Computer Security

Mozilla Issues New Firefox Patch For Zero-day Vulnerability

Just the other day, Mozilla issued a patch for a recently-discovered zero-day vulnerability discovered in its Firefox browser. Unfortunately, it turns out that was not the only security flaw that the browser had because according to a report from...
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Another Vulnerability Found In Dell’s Security Bloatware, Users Must Update Asap

A serious security vulnerability in Dell's SupportAssist software has been disclosed by cybersecurity firm SafeBreach. Dell swiftly released a patch, so if you have a Dell machine, you should update it straight away.
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A Two Metre Bridge Across The Atlantic For The First Time

Amateur radio is a pursuit with many facets, some of which hold more attention than others for the hacker. Though there have been radio amateurs for a century it still has boundaries that are being tested, and sometimes they come in surprising...
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Amateur Mistake Leaves Pcs With Dell Support Assistant Vulnerable To Privilege Escalation Attack

Security research company SafeBreach Lab has discovered a vulnerability in Dell’s SupportAssist utility, bundled with tens of millions of Dell PCs, which could allow unauthorized local users or low-privilege apps to take control of a PC. The...
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Hackers Are Turning Our Ai Security Systems Against Us — But They Can Be Stopped

With the use of AI growing in almost all areas of business and industry, we have a new problem to worry about – the “hijacking” of artificial intelligence. Hackers use the same techniques and systems that help us, to compromise our data, our...
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Hackers Used Two Firefox Zero Days To Hit A Crypto Exchange

A ransomware haul, a border security leak, and more of the week's top security news.
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Salvaging Audio Amplifiers From Vintage Volvos

The common automotive scrap yard is a land of plenty for the enterprising hacker., where many items that would be prohibitively expensive elsewhere can often be had for a song. This isn’t just limited to strictly automotive parts either, as...
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This Tiny Tft Pendant Is Digital Jewelry

Hackers have a multitude of skills, many are well-versed in the ways of all things that blink and flash. These abilities have often be applied to the field of jewelry and human adornment, and many LEDs have been employed in this work. [Deshipu] has...
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A Firefox Update Fixes Yet Another Zero-day Vulnerability

Mozilla recently rolled out a fix for a critical bug that hackers were actively exploiting to take control of vulnerable systems. Now, it has released a patch for yet another zero-day bug. According to ZDNet, infiltrators used the two flaws in...
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Dell Releases Patch For Bug Found In Its Vulnerability Protection Software

Dell has released a patch to fix a bug in its ‘SupportAssist’ software, which is a program meant to keep computers safe from security vulnerabilities.Researchers at SafeBreach found the vulnerability on June 17th, and disclosed the...
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Lte Flaws Let Hackers ‘easily’ Spoof Presidential Alerts

Security vulnerabilities in LTE can allow hackers to “easily” spoof presidential alerts sent to mobile phones in the event of a national emergency. Using off-the-shelf equipment and open-source software, a working exploit made it...
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Save Over £50 On Kaspersky Antivirus Services With Code Save50

TL;DR: Essential antivirus services from Kaspersky are 50 percent off when using SAVE50 at the checkout.  The internet can be an amazing place with a world of possibilities. But it can also be a scary and dangerous place, if you're not...
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Philippine Telco To Roll Out Huawei-backed 5g Service

The Philippines' Globe Telecom said Friday it will launch Southeast Asia's first 5G broadband service next month using Huawei technology, despite US blacklisting of the Chinese giant over cybersecurity concerns.
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Dell Patches Vulnerability That Put Millions Of Pcs At Risk — update Yours Now

Computing giant Dell released a security advisory on Thursday urging consumers to update their laptops and PCs to patch a security vulnerability the company says could have enabled hackers to access sensitive information. The vulnerability,...
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Electric Wheelchair Makes A Great Base For A Big Robot

Wiring into the joystick is a quick and easy way to hack in custom control to a wheelchair. Building robots can be fun, and remains a popular pastime among many in the hacker and maker set. However the hardware side of things can be daunting. This...
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Potent Firefox 0-day Used To Install Undetected Backdoors On Macs

Enlarge / The fox animoji. (credit: Samuel Axon) Hackers exploited a pair of potent zero-day vulnerabilities in Firefox to infect Mac users with a largely undetected backdoor, according to accounts pieced together from multiple people. Mozilla...
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Florida City Agrees To Pay Hackers $600,000 In Bitcoin To Get Its Computer Files Back

Everyone knows that crime doesn't pay, or at least that's what we're all led to believe. For hackers who broke into the computer systems of a Florida city a few weeks back, crime seems to be paying rather well, and the local government has agreed to...
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Quantum Computing Will Break Net Security; Cloudflare Wants To Fix It - Cnet

The internet infrastructure company is joining Google's effort to find the best post-quantum encryption algorithm.
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Unique Multi-platform Monero Mining Malware Targets Audio Engineer Pirates

We’ve seen cryptocurrency hungry hackers hiding mining malware in Adobe Flash updates, and even in legitimate Windows updates, but now hackers are hiding it in cracked audio production software. Security researchers at ESET have uncovered a Monero...
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Hackers, Farmers, And Doctors Unite! Support For Right To Repair Laws Slowly Grows

Enlarge / Manufacturers would prefer it if iFixit guides (like the one pictured on a Motorola Xoom from 2011) didn't exist. (credit: iFixit) Kelsea Weber is apologetic for being hard to get ahold of. “We were all busy tearing down the iPhone...
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