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  • Global cost of data breach goes up by 15 percent

    05.05.2014

    The average consolidated total cost of a data breach increased 15 percent in the last year to $3.5 million, say the results of Ponemon Institute's ninth annual Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis report (registration required).

  • Sales drop as corporate data breaches rise

    01.05.2014

    Consumers avoid doing business with a breached organization at an alarming rate, according to a new study commissioned by Identity Finder, the results of which were revealed at Infosecurity Europe 2014.

  • Mozilla offers $10,000 for bugs in its new cert verification library

    28.04.2014

    In the wake of the recent discoveries of the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug and the SSL "gotofail" bug, Mozilla has announced a new and topical bug bounty program: it offers $10,000 to any researcher that discovers and responsibly reports critical security flaws in a new certificate verification library that will soon be implemented in the company's products.

  • CISO challenges and security ROI

    07.04.2014

    Mark Brown is the Director of Information Security at EY.

  • Cisco offers $300k for IoT security solutions

    03.03.2014

    Cisco has launched a new competition and is calling on "visionaries, innovators, and implementers" to propose practical solutions for issues affecting security of the Internet of Things.




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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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