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Device Security

Apple Fixes Broadpwn Bug in iOS 10.3.3

In the latest version of iOS Apple has patched dozens of serious security flaws, including the Broadpwn vulnerability in some Broadcom WiFi chips, and a number of remote code execution bugs in various components of the OS. Not many details of the Broadpwn vulnerability are public yet, but it’s considered […]

Flaws in MatrixSSL Leave IoT Devices Open to Attack
Device Security

Flaws in MatrixSSL Leave IoT Devices Open to Attack

Researchers have discovered several flaws in the MatrixSSL TLS stack used in IoT devices, two of which could let an attacker execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable device. MatrixSSL is a small TLS/SSL stack that’s designed for use in embedded systems and other constrained environments. The software can run in […]

IBM Says It Shipped Malware-Infected USB Drives
Device Security

IBM Says It Shipped Malware-Infected USB Drives

IBM shipped USB flash drives containing malware to an unknown number of customers. The company said the malware is automatically copied to any machine that the drive is connected to, and is warning customers to destroy the drives. IBM hasn’t released many details on the incident or how the malware […]

New BrickerBot Variant Compromising IoT Devices
Device Security, Hacking

New BrickerBot Variant Compromising IoT Devices

A new, more aggressive version of the BrickerBot malware that has compromised and destroyed the memory of IoT devices is now making the rounds, using a familiar infection vector and going after devices with intense bursts of activity. BrickerBot is a spiritual descendant of Mirai, the IoT-specific malware that has […]

Mirai Botnet Hammers College With Two-Day Attack
Device Security

Mirai Botnet Hammers College With Two-Day Attack

A newly discovered variant of the Mirai malware recently was used in a massive, sustained DDoS attack against a college in the United States, an attack that lasted more than two days. The Mirai malware has been involved in several of the larger DDoS attacks ever seen, including one that […]

Android Trojan Spreads Through Fake Cell Towers
Authentication, Device Security

Android Trojan Spreads Through Fake Cell Towers

Attackers in China are using rogue cell base stations to spread versions of an Android banking Trojan that steals user credentials and has the ability to bypass two-factor authentication. The malware, known as the Swearing Trojan for some impolite language found in the Chinese code, has been in circulation for […]

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 […]