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Trustwave Interview, the simplest things are often the best protection
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Black Hat 2014 Las Vegas, NV – Today we had the chance to talk with Karl Sigler, Threat Intelligence Manager at Trustwave who walked us through the latest version of Backoff. For those of you that do not know Backoff…
New Synolocker Ransomware Targets unpatched Synology NAS devices running older versions of DSM
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One of the biggest issues in security is not the number of bad guys out there or the number of zero day exploits that exist in the wild. Sadly it is that far too many companies and people do not…
New Hack for Aircraft Systems To be Shown off at Black Hat 2014
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Security should be a priority in any company, but it should be even more paramount in places where lives are at risk. So we have to wonder how someone ever allowed a security flaw in aircraft inflight systems that would…
BadUSB exploit not really all that new, but still very bad indeed.
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One thing I find interesting is the lack of any real memory in the technical press. It seems that the people that write about trends and events happening in the technical world often do not remember what has happened before.…
70% of Connected Devices are Vulnerable to Hacking
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The world is connected now, there is simply no getting around it. We have a multitude of devices that are now connected to the internet. I am not talking about security systems or cameras, I am talking about our TVs,…
Welcome to Black Hat and DEF CON 2014
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02 August 2014
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Welcome to Black Hat and DEF CON 2014

We are on the ground in Las Vegas, NV to cover Black Hat and DEF CON 2014. We will be bringing you coverage of the latest in hacks, exploits and the tools that are supposed to protect you from the…
BitTorrent is Working on an Encrypted, Anonymous Chat App named Bleep
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In the late-90s the world was shocked when a single collection of code was able to destroy a number of computers through malicious instructions. Named Chernobyl (or CIH and Spacefilter) this virus was able to overwrite data and even the…
TOR Project Warns Users of Attack that Attempted to Expose Users between January and July
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Following on the heels of the removal of a talk about unmasking users of the TOR network we are now hearing that someone has been attacking the anonymity service for the last 5-6 months in an attempt to ind out…
Crytek Sells off Homefront, Lays Off Staff in the UK and US: What was that about a secure financial future?
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Hey, remember that very upbeat and positive message that Crytek put out about securing their financial future? Well let’s just say that the happy smiles and positive tone that were in the message might have been hiding some not so…
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gets a Swag Heavy Pro Edition, Just not for PC
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Every now and then you see a game developer/publisher really push the limits when it comes to the goodies they are willing to pack into a game. We have seen everything from personal drones to night vision goggles in some…
How to get the most out of your tablet when it comes to gaming
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There is a perception that to enjoy brilliant tablet gaming you have to pay big bucks – but that is not the case. There are tablets at every price that can give you this; you just need to find the…
Android Fake ID Bug Found that Allows Malicious Code to Mimic Trusted Apps
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It is always a bad day when you find out there is a problem. Even if it is as simple as your coffee pot not working (ok bad choice for many). Things are made worse when you find out it…
Dating Site OkCupid Says they Experiment on People Because They Do Not Know What They are Doing
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Dating website OkCupid seems to think that Facebook’s manipulation of their subscriber’s news feeds as an emotional experiment is perfectly ok. Their reasoning? “That's how websites work.” Yes you read that right. According to Co-Founder Christian Rudder this type of…
NVidia Might Launch Two High-End GPUs in October, and One Mid-Range
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The rumors are ramping up about the next generation of NVidia GPUs. Although we already know that the next GPUs (second-gen Maxwell) will not have the unified memory architecture or 20nm process size that NVidia (and everyone else hoped) that…
1.1 Million Piracy Notices Sent to ISPs Per Week
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For years we have heard about the high cost of internet piracy, but other than some seriously twisted math we have never actually seen where this “cost” was coming from. At least not until very recently. No we are not…
Crytek Blames Financial Trouble on Transition to Online Publisher, Says Things are All Better
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Over the past few months there have been more than a few articles about Crytek and its financial stability. We have heard many rumors including one that claimed they (Crytek) were unable to pay their employees. These rumors have come…