Spammy websites distributing adware as Java or other kinds of software updates are nothing new but researchers have recently noticed two sites pushing that malware to users through sites that leverage Google’s App Engine.
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A member of Facebook’s security team acknowledged over the weekend that the group could’ve taken further steps to verify a vulnerability initially brought to their attention by an independent security researcher last week but that the company largely adhered to its bug disclosure policy.
According to research unveiled this week some types of web-enabled light bulbs are vulnerable to a flaw wherein an attacker could literally leave users of the bulbs in the dark.
Researchers have discovered a number of a malicious Android apps are using Google’s Cloud Messaging service and leveraging it as a command and control server to carry out attacks.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration restored its servers yesterday, 10 days after an attack that knocked the agency’s website offline.
The Counter.php strain of malware has been spotted in the past redirecting users to a handful of malicious sites and now appears to be leveraging that ability to send victims to websites serving up the Styx exploit kit.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the news from Black Hat and DEF CON, particularly the fact that the Web seems to be broken and that a lot of the attacks revealed in Las Vegas don’t have easy solutions.
The Hand of Thief Trojan caters to hackers looking to exploit Linux machines.
Scenes from this year’s hacking conference in Las Vegas, Nev. include a keynote by General Keith B. Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency and talks by researchers Karsten Nohl and Ralf-Phillip Weinmann.
Apple claims it will fix a previous disclosed flaw in its mobile operating system that can allow hackers complete access to an iPhone or iPad via a fake USB charger.