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Clever New DDoS Attack Gets a Lot of Bang for a Hacker’s Buck

Clever New DDoS Attack Gets a Lot of Bang for a Hacker’s Buck

One of the trickiest things about stopping DDoS attacks is that hackers constantly develop new variations on familiar themes. Take a recent strike against an unnamed gaming company, which used an amplification technique to turn a relatively tiny jab into a digital deluge.On Wednesday, researchers from Akamai's DDoS mitigation service Prolexic detailed a 35 gigabit…
SIM-based attack has been used to spy on people for two years – Engadget

SIM-based attack has been used to spy on people for two years – Engadget

Crucially, the approach is silent. While it does use SMS, you won't get notifications. An intruder can obtain frequent updates without giving away their activity. The exploit is also device-agnostic, and has been used against iPhones, numerous brands of Android phones and some SIM-equipped Internet of Things devices.And it's not just a theoretical exercise. The…
Mysterious iOS Attack Changes Everything We Know About iPhone Hacking

Mysterious iOS Attack Changes Everything We Know About iPhone Hacking

Hacking the iPhone has long been considered a rarified endeavor, undertaken by sophisticated nation states against only their most high-value targets. But a discovery by a group of Google researchers has turned that notion on its head: For two years, someone has been using a rich collection of iPhone vulnerabilities with anything but restraint or…
iPhone Attack Shock: Google Issues 1 Billion Apple Users With Critical Security Warning – Forbes

iPhone Attack Shock: Google Issues 1 Billion Apple Users With Critical Security Warning –...

GettyApple’s security vulnerabilities are headline news all over again. Just days after its highly-publicized emergency iPhone patch, Google’s security researchers have published a new "website hack" warning that is a hammer blow to the locked down security reputation of the Cupertino tech giant. Worse, the warning came the very day the iPhone 11 launch was…
If you attack a robot, it might photograph you in the act

If you attack a robot, it might photograph you in the act

Humans haven’t quite reached a WALL-E-like society where robots care for our every possible need, but we do have a few roving security robots that can monitor places like banks, casinos, malls, and hospitals so human security guards can catch a break. Some people don’t seem to like the new robot cops: earlier this month…
A Huge Ransomware Attack Messes With Texas

A Huge Ransomware Attack Messes With Texas

Early on August 16, a total of 23 local government organizations in Texas were hit by a coordinated ransomware attack. The type of ransomware has not been revealed, and Texas officials asserted that no state networks were compromised in the attack.ARS TECHNICAThis story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech…
New Attack exploiting serious Bluetooth weakness can intercept sensitive data

New Attack exploiting serious Bluetooth weakness can intercept sensitive data

KNOB — "KNOB" forces devices to use encryption keys that are trivial to break. Dan Goodin - Aug 17, 2019 1:56 pm UTC Researchers have demonstrated a serious weakness in the Bluetooth wireless standard that could allow hackers to intercept keystrokes, address books, and other sensitive data sent from billions of devices. Dubbed Key Negotiation…
Whitehats use DoS attack to score key victory against ransomware crooks

Whitehats use DoS attack to score key victory against ransomware crooks

RANSOMWARE SAGA CONTINUES — Victory is anything but decisive, as crooks live to fight another day. Dan Goodin - Jul 10, 2019 10:20 pm UTC Enlarge / A diagram showing how a DoS shut down an ongoing ransomware campaign.Whitehats used a novel denial-of-service hack to score a key victory against ransomware criminals. Unfortunately, the blackhats…
Attack on Titan Final Exhibition Teases Series’ Finale With Mysterious Audio – Comicbook.com

Attack on Titan Final Exhibition Teases Series’ Finale With Mysterious Audio – Comicbook.com

It's been no secret to Attack on Titan fans that the series seems to be building to its finale as the latest arc of the manga has been reaching a climax that will put an end to the major war that's been brewing for the last few arcs. The series finale of the series is…

RAMBleed Attack – Reading Bits in Memory Without Accessing Them

RAMBleed is a side-channel attack that enables an attacker to read out physical memory belonging to other processes. The implications of violating arbitrary privilege boundaries are numerous, and vary in severity based on the other software running on the target machine. As an example, in our paper we demonstrate an attack against OpenSSH in which…

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PlayStation 5 is the easiest console to make games for, developers...

Sony is making it tremendously easy for developers to harness the raw 8K might of Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 console.In a recent interview with Dengeki Online, Sony exec Shuhei Yoshida confirms developers are smoothly transitioning their games onto the new high-end PlayStation 5. This strongly indicates the system shares the PS4's architecture and games-making tools,…

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