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Hacker Finds He Can Remotely Kill Car Engines After Breaking Into GPS Tracking Apps - M... - 1 views

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    "By reverse engineering ProTrack and iTrack's Android apps, L&M said he realized that all customers are given a default password of 123456 when they sign up. At that point, the hacker said he brute-forced "millions of usernames" via the apps' API. Then, he said he wrote a script to attempt to login using those usernames and the default password. "
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Vulnerabilities in GPS fleet-tracking tools let attackers track and immobilize cars en ... - 0 views

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    "L&M used a credential stuffing attack: using email addresses gleaned from massive breaches to gain access by repeatedly trying different email/password combinations."
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Democracy? There's an app for that - the tech upstarts trying to 'hack' British politic... - 0 views

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    "But, in fact, civic tech is a real thing, featuring real people, with real technical expertise, trying to hack around every democratic deficiency. They are trying to tackle everything from a sheer lack of easily accessible information to the shortcomings of the first-past-the-post system. "
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A massive Google Docs hack is spreading like wildfire - Recode - 0 views

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    "Gmail users are under attack in a gigantic phishing operation that's spreading like wildfire across the internet right now. People took to Twitter to report receiving an email that looks like an invitation to join a Google Doc from someone they know. But when you click on the link to open the file, you are directed to grant access to an app that looks like Google Docs but is actually a program that sends spam emails to everyone you've emailed, according to a detailed outline of the attack on Reddit. "
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Researchers hack Samsung SmartThings, exposing vulnerabilities - 0 views

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    "Security Analysis of Emerging Smart Home Applications demonstrates how Samsung's SmartThings platform may be especially vulnerable to hackers. "
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$10 router blamed in Bangladesh bank hack - BBC News - 0 views

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    "The bank had no firewall and used second-hand routers that cost $10 to connect to global financial networks. Better security and hardware would have hampered the attackers, Reuters said, quoting an official investigator."
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The Celebrity Photo Hack Goes Far Beyond iCloud - 0 views

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    "iTunes phishing scams Compromised phones or computers Celebrity passwords/emails as part of a larger password dump (such as the Adobe hack) Mobile-phone or computer-repair individuals abusing access Password reset questions guess Brute force"
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FaceNiff - Facebook (and other services) Session Hijacker for Android - 0 views

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    How far does encryption work? Scary huh...
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