In-brief: a flaw in Samsung’s Smartcam product could allow remote attackers to take control of the devices. The news comes two years after Samsung took steps to patch other flaws in its Internet connected cameras.
Hacks & Hackers
In-brief: Cellebrite, an Israeli firm that sells mobile phone forensic tools, was the victim of a hack that stole information on customers – many of them law enforcement agencies and governments.
In-brief: errant reports about a Russian government hack of a Vermont utility are the first byproduct of a flawed report on Russian hacking of U.S. interests. They won’t be the last.
In-brief: security experts say the 13 page report, released Thursday, falls well short of offering conclusive evidence of Russian involvement in the hacking, even as The Obama Administration acts to punish Russia for its involvement.
In-brief: the hacker known as Kapustkiy continued a string of attacks on diplomatic missions and related web sites last week, compromising Costa Rica’s embassy in China and the web site of a company offering services to travelers seeking visas to travel in Russia.