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  • Researchers audit the TextSecure encrypted messaging app

    03.11.2014

    A group of German researchers have audited TextSecure, the popular open source encrypted messaging application for Android, and the news is good.

  • Facebook embraces Tor users, sets up onion address

    03.11.2014

    While in the past Facebook has occasionally blocked Tor connections because of security considerations, the company has decided it will help Tor users from now on, and announced that they have created a Facebook onion address.

  • IT is losing the battle on security in the cloud

    29.10.2014

    A majority of IT organizations are kept in the dark when it comes to protecting corporate data in the cloud, putting confidential and sensitive information at risk.

  • New OpenSSL updates fix POODLE, DoS bugs

    16.10.2014

    The OpenSSL Project has pushed out new releases of the popular homonymous open-source cryptographic library, which fix four serious vulnerabilities, including the POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) problem.

  • POODLE vulnerability: The end of life of SSL 3.0

    15.10.2014

    There is a critical security vulnerability in SSL 3.0 which allows attackers to calculate the plaintext of encrypted connections, and it will likely spell the end of the use of this particular SSL version.




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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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