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  • New LusyPOS malware is a cross between Dexter and Chewbacca

    03.12.2014

    A new piece of Point-of-Sale RAM scraping malware has been submitted to VirusTotal and analyzed by researchers, who found that it's a cross between two older and different POS malware families and is offered for sale on underground markets for $2,000.

  • Why you should protect your wireless connection

    25.11.2014

    It's holiday shopping season again, and consumers will join the rush to buy devices and accessories for loved ones.

  • ENISA guidelines on cryptographic solutions

    24.11.2014

    ENISA published two reports. "Algorithms, key size and parameters" is a reference document providing a set of guidelines to decision makers, in particular specialists designing and implementing cryptographic solutions for personal data protection.

  • New non-profit CA aims to make HTTPS use universal

    19.11.2014

    To become ubiquitous, encryption must be easy to set up and easy to use, and that's why the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan are working on setting up a new certificate authority.

  • Open Whisper Systems helps WhatsApp achieve end-to-end encryption

    18.11.2014

    The immensely popular Whatsapp instant messenger has the potential to become an even more attractive option for users, as the company has partnered with Open Whisper Systems to implement the latter's TextSecure protocol into their clients.




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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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