Monday, November 14, 2016

IoT Malwares Can Turn the World Upside Down

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When it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) devices, everything from smart glasses to connected cars is susceptible to malware infection if not properly secured, Fortinet senior researcher Axelle Apvrille said in a presentation at the DefCamp 2016 security conference in Bucharest, Romania this week.
CCTV cameras, DVRs and network routers have made headlines recently as vulnerable IoT devices due to their connection to distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnets such as Mirai and Bashlite, but malware could target more devices, including smart toys, home appliances, wearables, and more. In fact, the future could be a dark one for such devices and for their users, the researcher says.

Chinese Hacking Group Hacked Google’s Pixel Smartphone In 60 Seconds

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The brand new Android smartphone launched by Google- Google Pixel, just a few months back has been hacked by a team of  white-hat hackers at the 2016 PwnFest hacking competition in Seoul(South Korea). In less than the minute this Chinese hacking group from Qihoo 360 hacked this smartphone
The Qihoo 360 team demonstrated a proof-of-concept exploit that used a zero-day vulnerability in order to achieve remote code execution (RCE) on the target smartphone. They won $120,000 cash prize for successfully hacking the Pixel smartphone.

Monday, November 7, 2016

This Simple Hack Can Hijack More Than 1 Billion Android App Accounts

 Hello Friends,
A group of researchers from Hong Kong has discovered a method to attack numerous mobile app accounts effortlessly. They have said that these applications have been downloaded more than 1 billion times.
Ronghai Yang, Wing Cheong Lau, and Tianyu Liu from the Chinese University of Hong Kong have looked at 600 most popular US and Chinese Android applications. Out of that, 182 applications, i.e., 41 percent of the total, supported single sign-on.

Microsoft Is Working To Bring A New File Format With Windows Creators Update

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Microsoft has joined the 3D formats working group at Khronos. They will contribute their efforts to the development of the GL Transmission Format (glTF) open project. This will bring the glTF to Windows as part of the Creators update in 2017.
The glTF is a runtime asset delivery format for Graphics Library (GL) APIs like OpenGL, OpenGL ES, WebGL. It has been brought into existence to bridge the gap between 3D content creation tools and modern GL applications. It can be understood as the JPEG of 3D.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Microsoft will pay you not to use a Macbook

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How about getting paid $650 for trading a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air and get a Surface Book or Surface Pro instead? Does the deal sound exciting to you?

Well, that’s what Microsoft is trying to do. The software giant is hoping to sway you by paying as much as $650 to get rid of your current MacBook Pro or MacBook Air and “trade up” to a new Surface Book or Surface Pro at a Microsoft Store or via Microsoft.com. Microsoft’s Mac trade-in program is yet another campaign in the company’s buyback battle against Apple.

Popular hacking forum shuts down section allegedly linked to DDoS attacks

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In an unprecedented move made by Hack Forums, the internet’s largest and most popular hacking forum, it has decided to remove the DDoS-for-Hire section from the forum.

The announcement was made by the site’s admin Jesse “Omniscient” LaBrocca who said that Hack Forums will be shutting down the “Server Stress Testing” section, in the wake of the massive Mirai attacks on Dyn, which led to last Friday’s massive internet disruption in the U.S. and Europe.

It is now legal to hack your own car and smart TV

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Now you can hack your car and smart TV without worrying about laws.
If you are a security researcher and intend to find out the inner workings of security vulnerabilities by using your car or smart TV, then it looks like you will be able to carry out both operations without risking a lawsuit. According to the latest implementation from FTC, it has authorized changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and will allow Americans to hack their own electronic devices, just as long as they own that piece of hardware.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Android Nougat: New Features in Google’s Latest Mobile OS

Hello Friends,
Here I am giving you everthing you want to know about the new version of Android OS.
  1. The new version of Android device or Android Nougat will run apps without actually installing them on a device.
  2. The new security feature is also here. Android Nougat will let a user to encrypt specific files rather than the whole phone.
  3. It will offer a split-screen feature so users can toggle between apps more easily.