Browsing Category: Hacks

At any given time, there are probably dozens of somewhat serious SQL injection attacks going on in various portions of the Internet. But many of them never get noticed by most people, either because they’re not widespread enough or they’re not hitting high-profile targets. There’s one that’s been ongoing for several weeks now that has hit a threshold that commands some attention: more than a million infected URLs.

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Categories: Hacks, Mobile Security

A security researcher has released a tool that will untether iPhones and other devices running iOS 5.01, allowing them to run unsigned code. The tool relies on a pair of exploits, one in an iOS binary and another in the kernel, and the jailbreak will survive after a reboot.

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Categories: Hacks, Malware, Mobile Security

It’s that most un-wonderful time of the year: the time when everyone writes fluffy articles full of lists, retrospectives and look-aheads. Even we did it. Many of these lists involve some variation on the theme of most overhyped or least organic or or most awesomest or lowest fat content. This article is not those articles.

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Just a day after security researcher Stefan Viehbock released details of a vulnerability in the WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) standard that enables attackers to recover the router PIN, a security firm has published an open-source tool capable of exploiting the vulnerability. The tool, known as Reaver, has the ability to find the WPS PIN on a given router and then recover the WPA passphrase for the router, as well.

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