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  • Cross-site scripting attacks up 160%

    29.01.2013

    Each quarter, FireHost reports on the Superfecta – a group of four cyberattacks that are the most dangerous – and warns that both Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection attacks have become even more prevalent since the third quarter of 2012.

  • Security vulnerabilities in ESPN ScoreCenter mobile app

    18.01.2013

    ESPN ScoreCenter, one of the most popular mobile sports apps on the market, has significant security vulnerabilities that could compromise users’ mobile devices, including the threat of data theft.

  • Tumblr worm proliferated due to XSS flaw

    04.12.2012

    Yesterday's worm rampage that left many a Tumblr site "defaced" with a message by Internet troll group GNAA was the result of improper input sanitation.

  • eBay patches two critical security flaws on US website

    26.11.2012

    Two critical vulnerabilities in eBay's US website (ebay.com) have been closed by the company, preventing attackers from accessing and modifying one of its databases as well as steal eBay users' login credentials, reports The H Security.

  • Enterprises lack programs to secure third-party software

    13.11.2012

    Veracode data indicates that despite increasing security risks from third-party and externally developed software, few enterprises currently have formal testing programs in place.




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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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