft released its monthly security updates Tuesday, fixing 45 unique vulnerabilities across its products, three of which are publicly known and two already targeted by hackers.

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