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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers uncover BrickerBot-powered botnet attacks that are designed to brick poorly secured Linux-based routers and other IoT devices   —  Ongoing “BrickerBot” attacks might be trying to kill devices before they can join a botnet.  —  Researchers have uncovered a rash of ongoing attacks designed …
Apr 7, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Project Zero finds serious Broadcom WiFi chipset flaw in Android and iOS devices; Google released patch on April 5, iOS was patched on April 3 with 10.3.1   —  Broadcom chips allow rogue Wi-Fi signals to execute code of attacker's choosing.  —  A broad array of Android phones are vulnerable …
Apr 6, 2017, 4:40 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Remote exploit, successfully demoed on two fully-updated Samsung smart TV models in Feb., compromises TVs via maliciously-crafted digital video broadcast signal   —  Demo exploit is inexpensive, remote, scalable—and opens door to more advanced hacks.  —  A new attack that uses terrestrial radio signals …
Apr 2, 2017, 9:25 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Chrome to immediately stop recognizing extended validation status of Symantec-issued certs and gradually nullify all currently valid certs of Symantec-owned CAs   —  Chrome to immediately stop recognizing EV status and gradually nullify all certs.  —  In a severe rebuke of one of the biggest suppliers …
Mar 24, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
At least 318 Cisco switch products are vulnerable to flaw that was found upon examination of WikiLeaks' Vault 7 files; no patch is currently available   —  Bug relies on telnet protocol used by hardware on internal networks.  —  Cisco Systems said that more than 300 models of switches …
Mar 20, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Hackers at Pwn2Own competition exploit combination of bugs in Microsoft Edge, Windows 10, and VMware Workstation to escape virtual machine and compromise host   —  Hack worked by stitching together three separate exploits.  —  Contestants at this year's Pwn2Own hacking competition in Vancouver …
Mar 19, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find ephemeral messaging app Confide doesn't provide true end-to-end encryption   —  Confidential messenger service provides no authentication or integrity assurances.  —  A pair of damning advisories independently published Wednesday raise serious questions about the security assurances …
Mar 11, 2017, 4:50 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Yahoo says forged cookie hack affected 32M accounts, 26 of which were specifically targeted, and was linked to the state-sponsored attackers behind 2014 breach   —  Nation-sponsored attackers targeted 26 specific accounts.  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said she'll forego her 2016 bonus …
Mar 2, 2017, 1:45 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Feb 27, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Cloudflare fixes bug active since September 2016 that leaked private user info, says search engine caches have now been cleared of sensitive information   —  Service used by 5.5 million websites may have leaked passwords and authentication tokens.  —  Cloudflare, a service that helps optimize …
Feb 23, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context

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