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Researchers at the Chaos Computer Club conference in Hamburg presented research on the woeful state of security in 4G USB modems.
Researchers Tobias Engel and Karsten Nohl demonstrated serious vulnerabilities in the SS7 protocol for cellular service, putting the privacy of phone calls and users' location data at risk for intercept.
UPDATE: The website of the Internet Systems Consortium, the developers of the BIND DNS software deployed all over the Web, was reportedly infected with malware last week.
Published reports say hackers found a server unprotected by two-factor authentication in order to break in to JPMorgan over the summer and make off with data belonging to 76 million households and seven million businesses.
HP’s Zero Day Initiative has decided to adjust its guidelines and criteria or buying some vulnerabilities in the future, eliminating some large classes of bugs from its menu. The group, which has been among the more visible and prominent of the vulnerability purchasing programs since its inception several years ago, has decided that it will […]
Apple pushed its first automated patch, fixing recently uncovered vulnerabilities in the Network Time Protocol (NTP).
Mike Mimoso and Dennis Fisher look back on the crazy year that was in security, including the big Internet-wide bugs such as Heartbleed and Shellshock, the Home Depot and Sony breaches and what lessons we learned in 2014.
North Korea's Internet connectivity resumed last night after a 10-hour outage amid speculation the country was under a U.S.-sponsored DDoS attack in retaliation for the Sony hack.
The wonderful and terrifying thing about the security world is that things never stay calm for long. As soon as you think you have a chance to catch your breath, someone breaks something and it's time to scramble again. In 2014, those small moments of downtime were hard to come by.
Staples confirmed that it lost close to 1.2 million payment cards in a data breach lasting close to six months and affecting 115 locations in 35 states.
A US-CERT advisory describes the malware used in the destructive Sony hack, including indicators of compromise and command and control server IP addresses.
The Tor Project is warning that an unnamed attacker is planning to try to cripple the network by seizing directory authorities, the servers that help Tor clients find Tor relays in the network.
Dennis Fisher talks with Andrew Jaquith of SilverSky about his days running networks in the transportation industry, being there at the birth of @stake during his time at Cambridge Technology Partners, helping to kickstart the security metrics movement and what's next for him.
The FBI has officially stated that North Korea is in fact responsible for the recent cyberattack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Researchers at Google have uncovered several serious vulnerabilities in the Network Time Protocol and experts warn that there are exploits publicly available for some of the bugs. The vulnerabilities are present in all versions of NTP prior to 4.2.8 and include several buffer overflows that are remotely exploitable. The NTP is a protocol that’s used […]
GitHub is encouraging Mac and Windows users to immediately install an update that resolves a serious arbitrary code execution vulnerability.
Dennis Fisher and security expert Dave Aitel discuss the Sony hack and why it makes sense for North Korea to be responsible for it.
Researchers have identified a wide range of vulnerabilities in remote terminal units manufactured by Emerson Process Management that are widely used in oil and gas pipelines and other applications. The vulnerabilities include a number of hidden functions in the RTUs, an authentication bypass and hardcoded credentials. All of the vulnerabilities are remotely exploitable and an […]
Samy Kamkar has a special talent for turning seemingly innocuous things into rather terrifying attack tools. First it was an inexpensive drone that Kamkar turned into a flying hacking platform with his Skyjack research, and now it’s a $20 USB microcontroller that Kamkar has loaded with code that can install a backdoor on a target machine in […]