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Remote Attack Could Format Your Pebble Smartwatch Easily

Remote Attack Could Format Your Pebble Smartwatch Easily

August 22, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Pebble, a wristwatch that can connect to your phone - both iOS and Android - and interact with apps, has a hard-coded vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to destroy your Smartwatch completely. Pebble Smartwatch , developed and released by Pebble Technology Corporation in 2013, is considered as one of the most popular SmartWatches that had become the most funded project in the history of Kickstarter. Just two hours after its crowd-funding campaign launched, Pebble had already surpassed its $100,000 goal and at last had reached over $10.25 million pledged by nearly 70,000 Kickstarter backers. A security enthusiast Hemanth Joseph  claimed to have found that his Pebble SmartWatch with the latest v2.4.1 Firmware can be remotely exploited by anyone with no technical knowledge in order to delete all data stored in the device, apps, notes, and other information stored in it. HOW PEBBLE SMARTWATCH WORKS Before proceeding towards how he did this, let me explain how Peb
India to Host 3rd Annual 'The Hackers Conference' this Year in August

India to Host 3rd Annual 'The Hackers Conference' this Year in August

June 25, 2014Swati Khandelwal
A crowd of Cyberspace experts along with the best minds in Indian hacking community, leaders in the information security community, policymakers and Government representatives will come together at a common platform to join their efforts in addressing the most critical issues of the Internet Cyberspace. The Groups of Researchers from Information Security and Hacking Community are hosting the 3rd Annual THE HACKERS CONFERENCE (THC) 2014 , on 30th August in the Gulmohar Hall of the India Habitat Center, Delhi. COMMON PLATFORM FOR HACKERS AND GOVERNMENT In its endeavor to secure the cyber-ecosystem, The Hackers Conference will bring both hackers and government officials together on a common platform with a theme of "Building a secure and resilient cyberspace ". " The conference objective is to provide a common and unique platform to the hackers along with the government officials and policymakers wherein both can showcase their expertise, " says the organizers
National Security threats to be detailed at 'The Hackers Conference' 2013 | #THC2013

National Security threats to be detailed at 'The Hackers Conference' 2013 | #THC2013

August 17, 2013Mohit Kumar
The recent "disconcerting" reports that India was being spied upon by American intelligence agencies has opened an all new chapter in the cyber security space. The revelation that the Indian embassy in the US was among the list of 38 diplomatic missions which were being spied upon by American intelligence agencies, as per the latest top secret US National Security Agency documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden has raised questions like How much of liberty should the cyber space grant to maintain national security and at what cost?  So far, legality is the main rationale US officials have used to defend the government's PRISM spying program. It's all perfectly legal, approved by govt. and the courts, but a more potent argument might be just because something is legal doesn't necessarily make it a good thing. In the context of the recent findings and the debate that it has just drawn, The Hackers Conference 2013 will raise important questions on the th
CALL FOR PAPERS - The Hackers Conference 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS - The Hackers Conference 2013

April 22, 2013Mohit Kumar
The call for papers for The Hackers Conference 2013 is now open.  #THC2013  is a hacker conference taking place in New Delhi , India on August 25th, 2013.  The Hackers Conference is an unique event, where the best of minds in the hacking world, leaders in the information security industry and the cyber community along with policymakers and government representatives on cyber security meet face-to -face to join their efforts to co-operate in addressing the most topical issues of the Internet Security space. This is the second edition of the Conference . Following the huge success of the conference last year the current edition of the conference brings back to you all the knowledge, all the fun in a better, grander way! The Conference will be held in New Delhi, on the 25 of August 2013, and will get together industry leaders, Government representatives, Academia and underground Black-hat hackers to share knowledge and leading-edge ideas about information security and
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