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Philips smart TVs open to wireless attacks, researchers say

The latest firmware for some Philips smart TVs opens an insecure Miracast wireless network by default, security researchers from ReVuln said.

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Cisco fixes denial-of-service flaws in IOS software for networking devices

Seven vulnerabilities that could lead to device reboots and other performance issues were patched in various IOS components

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Full Disclosure security mailing list reborn under new management

Nmap creator sets up a replacement for the recently closed Full Disclosure security mailing list.

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Gameover malware targets accounts on employment websites

In addition to CareerBuilder, new variants of the Trojan program target Monster.com, researchers from F-Secure said.

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Ransomware that demands Bitcoins is distributed by malware that steals bitcoins

Victims are asked to make bitcoin payments to recover encrypted files after their bitcoin wallets might have already been emptied

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Rogue apps could exploit Android vulnerability to brick devices, researchers warn

The only way to recover from such an attack involves wiping all user data from affected devices, researchers from Trend Micro said.

Fake Tor app has been sitting in Apple's App Store for months, Tor Project says

Apple has not removed the fake app so far despite being notified in December, Tor developers say

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Prominent security mailing list Full Disclosure shuts down indefinitely

The administrator says he had enough after a member of the hacker community tried to pressure him to remove unspecified content

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Hacker Diabl0 arrested in Thailand at the request of Swiss authorities

He is wanted in connection with computer fraud and credit card information theft in Switzerland.

Proprietary firmware poses a security threat, Ubuntu founder says

Hardware manufacturers should move the software part of their innovations into the Linux kernel, Mark Shuttleworth said.

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Bitcoin-stealing malware hidden in Mt. Gox data dump, researcher says

Recently leaked Mt. Gox data archive contains a malicious application that steals Bitcoin wallet files, a researcher from Kaspersky Lab said

All major browsers fall during second day of Pwn2Own hacking contest

Researchers demonstrate remote code execution exploits against Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

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Developer: some Samsung Galaxy devices contain file access backdoor

A software program shipped with some Samsung mobile devices allows access to the file system through the modem, the developers said.

Adobe patches a critical vulnerability in Shockwave Player

The flaw could enable remote code execution attacks, the company says.

NSA's plans reportedly involve infecting millions of computers with surveillance malware

Leaked documents show the agency was planning to expand its infrastructure for active attacks since at least 2009.