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  • Corporate data: Protected asset or a ticking time bomb?

    10.12.2014

    Despite a growing number of data breaches occurring under the glare of the public spotlight, 71 percent of employees in a new survey report that they have access to data they should not see, and more than half say that this access is frequent or very frequent.

  • Sony hackers apparently wanted money

    09.12.2014

    While we continue to wait for an official statement and/or explanation from Sony Pictures Entertainment, the stolen data leaked by the attackers and the analysis of the used malware allow us to patch together bits and pieces of what happened.

  • Trends in Internet trust exploits, IoT, cyber espionage and privacy

    09.12.2014

    In the third quarter, McAfee Labs detected more than 307 new threats every minute, or more than five every second, with mobile malware samples growing by 16 percent during the quarter, and overall malware surging by 76 percent year over year.

  • Sony hack: Employees get threatening emails

    08.12.2014

    Employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment have received a bizarre email purportedly sent by the hackers who took down the company's network and systems.

  • Sony hack: Lousy security, customized malware linked to previous attacks

    05.12.2014

    The security picture painted by the stolen and leaked documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment becomes uglier by the day, as several companies and news outlets continue to show the results of their rummaging through the leaked data.




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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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