Earlier this week, Princeton University researchers have found that voice activated assistants such as Amazon Echo and Google Assistant can be controlled using inaudible commands. It was previously explained in a 2015 paper that the assistants can be activated using voice commands that sound similar to the original activation word or...

Cybersecurity company Symantec has identified a cyber-espionage campaign directed against Pakistan and India which is suspected to be state-sponsored. The campaign seems to have started way back in October 2016, using decoy security documents to release a malware that uses the “Ehdoor” backdoor that spies can use to download or upload...

Jakarta, Indonesia - Last weekend, thousands of ATMs and EDC payments across Indonesia went offline after the Telekom-1 satellite, owned by PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), had suffered an outage. The issue affected more than 100,000 machines belonging to different banks including Bank Central Asia and Bank Rakyat Indonesia. The problem...

Ankit Anubhav, security researcher from New Sky Security has discovered a list containing the Telnet credentials of thousands of IoT devices left publicly viewable on Pastebin. The list initially had around 33,138 entries, but upon further examination, it was revealed that most were duplicates and there were only 8,233 unique IP...

Internet in several parts of Japan went down after Google had accidentally ‘hijacked’ a BGP route last Friday. Around 8 million Internet connections were hit when Google incorrectly announced IP blocks, mostly belonging to Japanese ISP NTT Communications Corporation. This caused other ISPs, largely Verizon, to route internet traffic that was...

Two former Google engineers have announced that they were able to create a system that makes the hiring process in the tech industry more efficient. Around 18 months ago, Richard Liu and Yunkai Zhou founded Leap.ai, a company that seeks to give employees and employers their “dream” match. The two says...

US’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has recently kicked off its CHIPS project, which was first announced last year. An abbreviation of Common Heterogeneous Integration and Intellectual Property Reuse Strategies, the project has reached out to various universities, military-industrial contractors, chip makers and other related tech organizations to create a standard...