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Showing posts with label Security Now. Show all posts

January 17, 2018

Skype - Powered By The Signal Protocol

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Steve Gibson 
Microsoft announced "Private Conversations" in Skype, using the open source Signal Protocol.

January 10, 2018

Meltdown Fix = Slow Computers

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Just how much will patching Meltdown and Spectre slow down your computer? If you are a game developer, the answer is a lot.

January 4, 2018

More Sites Block Adblocking Software

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About 1/3rd of the top 10,000 websites are showing some awareness, concern, or powerful anti-adblocking effort.

January 3, 2018

Browser Autofill Insecurities

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At least two companies are offering scripts which deliberately trick our web browsers' username & password auto-fill into providing a new source of tracking information.

December 20, 2017

Mirai Botnet Creator Just Wanted To Win At Minecraft

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We now know the whole backstory behind Mirai, the most sophisticated botnet to date which was responsible for originating the many largest, most potent and devastating DDoS bandwidth attacks ever seen.

December 13, 2017

Google Project Zero's iOS Jailbreaking Tool

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A Google researcher announced the release of a powerful tool for iOS 11 that the security community thinks it can use to jailbreak the iPhone.

November 28, 2017

Spain Must Replace 60 Million Hackable ID Cards

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Earlier on Security Now, we told you about Estonia's 760,000 Infineon cards which are now known to be generating insecure private key.

November 22, 2017

Amazon Key Cameras Can Be Hacked Via Wi-Fi

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Amazon's new system to allow in-house deliveries has a flaw that could allow unscrupulous delivery people to freeze your camera and enter your home undetected.

November 8, 2017

Fake WhatsApp On Google Play Store

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An​ ​extremely​ ​convincing​ ​WhatsApp​ fake​ ​was​ downloaded​ ​more​ ​than​ ​1​ ​million​ ​times from​ ​Google​ ​Play.

ROCA Three Weeks Later — It's Worse Than We Thought

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Estonia's Police and Border Guard suspended an estimated 760,000 ID cards known to be affected by the crypto vulnerability.

October 25, 2017

Use Your Browser To Mine For Charity

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Donateyourtab.to lets use use spare browser cycles to mine cryptocurrency for charity.

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.

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