Teams from The University of Michigan and and Zhejian University in China have shown how acoustic attacks from off the shelf speakers can be used to crash magnetic hard disk drives, the latest example of physics-based attacks on common hardware.
Cyber criminals are laundering billions of ill-gotten gain using crypto currencies like Bitcoin and Monero and in-game currencies for popular online games like World of Warcraft, FIFA Soccer and Grand Theft Auto.
Iran’s Chafer hacking group is targeting aviation repair and maintenance firms in an apparent effort to obtain information needed to shore up the safety of that country’s fleet of domestic aircraft, according to research by the firm Symantec.
Consumer Reports warns that smart TVs by Samsung and other vendors are vulnerable to disorienting remote attacks.
Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this week’s podcast: researcher Kevin Fu of University of Michigan discusses his work on attacks that use physics to manipulate connected devices. Also: Mark Loveless of DUO discusses his research into how poor implementation of wireless protocols make personal security trackers a privacy risk. And have we seen peak ransomware? Adam Kujawa of the firm Malwarebytes joins us to talk about the findings of that company’s State of Malware Report.