Princeton's tech watchers shine glaring light on web tracking, data slurping
19 hours ago
Hidden online trackers are hardly secure in their hiding place, not after this week's headlines for stories about how Facebook user information can be nabbed. The information can be obtained on various websites that support ...
PowerHammer is wake-up call to data-stealing through power lines
Apr 18, 2018
Can security sleuths ever complain there's nothing left to do? The answer is obvious, and one more path to mischief has been recognized in the form of power supplies serving as a data exfiltration tool. It appears that malware ...
Internet to TLS 1.3: Where have you been all my life
Mar 28, 2018
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which is the premier Internet standards body, has given its nod of approval for something that will make the Web more secure. It is called Transport Layer Security version 1.3.
A 15-year-old said he discovered vulnerability in hardware wallet
Mar 22, 2018
Headlines hummed with the discovery by a 15-year-old Saleem Rashid of a vulnerability he found in Ledger hardware wallets. He blogged about in on March 20.
New study presents method to stop cyber attacks on GPS-enabled devices
Mar 19, 2018
A new study by researchers Nikolaos Gatsis, David Akopian and Ahmad F. Taha and their graduate student Ali Khalajmehrabadi from the UTSA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering describes a computer algorithm that ...
Attacks on 4G LTE networks could send fake emergency alerts
Mar 14, 2018
Researchers have identified several new vulnerabilities in 4G LTE networks, potentially allowing hackers to forge the location of a mobile device and fabricate messages.
Researchers find 'critical' security flaws in AMD chips
Mar 13, 2018
Security researchers said Tuesday they discovered flaws in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow hackers to take over computers and networks.
Off-the-shelf smart devices found easy to hack
Mar 13, 2018
Off-the-shelf devices that include baby monitors, home security cameras, doorbells, and thermostats were easily co-opted by cyber researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). As part of their ongoing research ...
New system patches security holes left open by web browsers' private-browsing functions
Feb 23, 2018
Today, most web browsers have private-browsing modes, in which they temporarily desist from recording the user's browsing history.
Real-time Captcha technique improves biometric authentication
Feb 19, 2018
A new login authentication approach could improve the security of current biometric techniques that rely on video or images of users' faces. Known as Real-Time Captcha, the technique uses a unique "challenge" that's easy ...