Iris Levari

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WireLurker: A New Era in OS X and iOS Malware

Today we published a new research paper on WireLurker, a family of malware targeting both Mac OS and iOS systems for the past six months. We believe …

11 things we just learned about how the Apple Watch works

<b>An iPhone is required — at (almost) all times.</b> In Apple’s own words, Watch apps extend iOS apps. "You begin your Watch app development with your existing iOS app, which must support iPhone." That’s in part because Watch apps’ processing power is all coming from the iPhone. Apple says that "as the …

Online ads are attacking you

An especially sneaky type of hack is on the rise. Hackers can infect your computer by piggybacking on Web ads -- even on trusted websites.<p>Hackers are slipping malware into legitimate-looking online advertisements. When you visit sites that serve those ads, you're automatically and unknowingly …

Home Depot hackers stole 53 million emails, too

There are more details out about Home Depot's recent security breach, which was worse than first thought.<p>An investigation found that 53 million customer email addresses were taken during the breach, in addition to the compromise of 56 million credit and debit cards the company had previously …

This is how your Gmail account got hacked

If your Gmail account got hacked, blame your friends.<p>You are 36 times more likely to get scammed if your contacts' accounts have been hacked, according to a study released this week by Google (GOOG).<p>It's rare. On an average day, only nine in 1 million accounts gets stolen. But when it happens, the …

U.S. weather system hacked, affecting satellites

Hackers attacked the U.S. weather system in October, causing a disruption in satellite feeds and several pivotal websites.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, said that four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks. To block the attackers, government officials were forced …

Hackers attacked the U.S. energy grid 79 times this year

The nation's energy grid is constantly under attack by hackers.<p>In fiscal year 2014, there were 79 hacking incidents at energy companies that were investigated by the Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a division of the Department of Homeland Security. There were 145 incidents the previous year.<p>The …

Apple Just Revealed Lots More Info About the Apple Watch

Apple opened the floodgates for Apple Watch developers Tuesday when it made the smartwatch’s Software Development Kit available for the first time. …

Amazon Starts Shipping The Fire TV Stick, Its “Fastest Selling” Hardware Yet

Amazon announced this morning that its Chromecast competitor called the Fire TV Stick, which the company also revealed is the “fastest-selling Amazon device ever,” is now shipping to customers on a first-come, first-serve basis. The dongle’s immediately popularity likely came from the introductory …

How Hackers Reportedly Side-Stepped Google's Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is generally seen as the safest bet for protecting your Gmail account. But a harrowing tale from indie developer Grant …

Authentication

Hacking planes - UK researchers developing plans to stop 'flight cyberjacking'

It’s easy to get paranoid if you spend too much time on the internet. Reading the reams of scare stories on Ebola, an imminent third world war or cybergeddon, an internet apocalypse caused by hackers, would send even the calmest of people into paralysing paroxysms.<p>When MH370 went missing this year, …

Apple security checks may miss iWorm malware

Apple’s security technologies for Mac OS X may still miss iWorm, a piece of malware discovered in late September that infected thousands of computers.<p>Apple released an update for its XProtect antivirus engine to detect iWorm, but the update only detects when iWorm’s installer is launched, which is …

Hackers latest target: Loyalty programs

Cyberhackers want your loyalty these days, but not in a good way.<p>They are going after traveler loyalty programs, emptying out the points and turning …

A White-hat Hacker Discovered A Dangerous Vulnerability In Three Apple Operating Systems

A Swedish white-hat hacker has discovered a serious vulnerability in OS X Yosemite that may extend to previous Mac operating systems as well, reports …

Flaw in New 'Secure' Credit Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M Per Card

As U.S. banks and retailers are barreling toward a 2015 deadline to replace magnetic-stripe credit and debit cards with more secure cards that come …

The Password Attacks on Kali Linux. [Part 2] | Security | MyDear(root)Shell

This is a part of my article <i>“The Password Attacks on Kali Linux”</i> published on PenTest Magazine.<br>I have the right to do up to 100 downloads of that …

Information Security

Black Hat Usa 2014 - Mobile: It Just Nets The Truth About Ios 7'S Multipeer Connectivity Framework

<b>Description:</b> With the release of iOS 7, Apple has quietly introduced a nifty feature called Multipeer Connectivity. Using a surprisingly small and …

How I created two images with the same MD5 hash

I posted the following images the other day which although looking totally different have exactly the same MD5 hash …

Reflected File Download - A New Web Attack Vector

<i>PLEASE NOTE: As promised, I've published a full white paper that is now available for download:</i><b><br>White paper "Reflected File Download: A New Web Attack</b> …

Google to Disable SSL 3.0 in Chrome 40 to Prevent POODLE Attacks

<b>Google has decided to make some changes in its Chrome Web browser in order to ensure that users are protected against POODLE attacks.</b><p>According to …

Really Private Browsing: An Unofficial User’s Guide to Tor

Advertisement<p>Privacy on the internet is a constantly evolving battleground. And for good reason. Revelations concerning government spying programs, …

Google Wallet now alerts you when your balance is low

You can't exactly use Google Wallet everywhere you go just yet, but if you do use it often enough to warrant semi-regular transfers from your bank, then you'll love its latest update. Now, you can activate recurring bank transfers, even pick the amount and the schedule (say, once a month or so) you …

Wal-Mart's Apple Pay Competitor Has a Secret Weapon

Wal-Mart is among the biggest retailers not accepting Apple Pay, Apple’s new mobile payment system that got underway last week to rousing early …

Why You Can't Use Apple Pay at CVS, Walmart and Other Retail Stores

Hint: It's not all about Apple.<p>CVS and Rite Aid infuriated a vocal group of iPhone owners when their stores recently cut off support for Apple Pay, the new payment system built into the new iPhones.<p>But the decision to block Apple Pay had little to do with Apple and much more to do with credit …

Everything You Need To Know About The Internet Of Things

A few months ago I wrote a post called, A Simple Explanation Of The Internet Of Things where I tried to provide some clarity around what this new connected world means for all of us. In the article I mentioned some of the driving forces behind this.<p>“Broadband Internet is become more widely …

CurrentC, an Apple Pay Rival, Has Been Hacked

If you want to build a reliable mobile wallet service, you should probably avoid being hacked before you launch. CurrentC, a retailer-backed payment system billed as one of the chief competitors to Apple Pay, has notified customers that hackers may have acquired their email addresses, as first …