Daniel Vermeulen

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This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

Bill Gates/bot malware family used to launch DDoS attacks

The Bill Gates/bot family of malware continues to be used to facilitate distributed denial of service attacks, according to a threat advisory from …

How one hacker exposed thousands of insecure desktops that anyone can remotely view

Badly configured software used on thousands of machines can let hackers into X-ray scanners, industrial control systems, doctors' servers storing …

How White Hat Hackers Stole Crypto Keys from an Offline Laptop in Another Room

"The attacks are completely non-intrusive: we did not modify the targets or open their chassis."<p>In recent years, air-gapped computers, which are disconnected from the internet so hackers can not remotely access their contents, have become a regular target for security researchers. Now, researchers …

The race for the unbreakable password is almost over

What Ashley Madison needed was quantum cryptography.<p>The same could be said for the U.S. Office of Professional Management, Home Depot and Anthem …

Quantum Computing

Which Programming Languages Get Used Most At Hackathons?

Picking a programming language to learn can be a stressful task. The trendy language at any given time isn’t necessarily one that anyone will care about in a year, much less the one that’ll get you the best gigs.<p>It’s interesting, then, to see what language programmers turn to when they’ve got their …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …