In a worrying scam, people posing as Microsoft tech support call PC owners and claim that they’ve been hacked. They offer remote help – aiming to access valuable data and bank accounts.
The German government faces several legal challenges for using Trojan viruses to circumvent encrypted messages. Critics say the current surveillance laws are too broad and risk another massive ransomware attack.
The US software giant has temporarily suspended patches for the security bugs known as meltdown and Spectre for PCs that use some older AMD chips after complaints by customers that the updates froze their machines.
A British hacker has told a German court he took $10,000 from a Liberian ISP to hack almost a million German routers. He said he was sorry and that it was a mistake.
A trio of hackers has warned that Germany's vote-counting software is extremely vulnerable to multiple attacks three weeks before the federal election. But fears of Russian intervention appear to be exaggerated.
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