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  • Mobile ad network exploited to launch JavaScript-based DDoS attack


    A type of DDoS attack that has until now been mostly theoretical has become reality: CloudFlare engineers have spotted a browser-based Layer 7 flood hitting one of its customers with as many as 275,000 HTTP requests per second.

  • Exploit broker offers $1 million for reliable iOS 9 exploit


    Here's a treat for hackers and security researchers who don't mind selling information about zero-day vulnerabilities to the highest bidder: Zerodium, the zero-day vulnerability and exploit acquisition firm recently launched by VUPEN founder Chaouki Bekrar, is offering a million dollars for "an exclusive, browser-based, and untethered jailbreak for the latest Apple iOS 9 operating system and devices." All the security improvements and exploit mitigations that Apple implemented in iOS made the popular mobile operating system secure, but not unbreakable, the company has noted.

  • Zero-day bugs in Kaspersky and FireEye products found, exploits disclosed


    A slew of vulnerabilities - some already patched and some still not - have been revealed to affect several security offerings by some of the most trusted names in the security market.

  • Security flaws could allow attackers to steal over 100 different cars


    Since 2012, a trio of European researchers knew that the Megamos Crypto transponder - used in a over 100 cars manufactured by Audi, Ferrari, Fiat, Cadillac, Volkswagen and two dozen more automakers around the world - sports vulnerabilities that can be exploited by attackers to start the cars without needing to have the key (i.e.

  • Microsoft issues emergency patch for IE flaw exploited in the wild


    Microsoft has pushed out an emergency out-of-band Internet Explorer update, which fixes a critical memory corruption vulnerability (CVE-2015-2502) that is being actively exploited in attacks in the wild.


Pen-testing drone searches for unsecured devices

You're sitting in an office, and you send a print job to the main office printer. You see or hear a drone flying outside your window. Next thing you know, the printer buzzes to life and, after spitting out your print job, it continues to work and presents you with more filled pages than you expected.

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