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  • Linksys SOHO router owners urged to patch multiple vulnerabilities

    05.11.2014

    Owners of a number of Linksys small office/home office routers have been urged last week to update their device's firmware in order patch two vulnerabilities, one of which could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to read or modify sensitive information on the router, and the other could allow a local attacker to read the device's password file.

  • 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.

  • Tor exit node found patching downloaded binaries with malware

    27.10.2014

    A researcher has spotted a Tor exit node located in Russia which instead of delivering the software requested by users untouched, was adding malicious code to the binaries in question - code that made their computers open a port to send HTTP requests to and receive commands from a remote server.

  • OS X Yosemite comes with POODLE and Shellshock patches

    20.10.2014

    Last week Apple released a new version of its operating system to consumers.

  • Tor Browser 4.0, Tails 1.2 are out

    17.10.2014

    The Tor Project has released version 4.0 of its popular homonymous browser that allows users to use the Internet anonymously and privately, and to circumvent online censorship and surveillance efforts by various countries.




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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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