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Yahoo breach was not state-sponsored, researchers claim

The massive 2014 Yahoo breach isn’t the work of state-sponsored hackers as the company has claimed to believe, say researchers from identity protection and threat …

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We have to start thinking about cybersecurity in space

With all the difficulties we’ve been having with securing computer systems on Earth, the cybersecurity of space-related technology is surely the last thing on security …

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Chinese researchers hijack Tesla cars from afar

Tesla car owners are urged to update their car’s firmware to the latest version available, as it fixes security vulnerabilities that can be exploited remotely to take …

Xiaomi
Xiaomi smartphones come equipped with backdoor

When you buy a new mobile device with certain apps already pre-installed on, you’re effectively forced to trust that the device maker or reseller (depending on who …

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US 911 emergency system can be crippled by a mobile botnet

What would it take for attackers to significantly disrupt the 911 emergency system across the US? According to researchers from Ben-Gurion Univerisity of the Negev’s …

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Stealing login credentials from locked computers in 30 seconds or less

Security researcher Rob Fuller has demonstrated a simple way for stealing login credentials from locked computers running Windows and Mac OS X. For the attack to work, …

Yelp
Yelp makes its bug bounty program public

After two years of keeping their bug bounty program private and relatively secret, Yelp is opening it up and has invited bug hunters to probe its sites, apps, and …

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How a security researcher is tackling IoT security testing

“A common misconception people in the industry have regarding my work as a security researcher is that I am sharing information that puts businesses at risk. And also, …

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Brainjacking: Hacking brain implants

Did you know that Dick Cheney, former US Vice President who held that office from 2001 to 2009, had the wireless telemetry on his implantable cardioverter-defibrillator …

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Researchers design a chip that checks for sabotage

With the outsourcing of microchip design and fabrication a worldwide, $350 billion business, bad actors along the supply chain have many opportunities to install malicious …

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Researchers pinpoint best times for delivering security messages

When is the best time to deliver a security message? A group of researchers from Brigham Young University has been tracking users’ neural activity while they are using a …

Compromising Linux virtual machines via FFS Rowhammer attack

A group of Dutch researchers have demonstrated a variant of the Rowhammer attack that can be used to successfully compromise Linux virtual machines on cloud servers. The Flip …

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