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Own an Aga oven? Hackers can turn it on and off, security experts say

Own an Aga oven? Hackers can turn it on and off, security experts say That is, if you own an Aga oven, a smart appliance that can be controlled by a smartphone app.In the latest security vulnerability to be found in the Internet of Things, security researchers at Pen Test Partners discovered that hackers could gain control of your oven, turning it on and off at will.

Here's why you shouldn't rush out and update your Google Pixel or Nexus

Here's why you shouldn't rush out and update your Google Pixel or Nexus According to multiple reports on Google's Pixel and Nexus product forums, the latest Android 7.2 Nougat update cripples the fingerprint sensor on the Pixel/Pixel XL and Nexus 5X/Nexus 6P, rendering them useless.

Daily News: Apr-14-2017

Daily  News: Apr-14-2017 A prototype of the new Dodge Demon had set an all-time dragstrip record, hitting 140 at the end of the quarter mile in just 9.The NHRA added, it was banning the new muscle car from production before the first model officially rolled off the production line.

Microsoft’s authenticator is now all you need to log in

Microsoft’s authenticator is now all you need to log in Although less secure than complete two-factor authentication, Microsoft contends that this is still more secure than just using a password and much less cumbersome for the user.Two-factor authentication with a smartphone is becoming more common, but Microsoft has decided that it’s better just by itself.

Apple’s App Store has reportedly come under fire from Chinese regulators

Apple’s App Store has reportedly come under fire from Chinese regulators Now, it is turning a skeptical eye on the Cupertino, California-based company’s App Store.On Wednesday, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported that authorities will “tighten up checks on software applications available in the Apple Store.

We’re shocked (shocked!) that White House staffers’ favorite secure messaging app is probably not that secure

We’re shocked (shocked!) that White House staffers’ favorite secure messaging app is probably not that secure That question is at the heart of a lawsuit alleging that a messaging app beloved by White House staff isn't as secure as it claims to be.The self-described "confidential messenger" app Confide, however, is trying.

Vigilante Hacker is Trying to Save Us From Ourselves

Vigilante Hacker is Trying to Save Us From Ourselves Hackers have already taken control of millions of these devices and used them as pawns in their own cyber attacks.In a statement sent to niche site, Bleeping Computer, Janit0r lamented the state of cyber security.

Meet the 400-pound robots that will soon patrol parking lots, offices, and malls

Meet the 400-pound robots that will soon patrol parking lots, offices, and malls Chances are you haven’t heard of Knightscope, a security startup founded way back in 2013.The K5 is a 400-pound, 6-foot tall autonomous security robot that roves parking lot aisles, the hallways of office campuses, sports stadium foyers, and shopping malls on the prowl for suspicious activity.

Home Depot reportedly stored customer information on accessible webpage

Home Depot reportedly stored customer information on accessible webpage It is not uncommon to discover that a large corporate entity or organization is running a website with poor security, or even leaving customer information accessible to hackers.The security flaw seems to stem from Home Depot’s MyInstall program, a service which helps customers communicate with installers.

How to Set Up TorGuard VPN to Stay Private Online

How to Set Up TorGuard VPN to Stay Private Online With today’s geopolitical climate, your internet privacy has never been at greater peril.Not only are criminals trying to nab your data for profit, but internet service providers and governments are more than happy to quietly snoop on your traffic as well.

IBM Accidentally Shipped Malware to its Business Customers

IBM Accidentally Shipped Malware to its Business Customers One thing consumers and enterprise customers do have in common, however, is that shipping them malware is a really bad idea.Last week, IBM announced that it had accidentally distributed malware to some of its Storwize customers via a USB drive.

Staggering New Botnet, 'Hajime' Discovered

Staggering New Botnet, 'Hajime' Discovered Known as “Hajime,” which is Japanese for “begin” or “beginning,” the web of hacked gadgets also isn’t… doing anything.Right now, the botnet has been mostly active in Vietnam, Taiwan, and Brazil, though experts suggest that may change as it spreads.

Researchers Find 234 Android Apps That Track You (Poorly) With Ultrasonic Waves

Researchers Find 234 Android Apps That Track You (Poorly) With Ultrasonic Waves For example, apps can employ ultrasound cross-device tracking (uXDT) to find out where you are or what you’re watching.The research was funded by the German government, and surveyed top Android apps to see how many were using uXDT technology.

Major Intel Security Flaw Is More Serious Than First Thought

Major Intel Security Flaw Is More Serious Than First Thought Last week, news broke of a serious security flaw in Intel business chipsets dating back seven years.The flaw, which doesn’t affect consumer hardware, concerned products with Intel’s Active Management Technology, Intel’s Small Business Technology, and Intel Standard Manageability.

US Considering Banning All Laptops on Flights From Europe

US Considering Banning All Laptops on Flights From Europe The new rule would ban laptops from airplane cabinets on all flights from Europe.More importantly, as The Daily Beast details, halon fire suppressant isn’t useful against lithium-ion battery fires.

HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed

HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed Over the past few years, we’ve seen some high profile security problems with laptops from Lenovo, Samsung, and Dell.According to the Swiss infosec company ModZero, that’s changed, courtesy of a keylogger embedded (probably accidentally) into certain audio drivers used on HP laptops.

New Ransomware Attack Used Leaked NSA Exploits to Hit NHS

New Ransomware Attack Used Leaked NSA Exploits to Hit NHS Organizations across the world have been hit by another wave of ransomware, with targets mostly concentrated in Europe and Asia.The nefarious software now spreading across the globe is known as WanaCrypt0r 2.

NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Windows XP

NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Windows XP Last week, we discussed the appearance of a new type of ransomware and the havoc it has wreaked across the internet.Infections have spread across the globe and included institutions in Spain, the UK, China, Russia, and the United States.

Registering a Domain Accidentally Triggered Ransomware's Kill Switch

Registering a Domain Accidentally Triggered Ransomware's Kill Switch The UK’s national Health Service (NHS) and Spanish telco Telefónica were among the most high-profile victims of the WannaCry malware, also known as WanaCrypt0r 2.As bad as the infection was, it could have been much worse if not for a security writer and researcher stumbling upon its kill switch.

SSDs Vulnerable to Deliberate, Low-Level Data Corruption Attacks

SSDs Vulnerable to Deliberate, Low-Level Data Corruption Attacks But a new paper from Carnegie Mellon University, Seagate, and ETH Zurich has shown that the way data is programmed into MLC SSDs makes them vulnerable to data corruption attacks, meaningfully reducing the drive’s lifespan in the process.The first SSDs that were developed stored one bit of data per cell and are called single-level cells (SLCs).