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Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers

Amazon Ring doorbells exposed home Wi-Fi passwords to hackers Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Ring doorbells that exposed the password for the Wi-Fi network it was connected to. Bitdefender said the Amazon-owned doorbell was sending its owner’s Wi-Fi password in cleartext over the internet, allowing for nearby hackers to intercept […]

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Apple expands its bug bounty, increases maximum payout to $1M

Apple expands its bug bounty, increases maximum payout to M Apple is finally giving security researchers something they’ve wanted for years: a macOS bug bounty. The technology giant said Thursday it will roll out the bug bounty program to include Macs and MacBooks, as well as Apple TV and Apple Watch, almost […]

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Cyber threats from the U.S. and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure

Cyber threats from the U.S. and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure Joe Cheravitch Contributor Joe Cheravitch is a defense analyst with the Rand Corporation. Cyber-confrontation between the U.S. and Russia is increasingly turning to critical civilian infrastructure, particularly power grids, judging from recent press reports. The typically furtive conflict went […]

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Beto O’Rourke could be the first hacker president

Beto O’Rourke could be the first hacker president Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has revealed he was a member of a notorious decades-old hacking group. The former congressman was a member of the Texas-based hacker group, the Cult of the Dead Cow, known for inspiring early hacktivism in the internet age and […]

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Password bypass flaw in Western Digital My Cloud drives puts data at risk

Password bypass flaw in Western Digital My Cloud drives puts data at risk A security researcher has published details of a vulnerability in a popular cloud storage drive after the company failed to issue security patches for over a year. Remco Vermeulen found a privilege escalation bug in Western Digital’s My Cloud […]

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Hacking the websites responsible for election information is so easy an 11 year-old did it

Hacking the websites responsible for election information is so easy an 11 year-old did it It’s time to talk about election security. Over the weekend at Def Con, the annual hacker convention in Las Vegas to discuss some of the latest and greatest (or scariest) trends in the wild world of hacking, […]

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Canadian Yahoo hacker gets a five year prison sentence

Canadian Yahoo hacker gets a five year prison sentence After pleading guilty in November, the Canadian hacker at least partially to blame for the massive Yahoo hack that exposed up to 3 billion accounts will face five years in prison. According to the Justice Department, the hacker, 23-year-old Karim Baratov, worked under […]

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Aperio raises a $4.5M seed round to protect power plants from hackers

Aperio raises a .5M seed round to protect power plants from hackers  Protecting critical infrastructure like power plants and other industrial plants is just as important as it’s challenging. It’s one thing to take over a remote machine to mine some Bitcoin, but you’ve got a totally different problem when those hackers […]

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Rise of the robocar: are connected cars safer, or a target for hackers?

Rise of the robocar: are connected cars safer, or a target for hackers? It’s predicted that 200m connected cars will be on the roads by 2020, but there’s a risk that more technology will lead to more hacking A threshold was quietly crossed in the first quarter of 2016. For the first […]

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DJI, the US Army and ‘Cyber Vulnerabilities’

DJI, the US Army and ‘Cyber Vulnerabilities’ A memo – reportedly an official release from the US Army – has been handed to sUAS News. The subject? Halting the use of DJI technology due to ‘Cyber vulnerabilities’. The text of the document reads: DAMO-AV MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD 2 August 2017 SUBJECT: Discontinue […]

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