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The ethical and legal dilemmas of threat researchers

Threat intelligence is mainstreaming into a de-facto everyday tool of cyber-defense. But all that intelligence must be collected, analyzed, and prepared by someone. Enter …

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Careless researchers expose millions of Facebook users’ sensitive data

If you needed another reason to stop sharing intimate information with apps on Facebook or Facebook itself, consider this newest revelation: academics at the University of …

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Hackers can jump from passenger Wi-Fi to train control networks

Setting up a Wi-Fi network for passengers to use is practically a must for railway companies these days. Unfortunately, that welcome add-on for travelers can become a means …

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Hacking for fun and profit: How one researcher is making IoT device makers take security seriously

We should all be so lucky to enjoy our work as much as Ken Munro does. Generally attracted by research that “looks fun” and particularly interested in probing the …

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Exfiltrating private keys from air-gapped cold wallets

Air-gapped cold wallets might be one of the safest options for keeping your cryptocurrency stash, but even they can be compromised. And, as demonstrated by security …

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Effective intrusion detection for the Internet of Things

A group of researchers have devised a self-learning system for detecting compromised IoT devices that does not require prior knowledge about device types or labeled training …

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Researchers propose scheme to secure brain implants

A group of researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have proposed a practical security scheme that would allow secure communications between a widely used implantable …

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Researchers develop algorithm to detect fake users on social networks

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and University of Washington researchers have developed a new generic method to detect fake accounts on most types of social networks, …

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Real-time detection of consumer IoT devices participating in DDoS attacks

Could we detect compromised consumer IoT devices participating in a DDoS attack in real-time and do someting about it? A group of researchers Princeton University have …

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Researchers use power lines to exfiltrate data from air-gapped computers

Researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have come up with another way to exfiltrate data from air-gapped computers: this time, it’s via malware that can …

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How security researchers deal with risks stemming from their activities

Broad and inconsistent interpretations of behind the times laws, new anti-infosec legislation, lawsuits and criminal prosecutions are having a chilling effect on security …

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Establishing covert communication channels by abusing GSM AT commands

Security research often starts as a hobby project, and Alfonso Muñoz’s and Jorge Cuadrado’s probe into mobile privacy is no exception. The duo, who’s …

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