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September 28, 2015

Survey: Nearly Half of 47 Billion Mobile Payment Transactions are Not Secure

A global survey questioning over 900 cybersecurity experts has revealed the biggest security risks affecting the mobile payments market along with the best security measures that ought to be implemented.

The 2015 Mobile Payment Security Study, conducted by ISACA has revealed that an overwhelming majority of cybersecurity experts (87%) believe that mobile payment-related data breaches will increase over the next 12 months.

According to market research firm – Future Market Insights, the global mobile payment market that includes services such as Apple Pay, Google Wallet and PayPal will be worth an estimated USD $2.8 trillion by 2020.

The Global Survey Results can [...]

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July 30, 2015

Hackers Find a Way to Remotely Switch a ‘Smart’ Sniper Rifle’s Target

After uncovering vulnerabilities in a sniper rifle, two hackers have developed an exploit which can take control of the ‘smart’ sniper rifle and change the intended target by hacking it remotely.

Security researchers have discovered a way to remotely hack into a self-aiming ‘smart’ rifle by exploiting its vulnerabilities in its Linux-powered software, in a report published by Wired.

Researchers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger, a married hacker couple have developed and devised the exploit for over a year after working on a pair of self-aiming rifles manufactured by TrackingPoint which retails for $13,000 each.

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July 28, 2015

‘Wi-Fi Sense’ Vulnerability in Windows 10, the “Most Secure Windows Yet”

Despite boasting that the new version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system, Windows 10, is the most secure Windows ever, a new feature within Windows shares Wi-Fi passwords with contacts by default, lowering one’s network privacy and security.

Gizmodo reports that it has discovered a new Windows 10 feature called Wi-Fi Sense, which shares Wi-Fi passwords with contacts, by default. While the feature is sure to be useful for some, it raises concerns privacy and network security concerns when it is enabled by default.

Wi-Fi Sense

Originally a feature in Windows Phone, Wi-Fi Sense is a feature that shares Wi-Fi passwords to a user’s contacts who will then find it easier [...]

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July 21, 2015

Hacking Drones Close to Being Drawn up by Boeing and Hacking Team

Leaked emails between Italian spyware vendor Hacking Team and Boeing subsidiary Insitu revealed that drones carrying malware to infect targeted computers via Wi-Fi by flying over their proximity is close to becoming a reality.

Spyware-carrying drones were being discussed by Insitu, a division of Boeing and now-disgraced malware firm Hacking Team, according to leaked emails from the recent breach of the Italian company which have been posted on WikiLeaks, Engadget reported.

It was only the failure to come to terms over a non-disclosure agreement that kept Insitu and Hacking Team ‘teaming up’ together in order to create the malware infesting drone.

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