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Stealing Data From Computers Using Heat  24 March 2015 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Air-gapped systems, which are isolated from the Internet and are not connected to other systems that are connected to the Internet, are used in situations that demand high security because they make siphoning data from them difficult.
 
All Major Browsers Fall at Pwn2Own Day 2  23 March 2015 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Two researchers on Thursday took down the four major browsers, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari, as Pwn2Own, the annual hacking contest that runs in tandem at CanSecWest, wound down in Vancouver.
 
Flash, Reader, Firefox and IE Fall on Pwn2Own Day 1  20 March 2015 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
Four different research teams on Wednesday cracked four products–Adobe Flash, Reader, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer—and collectively earned a payout of $317,000 on the first day of Pwn2Own 2015.
 
New BIOS Implant, Vulnerability Discovery Tool to Debut at CanSecWest  19 March 2015 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When the National Security Agency’s ANT division catalog of surveillance tools was disclosed among the myriad of Snowden revelations, its desire to implant malware into the BIOS of targeted machines was unquestionable.
 
Cutting-edge hack gives super user status by exploiting DRAM weakness  10 March 2015 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In one of more impressive hacks in recent memory, researchers have devised an attack that exploits physical weaknesses in certain types of DDR memory chips to elevate the system rights of untrusted users of Intel-compatible PCs running Linux.
 
Why Silicon Valley Hackers Still Won’t Work With the Military, and Vice Versa  02 March 2015 
Source: motherboard - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In the fight to defend cyberspace from its enemies, the US military is rushing to hire as many skilled hackers as it can. But no one is really sure how to get the two cultures to coexist.
 
Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar  24 February 2015 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A documentary on whistleblower Edward Snowden won the Oscar for the best documentary feature, in a shot in the arm for people worldwide protesting against alleged U.S. intrusions into the privacy of people in the country and abroad.
 
Chips under the skin: Biohacking, the connected body is 'here to stay'  17 February 2015 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
If you could replace your car keys, website login data, credit cards and bus passes with a chip embedded under your skin, would you? This is a question addressed this week at the Kaspersky Labs Security Analyst Summit by biohacker Hannes Sjoblad from BioNyfiken.
 
Google’s Project Zero gets tough on companies with lax security patch  16 February 2015 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Google Inc. has a elite team of hackers and programmers called Project Zero so named after the “zero day” security flaws that are exploited before developers learn of them.
 
The International Competition Where Master Lock-Pickers Do Battle  08 December 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
For a lock picker, the world is a different place. Take, for example, a typical suburban house, with a bicycle in the front yard and a five-pin Weiser bolting the front door—a basic pin-and-tumbler lock, employed by millions of home owners.
 
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