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Researchers Find 234 Android Apps That Track You (Poorly) With Ultrasonic Waves

Posted on 05/05 13:57 in Shows | 0

For example, apps can employ ultrasound cross-device tracking (uXDT) to find out where you are or what you’re watching.A new analysis of Android apps finds the usage of uXDT is increasing — but this isn’t quite as doom and gloom as it seems at first.

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Major Intel Security Flaw Is More Serious Than First Thought

Posted on 05/08 14:01 in Shows | 0

Last week, news broke of a serious security flaw in Intel business chipsets dating back seven years.The flaw, which doesn’t affect consumer hardware, concerned products with Intel’s Active Management Technology, Intel’s Small Business Technology, and Intel Standard Manageability.

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US Considering Banning All Laptops on Flights From Europe

Posted on 05/11 13:57 in Shows | 0

The new rule would ban laptops from airplane cabinets on all flights from Europe.More importantly, as The Daily Beast details, halon fire suppressant isn’t useful against lithium-ion battery fires.

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HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed

Posted on 05/11 21:45 in Shows | 0

According to the Swiss infosec company ModZero, that’s changed, courtesy of a keylogger embedded (probably accidentally) into certain audio drivers used on HP laptops.Here’s how ModZero describes the problem: Conexant also develops drivers for its audio chips, so that the operating system is able to communicate with the hardware.

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New Ransomware Attack Used Leaked NSA Exploits to Hit NHS

Posted on 05/12 22:02 in Shows | 0

Organizations across the world have been hit by another wave of ransomware, with targets mostly concentrated in Europe and Asia.Like other forms of ransomware, WanaCrypt0r begins encrypting files on a computer when it is installed.

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NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Windows XP

Posted on 05/15 15:56 in Shows | 0

Last week, we discussed the appearance of a new type of ransomware and the havoc it has wreaked across the internet.Infections have spread across the globe and included institutions in Spain, the UK, China, Russia, and the United States.

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Registering a Domain Accidentally Triggered Ransomware's Kill Switch

Posted on 05/15 22:13 in Shows | 0

The UK’s national Health Service (NHS) and Spanish telco Telefónica were among the most high-profile victims of the WannaCry malware, also known as WanaCrypt0r 2.As bad as the infection was, it could have been much worse if not for a security writer and researcher stumbling upon its kill switch.

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SSDs Vulnerable to Deliberate, Low-Level Data Corruption Attacks

Posted on 05/22 22:02 in Shows | 0

But a new paper from Carnegie Mellon University, Seagate, and ETH Zurich has shown that the way data is programmed into MLC SSDs makes them vulnerable to data corruption attacks, meaningfully reducing the drive’s lifespan in the process.The first SSDs that were developed stored one bit of data per cell and are called single-level cells (SLCs).

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Hackers Can Unlock Samsung's Galaxy S8 Using Fake Irises

Posted on 05/24 16:04 in Shows | 0

For years, proponents of biometric authentication have advertised new and elaborate systems for ensuring that your computer knows it’s “really you” attempting to unlock it.For years, hackers have demonstrated that these biometric authentication systems are woefully inadequate in many situations.

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Hackers Use Subtitle Files to Take Over PCs

Posted on 05/24 23:08 in Shows | 0

It’s common to see subtitle files (usually a.There are more than two dozen subtitle file formats, so most media players capable of opening them are designed to process anything that claims to be a subtitle file.

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DJI to Drone Customers: Upgrade Your Firmware or Practically Give Up Flying

Posted on 05/25 00:03 in Shows | 0

Users will have to download and install a new version of the DJI app to their mobile devices.The flip side to this equation, of course, is that drone strikes and near-misses have skyrocketed in recent years.

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