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  • Tor users targeted with spyware following anonymous Web-host shutdown

    05.08.2013

    The news that the alleged owner of Freedom Hosting, the internet host for a great number of Tor hidden services, has been arrested and is accused of distributing and promoting child pornography has resounded across the Internet and has explained why in the last few days there were mass outages of Tor hidden services.

  • Chrome, Firefox users targeted with account-hijacking plugins

    31.07.2013

    Hijacked social networking accounts can be monetized in a number of ways, so cyber crooks are always thinking up new ways of doing so, preferably without the user noticing.

  • Internet Explorer best at malware and privacy protection

    24.07.2013

    Back in May, NSS Labs shared the results of their testing of how successful popular Web browsers are in detecting malware, showing that the latest versions of Internet Explorer (10) and Chrome (25/26) were considerably more effective that those of Safari (5), Firefox (19) and Opera (12): Their latest testing and reports concentrate on phishing protection and privacy settings.

  • Firefox 22 delivers 14 security updates

    26.06.2013

    Mozilla released Firefox 22, which includes 14 security updates: four are critical, six high, three moderate and one low.

  • Malicious browser extensions are hijacking Facebook accounts

    13.05.2013

    Facebook users - especially those in Brazil - are being targeted with malicious browser extensions trying to hijack Facebook profiles, warns Microsoft.




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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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