Tag: vulnerabilities

Hacker, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Flaws in Smart Alarms Exposed Millions of Cars to Dangerous Hacking

March 11, 2019

Via: Security Week

Serious vulnerabilities found in high-end car alarms could have been exploited to remotely hack millions of vehicles, including to track them, immobilize them and spy on their owners. Researchers at UK-based penetration testing and cybersecurity firm Pen Test Partners have […]


Thunderclap vulnerabilities allows to hack most of moder computers

February 27, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Security experts from Rice University in the United States, University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and SRI International, have discovered a new set of security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by attackers via Thunderbolt, the hardware interface created by […]


Most IoT devices are being compromised by exploiting rudimentary vulnerabilities

February 26, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Cybercriminals are looking for ways to use trusted devices to gain control of Internet of Things (IoT) devices via password cracking and exploiting other vulnerabilities, such as through the exploitation via voice assistants, according to the latest Mobile Threat Report […]


PDF viewers, online validation services vulnerable to digital signature spoofing attacks

February 26, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Academics from Ruhr University Bochum have proven that the majority of popular PDF viewer apps and online digital signature validation services can be tricked into validating invalid signatures or validating signatures on documents that have been modified after having been […]


Google Research: No Simple Fix For Spectre-Class Vulnerabilities

February 20, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Chip makers’ focus on performance has left microprocessors open to numerous side-channel attacks that cannot be fixed by software updates – only by hard choices. Side-channel attacks such as the Spectre family of vulnerabilities are more widespread threat than previously […]

Cloud security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Major Container Security Flaw Threatens Cascading Attacks

February 12, 2019

Via: Threat Post

runc, a building-block project for the container technologies used by many enterprises as well as public cloud providers, has patched a vulnerability that would allow root-level code-execution, container escape and access to the host filesystem. Discovered by researchers Adam Iwaniuk […]

Network security, Vulnerabilities

Hijacked Nest devices highlight the insecurity of the IoT

February 4, 2019

Via: CSO Online

People who purchase Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as Nest thermostats and security cameras, likely don’t realize the potential problems that can arise if the services go down, like they did recently with Nest thermostats — making it impossible […]

Cloud security, Vulnerabilities

Hack Allows Escape of Play-with-Docker Containers

January 15, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers hacked the Docker test platform called Play-with-Docker, allowing them to access data and manipulate any test Docker containers running on the host system. The proof-of-concept hack does not impact production Docker instances, according to CyberArk researchers that developed the […]

Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Yet Another Bypass: Is 2FA Broken? Authentication Experts Weigh In

January 14, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A penetration testing tool published by Polish security researcher Piotr Duszyński can bypass login protections for accounts protected by two-factor authentication (2FA). In his write-up on the tool, (which is dubbed Modlishka, meaning “mantis” in English), he asked, “is 2FA […]

Network security, Vulnerabilities

Biometrics in 2019: Increased Security or New Attack Vector?

January 10, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Should we pump the brakes on the rollout of biometric security to first consider whether we are creating new vulnerabilities? This year thousands of consumers unwrapped new smartphones and laptops which come with biometric sensors that are intended to protect […]