Why phishers don't fear SSL toolbars

Friday, 12 May 2006, 10:06 AM EST

Do anti-phishing toolbars in web browsers stop phishing attacks? No. Can they reduce them, even for savvy users? Yes. Are they all equally effective? No.

MIT researchers found that users are highly likely to ignore anti-phishing toolbars... especially those designed to verify SSL certificates.

At Email Battles.

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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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