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Flaws in Popular Self-Encrypting SSDs Let Attackers Decrypt Data

Flaws in Popular Self-Encrypting SSDs Let Attackers Decrypt Data

November 05, 2018Swati Khandelwal
We all have something to hide, something to protect. But if you are also relying on self-encrypting drives for that, then you should read...
New Intel CPU Flaw Exploits Hyper-Threading to Steal Encrypted Data

New Intel CPU Flaw Exploits Hyper-Threading to Steal Encrypted Data

November 03, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A team of security researchers has discovered another serious side-channel vulnerability in Intel CPUs that could allow an attacker to sniff...
Two New Bluetooth Chip Flaws Expose Millions of Devices to Remote Attacks

Two New Bluetooth Chip Flaws Expose Millions of Devices to Remote Attacks

November 01, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have unveiled details of two critical vulnerabilities in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chips embedded in millions of ac...
Chinese Spying Chips Found Hidden On Servers Used By US Companies

Chinese Spying Chips Found Hidden On Servers Used By US Companies

October 04, 2018Mohit Kumar
A media report today revealed details of a significant supply chain attack which appears to be one of the largest corporate espionage and ...
Facebook Plans to Build Its Own Chips For Hardware Devices

Facebook Plans to Build Its Own Chips For Hardware Devices

April 19, 2018Wang Wei
A new job opening post on Facebook suggests that the social network is forming a team to build its own hardware chips, joining other tech...
Intel Warns Users Not to Install Its 'Faulty' Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Intel Warns Users Not to Install Its 'Faulty' Meltdown and Spectre Patches

January 23, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Don't install Intel's patches for Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities. Intel on Monday warned that you should stop depl...
Alexa, Are You Spying On Me? Not Really, Maybe, It's Complex!

Alexa, Are You Spying On Me? Not Really, Maybe, It's Complex!

August 01, 2017Mohit Kumar
Do you own an Amazon Echo? So are you also worried about hackers turning out your device into a covert listening device? Just relax, ...
Raspberry Pi launches PIXEL OS for Mac and PCs

Raspberry Pi launches PIXEL OS for Mac and PCs

December 22, 2016Mohit Kumar
Here's the Raspberry Pi's Christmas treat for tech community! The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released an experimental version...
Oh, It's On Sale! USB Kill to Destroy any Computer within Seconds

Oh, It's On Sale! USB Kill to Destroy any Computer within Seconds

September 08, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Remember Killer USB stick ? A proof-of-concept USB prototype that was designed by a Russian researcher, Dark Purple, last year, to effe...
Edward Snowden Designs an iPhone Case to Detect & Block Wireless Snooping

Edward Snowden Designs an iPhone Case to Detect & Block Wireless Snooping

July 21, 2016Swati Khandelwal
We just cannot imagine our lives without smartphones, even for a short while, and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden had not owned a smart...
IoT Botnet — 25,000 CCTV Cameras Hacked to launch DDoS Attack

IoT Botnet — 25,000 CCTV Cameras Hacked to launch DDoS Attack

June 28, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The Internet of Things (IoTs) or Internet-connected devices are growing at an exponential rate and so are threats to them. Due to the ...
Using SimpliSafe Home Security? — You're Screwed! It's Easy to Hack & Can't be Patched

Using SimpliSafe Home Security? — You're Screwed! It's Easy to Hack & Can't be Patched

February 17, 2016Swati Khandelwal
If you are using a SimpliSafe wireless home alarm system to improve your home security smartly, just throw it up and buy a new one. It i...
Wanna Mine Bitcoins Faster? Researchers Find New Way to Do it

Wanna Mine Bitcoins Faster? Researchers Find New Way to Do it

February 15, 2016Rakesh Krishnan
A new machine for Bitcoin Mining called " Approximate Hardware " would make Bitcoin mining easier. Bitcoin had gained tre...
Hacking Smartphones Running on MediaTek Processors

Hacking Smartphones Running on MediaTek Processors

February 01, 2016Wang Wei
A dangerous backdoor has been discovered in the MediaTek processor that could be exploited to hack Android devices remotely. MediaTe...
Somebody Offered Money to Raspberry Pi Foundation for Pre-Installing Malware

Somebody Offered Money to Raspberry Pi Foundation for Pre-Installing Malware

December 27, 2015Mohit Kumar
The Raspberry Pi is now gaining attention from malware distributors who want the popular mini-computers to deliver with pre-install malw...
Raspberry Pi Zero — The $5 Tiny Computer is Here

Raspberry Pi Zero — The $5 Tiny Computer is Here

November 26, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Get ready for a ThanksGiving celebration from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Raspberry Pi, the charitable foundation behind the United...
How to Anonymously Access Wi-Fi from 2.5 Miles Away Using This Incredible Device

How to Anonymously Access Wi-Fi from 2.5 Miles Away Using This Incredible Device

July 02, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Anonymity is something that seems next to impossible in this era of government surveillance. Even Tor and VPNs are no longer seem to be ...
This 3D Printed Robot Cracks Combination Locks in Less than 30 Seconds

This 3D Printed Robot Cracks Combination Locks in Less than 30 Seconds

May 16, 2015Mohit Kumar
Be careful while leaving your important and valuable stuff in your lockers. A 3D printed robot has arrived that can crack a combination ...
USBKill — Code That Kills Computers Before They Examine USBs for Secrets

USBKill — Code That Kills Computers Before They Examine USBs for Secrets

May 05, 2015Mohit Kumar
USBkill — A new program that once activated, will instantly disable the laptop or computer if there is any activity on USB port. Hey...
Lenovo Shipping PCs with Pre-Installed 'Superfish Malware' that Kills HTTPS

Lenovo Shipping PCs with Pre-Installed 'Superfish Malware' that Kills HTTPS

February 19, 2015Swati Khandelwal
One of the most popular computer manufacturers Lenovo is being criticized for selling laptops pre-installed with invasive marketing soft...
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