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  • CERN, MIT scientists launch Swiss-based secure webmail

    22.05.2014

    Last week marked the beta release of yet another encrypted, secure email service, and interest for it was so overwhelming that its developers had to temporarily close the signups.

  • Still no patch for 7-month-old IE8 zero-day flaw

    22.05.2014

    HP's Zero Day Initiative has published details about a zero-day vulnerability affecting Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 which the Redmond giant apparently has no intention to fix.

  • Recently patched IE 0-day abused in APT attacks

    15.05.2014

    When Microsoft issued an out-of-band security update to patch the zero day Internet Explorer vulnerability on May 1, it was revealed by researchers from security company FireEye that the bug was being actively exploited by attackers targeting US-based defense and financial firms.

  • New browser hijacker/click fraud malware threatens Windows users

    14.05.2014

    In its latest Security Intelligence Report, Microsoft has noted that malware designed to make money for the attacker via click fraud, performing Bitcoin mining, and redirecting search results, has been plentiful in the last quarter of 2014.

  • EFF invites users to test online tracking blocker

    05.05.2014

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation is on a mission: give users a tool that will help them disallow/block trackers contained within the Web pages they visit.




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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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