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Security flaw in DJI’s website and apps exposed accounts to hackers and drone live feeds

By | computer security, DJI, Gadgets, hacking, internet security, North America, Security, spokesperson, vulnerability

It took about six months for popular consumer drone maker DJI to fix a security vulnerability across its website and apps, which if exploited could have given an attacker unfettered access to a drone owner’s account. The vulnerability, revealed Thursday by researchers at security firm Check Point, would have given an attacker complete access to […]

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Smart home makers hoard your data, but won’t say if the police come for it

By | Amazon, Apple, computer security, Facebook, Gadgets, Google, Government, Hardware, Internet of Things, law enforcement, national security, privacy, Security, smart home devices, television, transparency report

A decade ago, it was almost inconceivable that nearly every household item could be hooked up to the internet. These days, it’s near impossible to avoid a non-smart home gadget, and they’re vacuuming up a ton of new data that we’d never normally think about. Thermostats know the temperature of your house, and smart cameras […]

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Buggy software in popular connected storage drives can let hackers read private data

By | computer security, computing, firewall, Gadgets, Hack, Hardware, Security, vulnerability, web interface

Security researchers have found flaws in four popular connected storage drives that they say could let hackers access a user’s private and sensitive data. The researchers Paulos Yibelo and Daniel Eshetu said the software running on three of the devices they tested — NetGear Stora, Seagate Home and Medion LifeCloud — can allow an attacker to […]

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Password bypass flaw in Western Digital My Cloud drives puts data at risk

By | cloud computing, computer security, computing, exploit, firmware, Gadgets, hacking, Hardware, Security, software testing, spokesperson, Twitter, vulnerability, Western Digital

A security researcher has published details of a vulnerability in a popular cloud storage drive after the company failed to issue security patches for over a year. Remco Vermeulen found a privilege escalation bug in Western Digital’s My Cloud devices, which he said allows an attacker to bypass the admin password on the drive, gaining […]

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Dixons Carphone says millions more customers affected by 2017 breach

By | Carphone Warehouse, computer security, data breach, Dixons Carphone, electronics, Europe, european union, Gadgets, Mobile, Security, United Kingdom

A Dixons Carphone data breach that was disclosed earlier this summer was worse than initially reported. The company is now saying that personal data of 10 million customers could also have been accessed when its systems were hacked. The European electronics and telecoms retailer believes its systems were accessed by unknown and unauthorized person/s in 2017, although […]

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Tortuga Logic raises $2 million to build chip-level security systems

By | computer security, computing, cryptography, Cyberwarfare, Gadgets, national security, Startups, TC, vulnerability

 Tortuga Logic has raised $2 million in seed funding from Eclipse Ventures to help in their effort to maintain chip-level system security. Based in Palo Alto, the company plans to use the cash to build products that will find “lurking vulnerabilities” on computer hardware. The founders, Dr. Jason Oberg, Dr. Jonathan Valamehr, Professor Ryan Kastner of UC San Diego, and Professor… Read More

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