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  • Critical Delphi and C++Builder VCL library bug found

    21.08.2014

    A buffer overflow vulnerability that could be exploited to execute malicious code has been discovered in the Visual Component Library (VCL) library of Embarcadero's Delphi and C++Builder application development environments, and could, therefore, also affect applications that were built by using the software and that use the affected library.

  • Most popular Android apps open users to MITM attacks

    21.08.2014

    An analysis of the 1,000 most popular free Android apps from the Google Play store has revealed a depressing fact: most of them sport an SSL/TLS vulnerability that can be misused for executing man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks, and occasionally additional ones, as well.

  • Gyroscopes on Android devices can be used to eavesdrop on users' conversations

    18.08.2014

    If you think that denying an app permission to use your phone's microphone is enough to prevent it from listening in on your conversations, think again, as a group of researchers have demonstrated that the device's gyroscopes can serve as a crude microphone.

  • Breaking the security of physical devices

    18.08.2014

    In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2014, Silvio Cesare, Director of Anti-Malware Engineering at Qualys, discusses the security measures of a number of household devices and things.

  • Disqus WordPress plugin vulnerabilities

    14.08.2014

    During a penetration testing for a client, Australian based independent security consultant Nik Cubrilovic, discovered a couple of security issues within the very popular Disqus WordPress plugin.




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