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Hacking

Security Researchers Find Several Bugs in Nest Security Cameras

Cisco Talos researchers report finding eight security vulnerabilities in the Nest Cam IQ that can allow attackers to take over the camera, prevent its use or allow code execution.
Wayne Rash
2 days ago
Hacking

Cybersecurity Firm Drops Code for the Incredibly Dangerous Windows ‘BlueKeep’ Vulnerability

Researchers from U.S. government contractor Immunity have developed a working exploit for the feared Windows bug known as BlueKeep.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.26.19
Hacking

Hackers Hijacked VR Chatrooms to Manipulate Users' Reality

Security researchers found critical vulnerabilities in three different virtual reality applications that would have allowed hackers to take control of victims’ computers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.3.19
Hacking

Bugs on Epic Games Site Allowed Hackers to Login to Any ‘Fortnite’ Player’s Account

A security firm found that hackers could have logged into the accounts of any Fortnite player, potentially stealing their credit card information, or listening in on their conversations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.16.19
Opinion

The Internet Has a Huge C/C++ Problem and Developers Don't Want to Deal With It

What do Heartbleed, WannaCry, and million dollar iPhone bugs have in common?
Alex Gaynor
11.15.18
Internet Insecurity

Apple Has Started Paying Hackers for iPhone Exploits

Despite their value in the grey market, security researchers are reporting bugs as part of the Apple iOS Bug Bounty program, and some are getting rewards.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.14.18
Internet Insecurity

An Exploit Left Millions of Steam Users Vulnerable for the Past 10 Years

A security researcher found a serious vulnerability that allowed hackers to take control of a Steam user’s computer.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.31.18
Internet Insecurity

Can AMD Vulnerabilities Be Used to Game the Stock Market?

A shady financial firm tried to bury and short sell AMD based on several security vulnerabilities discovered by CTS Labs. But the tactic appears to have failed.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.15.18
Internet Insecurity

Researchers Say AMD Processors Have Serious Vulnerabilities and Backdoors

Security researchers announced a series of 13 vulnerabilities within AMD’s RYZEN and EPYC processors that could make some data breaches even worse.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.13.18
Internet Insecurity

Bug in Google's Bug Tracker Lets Researcher Access List of Company's Vulnerabilities

A series of bugs allowed hackers to snoop into one of Google’s most sensitive internal systems.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.30.17
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Could Silently Hack Your Cellphone And Computers Over Bluetooth

Security researchers reveal several new bugs that allowed hackers to hack into cellphones and computers simply because they had Bluetooth on.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.12.17
Frag2Pwn

'Counter-Strike' Bug Allowed Hackers to Completely Own Your Computer with a Frag

Boom, remote code execution!
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.20.17
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