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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Linux bug lets attackers remotely hijack unencrypted internet traffic on phones running Android 4.4 or later   —  Off-path attack means malicious hackers can be located anywhere on the Internet.  —  An estimated 80 percent of Android phones contain a recently discovered vulnerability …
Aug 15, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers uncover advanced malware with 50+ modules that's existed since 2011 and infected government agencies and telcos in Russia, Iran, Sweden, China, more   —  Espionage platform with more than 50 modules was almost certainly state sponsored.  —  Security experts have discovered …
Aug 9, 2016, 12:55 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers demo new exploit, HEIST, executed by Javascript on a visited page, which lets hackers steal sensitive data from HTTPS pages without a MITM position   —  Approach exploits how HTTPS responses are delivered over transmission control protocol.  —  The HTTPS cryptographic scheme …
Aug 4, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Keys to Chimera crypto ransomware allegedly leaked by rival crime gang   —  First, Mischa devs stole their rival's code.  Now, they may have killed its business.  —  Sometimes, the fierce competition in the booming crypto ransomware market works in the favor of the victims whose priceless data is held hostage.
Jul 28, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher uses exploits to extract disk encryption keys from Android devices with Qualcomm chips; publicly-available attack code works on unpatched devices   —  Unlike Apple's iOS, Android is vulnerable to several key-extraction techniques.  —  Privacy advocates take note …
Jul 3, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google Project Zero researchers uncover severe vulnerabilities in 25 Symantec and Norton products, exposing millions of users; patches issued   —  If you use a Symantec or Norton product, now would be a good time to update.  —  Much of the product line from security firm Symantec contains …
Jun 29, 2016, 1:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FTC fines InMobi, a Singapore-based mobile ad firm, $950K for collecting location data of users without consent   —  InMobi ad network, which reaches more than 1 billion devices, settles FTC charges.  —  A mobile advertising company that tracked the locations of hundreds of millions …
Jun 23, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Following highly publicized report of 272M email credentials for sale in Russia, Mail.ru and Google both say 98%+ of credentials on their services are invalid   —  Garbage in, garbage out: Why Ars ignored this week's massive password breach  —  When a script kiddie sells 272 million accounts for $1, be very, very skeptical.
May 7, 2016, 2:15 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Qualcomm issues fix for 5 year old Android security flaw that exposes SMS, call history; Android versions prior to 4.3 mostly affected   —  Critical Qualcomm security bug leaves many phones open to attack  —  Fix still isn't available for most users, and many will probably never get it.
May 6, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
OpenSSL fixes high-severity bugs allowing cookie decryption and code execution   —  Aging and bloated OpenSSL is purged of 2 high-severity bugs  —  Padding oracles and memory corruption threats caused by use of older schemes.  —  Maintainers of the OpenSSL cryptographic library …
May 4, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context

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