Generations of hobbyists hardware hackers have spent countless hours messing with piles of radio gear, happily tinkering away in garages and basements looking for new ways to connect to people around the world. Now, a researcher has put together a new radio called HackRF that is a kind of all-in-one hacker’s dream with functionality to intercept and reverse-engineer traffic from a wide range of frequencies and sources.
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Websites belonging to British bank and financial services company HSBC are back online today after reportedly experiencing a denial of service (DoS) attack. The attack, which lasted approximately 10 hours last night, was deemed a “large scale denial of service attack” by the company.
A zero-day vulnerability in Novell ZENworks Asset Management Software 7.5 gives access to any files with system privileges and could also allow an attacker to grab configuration parameters, including the backend credentials in clear text, according to Rapid7 exploit developer Juan Vazquez who discovered the vulnerability and wrote an exploit module for Metasploit
Security researchers and hackers have spent the last 20 years or so tearing apart all manner of software and hardware, looking for vulnerabilities, attack vectors and bugs, and the advent of embedded and implantable devices has now drawn their attention to this new class of targets. Medical devices, both implantable and external, have become the subjects of quite a lot of research lately, and the results are not encouraging.
Capital One Financial Corp. told Bloomberg’s Businessweek that its online banking services had been temporarily disabled on Tuesday but that no customer and account information was ever at risk.
Scared is a strong word, but the reality, according to a Websense analysis by Patrik Runald, is that spear-phishers, like the ones that compromised a White House network last week, are implementing new evasion tactics, fundamentally changing their attack strategies, and revolutionizing the targeted threat model, giving business executives plenty of reason to worry.
Independent security researcher, web designer, and Stanford Computer Science student Feross Aboukhadijeh has developed an attack concept that exploits the fullscreen application programming interface in HTML5 in order to carry out phishing attacks.
As a number of major U.S. financial institutions deal with the aftermath of what was perhaps the largest DDoS campaign ever, researchers at FireEye are reporting on a separate phishing attack that establishes a channel of malicious communications on its victims’ computers.
A slew of major American banks, some already stressed by a stream of DDoS attacks carried out over the past 10 days, may soon have to brace themselves for a large-scale coordinated attack bent on pulling off fraudulent wire transfers.
When Google told users in June that it was going to start warning them about attacks on Gmail accounts that the company believed were coming from state-sponsored groups, it looked like an announcement that only would affect a tiny percentage of the company’s users. Journalists, activists and dissidents seemed like the target base. Now, Google officials say that they have seen a new wave of attacks and has issued warnings to more users as a result.