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IBM Distributes Malware Laden USB Drives at AusCERT Security Conference

Another case of ‘accidental’ malware distribution, remember a while back when Vodafone Spain was Distributing Mariposa Malware, the latest is that IBM handed out malware laden USB drives at a security conference of all places. Well on the up-side at least everyone there would be security savvy so damage should be minimal. If it was […]

Topic: Hardware Hacking, Malware

Untethered Userland Jailbreak For iPhone 3.1.3 & iPad 3.2 Has Arrived

It’s been a long time since we’ve covered any kind of Jailbreak apps, although we did cover some stories where owners of jailbroken devices were getting pwned by Rickrolling followed up shortly after with a malicious version of the worm. I thought I’d cover this anyway as the iPad seems to be ‘the next big […]

Topic: Apple, Hardware Hacking

Vodafone Spain Distributing Mariposa Malware

Just a week after supplying an infected Android phone to a worker at Panda Security, Vodafone Spain has once again managed to pass out a malware infected HTC Magic phone to a researcher at S21Sec. The write-up on the Panda Research Blog, including technical analysis of the infector can be found here: Vodafone distributes Mariposa […]

Topic: Hardware Hacking, Malware

Boffins Crack OpenSSL Library Using Power Fluctuations

Now this is a very interesting technique, as far as I know I’ve not seen anything similar to this before. It’s like a rather bizarre meld of hardware hacking and software exploitation using cryptographic algorithm cracking techniques. Some rather smart fellas have found a way to extract the private SSL key from a device by […]

Topic: Cryptography, Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Hardware Hacking

US School Remotely Spying On Kids With Webcams

The big news that has been blowing up in the past week or so is about a relatively unknown school district in Pennsylvania, US that has been spying on its students using Macbook webcams. It has actually turned into a class action lawsuit and there is a lot of debate surrounding the story, the school […]

Topic: Hardware Hacking, Privacy