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.
The nation-backed hacker group behind the TRITON/TRISIS malware attack is increasing its nefarious activity, putting critical infrastructure systems in danger of future cyber attacks, according to Dragos Security.
Newly discovered malicious software dubbed VPNFilter has infected hundreds of thousands of routers and network attached storage (NAS) devices globally and could be used to steal sensitive data or wipe out (“brick”) the devices, the company said.
The FBI has mislead Congress and the public about the extent to which encrypted cellphones are hampering federal investigations by preventing authorities from accessing the devices–presumably to support the agency’s own agenda to gain backdoor access to them.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:26 — 49.7MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | RSSIn this episode, #97: we talk with Robert Xiao, the Carnegie Mellon researcher who investigated Location Smart, a free web application that allowed anyone track the location of a mobile phone using just the phone’s number. Also: we welcome University of Washington Researcher Kate Starbird back into the SL studio to talk about her latest research: examining the web of bloggers, news web sites, conspiracy theorists and government actors targeting human rights workers in Syria.