Category: Hacking

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Blockchain is spreading beyond finance: killing off fake QA certificates

In what is being described as one of the first blockchain applications outside the finance industry, Norwegian company DNV GL has begun digitizing its quality-assurance services, by transferring all the 90,000 certificates it has issued into a private blockchain. DNV GL, the company that came out of Det norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd, is a […]

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​Serious Linux kernel security bug fixed

Sometimes old fixed bugs come back to bite us. That’s the case with CVE-2017-1000253, a Local Privilege Escalation Linux kernel bug. This is a problem with how the Linux kernel loaded Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) executables. If an ELF application was built as Position Independent Executable (PIE), the loader could allow part of that application’s data segment to […]

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EFF weighs in on Kodi piracy battles worldwide

From obscure software to court cases, the legality of Kodi and the add-ons it enables have recently hit the spotlight in the forms of criminal cases and lawsuits. The software, used to stream content including films and television shows, began as XMBC back in 2012. Kodi streaming technology and add-ons have been included as part […]

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Zuckerberg asks forgiveness for division caused by Facebook

To everyone that’s been unhappy with Facebook, its CEO is saying sorry. Mark Zuckerberg wrote an apology on Saturday, seeking forgiveness and repenting for the ways Facebook was “used to divide people rather than bring us together.” The Facebook post was published on Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. While he didn’t specify which […]

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GE Focuses On Data Protection As Core Element Of Security

GE is adopting a data-centric approach to security. It would be nice to keep hackers out of the network, and it would be ideal to prevent unauthorized access to computers and mobile devices, but there is no such thing as impenetrable security. Ultimately, what organizations are really trying to protect is the proprietary or sensitive […]

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Hackers target Whole Foods’ credit card data

Whole Foods announced Thursday that hackers were able to gain access to credit cards used at certain locations of the grocery retailer recently purchased by Amazon. The company said payment information at certain venues, including taprooms and full table-service restaurants inside some of its stores, was accessed. “These venues use a different point of sale […]

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Twitter to talk to House, Senate in Russia probe

Social media giant Twitter is visiting Capitol Hill on Thursday as part of the House and Senate investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Twitter’s closed-door meetings with staff follow similar briefings from Facebook earlier this month. The House and Senate panels have invited both tech giants, along with Google, to appear at public […]

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Oracle Patches Apache Struts, Reminds Users to Update Equifax Bug

Oracle released fixes for a handful of recently patched Apache Struts 2 vulnerabilities, including a critical remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2017-9805) that could let an attacker take control of an affected system, late last week. The Apache Software Foundation patched the RCE vulnerability, which affects servers running apps built using the Struts framework and its […]

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Remote Wi-Fi Attack Backdoors iPhone 7

Google on Tuesday disclosed details and a proof-of-concept exploit for a Wi-Fi firmware vulnerability in Broadcom chipsets patched this week in iOS 11. The attack enables code execution and persistent presence on a compromised device. “The exploit gains code execution on the Wi-Fi firmware on the iPhone 7,” said Google Project Zero researcher Gal Beniamini, […]

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