The technology underpinning the well-known cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is really the star of the show.
Fingerprint access controllers developed by Taiwan-based Chiyu Technology are plagued by a vulnerability that could allow hackers to make it easier to open the doors protected by these devices, a researcher has warned.
The U.S. Commerce Department this week agreed to rewrite the proposed U.S. implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement, a decision lauded by security experts.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the hacked sniper rifle, the huge Android bug in Stagefright, Samy Kamkar’s OwnStar device, and the joy and pain of next week’s Black Hat conference.
Online scammers constantly are looking for new ways to reach into the pockets of potential victims, and the FBI says it is seeing an increase in the number of companies being targeted by scammers threatening to launch DDoS attacks if they don’t pay a ransom. The scam is a variation on a theme, the familiar […]
The Xen Project has patched a serious vulnerability that could allow an attacker in a guest virtual machine to escape and gain the ability to run arbitrary code on the host machine. The vulnerability is in the QEMU open source machine emulator that ships as part of the Xen hypervisor. The problem is related to the […]
Notable security news items for the week ending July 31, 2015.
Contrary to many headlines across the cyber realm, not all security incidents are a result of malicious intent.
According to the results of a recent survey, 70 percent of U.S. survey respondents and 64 percent of German respondents said that more security incidents are caused by unintentional mistakes rather than intentional and/or malicious acts.
Some private-sector victims of cyber espionage sound like they want to go all Blackwater on the internet.
Cisco has patched a denial-of-service vulnerability in its ASR 1000 line of routers, a bug that’s caused by an issue with the way the routers handle some fragmented packets. The company said the DoS vulnerability affects all of the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers that are running a vulnerable version of the IOS XE […]