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USB sticks used to rob from cash machines

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Researchers have revealed how cyber criminals cut holes into cash machines in order to plug in USB drives that installed their code onto the ATMs. Details of the attacks on an unnamed European bank’s cash dispensers were presented at the hacker-themed Chaos Computing Congress in Hamburg, Germany. The thefts came to… Read more »

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Researchers create malware that communicates via ‘silent’ sound

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New research from Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing, and Ergonomics suggests malware once dubbed “badBIOS” allows infected machines to communicate using sound waves alone—no network connection needed. The malware can transmit information between computers using high-frequency sound waves inaudible to the human ear. Tech duo Michael Hanspach and Michael Goetz… Read more »

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