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VIEW SLIDESHOW Scenes from CanSecWest 2013The CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver last week included technical presentations on bypassing ASLR and DEP and the intricacies of Android research, as well as a fascinating talk on the red team exercises Facebook’s security team runs. We put together some scenes from the show and Vancouver itself.

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Categories: Mobile Security

For some time, attackers had the ability to bypass Google’s two-step authentication system through access to users’ app-specific passwords, giving them full access to victims’ Google accounts, including Gmail. The vulnerability that enables this attack, discovered by researchers from DuoSecurity, has been patched by Google.

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Categories: Mobile Security

It’s getting hard to keep track of all the bugs piling up for Apple’s iPhone. Now it seems a glitch in the iOS kernel of Apple’s much maligned iOS 6.1 is responsible for yet another passcode bypass vulnerability, the second to surface this month. Attackers can apparently access users’ photos, contacts and more by following a series of steps on an iPhone running iOS 6.1.

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