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  • The dangers of backdoor passwords

    12.08.2014

    In an increasingly connected world, backdoor passwords have large implications on the Internet of Things, the medical world and industrial control systems.

  • Five steps to take to protect your passwords

    08.08.2014

    A report issued this week claimed that a Russian cybercrime group stole 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from 420,000 websites.

  • Cyber gang steals 1.2 billion Web credentials

    06.08.2014

    A Russia-based cyber criminal group has managed to accumulate 1.2 billion unique online login credentials by compromising databases of over hundreds of thousands websites and FTP locations, claim researchers from Wisconsin-based Hold Security.

  • Thousands of Mozilla developers' emails, passwords exposed

    04.08.2014

    Email addresses and encrypted passwords of tens of thousands of Mozilla developers were accidentally exposed and might have been harvested by malicious individuals, Stormy Peters, director of developer relations, and Joe Stevensen, operations security manager at Mozilla announced on Friday.

  • Selectively re-using bad passwords is not a bad idea, researchers say

    16.07.2014

    For all the repeated advice to use different, complex password for each online account, users are still opting for easy-to-guess, short ones and use them repeatedly across many websites and online services.




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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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