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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher details how vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in wireless gateways could put emergency first responders and critical infrastructure at risk   —  Gateways are supposed to make cops safer.  Many leak their locations in real time.  —  In late 2016, security researcher Justin Shattuck …
Aug 11, 2018, 10:25 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
In iOS 11.4.1, Apple fixed a longstanding bug that caused some region-specific iOS devices to crash when “Taiwan” was typed or Taiwan flag emojis were displayed   —  Apple fixed the denial-of-service flaw in update released Monday.  —  The iOS 11.4.1 update Apple released Monday …
Jul 11, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher says stolen code-signing certificates from router and camera-maker D-Link were used to sign the Plead password-stealing malware   —  This isn't the IP camera software you think it is.  —  Criminals recently stole code-signing certificates from router and camera maker D-Link …
Jul 10, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Research: flaws in LTE let attackers redirect users to malicious sites and fingerprint sites users visit with $4000 worth of equipment within one mile of target   —  The Long Term Evolution mobile device standard used by billions of people was designed to fix many of the security shortcomings …
Jun 29, 2018, 6:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
17 backdoored Docker images, posted to Docker Hub over the past year and downloaded 5M+ times, removed; some were used to mine at least $90K worth of Monero   —  17 images posted by a single account over 10 months may have generated $90,000.  —  A single person or group may have made as much as $90,000 …
Jun 17, 2018, 11:20 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher details SigSpoof, a recently patched critical flaw in PGP that allowed hackers to spoof digital email signatures, says the bug dates back to 1998   —  SigSpoof flaw fixed inGnuPG, Enigmail, GPGTools, and python-gnupg.  —  For their entire existence, some of the world's …
Jun 17, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Cisco: Russian-tied VPNFilter malware targets far more routers and is more powerful than first reported, can attack connected PCs, downgrade HTTPS connections   —  Malware tied to Russia can attack connected computers and downgrade HTTPS.  —  Two weeks ago, officials in the private …
Jun 6, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FBI and DOJ ask users to restart routers and NAS devices to disrupt VPNFilter malware and help identify infected devices, which Cisco estimates is 500K+ devices   —  Feds take aim at potent VPNFilter malware allegedly unleashed by Russia.  —  The FBI is advising users of consumer-grade routers …
May 25, 2018, 8:05 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
McAfee report: North Korea-linked hackers posted three apps on Google Play to steal personal info from defectors; hackers made contact with targets via Facebook   —  Apps hosted in Google market for two months were spread over Facebook.  —  Researchers said a team of hackers tied …
May 20, 2018, 5:10 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers warn about critical flaws in PGP and S/MIME that can reveal the plaintext of encrypted emails, recommend uninstalling those tools from email clients   —  The flaws, can expose e-mails sent in the past and “pose an immediate threat.”  —  The Internet's two most widely used methods …
May 14, 2018, 2:40 AMIn context

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