Windows, with its greater levels of adoption, has long been the preferred target of hackers; for the mobile world, that dubious title clearly now goes to Android, security researchers say.
In addition to lax passwords, manufacturer lacks a effective way to get its patches and updates out to customers.
Cyber criminals will bank their Windows XP zero-day vulnerabilities until after Microsoft stops patching the aged operating system next April, a security expert argued today.
Hackers are increasingly turning to brute force attacks aimed at snaring credentials.
A Chinese hacker gang whose malware targeted RSA in 2011 infiltrated more than 100 companies and organizations, and even probed a major teleconference developer to find new ways to spy on corporations.
Actor Will Smith captured the attention of Defcon attendees when he showed up unexpectedly at the hacker conference on Sunday apparently to do research for an upcoming movie.
Two security researchers at Defcon revealed the methods they used to hack into car computers and take over the steering, acceleration, brakes, and other important functions.
Many door and window sensors, motion detectors and keypads that are part of security systems used in millions of homes and businesses can be bypassed by using relatively simple techniques, according to researchers from security consultancy firm Bishop Fox.
Apple has restored key sections of its developer website, including the download center, more than a week after it took the portal offline.