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This Raspberry Pi Guitar Is Completely Digital

Guitars are arguably the coolest of all the instruments — at least if you ignore the didgeridoo. But, actually playing a guitar well takes a lot more …

Guitar

The Right Way™ to do Serverless in Python (Part 2)

<i>Note: This article was authored by Michael Lavers</i><p>In Part 1 we covered the serverless basics and got our feet wet with the Serverless Framework. If …

Python Programming

Locking Down Linux: Using Ubuntu as Your Primary OS, Part 1 (Physical Attack Defense)

Windows 10 and macOS have poor reputations when it comes to customer privacy and user policies. In addition, our steady flow of hacking Windows 10 …

Linux

Flaws in Gas Station Software Let Hackers Change Prices, Steal Fuel, Erase Evidence

Two security researchers discovered vulnerabilities in an automated gas management that allowed them to shut down fuel pumps, hijack credit card payments, and steal card numbers.<p>Gas stations lose millions of dollars annually to gas fraud. Most of this fraud occurs when thieves use stolen credit and …

This $3 DIY USB Device Will Kill Your Computer

This seemingly harmless USB air purifier device if modified by someone malicious can damage your computer irreparably. Know the threat of the USB …

Raspberry Pi

German researchers defeat printers' doc-tracking dots

Whistleblowers, rejoiceBeating the unique identifiers that printers can add to documents for security purposes is possible: you just need to add …

Undiscovered

Someone Is Taking Over Insecure Cameras and Spying on Device Owners

Many brands of webcams, security cameras, pet and baby monitors, use a woefully insecure cloud-based remote control system that can allow hackers to …

New Windows 10 vulnerability bypasses OS defenses, says security researcher

Vulnerability could be exploited to run arbitrary code on PCs.<p>Windows 10 PCs are at risk from hackers exploiting a file format to bypass key defenses …

Information Security

Exposing the Secret Office 365 Forensics Tool

An ethical crisis in the digital forensics industry came to a head last week with the release of new details on Microsoft’s undocumented “Activities” …

Forensics

Marketing Firm Accidentally Exposes 340 Million Records Online

The reported data leak at Exactis potentially exposes every adult in the US to the risk of identity theft. The records contain detailed personal …

Databases

Thousands of Mobile Apps Expose Their Unprotected Firebase Hosted Databases

Mobile security researchers have discovered unprotected Firebase databases of thousands of iOS and Android mobile applications that are exposing over …

Apps

Gas Pump Skimmer Scanner

Build a dashboard gadget that scans constantly for potential gas pump card skimmers<p>What’s worse than gazing over your credit card statement and seeing payments you didn’t authorize? You frantically mark up your statement with a red pen before you make that call to your bank, hoping that they’ll …

Microcontroller

How to Hack Wi-Fi: Disabling Security Cameras on Any Wireless Network with Aireplay-Ng

Electronic warfare tactics work by jamming, disrupting, or disabling the technology a target uses to perform a critical function, and IoT devices are …

White Hat

The Pythonic Guide to Logging

This is story is brought to you by Hacker Noon’s weekly sponsor, <b>Manifold</b><b>.</b> Find, manage and share all of your developer services with 1 account on …

Millions of Streaming Devices Are Vulnerable to a Retro Web Attack

In March, artist and programmer Brannon Dorsey became interested in a retro web attack called DNS rebinding, teaching himself how to illicitly access …

How To: Hack WPA2 Wi-Fi Passwords Using Jedi Mind Tricks (& USB Dead Drops)

The latest Star Wars movie, <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i>, has grossed almost $350 million worldwide during its first month in theaters. This is a good …

Cybersecurity

Exploring PowerShell AMSI and Logging Evasion

18/06/2018 | Author: Admin<p>By now, many of us know that during an engagement, AMSI (Antimalware Scripting Interface) can be used to trip up PowerShell …

Cybersecurity

WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.<p>Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health …

Mental Health

Report: Netflix Bans Employees from Looking at Each Other for More Than Five Seconds

This is completely ridiculous and could end up hurting more than it helps.<p>Netflix has reportedly banned workers from looking at each other for more …

If your password is on this list, you’re probably screwed

In the digital age, the number of passwords you need to remember is only increasing and even though we are told each one needs to be different, it is …

Python Generators Tutorial

Python generators are a powerful, but misunderstood tool. They're often treated as too difficult a concept for beginning programmers to learn — …

Python Programming

555 Ways to Speed Control A DC Motor

The 555 timer IC is a handful of active components all baked into one beautifully useful 8 pin package. Originally designed for timing purposes, they …

Smashing Security #081: Hacker no-hopers, Wessex Water has a word, and we win an award

The ‘mastermind’ behind the Owari botnet doesn’t seem to have learnt anything from his victims, someone at Wessex Water forgets to remove an …

Hackers leak data from 92 million MyHeritage users

A security breach at family networking and genealogy website MyHeritage leaked the data of over 92 million users, the company said in a blog posted …

Attackers can hide malware in archive files with Zip Slip flaw; here's how to fight it

A newly revealed vulnerability affecting open source software libraries should have you worried about the security of your coding projects.<p>A recently …

Homebrew SDR Ham Radio in 9 Parts

It used to be homebrew ham gear meant something simple. A couple of active devices that could send CW. Maybe a receiver with a VFO. But only the most …

U of T researchers develop a 'privacy filter' that jams facial recognition software

While your selfie might get lots of "likes" on social media, companies and perhaps even fraudsters may like your face even more — because they can …

10 Open Source Security Tools You Should Know

Open source tools can be the basis for solid security and intense learning. Here are 10 you should know about for your IT security toolkit.

Itertools in Python 3, By Example

It has been called a “gem” and “pretty much the coolest thing ever,” and if you have not heard of it, then you are missing out on one of the greatest …

FireEye Offers Free Tool to Detect Malicious Remote Logins

Open source GeoLogonalyzer helps to weed out hackers exploiting stolen credentials to log into their targets.