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  • Android factory reset not enough to keep data secure

    22.05.2015

    If you sell or gift your old Android phone to someone, is it enough to do a factory reset to wipe all your sensitive data? And if your Android gets stolen, how sure are you that your anti-theft solution will do a good job wiping it and/or locking the device? Consumers generally have no insight in how well these features work.

  • Bug in NetUSB code opens networking devices to remote code execution

    20.05.2015

    Researchers from SEC Consult have published details of a critical kernel stack buffer overflow vulnerability in NetUSB, a software component that provides "USB over IP" functionality and is included in most recent firmware versions of many TP-Link, Netgear, Trendnet, and Zyxel networking devices.

  • BalaBit updates Shell Control Box

    08.05.2015

    BalaBit announced Shell Control Box (SCB) 4 F1, an enterprise-level activity monitoring appliance that controls privileged access to remote IT systems, records activities in searchable, movie-like audit trails, and prevents malicious actions.

  • USBKill turns thumb drives into computer kill switches

    05.05.2015

    A coder that goes by the online handle "Hephaestos" has shared with the world a Python script that, when put on an USB thumb drive, turns the device in an effective kill switch for the computer in which it's plugged in.

  • Barracuda fixes critical MITM flaws in its Web Filter

    30.04.2015

    Barracuda Networks has issued a security update that patches critical flaws in the firmware of its Web Filter appliances, which could lead to an attacker successfully performing a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack without the client knowing it.




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Keeping passwords safe from cracking

A group of researchers from Purdue University in Indiana have come up with an effective and easy-to-implement solution for protecting passwords from attackers.


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