Previously unknown Mac OS X spyware, signed with a valid Apple Developer ID, has turned up on the laptop of an activist from Angola at a human rights conference in Norway. Security researcher and privacy activist Jacob Appelbaum found the spyware on the activist’s Mac at the Oslo Freedom Forum earlier this week. The activist’s computer was compromised as a result of a...
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The majority of email and Web gateways, firewalls, remote access servers, UTM (united threat management) systems and other security appliances have serious vulnerabilities, according to a security researcher who analyzed products from multiple vendors. Most security appliances are poorly maintained Linux systems with insecure Web applications installed on them, according to...
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BOSTON'S terror attack shows how hard it is to detect determined radicals acting in isolation, say US security experts.
(30 days ago)
After learning of Monday's attack in Boston, organizers and emergency officials plan to take another look at security measures.
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Researcher simulates hijacking an airplane using just an Android app at security conference; FAA says technique wouldn't capture "full control" of plane
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It’s hard to know which there are more of these days: the number of Bitcoins worldwide or the number of pundits who believe the newly popular crypto-currency is a fad, doomed to failure, or both, writes Barry Randall.
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ARLINGTON, Va. -- The eternal flame at the gravesite of former President John F. Kennedy is undergoing repairs at Arlington National Cemetery. Before the repairs began, workers used a torch Monday to carry the flame and pass it to a temporary burner that will be visible to tourists at the site while work is underway. Cemetery officials say the work will take about three...
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The lack of security in communication technologies used in the aviation industry makes it possible to remotely exploit vulnerabilities in critical on-board systems and attack aircraft in flight, according to research presented Wednesday at the Hack in the Box security conference in Amsterdam.The presentation, by Hugo Teso, a security consultant at consultancy firm N.runs in...
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The high-end Canon EOS-1D X camera can be hacked for use as a remote surveillance tool, with images remotely downloaded, erased and uploaded, a researcher said during the Hack in the Box security conference in Amsterdam on Wednesday. The digital SLR camera has a ethernet port and also supports wireless connection via a WLAN adapter. That connectivity is particularly...
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Researchers from Indiana University have discovered that the eternal flame in New York's Chestnut Ridge Park is not being powered in the way that was first thought, and may have uncovered a brand new gas source.
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