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An Australian teenager who pleaded guilty to break into Apple’s private systems multiple times over several months and download some 90GB of secure files has avoided conviction and will not serve time in prison. An Australian Children’s Court has given the now 19-year-old adult defendant, who was 16 at the time of committing the crime, a …

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Cold boot attacks, used to extract sensitive data such as encryption keys and passwords from system memory, have been given new blood by researchers from F-Secure. First documented in 2008, cold boot attacks depend on the ability of RAM to remember values even across system reboots. In response, systems were modified to wipe their memory …

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Google Project Zero’s security researcher has discovered a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in Ghostscript—an open source interpreter for Adobe Systems’ PostScript and PDF page description languages. Written entirely in C, Ghostscript is a package of software that runs on different platforms, including Windows, macOS, and a wide variety of Unix systems, offering software …

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Remember a young hacker who hacked jail systems in an attempt to release his prison inmate early? Well, that hacker will now be joining his inmate behind bars. Konrads Voits of Ypsilanti, Michigan, has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for attempting to hack the Washtenaw County Jail computer system and …

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A serious vulnerability has been exposed in “emergency alert systems” that could be exploited remotely via radio frequencies to activate all the sirens, allowing hackers to trigger false alarms. The emergency alert sirens are used worldwide to alert citizens about natural disasters, man-made disasters, and emergency situations, such as dangerous weather conditions, severe storms, tornadoes …

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Oracle has released a security patch update to address a critical remotely exploitable vulnerability that affects its MICROS point-of-sale (POS) business solutions for the hospitality industry. The fix has been released as part of Oracle’s January 2018 update that patches a total of 238 security vulnerabilities in its various products.According to public disclosure by ERPScan, …

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Are you using Linux or Mac OS? If you think your system is not prone to viruses, then you should read this. Wide-range of cybercriminals are now using a new piece of ‘undetectable’ spying malware that targets Windows, macOS, Solaris and Linux systems. Just last week we published a detailed article on the report from …

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Enterprises are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to fight a growing cyber threat landscape, according to the 2017 Executive Application & Network Security Survey from security firm Radware. Some 81% of executives said they have implemented automated solutions for security, while 57% said that they trust these AI systems as much or more than human …

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Enlarge / President Barack Obama reportedly called Russian President Vladimir Putin in October 2016 on the “cyber hotline” to warn about the ongoing hacking of US election officials’ systems. Citing sources “with direct knowledge of the US investigation” into Russia’s information operations campaign during the 2016 US presidential election campaign, Bloomberg News’ Michael Riley and …

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Remember SambaCry? Two weeks ago we reported about a 7-year-old critical remote code execution vulnerability in Samba networking software (re-implementation of SMB networking protocol) that allows a remote hacker to take full control of a vulnerable Linux and Unix machines. To know more about the SambaCry vulnerability (CVE-2017-7494) and how it works, you can read …