A new project by a well-known hacker Samy Kamkar may give control of some drones to anyone with $400 and an hour of free time.
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The researchers who discovered a serious vulnerability in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean that enables a malicious app to disable the security locks on a vulnerable device have published a proof-of-concept app that exploits the bug, as well as source code for the app.
Google is looking into a problem with the latest versions of Nexus smartphones that could force the devices to restart, lock or fail to connect to the Internet.
There is a vulnerability in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean that enables a malicious app to disable all of the security locks on a given device, leaving it open to further attacks.
A small group of influential security researchers and executives are putting together a grass-roots movement to encourage more research on the emerging breed of connected and potentially vulnerable devices such as pacemakers, insulin pumps and others and help educate users about the security and privacy issues they raise.
Apple has released a new fix for iOS 7–no, it doesn’t roll your phone back to iOS 6–that patches a vulnerability that enabled a user to make app or in-app purchases without needing to enter a password. The release of iOS 7.04 marks the third update of the iPhone operating system in the short time[...]
When the first NSA surveillance story broke in June, about the agency’s collection of phone metadata from Verizon, most people likely had never heard the word metadata before. Even some security and privacy experts weren’t sure what the term encompassed, and now a group of security researchers at Stanford have started a new project to[...]
A pair of researchers from the University of Cambridge have come up with a new side-channel attack that enables them to infer users’ mobile PIN codes with pretty good accuracy by using the camera and microphone on a mobile phone.
A new study from North Carolina State University has confirmed that when Android phone manufacturers customize devices with special preloaded software, apps and code it has a direct affect on the security of each device.
Kaspersky Lab researchers say the Android banking Trojann Svpeng now has phishing capabilities and may be testing the waters to infect devices outside of Russia.