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SAP releases patches for its CRM system

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German multinational SAP is the world’s third largest software firm, supplying companies all over the world with enterprise solutions. In its latest patch release, SAP has fixed a number of holes in its business management software – notably in its widely-used CRM application. While the majority of the flaws were… Read more »

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Brickerbot malware damages IoT devices

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An unpleasant new strain of malware capable of destroying unprotected devices linked to the Internet of Things is now in circulation. Cyber security firm Radware has identified that the malware, known as BrickerBot.1 and BrickerBot.2, forces its way into IoT systems through configuration errors in the firmware, meaning a simple… Read more »

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New Samsung operating system fails security tests

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South Korean multinational conglomerate Samsung has had its fair share of problems recently. Apart from its phones catching fire and its boss winding up in jail, it seems that the vulnerabilities in its smart TVs, phones and watches are getting worse rather than improving. Israeli researcher Amihai Neiderman has identified… Read more »

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Android vulnerable to malicious Wi-Fi attacks

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A researcher has found that Android phones in particular are vulnerable to drive-by wifi infections. Due to glitches in a widely used wifi chip, hackers are able to seize control of mobile devices without needing any user interaction. The flaw appears to reside in the wifi chipset made by Broadcom,… Read more »

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Password manager infested by bugs

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White hat hacker Tavis Ormandy has unearthed two serious vulnerabilities in LastPass, the cloud-based password management service. Ormandy, who is a member of Google’s crack Project Zero security team, found that both the LastPass Chrome and Firefox extensions have exploitable content script that malicious webpages can attack to extract usernames… Read more »

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Your printer may have ears…

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… and the ability to spy in on your mobile phone. Inspired by mobile phone towers disguised as trees and all manners of innocuous objects, a Berlin-based hacker-artist has devised an office printer that can listen in to private telephone conversations and text messages. Part a prank, part art installation… Read more »

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Cars held to ransom(ware)

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While technology has improved automotive safety in plenty of ways, the increase in internet connectivity also opens the door to potential cyber criminals. Nearly three quarters of new cars have telematics systems, giving hackers the opportunity to lock drivers inside or outside their vehicles or even freeze the ignition; leaving… Read more »

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Hackers spot Windows of opportunity

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Researchers at security firm CyberArk have raised concerns that Windows’ Safe Mode is anything but safe. The feature appears to give hackers more opportunity to steal PC login credentials and disable security software – while remaining undetected. Given the number of Windows systems in use, this risk could impact billions… Read more »

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Profitable ransomware industry with a conscience

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Cyber security firm McAfee reports that ransomware attacks have increased by 128% over the past year, with one attacker netting $120m in just six months. Despite these stats, the story has a heart-warming element. On underground forums some of the usually rather more unscrupulous hackers have condemned their peers for… Read more »

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