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Smart robots prove stupidly easy to hack for spying and murder

22 Srpen, 2017 - 22:50
Your plastic pal who's psychotic

Robots are increasingly common in the 21st Century, both on the factory floor and in the home, however it appears their security systems are anything but modern and high tech.…

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Apple iCloud Keychain easily slurped, ElcomSoft says

22 Srpen, 2017 - 22:06
Credentials stored in the cloud succumb to forensic software

ElcomSoft, the Russia-based maker of forensic software, has managed to find a way to access the data stored in Apple's iCloud Keychain, if Apple ID account credentials are available.…

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US Navy suffers third ship collision this year

22 Srpen, 2017 - 16:02
Deaths of sailors prompt admirals to halt all warship ops

The accident-prone US Navy has suspended all of its warship operations around the world following its third collision at sea this year.…

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Disbanding your security team may not be an entirely dumb idea

22 Srpen, 2017 - 08:58
Plenty of other teams have some security responsibility, so why not end the overlap?

Disbanding your security team may not be an entirely dumb idea, because plenty of other people in your organisation already overlap with their responsibilities, or could usefully do their jobs.…

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Boffins blast beats to bury secret sonar in your 'smart' home

22 Srpen, 2017 - 07:02
Your Amazon Echo could live a double life as an echo-location device

Researchers at the University of Washington have devised a way of conducting surreptitious sonar surveillance using home devices equipped with microphones and speakers.…

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Open AWS S3 bucket leaked hotel booking service data

22 Srpen, 2017 - 05:57
Groupize denies report by researchers at Kromtech, but locks down repo anyway

Another day, another unsecured AWS storage bucket leaking corporate data, this time from hotel booking service Groupize.…

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Phisherfolk dangle bait at dot-fish domain

22 Srpen, 2017 - 03:51
Gill us now

Netcraft 'net watchers have cast a fly over the lake of generic TLDs, and turned up the first .fish domain dedicated to – wait for it – phishing.…

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Hackers scam half a million from Enigma digital currency investors

21 Srpen, 2017 - 20:53
Sucky security leaves MIT cryptoboffins red-faced

Cunning hackers have successfully duped investors out of almost $500,000 after compromising the servers of the online currency platform Enigma.…

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10% of UK's top firms would be screwed in a cyber attack – survey

21 Srpen, 2017 - 19:04
And just 6% say they're fully prepared for GDPR

Most of the UK's top businesses are underprepared for new data protection rules, while 10 per cent have no response plan for a cyber attack, according to a government survey.…

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British snoops at GCHQ knew FBI was going to arrest Marcus Hutchins

21 Srpen, 2017 - 16:00
WannaCry killer had been working with the spy agency

Secretive electronic spy agency GCHQ was aware that accused malware author Marcus Hutchins, aka MalwareTechBlog, was due to be arrested by US authorities when he travelled to United States for the DEF CON hacker conference, according to reports.…

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Mirai copycats fired the IoT-cannon at game hosts, researchers find

21 Srpen, 2017 - 09:31
After first wave attacks ended, thing-herders took aim at PlayStation, XBOX and Valve

The Mirai botnet that took down large chunks of the Internet in 2016 was notable for hosing targets like Krebs on Security and domain host Dyn, but research presented at a security conference last week suggests a bunch of high-profile game networks were also targeted.…

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Foxit PDF Reader is well and truly foxed up, but vendor won't patch

21 Srpen, 2017 - 06:59
We've got Safe Mode and that's safe enough, vendor tells ~400m users

The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) has gone public with a Foxit PDF Reader vulnerability without a fix, because the vendor resisted patching.…

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Bitcoin-accepting sites leave cookie trail that crumbles anonymity

21 Srpen, 2017 - 01:58
Merchants share too much tracking information? Colour us un-surprised

Bitcoin transactions might be anonymous, but on the Internet, its users aren't – and according to research out of Princeton University, linking the two together is trivial on the modern, much-tracked Internet.…

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US DoD, Brit ISP BT reverse proxies can be abused to frisk internal systems – researcher

19 Srpen, 2017 - 09:26
And how to avoid making the same mistakes

BSides  Minor blunders in reverse web proxies can result in critical security vulnerabilities on internal networks, the infosec world was warned this week.…

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No, the cops can't get a search warrant to just seize all devices in sight – US appeals court

19 Srpen, 2017 - 00:59
Judges frown upon fishing for incriminating data on phones

It's a ruling sending shockwaves through the worlds of privacy, device security, and law enforcement in America.…

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Berkeley boffins build better spear-phishing black-box bruiser

18 Srpen, 2017 - 22:12
Machine learning and code to detect and alert attempts to extract passwords from staff

Security researchers from UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US have come up with a way to mitigate the risk of spear-phishing in corporate environments.…

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So long and thanks for all the phish: Red teams need to be smarter now

18 Srpen, 2017 - 16:06
Pen-testers face new challenges as defences evolve

BSides  The opening talk at BSides Manchester on Thursday examined how red team tactics are evolving beyond phishing to include a wider variety of methods.…

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Q: How many drones are we bombing ISIS with? A: That's secret, mmkay

18 Srpen, 2017 - 15:23
But the MoD will happily tell you how many manned jets we're using to do that exact thing

The UK's Information Tribunal has rejected an appeal by campaigners trying to find out how many British Reaper drones are being used for warlike missions in the Middle East.…

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What weighs 800kg and runs Windows XP? How to buy an ATM for fun and profit

18 Srpen, 2017 - 13:57
Security researchers pick up angle grinder, drop £2k-plus in B-sides chat

BSides  Weighing in at 800kg secondhand, freestanding ATMs - a “safe with a computer on top” - are a logistical nightmare to own and research, security boffin Leigh-Anne Galloway warned delegates at the BSides Manchester infosec conference yesterday.…

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New NIST draft embeds privacy into US govt security for the first time

18 Srpen, 2017 - 03:57
Federal agency addresses the new world of Alexa, smart cameras and IoT

A draft of new IT security measures by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has for the first time pulled privacy into its core text as well as expanded its scope to include the internet of things and smart home technology.…

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