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Burn Baby Burn, Plastic Inferno! Infosec Researchers Turn 3D Printers Into Self-immolating Suicide Machines
31st Jul 2020 [14 days ago] from The Register
Inflammatory findings from deadly serious investigation Some 3D printers can be flashed with firmware updates downloaded directly from the internet – and an infosec research firm says it has discovered a way to spoof those updates and...
In The Market For A Second-hand Phone? Check Its Still Supported By The Vendor – Almost A Third Sold Are Not
31st Jul 2020 [14 days ago] from The Register
That means no security updates, which puts users at risk of compromise An investigation by consumer watchdog Which? has found that nearly a third of all phones sold on second-hand sites are no longer supported by the vendor, leaving punters...
EU Tries To Get Serious On Cybercrime With First Sanctions Against Wannacry, NotPetya, CloudHopper Crews
31st Jul 2020 [14 days ago] from The Register
Russian, Chinese, Nork groups named in bank asset freeze The European Union has, for the first time ever, slapped sanctions on hacking crews.…
Fun Fact: If You Noticed A While Ago Zooms Web Client Going AWOL For A Week, Its Because Someone Found A Passcode-cracking Hole
30th Jul 2020 [14 days ago] from The Register
Story behind the hasty teardown and repairing of a brute-force vulnerability Zoom has confirmed it fixed a vulnerability that could have been exploited by miscreants to crack the passcodes needed to access strangers private...
Twitter Says Spear-phishing Attack Hooked Its Staff And Led To Celebrity Account Hijack
30th Jul 2020 [14 days ago] from The Register
Attack came in waves that probed for staff with access to the creds crims craved Twitter has offered further explanation of the celebrity account hijack hack that saw 130 users’ timelines polluted with a Bitcoin scam.…
Infosec Bod: Ive Found Zero-day Flaws In Tors Bridge Relay Defenses. Tor Project: Only The Zero Part Is Right
30th Jul 2020 [15 days ago] from The Register
Warnings either not new or need more study, says open-source dev team Neal Krawetz, a computer forensics expert, has published details on how to detect Tor bridge network traffic that he characterizes as "zero-day exploits"... which the...
If You Own One Of These 45 Netgear Devices, Replace It: Firm Wont Patch Vulnerable Gear Despite Live Proof-of-concept Code
30th Jul 2020 [15 days ago] from The Register
Thats one way of speeding up the tech refresh cycle Netgear has quietly decided not to patch more than 40 home routers to plug a remote code execution vulnerability – despite security researchers having published proof-of-concept exploit...
DXC Says Ransomware Attack Disrupted Customer Operations At Insurance Services Arm But Barely Left A Scratch
30th Jul 2020 [15 days ago] from The Register
No data loss or evidence of extended intrusions, but standalone limb Xchanging did suffer DXC has recovered from a ransomware attack that hit its independent services-for-insurers operation Xchanging.…
YOU... SHA-1 NOT PASS! Microsoft Magics Away Demonic Hash Algorithm From Windows Updates, Apps
29th Jul 2020 [16 days ago] from The Register
Because no one likes to install spoof system files Microsoft is preparing to once and for all drop support for the SHA-1 hash algorithm.…
GRUB2, Youre Getting Too Bug For Your Boots: Config File Buffer Overflow Is A Boon For Malware Seeking To Drill Deeper Into A System
29th Jul 2020 [16 days ago] from The Register
Were gonna keeping punning this until someone pays us $5m An annoying vulnerability in the widely used GRUB2 bootloader can be exploited by malware or a rogue insider already on a machine to thoroughly compromise the operating system or...
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