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  • Beware of scams following the celebrity nude photo news

    02.09.2014

    As the FBI confirmed that they are investigating the leaking of nude photographs (some real, some fake) of a hundred female celebrities, the hunt for the person(s?) behind it is also on online, as 4chan users are trying to ferret out the identity of the leaker.

  • US govt is after another secret document leaker

    06.08.2014

    It seems that there is a leaker following in the footsteps of Edward Snowden, and US government officials are trying to discover his or her identity, as they confirmed for the CNN on Tuesday.

  • "Secure" UK hotel booking site leaking customer data

    02.07.2014

    An infosec consultant looking to book a hotel via HotelHippo.com, owned by HotelStayUK, has ultimately discovered that the website is definitely not to be trusted with private and card information, even though it sports the “COMODO – Authentic & Secure” trust seal.

  • Google Drive update fixes data-leaking flaw

    30.06.2014

    Google has fixed a security issue that made some of the files stored on Google Drive and shared with friends or colleagues via a direct link potentially reachable by unauthorized third parties, and calls users to remove previously shared documents.

  • Mobile security and incident readiness

    24.06.2014

    AccessData and Gigaom Research released a report on the growing complexities of mobile security and the limitations of "preventive, policy-driven" solutions that are not designed to detect and respond to mobile security incidents that bypass defenses.




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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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