Senator Seeks Privacy Answers on Face ID

As tech enthusiasts pore over the design details of the iPhone X and swoon at the thought of a quarter-inch more screen space, some lawmakers are asking Apple for more details about the way the phone’s new Face ID authentication system works and what might be done with users’ faceprints. Face ID is the biggest technical change in the new…
August 1, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
IoT Security Bill Would Protect Research, Require Patches
Congress may be about to apply some real pressure to hardware manufacturers and software makers whose IoT devices are forming the spine of a new, wildly…
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August 1, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Rooting an Amazon Echo
Researchers have developed a method for getting a root shell on the Amazon Echo and then install a small piece of malware that can transmit live…
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July 31, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
At DEF CON, Hacking Humans Takes Center Stage
LAS VEGAS–The man sits on the edge of a chair in a tiny, soundproof plexiglass booth. Overhead lights give his face a harsh white-yellow cast and…
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July 31, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Trickbot Adds New Worm Capability
Malware authors and cybercrime gangs, like professionals in legitimate fields, watch their competition closely and take what works and add it to their own arsenals.…
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July 28, 2017
New Report Shows Depth of Data Breaches Is Worse Than Before
More than six billion consumer records have been compromised in data breaches in just the first six months of this year. That number is higher…
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July 28, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
On the Wire Podcast: Black Hat
Black Hat 2017 was an adventure, as it always is, and to help make sense of it all, Dennis Fisher sat down with friends from…
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July 27, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
To Disclose or Not to Disclose
LAS VEGAS–The people in the security community are good at many things, but reaching consensus is not one of them. That is never more clear…
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July 27, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
On the Wire Podcast: Ronnie Tokazowski
The takedown of the AlphaBay and Hansa dark web marketplaces by law enforcement last week marked a shift in the way that the authorities approach these operations.…
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July 27, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Broadpwn Bug Allows Phone Takeover With One WiFi Probe Request
LAS VEGAS–The vulnerability in Broadcom WiFi chips running in many iPhones and Android devices that both Apple and Google patched recently could be triggered with a…
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July 26, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Attackers Can Take Over Your Local Car Wash From the Internet
LAS VEGAS–Researchers are continuing to find new and interesting ways to demonstrate the fragility and poor security of IoT devices, and the latest test bed…
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July 25, 2017
Quora Session with Vijay | Recap
Last week, Pindrop’s CEO, Vijay Balasubramaniyan, was featured on Quora, a question-and-answer forum where questions are asked and answered by its’ multitude of users. Available…
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July 24, 2017
On the Wire Podcast: Katie Moussouris
To prepare for Black Hat and DEF CON this week, we turned to our old friend Katie Moussouris of Luta Security, to talk about the…
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