U.S. feds hope cyberattacks will wither under new “strategic principles”

The Obama Administration is looking to make sure the type of cyberattack that took major websites — like Spotify, Netflix, and Twitter — offline last week does not happen again. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will develop a set of “strategic principles” for connected devices, to ensure they meet security standards and don’t fall […]

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Hackers use decade old vulnerability to attack Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the opportunity to reinvent how we visualize the internet, but it also comes with a variety of challenges, including the threat of hackers devastating lives or destroying a business’s assets. This chaotic future may already be upon us, according to researchers at Incapsula. The DDoS protection provider showed a […]

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That wearable might accidentally reveal your PIN number

Motion data that your wearable collects from accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers could be used to break into your bank account or any other keypad lock, according to a paper co-authored by the Stevens Institute of Technology and the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University. Researchers were able to develop an […]

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Mitsubishi Outlander hacked, raising car security stakes

Researchers at Pen Test Partners have wirelessly hacked the Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid SUV, allowing them to take control of the vehicle’s electric charging and even turn off the alarm system. In a five minute video, security researcher Ken Munro demonstrates how easy it is for a potential hacker to take control into the system and […]

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Racist hack forces thousands of printers to spew nasty flyers

Infamous black hat and Internet troll Andrew Auernheimer is up to his usual tricks, this time exploiting thousands of unsecure internet-connected printers and forcing them to spew out racist propaganda flyers. He discovered that printers with port 9100 exposed can print anything you want, after you add a small postscript file to the port. After […]