ProtonVPN out of beta, offering free and paid service types
Jun 22, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A Switzerland-based company earlier this week released a free virtual private network together with a tier-based system that provides even more VPN level of support. The new product is from ProtonVPN AG headquartered ...
Computing expert finds way of securing Internet of Things
Jun 21, 2017
A computing expert has found a way of securing the Internet of Things, a term that encompasses everything connected to the internet from smartphones to smart fridges.
Researcher at London event focuses on e-cig used for computer exploit
Jun 19, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—E-cigarettes could be used to hack computers. They could not only serve as your stop-smoking tool but there is a possibility they could serve as an exploit platform as well.
Cyber researchers discover how any network router can covertly leak data
Jun 05, 2017
Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to covertly siphon sensitive files, passwords or other critical data ...
Dojo is pebble-shaped monitor for protecting smart home devices
Jun 03, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—BullGuard issued a press release at the end of last month making a case for why we need to be thinking about security for smart-home devices.
Catching the IMSI-catchers: SeaGlass brings transparency to cell phone surveillance
Jun 02, 2017
Modern cell phones are vulnerable to attacks from rogue cellular transmitters called IMSI-catchers—surveillance devices that can precisely locate mobile phones, eavesdrop on conversations or send spam.
Paper evaluates hacking vulnerabilities in pacemaker systems
May 30, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—What's wrong with pacemakers? Actually, the issue of security gets to the heart of the matter.
NTFS bug allows sites to crash Windows 7, 8.1
May 27, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—By Friday numerous tech sites including Ars Technica, delivered the bug discovery news, this time of strange NTFS bug making web pages crash for those still running Windows 7 or 8.1 on their PCs. NTFS refers ...
CCC members show iris recognition bypass using photo, contact lens
May 24, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Mobile vendors have turned to novel biometric ways to unlock smartphones. Now iris recognition joins the biometric family, with the concept being that the user looks and an iris scanner can unlock a phone.
Using Bitcoin to prevent identity theft
May 24, 2017
A reaction to the 2008 financial crisis, Bitcoin is a digital-currency scheme designed to wrest control of the monetary system from central banks. With Bitcoin, anyone can mint money, provided he or she can complete a complex ...