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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Cisco's Talos: state-backed hackers are continuing to brazenly hijack domains, targeting key infrastructure of several countries, in a months-long DNS campaign   —  Despite widespread attention since January, DNS campaign shows no signs of abating.  —  The wave of domain hijacking attacks besetting …
Apr 17, 2019, 1:30 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
A security researcher publicly disclosed 0-day flaws in WordPress plugins before patches were available to protest support-forum moderators' alleged behavior   —  Exploits published over the past three weeks exposed 160,000 websites to potent attacks.  —  Over the past three weeks …
Apr 14, 2019, 8:25 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
An Illinois bill for banning IoT devices from collecting audio without owners' consent was substantially defanged after lobbying by the Internet Association   —  Lobbyists: Bill would punish even if failure to disclose was “accidental.”  —  On April 10, the Illinois State Senate passed the …
Apr 14, 2019, 12:50 AMIn context
Andrea Peterson / Ars Technica:
SS7, a mobile protocol that can be hacked to track users or intercept calls, remains flawed after decades due to the FCC's reliance on telecom industry advice   —  The regulatory back door big telecom uses to weaken security regulation. … The outages hit in the summer of 1991.
Apr 12, 2019, 8:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FireEye uncovers second critical infrastructure site affected with dangerous Triton malware, which is linked to a Russian government-backed research institute   —  Use of game-changing Triton malware to target safety systems isn't an isolated incident.  —  Sixteen months ago …
Apr 10, 2019, 9:10 AMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Hands on with Android Q Beta 2: deep dive into an early version of Bubbles multitasking UI, a look at the changes to notifications and gesture navigation, more   —  Android's Bubbles feature can actually completely replace the notification panel.  —  Android Q Beta 2 is out!
Apr 7, 2019, 4:15 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google pilots a row of ads on the Android TV home screen of Sony smart TVs, Xiaomi's Mi Box 3, and others; users say they cannot disable the ads   —  Users are reportedly not enjoying Google's “pilot program.”  —  Google is trying out a new “Pilot Program” that puts a row of advertisements on the Android TV home screen.
Apr 4, 2019, 11:20 PMIn context
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Valve teases a VR headset called the Valve Index with a May 2019 release date; Valve previously partnered with HTC on the HTC Vive in 2016   —  Months of barely contained rumors have now been confirmed.  —  Valve Corporation's long-rumored VR headset is finally real.
Mar 29, 2019, 8:05 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
A newly published exploit for a Magento vulnerability that can be used without authentication puts hundreds of thousands of e-commerce sites at risk   —  Magento admins: Beware of SQL flaw that requires no authentication.  —  Attack code was published on Friday that exploits a critical vulnerability …
Mar 29, 2019, 1:55 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
How a vulnerability disclosure by researchers to Atrient, a vendor of player reward kiosks for casinos, led to competing claims of assault and blackmail   —  “Ethical hackers” tried to disclose problems to a casino software company—it got messy.  —  People who find security vulnerabilities commonly run …
Mar 27, 2019, 9:50 AMIn context

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