A device called BEKey which is the size of a quarter and can be installed in 60 seconds on a proximity card reader could potentially be used to break physical access controls in 80 percent of deployments.
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Do not let Samy Kamkar near your car. Kamkar has built a new device that is about the size of a wallet and can intercept the codes used to unlock most cars and many garage doors.
At Black Hat, cryptographer Matthew Green and attorney James Denaro broke down the Going Dark crypto issue, including the struggle to find a feasible solution going forward.
Dell SecureWorks researchers today at Black Hat released a new report on Emissary Panda, or TG-3390, a China-sponsored APT gang that has refined the types of data it covets.
A new version of the Rig Exploit Kit is fueling a malware campaign that has already claimed close to one million victims.
At Black Hat, researchers are expected to disclose new firmware attacks that work against OS X and self replicated to Thunderbolt peripherals.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the hacked sniper rifle, the huge Android bug in Stagefright, Samy Kamkar’s OwnStar device, and the joy and pain of next week’s Black Hat conference.
Moonpig has warned customers that some of their email addresses, passwords, and account balances have been published after what it calls a “security issue”. The company, which sells custom greeting cards, said in a message to users that attackers were not able to get any credit card information, as Moonpig does not store that data.[…]
Car hacking just jumped up a few levels. A security researcher has built a small device that can intercept the traffic from the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app and give him persistent access to a user’s vehicle to locate, unlock, and start it. The device is called OwnStar and it’s the creation of Samy Kamkar, a security researcher[…]
At Black Hat next week, researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger are expected to demonstrate how they were able to manipulate a Linux-powered, networked high-end rifle.