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  • Regin backdoor: Sophisticated, stealthy, state-sponsored?

    24.11.2014

    Symantec researchers are warning about a new, complex cyber espionage tool that has been around for years and that has likely been created and is wielded by a nation state.

  • Detekt government surveillance spyware on your computer

    20.11.2014

    Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Privacy International have partnered to create and release a free and open source tool for detecting traces of known surveillance spyware on Windows computers.

  • German spy agency wants to buy and use 0-day bugs

    11.11.2014

    The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) - Germany's Federal Intelligence Service - has asked a parliamentary oversight committee for big money to buy vulnerabilities on the open market, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported (via Google Translate) on Monday.

  • Post Snowden, most users have changed Internet habits

    30.10.2014

    On the heels of Edward Snowdenís advice to switch from Dropbox, Facebook and Google to services that place a high priority on security and privacy, F-Secure is releasing survey results that show that many people are willing to do just that.

  • Code Red: A global initiative for fighting government surveillance

    27.10.2014

    Well known and widely respected privacy expert and advocate Simon Davies has announced the creation of a new global initiative that's aimed at supporting the world-wide fight against unlawful and excessive government surveillance.




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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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