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  • Flaw in Visa's contactless payment system could lead to fraud

    03.11.2014

    Researchers from Newcastle University have discovered a serious flaw in Visaís contactless credit cards which could allow attackers to siphon large amounts of money off users' bank accounts without them even noticing.

  • What's jeopardizing the safety of your datacenter?

    30.10.2014

    Datacenters are fraught with hidden operational hazards, and because virtual infrastructure is extremely complex and dynamic, many vulnerabilities go undetected and can be onerous to find.

  • Assume your Drupal 7 site has been compromised

    30.10.2014

    Administrators of sites that run Drupal 7, and have not yet updated to version 7.32 or have done so later than 7 hours after the public revelation of the highly critical SQL injection vulnerability (CVE-2014-3704) on October 15, are advised to consider their site as potentially compromised and proceed to fix the issue.

  • Two exploit kits prey on Flash Player flaw patched only last week

    23.10.2014

    Two exploit kits have been outfitted with the exploit for a Flash Player vulnerability that has been patched only a week ago, the researcher that goes by the handle Kafeine has shared on Tuesday.

  • Windows 0-day exploited in ongoing attacks, temporary workarounds offered

    22.10.2014

    Microsoft is warning users about a new Windows zero-day vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild and is primarily a risk to users on servers and workstations that open documents with embedded OLE objects.




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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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