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Samsung Smart TV security hole allows hackers to watch you, change channels or plug in malware

Posted December 12, 2012 Researchers have found a vulnerability in an unspecified model of a Samsung LED 3D TV that they exploited to get root access to the TV and any attached USB drives. The bug, which can be used to gain root access, affects multiple Samsung models and device generations, they say. Read all […]

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What computer security threats can we expect to see in 2013?

Posted December 7, 2012 Here are the trends that SophosLabs anticipates will shape the IT security landscape next year. Read more.

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Use Instagram on your iPhone? Your account can be hijacked, claims security researcher

Posted December 4, 2012 A security researcher has published a proof-of-concept attack on Instagram for iOS that would allow malicious users to remotely hijack victims’ accounts, delete or download photos, and tinker with profile details. Here’s more.

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Malware found sucking up data on new Japanese space agency rocket

Posted December 3, 2012 Malware discovered on a Japanese space agency desktop computer has been stealing data on Epsilon – a new, AI-enabled rocket – and beaming it to controllers outside the agency. It’s only the latest in a string of data-siphoning incidents that’s plagued the agency. Click here to read the full story.

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Facebook hacks its workers into Hacktober smithereens

Posted November 30, 2012 Slimy worms! Disguised as Facebook news! Unleashed on unsuspecting Facebook employees – by its own engineering team! This was the second year that Facebook celebrated Hacktober, a month-long feast of self-inflicted cyberattacks designed to tune staff’s threat perception. Read the story now.

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Hacker selling $700 exploit that hijacks Yahoo email accounts

Posted November 26, 2012 A hacker is selling a $700 zero-day exploit for Yahoo Mail that lets an attacker leverage a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability to steal cookies and hijack accounts. Read the full story on Naked Security.

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Adobe Reader zero-day exploit thwarts sandboxing

Posted November 8, 2012 The vulnerability is selling for up to $50K on the black market, security researchers say, and has been included in a package of banking Trojans called the Blackhole Exploit Kit, which is the most prevalent exploit kit out there. Read all about it.

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Thieves rig Barnes & Noble PIN pads to steal credit card data

Posted October 24, 2012 Hackers tampered with point-of-sale terminals at 63 bookstores to hijack customers’ credit card and PIN information. Keep an eye on your statements and watch for unauthorised transactions. Read it now.

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India spews more spam than ever before, report finds

Posted October 16, 2012 You can thank India for one out of six spam messages in your inbox, up from one in 10 when SophosLabs last put out its list of the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying countries. The UK has upped its spam output as well, meaning it’s rejoined the dirty dozen after an 18-month […]

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