Researchers warn several BitTorrent protocols can be leveraged to carry out distributed reflective denial of service (DRoS) attacks.
Published reports say that AT&T was the National Security Agency’s primary telecommunications partner and facilitated much of its surveillance efforts around telephone and Internet traffic collection.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso talk about the news from Black Hat, car hacking, the Mary Ann Davidson blog post, and the Android security mess.
Apple released hordes of patches for OS X, iOS, Safari and iOS Server, including fixes for the DYLD vulnerability disclosed in July.
The OwnStar attack that hacker Samy Kamkar revealed late last month can be used against not only GM vehicles, but cars manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Chrysler, as well. The attack allows Kamkar to intercept the traffic from nearby mobile phones that have specific apps open that control safety and security features on their vehicles.[…]
Salesforce.com patched a cross-site scripting vulnerability on one of its domains that could have led to phishing attacks.
The Android security team at Google is having a busy month. First the Stagefright vulnerabilities surfaced last month just before Black Hat and now researchers at MWR Labs have released information on an unpatched vulnerability that allows an attacker to bypass the Android sandbox. The vulnerability lies in the way that the Google Admin application[…]
A Stagefright vulnerability patch is incomplete and Android devices remain exposed. Google has made a new patch open source and will update devices over-the-air next month.
A new version of OpenSSH has been released, fixing four security vulnerabilities and a number of non-security related bugs. OpenSSH 7.0 includes patches for a use-after-free vulnerability and three other flaws, two of which only affect Portable OpenSSH. The maintainers of the software also gave users notice that the next version of the software would[…]
Lenovo is under fire again for installing a covert utility on laptops and desktops that some users have compared to a rootkit. The issue stems from a utility called the Lenovo Service Engine, that is designed to collect some system information and send it to Lenovo at the time the machine connects to the Internet. But[…]