Tag: Security


Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone’s security

Enlarge (credit: Omer Shwartz et al. ) People with cracked touch screens or similar smartphone maladies have a new headache to consider: the possibility the replacement parts installed by repair shops contain secret hardware that completely hijacks the security of the device. The concern arises out of research that shows how replacement screens—one put into…


Symantec’s Norton Core Wi-Fi router goes on sale in the U.S. for $280

Software giant Symantec has launched its first piece of consumer security hardware nine months after unveiling it. The Norton Core Wi-Fi router was announced a CES 2017 , with Symantec opening the product for preorders at $200. Now, it’s available to buy across the U.S. at its full retail price of $280. Norton is a…


Protecting 3D printers from cyberattacks could be as simple as listening carefully

 As 3D printers grow smarter and continue to embed themselves in manufacturing and product creation processes, they are exposed to online malefactors just like every other device and network. Security researchers suggest a way to prevent hackers from sabotaging the outputs of 3D printers: listen very, very carefully. Read More Read full post on techcrunch.com


We Asked Five Security Experts If Smart Locks Are Ever Safe

An automatic firmware update broke LockState’s internet-enabled “smart locks” for around 500 customers earlier this month, including around 200 Airbnb hosts who use the locks to remotely manage rental access. Customers have to replace their locks or ship them back for repairs. (The locks can still be operated with a… Read more… Read full post…


The Daily Stormer comes back online by moving to a Russian domain (Update: offline again)

The right-wing hate site Daily Stormer has returned to the web with a Russian domain. In the wake of the racial violence by Nazis in Charlottesville last weekend that left one woman dead, GoDaddy booted the site off its service . Daily Stormer attempted to register on Google before that company also blocked it. The…