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Showing posts with label Security Now. Show all posts

October 19, 2017

October 18, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About KRACK

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A close look at KRACK — the Key Reinstallation AttaCK against ALL unpatched Wi-Fi systems.

October 11, 2017

Scientists Make Lithium Batteries Better With Asphalt

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Researchers at Rice University have discovered that a touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge 10 to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries.

October 4, 2017

September 30, 2017

September 20, 2017

CCleaner Malware: How To Tell If You've Been Infected

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How to tell if you have the malware-infected version of CCleaner, and how to fix it if you do.

September 2, 2017

Apple Secure Enclave Processor Hack Explained

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Steve Gibson explains what it means that Apple's iPhone Secure Enclave Processor encryption has been hacked.

August 25, 2017

Hacking A Computer With DNA? Nope!

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Headlines last week touted the possibility of hacking computers using DNA. Not so fast.

August 16, 2017

You Don't Need To Change Your Passwords So Often

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The researcher who originally recommended that everyone should use passwords with special characters, and change them often has something to say: he was wrong. And he regrets his advice.

August 9, 2017

US Senate Bill Proposes IoT Security Bill

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A pair of US Senators, one from each political party, Virginia's Democratic Senator Mark Warner and Colorado's Republican Senator Cory Gardner have introduced a new bill titled "The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017". It forbids any Internet connected devices purchased by the US government from having hard-coded (unchangeable) usernames and passwords in their devices.

WannaCry Hero Jailed By US

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Marcus Hutchins was the white-hat hacker who reverse engineered enough of the WannaCry work to spot its attempt to retrieve a web asset from a bizarrely named and, at the time, unregistered domain. Upon registering that domain the worm's fetches resolved and all copies of the massively-spreading worm ceased scanning and reproducing themselves.

August 1, 2017

Why Did Facebook Kill AIs With Their Own Language?

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The headlines read that Facebook was afraid that its AIs were creating their own language, so they killed them.

July 26, 2017

Ethical Hacker Arrested After Responsible Disclosure

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Budapest's Hungarian public transportation authority (BKK) turned-in an 18-year-old ethical hacker after he notified them of a trivial exploit of their online ticketing website.

July 19, 2017

July 13, 2017

Facebook Can Track Logged Out Users

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The Guardian reported last Monday that a judge had dismissed a lawsuit accusing Facebook of tracking users’ web browsing activity even after they logged out of the social networking site.

June 21, 2017

France & UK Want To Control Web

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France and the UK want to enter into a historic alliance to control and surveil the internet.

June 14, 2017

Social Media Comments Stealthily Forwards Malware

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In this episode of Security Now, Steve Gibson and Fr. Robert Ballecer discusses malware hiding in social media communications.

May 31, 2017

May 25, 2017

Who Is Malware Tech?

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MalwareTech, the security researcher who inadvertently stopped the first wave of WannaCry attacks, has not enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame.

May 24, 2017

The PATCH Act Will Not Fix Malware

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A Bi-partisan group of U.S congressmen have introduced the "Protecting our Ability To Counter Hacking Act of 2017."

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