Last week, I wrote about Shenzhen Gwelltimes Technology Co’s ubiquitous “home security” cameras that may be hacked with ease by voyeurs and criminals, seemingly the final phrase in dangerously lax safety — however right here comes scrappy underdog Swann Security, with a hold-my-beer turning level in shitty know-how designs: a self-hacking digicam that nonconsensually […]
Shenzhen Gwelltimes Technology Co., Ltd is the white-label vendor behind an entire constellation of Internet of Things networked house cameras bought as safety cameras, child screens, pet screens, and comparable applied sciences; these cameras are designed to be monitored by their house owners utilizing an app, and due to farcically unhealthy default passwords (“123”) […]
Fingerprint locks are catastrophically awful, half LXVII: the software program safety on the crowdfunded Tapplock “is basically nonexistent” — the lock broadcasts its personal unlock code over Bluetooth, and should you ship it again to the lock, it pops open.
It’s additionally seemingly made out of metal tempered with papier mache: Pentest Partners […]
A staff of laptop scientists, psychologists and neuroscientists used eye-tracking and fMRI to measure how customers perceived safety warnings, resembling warnings about app permissions and browser warnings about insecure pages and plugin installations.
They discovered that in a short time, customers turned “habituated” to warnings and actually stopped perceiving them (customers’ consideration might […]
Konrad Rieck has data-mined the 9 prime safety conferences, compiling a decade-by-decade list of the papers most frequently cited within the displays delivered at these occasions: prime of the pile is Random Oracles are Practical: A Paradigm for Designing Efficient Protocols (Sci-Hub mirror), from the 1993 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security. Rieck […]
But when lawmakers formally requested Ajit Pai and the FCC to research the DHS confirmation of unauthorized cell towers in use, Pai gave them the brush off — resulting in a giant WTF on the Energy & Commerce Democrats’ official Twitter account. Today’s insane information delivered to you by @AjitPaiFCC who JUST declined to research […]
Packing recordsdata into archives like zips, tars, jars, wars, cpios, apks, rars and 7zs is a typical approach to hold essential recordsdata and filesystem constructions collectively when sharing them; it is also a supply of doubtless harmful malware assaults.
In a brand new paper the safety analysis group Snyk particulars an assault they […]
Vpnfilter is the malicious software program that targets residence routers, regarded as the work of Russian state-affiliated hacker group Fancy Bear, that raised alarm final month on the revelation that it had infected half a million home routers around the world.
Shortly, although, it appeared able to blow over after the FBI seized […]
BigTyPB: “I saw the installation process, an icon appear on the home screen, the police ran the application and then the icon hid itself. Not sure if it rooted my phone or what. I know something was running on my phone because they used a handheld device to confirm our phones were communicating with […]
Late final yr, a pair of economists launched an interesting paper that used cellular location information to estimate the probability that political polarization had shortened household Thanksgiving dinners in 2016.
The conclusions have been certainly fascinating, however much more telling is the methodology. The researchers have been capable of purchase location information from […]