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.
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Researchers are debating the potential value of a Bitcoin attack that could allow a small cartel of participants to become powerful enough that it could take over the mining process and whether it’s actually practical in the real world.
Security researcher Henry Hoggard recently discovered a cross site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in Twitter’s “add a mobile device” feature, giving him the ability to read direct messages and Tweet from any account.
A Palestinian security researcher demonstrated an exploit for a Facebook bug on the timeline of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
A British citizen and a number of co-conspirators are being charged with hacking crimes against a number of government and military networks.
If espionage is the world’s second-oldest profession, counterfeiting may be in the running to be third on that list. People have been trying to forge currency for just about as long as currency has been circulating, and anti-counterfeiting methods have tried to keep pace with the state of the art. The anti-counterfeiting technology in use[...]
Google and Arbor Networks are collaborating on a project that shows exactly how large and damaging some DDoS attacks are, and who’s attacking who at any given moment.
Rapid7 said today that an employee at its registrar, Register.com, was duped out of their credentials leading to a DNS hijacking attack against the Rapid7 and Metasploit websites.
Metasploit creator HD Moore confirms that a spoofed fax order sent to its registrar led to the defacement of the Metasploit and Rapid7 homepages.
The Google domain for Malaysia was hijacked on Thursday night, redirecting visitors to a page that said a group called Madleets from Pakistan had performed the attack.