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A Day in the Life of a Security Avenger

Behind the scenes with a security researcher as we follow her through a typical day defending the world against seeming boundless cyberthreats and attacks.

Samsung Smart TV pwnable over Wi-Fi Direct, pentester says

Sammy says trust-known-MACs code is a feature not a bug A security researcher is complaining that Samsung isn't making a serious response to a vulnerability in its Smart TVs.…

Uber’s app fingerprinted iPhone hardware, breaking App Store rules

Device fingerprinting was used to prevent account fraud.

Researcher finds LastPass 2FA could become 1FA

Not only was LastPass using a password hash in its two-factor authentication scheme, but 2FA could be disabled by an attacker, a security researcher has found.

Flaws let attackers hijack multiple Linksys router models

Two dozen Linksys router models are vulnerable to attacks that could extract sensitive information from their configurations, cause them to become unresponsive and even completely take them over.The vulnerabilities were discovered by senior security...

Microsoft shrugs off report that Edge can expose user identities from...

La la la nothing to patch here la la la An independent security researcher claims to have uncovered a security flaw in Microsoft Edge.…

Ambient light sensors can steal data, says security researcher

Not-so-bright API means web pages can use a W3C idea to pop your phone or laptop Security researcher Lukasz Olejnik says it's possible to slurp sensitive data with the ambient light sensors installed in many smartphones and laptops.…

Wikileaks releases code that could unmask CIA hacking operations

"Marble" libraries include code used to obfuscate—and unscramble— CIA malware.

Scammers scare iPhone users into paying to unlock not-really-locked Safari

Apple this week patched a bug in the iOS version of Safari that had been used by criminals to spook users into paying $125 or more because they assumed the browser was broken.The flaw, fixed in Monday's iOS 10.3 update, had been reported to Apple a ...

Doxed by Microsoft’s Docs.com: Users unwittingly shared sensitive docs publicly

Microsoft pulled search bar from site after security researchers raised red flags.

LastPass fixes serious password leak vulnerabilities

Developers of the popular LastPass password manager rushed to push out a fix to solve a serious vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to steal users' passwords or execute malicious code on their computers.The vulnerability was discovered b...

UK vuln ‘fessing pilot’s great but who’s going to give a...

Too many ppl, amirite? Poor old Brit govt ...

A security researcher has welcomed the UK's launch of a vulnerability co-ordination pilot while cautioning that a strategy for handling Freedom of Information requests needs to be developed.…