At Black Hat, two recent Boston University computer engineering graduates revealed software and hardware hacks against the latest versions of the popular Square Reader.
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Google is changing the way that it updates its Nexus Android phones and will now send out monthly over-the-air updates to users.
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[…]
Vulnerabilities in Stagefright, which processes media formats in Android, put 950 million devices at risk to remote attacks.
A few days after issuing a patch and reassuring owners that the attack that shut down the transmission and other systems remotely on a Jeep was not a huge risk, Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall nearly 1.5 million vehicles as a result of the bug exposed in the research. The recall is the result of[…]
Car hacking is a relatively new phenomenon, but it is evolving at a frighteningly quick pace. While just a year or two ago security researchers were still trying to work out exactly how the internal electronics and communications gear in vehicles works, now a pair of researchers has discovered a method to compromise some Chrysler vehicles remotely[…]
Hardware hacker Samy Kamkar has developed an anonymization device called ProxyGambit that improves upon ProxyHam, the device that was supposed to be unveiled at DEF CON.
There’s a severe vulnerability in the way that all versions of Android handle the restoration of backups that can allow an attacker to inject a malicious APK file into the backup archive.