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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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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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PayPal starts bounty program for security bugs

Posted June 25, 2012 If you’ve found a security issue with PayPal, you could receive a monetary reward for informing the firm responsibly. Read.

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Visa looks into Eastern European security breach

Posted December 17, 2011 Romanian state-owned CEC Bank has blocked and reissued 17,000 credit cards on suspicion that they had been compromised, and a security blogger warns of loopholes in the security of “Verified by Visa.” For more, see the full story at Naked Security.

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Windows Phone 7.5 susceptible to SMS hack

A researcher has discovered a flaw in Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” that can crash the message center by simply receiving a malformed SMS, Tweet or Facebook message. Here’s the story.

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New zero-day Yahoo Messenger exploit allows malware to spread via hijacked status updates

An unpatched zero-day flaw in Yahoo Messenger allows remote attackers to meddle with any user’s status message, opening an opportunity for malware to spread. Check out the full story.

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DARPA pleads with hackers for help in cyberspace war

In a first-ever conference, officials warned that bloated security software is no match for lean, nimble malware as the country battles unnamed enemies. Here’s the full story.

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