An attacker, who may have gotten the information from the database of a third party, claims to have access to the OAuth login tokens and secrets for every Twitter user. He has posted more than 15,000 of the entries online and claims that he can now access the account of any user he wishes. Twitter officials, however, say no accounts have been compromised.
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Dennis Fisher talks with Rich Mogull of Securosis about his days as a teen wannabe hacker, his meandering path through Navy ROTC, software development, near miss with medical school, mountain rescues and his life as a security industry analyst.
Dennis Fisher talks with Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio about his current project, the JTAGulator, which helps hardware hackers find the OCD connections on devices. They also discuss Joe’s hardware-hacking background and the current resurgence of hardware research.
According to research unveiled this week some types of web-enabled light bulbs are vulnerable to a flaw wherein an attacker could literally leave users of the bulbs in the dark.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration restored its servers yesterday, 10 days after an attack that knocked the agency’s website offline.
Scenes from this year’s hacking conference in Las Vegas, Nev. include a keynote by General Keith B. Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency and talks by researchers Karsten Nohl and Ralf-Phillip Weinmann.
Las Vegas – In the last Black Hat briefing of the day Wednesday, German security researcher Karsten Nohl of Security Research Labs demonstrated a SIM card attack that exploited sloppy encryption and gave the researcher root access to a type of SIM card built into billions of mobile devices.
A 213-foot luxury yacht veered off course while cruising in the Mediterranean Sea this summer after a radio navigation research team led by global positioning systems expert Todd Humphreys of the University of Texas Austin built a custom-made device capable of overriding the ship’s GPS receivers with spoofed signals.
It’s said that each man’s death diminishes us all in some way. But some passings take a bigger piece than others. The death of Barnaby Jack is one of those, having left a major hole in the security community and let a lot of air out of the room.
Barnaby Jack always seemed to find a way to make the process of banging away on an application–or a pacemaker or an ATM–look like the most fun anyone has ever had. And he wanted all of his friends to join in the fun. Jack, a respected and much-admired security researcher at IOActive, died on July 25 in San Francisco, just a few days before Black Hat, the conference that played host to some of his more memorable demonstrations.