Just a Pair of These $11 Radio Gadgets Can Steal a Car

December 6, 2017

For years, automakers and hackers have known about a clever attack that spoofs the signal from a wireless car key fob to open a vehicle's doors, and even drive it away. But even after repeated demonstrations—and real thefts—the technique still works on a number of models. Now a team of Chinese researchers has not only demonstrated the attack again but also made it cheaper and easier than ever. A group…

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Amazon Key Flaw Could Let Rogue Deliverymen Disable Your Camera

November 19, 2017

When Amazon propelled its Amazon Key service last month, the committee is also offered a remedy for anyone–realistically, most people–who might be creeped out that the services offered gives random strangers unfettered access to your dwelling. That insurance remedy? An internet-enabled camera announced Cloud Cam, designed to sit opposite your door and reassuringly record every Amazon Key delivery. But now defence researchers have demonstrated that with a simple platform run…

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FBI arrests WannaCry hero for alleged role in Kronos banking malware

August 4, 2017

A malware researcher hailed as a hero earlier this year has been arrested by the FBI for his alleged role in distributing the banking malware known as Kronos. Marcus Hutchins, also known as @malwaretechblog, was detained and then arrested by the bureau at the airport as he was leaving the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas. I guess I can cross “get stranded in Vegas with no money” off…

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HBO got hacked and some Game of Thrones materials are bubbling up online

August 1, 2017

In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, HBO confirms that it was the target of a hack, though the company doesnt appear to be quite sure what the damage is yet. So far, chapters of the HBO series Room 104 and Ballers have trickled out online. Though new occurrences of its cruel centerpiece Game of Thrones have yet to surface, the reveal reportedly contains writing suspected to be either a therapy…

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