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Authentication Bypass Bug Fixed in BlackBerry Z10

There’s a remotely exploitable authentication bypass vulnerability in the BlackBerry Z10 phone that affects the service that lets users share files with machines on a wireless network. The bug could allow an attacker to steal users’ personal data or hit them with targeted malware.

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Podcast: Black Hat News Wrap

Dennis Fisher, Mike Mimoso and Brian Donohue discuss the news from day one of Black Hat, including the Dan Geer keynote, attacks on mobile broadband modems and carriers’ control of mobile phones. Download: Black-Hat-Day-One-Podcast.mp3 Music by Chris Gonsalves  

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Mass Cellular Exploitation

Pervasive OTA Carrier Controls Exploitable on a Massive Scale

Categories: Hacks, Mobile Security

Las Vegas – Researchers at the Black Hat security conference claimed in a presentation that they can exploit pervasive carrier controls to wrest complete control of billions of consumer devices.

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Mobile Broadband Modems Seen as Easy Targets for Attackers

LAS VEGAS–Mobile broadband modems can be a great alternative if you can’t find a WiFi network or don’t trust the ones you can find. But many of the models sold by the major manufacturers contain bugs and functionality that a remote attacker can exploit without much difficulty. Much of the market for these devices is[...]

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Podcast: Threatpost Previews Black Hat 2014

In this special edition of the Digital Underground Podcast, Dennis Fisher interviews fellow Threatpost editor Mike Mimoso and also Threatpost reporter Brian Donohue about the Black Hat security conference, which begins this week in Las Vegas. Topics of discussion include Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller hacking automobiles, Jeff Forristal’s briefing on what promises to be a devastating Android vulnerability, why it’s dumb to host Black Hat in Las Vegas in the dead of summer, and more.

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Security the Facebook Way

Trio of Flaws Fixed in Facebook Android App

Facebook has fixed a vulnerability in its Android app could allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition on a device or run up the victim’s mobile bill by transferring large amounts of data to and from the device. The flaw lies in the way that the Facebook app handles HTTP requests. The app include an HTTP server[...]

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