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Week in security: Blackphone unmasked, RATs vs Androids, and browsers kill cars

Blackphone, billed as a privacy tool to keep the puplic safe ruled the headlines when it was is hacked in five minutes, Meanwhile, Wi-Fi routers were also shown up – and Android users face a toothy new threat,

Wi-Fi security – routers “like fish in a barrel”

Researchers flexed their hacking muscles at DefCon 22 to hunt the technology world’s most defenceless beasts – routers. More than a dozen new vulnerabilities were found.

Wi-Fi security: Flight systems “are safe… for now” claims expert

An aircraft security expert has eased the worries of a lot of frequent flyers this week — by reassuring them that aircraft are not “hackable” in mid flight. The claim was made at Black Hat last week.

Internet of things: Hacker unleashes “mayhem” in 200 hotel rooms

Today’s fashion for high-end electronics in luxury hotels allowed a hacker to wreak havoc in 200 suites at once in a five-star hotel in China – switching off lights, changing the TV channel, raising blinds and fiddling with the temperature.

Wi-Fi security – can inflight internet REALLY hack planes?

Aircraft communications equipment can be hacked via Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment systems, allowing access to communications systems aboard aircraft in flight – and even military systems could be at risk.

Wi-Fi security – the new ‘bulletproof’ router (and how to toughen yours)

A new project aims to protect homes and small businesses from the security failings of Wi-Fi routers, a problem which has repeatedly hit the headlines over the past year.

Wi-Fi security alert on Chromecast as ‘Rickmote’ hijacks nearby boxes

A security researcher has built a remote control which hijacks any nearby Chromecast highlighting a Wi-Fi security issue, which allows an attacker to play a ‘surprise’ video on nearby gadgets.

Falla de seguridad en Viber: información sin cifrado en sus servidores

Investigadores han descubierto una falla de seguridad en el modo en que Viber, la popular aplicación de mensajería instantánea y llamadas, recibe imágenes, doodles y videos, así como también la forma en la que envía o recibe información de ubicación geográfica. También se ha detectado que Viber almacena información sin cifrado en sus servidores, y

Una vulnerabilidad afecta a los Smart TVs de Philips

Traducción del contenido compartido por Rob Waugh en We Live Security.   Ciberdelincuentes podrían obtener control de los televisores inteligentes de Philips y alterar la programación del aparato- e incluso hasta cambiar los canales en vivo- a través del adaptador Wi-Fi, ya que cuenta con una contraseña fija y no modificable por los usuarios. Además de

Belkin’s ‘Smart Home’ system has security flaws which could ‘black out’ homes – or start fires

Belkin’s WeMo home automation systems contain multiple vulnerabilities which could allow attackers to remotely control devices attached to a WeMo system – for instance, blacking out lighting in a home, or even starting fires, researchers have claimed.

Fridge raiders: Will 2014 REALLY be the year your Smart Home gets hacked?

At CES 2014, the app was king – and more importantly, the appcessory – fridges, lights, appliances and gadgets built for app control. But with companies unveiling door locks controlled via app, should we applaud – or worry?

European Parliament switches off Wi-Fi after hacker breaks into politicians’ emails

The European Parliament has switched off its public Wi-Fi system after an anonymous hacker broke into the personal emails of several Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from outside the building, using only a laptop.

Resumen de amenazas de octubre de 2013

Tenemos el agrado de compartir con ustedes el reporte mensual de amenazas y tendencias correspondientes a octubre, mes que se caracterizó entre otras cosas, por el descubrimiento de Nymaim, malware que extorsiona a la víctima por 150 dólares a cambio del control del equipo infectado. Cabe destacar que en el último tiempo, se ha registrado

Getting warmer? New Hotspot 2.0 “could offer safer public Wi-Fi”

Logging into public Wi-Fi hotspots can be risky, particularly for business users with sensitive data on their devices – but a new breed of hi-tech hotspots may make things safer, the Wi-Fi Alliance claims.

How to secure your home Wi-Fi network

Most people now use a wi-fi network to access the internet around the home. However an unsecured network could let your neighbor’s piggyback on your broadband or worse, let hackers snoop on your activities. Luckily it’s not that difficult to harden the security of your home network. Here’s a quick step-by-step. 1 Check the router

11 Tips for protecting your data when you travel

When we relayed the FBI/IC3 warning to travelers about a threat involving hotel Internet service overseas last week it produced a lot of requests for advice on how to respond to the threat. So a few of us researchers at ESET came up with a list of data security tips for travelers. These tips will

Will You Be Accused of Collecting Child Pornography

Throughout the years we have advised that you should use encryption on your home WI-FI. There are ma y reasons for this, including keeping your data confidential, but not having encryption enabled on your home WI-FI can put you at serious risk of having your doors knocked down and being arrested for downloading child pornography.

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