Tales of passwords, cyber-criminals and daily used devices
Posted on 11 December 2013.
Specific embedded devices are targeted by criminals in order to gain access or utilize for further attacks.

Modems are attacked to change DNS-servers for advertising or infecting systems. This may be done through brute-forcing admin passwords on these devices.

Printers contain passwords which may be stolen through attacks on these systems and used for attacking other network devices (e.g. servers).

The talk by Marco Preuss, Director, Europe, Global Research & Analysis Team, Kaspersky, from PasswordsCon Bergen 2013 focuses on examples of these attacks. Some common attacks may also be utilized for password-testing - dictionary generating.






Spotlight

Chrome extension thwarts user profiling based on typing behavior

Infosec consultant Paul Moore came up with a working solution to thwart a type of behavioral profiling. The result is a Chrome extension called Keyboard Privacy, which prevents profiling of users by the way they type by randomizing the rate at which characters reach the DOM.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Wed, Jul 29th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //