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  • Critical Bash bug opens Unix, Linux, OS X systems to attacks

    25.09.2014

    The Bash "shellshock" flaw (CVE-2014-6271) was discovered last week by Unix/Linux specialist Stephane Chazelas, and its existence was made public on Wednesday.

  • Critical Android Browser bug threatens users' privacy

    17.09.2014

    Earlier this month, security researcher Rafay Baloch has released a proof-of-concept exploit that takes advantage of a vulnerability in an Android Browser's security mechanism and could allow attackers to harvest confidential user data.

  • Researcher creates exploit for compromising scammers' computers

    15.09.2014

    Even if you never had to deal personally with "Windows support" scammers, chances are someone you know did or you have heard about these type of scams.

  • Coursera privacy issues exposed

    05.09.2014

    When well-known lawyer and Stanford law lecturer Jonathan Mayer was invited to teach a course on government surveillance on Coursera, the popular online website offering free online university-level courses, he was excited.

  • Heartbleed still a critical threat

    29.08.2014

    Cyber attackers have been quick to exploit the Hearbleed OpenSSL bug, to the tune of hundreds of thousand attacks per day in the week after the public revelation of its existence, the statistics shared in the latest quarterly IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence report have shown.




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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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