Device Security

Netflix Releases Stethoscope Security Tool
Device Security

Netflix Releases Stethoscope Security Tool

Netflix has released a new security application that’s designed to give normal users detailed information about the security state of their various devices and help them remedy any issues, without going to IT or a help desk. Stethoscope is a Web-based tool that the company says is part of its user-focused […]

‘When Computers Start Killing People, There Are Going to Be Consequences’
Device Security, Hacking

‘When Computers Start Killing People, There Are Going to Be Consequences’

SAN FRANCISCO–The massive, rapidly expanding network of insecure IoT devices is becoming so large and unwieldy that it will inevitably attract attention from government regulators in the near future. And that’s actually a positive development, security experts say. “As everything becomes a computer, computer security becomes everything security. The beachhead […]

Apple Fixes iOS Kernel Code Execution Flaws
Device Security

Apple Fixes iOS Kernel Code Execution Flaws

If you’re concerned about apps being able to run any code they want on your iPhone, you’re going to want to update iOS somewhat soon. Like, today. Apple on Monday released a new version of iOS that includes patches for several arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities, including two such flaws in […]

Details of Nexus 6 Bootloader Flaw Emerge
Device Security

Details of Nexus 6 Bootloader Flaw Emerge

Details have emerged on one of the high-risk vulnerabilities that Google patched in last week’s Android Nougat update, a bug that could allow an attacker to force a phone into a special boot mode that then gives him access to extra functionality and the ability to intercept calls and take […]