For $170, Motherboard’s Joseph Cox bought SpyPhone Android Rec Pro, an Android app that you have to sideload on your target’s phone (the software’s manufacturer sells passcode-defeating apps that help you do this); once it’s loaded, you activate it w…
Over the last few weeks, our weekly Hack Chats on hackaday.io have gathered a crowd. This week, we’re talking about the greatest threat humanity has ever faced: toasters with web browsers.
The topic of this week’s Hack Chat is Security for IoT, because someone shut down the Internet with improperly configured webcams.
This chat is hosted by the Big Crypto Team at the University of Pittsburgh. [Wenchen Wang], [Ziyue Sun], [Brandon Contino], and [Nick Albanese] will be taking questions about lightweight devices connected to the Internet. Discussion will include building things that connect to larger networks securely.
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Short Bytes: Cyber Swachta Kendra, a botnet cleaning and malware analysis centre, is a new project led by the Indian government. The project finds its utility in identifying infected users and helping them with removal tools. It includes the development of various security tools for mobile and desktop machines. he government of India has sketched out a […]
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As recently as yesterday, President Trump sent a tweet using his old, unsecured Android phone. This happened just three days after Congressman Ted Lieu and 14 other House Democrats sent a letter to the Oversight Committee demanding an investigation into this blatantly bad security practice. Everybody agrees that it’s…
A huge coalition of human rights groups, trade groups, civil liberties groups, and individual legal, technical and security experts have signed an open letter to the Department of Homeland Security in reaction to Secretary John Kelly’s remarks to Ho…
Mat Gangwer, CTO, and Tom Gorup, Security Operations Lead, at Rook Security talk to Mike Mimoso about the aggressive rise in online extortion and how it threatens not only data but physical safety.
Short Bytes: Kaspersky has announced the availability of KasperskyOS, which is codenamed 11-11. This secure operating system for network devices and IoT is written from the scratch. Due to its application identification and labeling feature, no application can be installed without their behavior configuration. It should be noted that it’s not an out-of-the-box product and its pricing […]
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A new company wants to simplify security with Flter, a cylindrical network device that it claims will “filter” the internet. The device is on a Kickstarter campaign to garner support.
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It’s not just that smart cars’ Android apps are sloppily designed and thus horribly insecure; they are also deliberately designed with extremely poor security choices: even if you factory-reset a car after it is sold as used, the original owner can still locate it, honk its horn, and unlock its doors.