The filing, 20120005747A1, describes a method for storing a password recover secret on a peripheral device, including a power adapter. The development would, in essence, turn power cords and other peripherals into a second factor that would make it harder for thieves to gain access to devices they steal.
Browsing Tag: Hacking
A partial analysis of another massive leak of user passwords has again shone a light on the scourge of weak passwords used to protect sensitive data in online accounts, according to a report by The Tech Herald.
A researcher at Kaspersky Lab is warning of a new scam that pastes racy photos to victims’ Facebook pages while forcing them to view Web-based advertisements promoted by the scammers.
Just days after a successful attack on the security think tank Stratfor, Anonymous, the anarchic hacking collective, is getting headlines again for an attack on Specialforces.com, a Web site used by members of the armed forces law enforcement officers and gun enthusiasts. However, an employee working for the online store said the group is playing the media by taking credit for a hack that happened months ago.
After first denying their existence, a Siemens spokesman acknowledged on Thursday that his company was aware of a series of security vulnerabilities in its software that could allow remote attackers to take control of industrial control systems.
Detectives from Australia’s Victoria Police last week executed a raid of offices at The Age, one of the largest newspapers in Melbourne, seizing computers and documents they believe were used in a hacking scheme.
A month after an unknown gray hat hacker calling himself “pr0f” used a three character password to hack his way onto computers used to manage water treatment equipment in South Houston, Texas, a security researcher is accusing the company that makes the industrial control system (ICS) software, Siemens, of trying to cover up the existence of other, more serious vulnerabilities.
A band of hackers from China was able to gain access to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and retrieve information on the organization’s employees for over a year before they were discovered in May 2010, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal today.
USAA is warning its members about a sophisticated phishing scam that attempts to install a malicious banking Trojan on members computers.
A hack has the Restaurant wholesale chain Restaurant Depot in hot water, after thieves compromised the firm’s credit card processing systems and made off with customer information, including credit card numbers. One published report claims as many as 100,000 individuals may have been victims of the breach.