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A New Vulnerability Could Leave Smart TVs Exposed

A new hack that requires little more than a $US250 1-watt amplifier could leave your smart TV vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack. It’s called the “Red Button” attack, after the red button on your remote that allows you to control the interactive features of your smart TV, and was discovered by two researchers at the Columbia University Network Security Lab.


New Vulnerability Found In Every Single Version Of Internet Explorer

According to a confirmation by Microsoft late last night, a new zero day vulnerability has been found to affect every version of Internet Explorer. In other words — over a quarter of the entire browser market.


The Scam Hunter: What It's Like To Track Internet Bad Guys For A Living

These days, new malware scams are a dime a dozen. Phoney email links, misleading URLs, fake call centres; if you haven’t already stumbled across one yourself, chances are you know someone who has. But what’s stopping all this malicious code from running rampant and turning every last corner of the internet into a kill zone?


Android Now Offers Routine Malware Surveillance For Your Phone

It’s no secret that Android apps can get a little shifty, but having the freedom to explore that is part of what makes Android great. Now Google is helping you stay even safer by keeping a constant eye on whether or not any of your apps are doing anything they shouldn’t be.


Intrepid Hackers Use Chinese Take-Away Menu To Access Major Oil Company

With big companies taking every precaution against malware they can possibly think of, it’s getting increasingly difficult for hackers to wedge their way in. So instead of going after the highly secure company employee accounts themselves, hackers are going after what those employees hold most dear — Chinese food.


Watch Every Cyber Attack In The World In Real Time

Kasperkspy Labs recently launched a beautifully terrifying interactive map that shows online threats arounds the world in real time. In practice, it’s a global visualisation of cyber attacks that, Kaspersky hopes, will motivate you to buy their security software. But it’s still a hell of a spectacle.


The NSA Has Impersonated Facebook To Spread Malware

So the NSA is spying on people. You’ve known that for quite some time now. What you might not know much about is exactly how they’re doing, and a new report from Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald offers up some pretty grisly details about the agency’s worldwide, automated malware network.


The Internet Of Sound

Ever wondered what it would sound like if computers could talk to each other? Yes, we have an internet that links all the machines in a vast and glorious global network. But what if they really talked? What if computers could communicate using sounds that humans can’t hear?


A Contagious Computer Virus That Spreads Via Wi-Fi

It’s sort of your worst nightmare: a computer virus as contagious as the common cold that avoids detection and infects every computer on a given wi-fi network. You just pop into your local coffee for a latte and a little internet surfing, and you leave with a virus. This is scary!


If You Used Yahoo This Week, You Might Have Malware

Security researchers at Fox IT say they’ve detected a malicious exploit kit among Yahoo’s ad network active since December 30. The malware seems to have hit Romania, Great Britain and France the hardest, but wherever you are, if you’ve browsed a Yahoo site this week, you may want to run a scan or two.


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