Hackers

BitTorrent users beware: Flaw lets hackers control your computer
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Enlarge (credit: Tavis Ormandy) There’s a critical weakness in the widely used Transmission BitTorrent app that allows websites to execute malicious code on some users’ computers. That’s according to a researcher with Google’s Project Zero vulnerability reporting team, who also warns that other BitTorrent clients are likely similarly susceptible. Researcher Tavis Ormandy published the proof-of-concept […]

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Certain Sonos and Bose models can be accessed by hackers to play sound remotely
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 Researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a potential hack opening key speakers from Sonos and Bose to remote access. As first reported by Wired, the Sonos Play:1, Sonos One, and Bose SoundTouch systems can be located and taken over through an online scan, letting hackers play music through the system. For now, the access appears […]

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Bitcoin exchange NiceHash loses millions to hackers     – CNET
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The exchange marketplace loses its virtual wallet in a breach, which some reports say contained more than $60 million in cryptocurrency.

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Hackers hit Uber in 2016: data on 57 million riders, drivers stolen
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Enlarge (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) In a public statement, Uber has announced that it sustained a massive data breach in 2016: 57 million customers’ and drivers’ names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers were compromised. According to Bloomberg, no trip location info, credit card information, or Social Security numbers was taken. Uber did not […]

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OnePlus backdoor means hackers could take over your phone     – CNET
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Software called EngineerMode means hackers could do whatever they want with a phone as long as they have it in hand.

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Hackers say they broke Apple’s Face ID. Here’s why we’re not convinced
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Enlarge (credit: Bkav) Security researchers say they used a $150 mask to break the Face ID facial recognition that locks Apple’s new iPhone X. The work may be a significant, it may be little more than a stunt with few real-world consequences, or it could possibly be something in the middle. So far, it’s impossible […]

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Hackers, trolls and other tech nightmares of 2017     – CNET
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With so many scares and frights in the tech industry this year, it was hard to tell the difference between real life and B-movie horror flicks.

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North Korean hackers allegedly stole South Korean and US war plans 
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According to a report, North Korean hackers acquired military intel last year from South Korea that included a plan to 'decapitate' North Korean leadership. According to a South Korean lawmaker, the 235 GB of data were stolen from SK and contained de…

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Report: Russian Hackers Penetrated Elite NSA Hacking Division
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Russian hackers reportedly exploited a vulnerability in Kaspersky Lab’s software to steal sensitive cyberdefense data from a National Security Agency contractor. The incident, which occurred in 2015, involved a contractor who loaded classified information onto his personal computer in order to work at home. The information included hacking tools and other sensitive data that the […]

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