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Smartphone PINs skimmed with microphone and camera

Smartphone PINs cracked with microphone and camera - a game-changer for phone security?

A new program, dubbed PIN Skimmer by its University of Cambridge creators, can correctly guess a high proportion of PINs by utilising the device's camera and microphone.

Ducati Diavel - power, speed, looks, and a vulnerability lesson for Friday afternoon

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Naked Security reader Sean, who has an eye for wacky security holes, recently pointed me at the Ducati Diavel motorcycle Default Ignition Password vulnerability.

But is it true? Can you really walk up to Ducati's latest musclebike and simply ride away?

The top 10 passcodes you should never use on your iPhone

The top 10 passcodes you should never use on your iPhone

Are you one of the many people who is using a dangerously easy-to-guess passcode on your iPhone?

Maybe you should do something about it - sooner rather than later.

Keep an eye on your iPhone

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Astute Sophos followers will remember that last year I hijacked the SophosLabs blog to bring news of the Apple WWDC 2008. Well this year, sat in the Moscone West digesting the content of Phil Schiller's keynote presentation and updating my Read more…

More details on the Diebold ATM Trojan horse case

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Yesterday, Vanja Svajcer of SophosLabs described how he had discovered malware which appeared to be designed to steal information from users of Diebold ATM cash machines. I also published some discussion here on the Clu-blog about how the Trojan horses Read more…

Is there malware lurking in your ATM?

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Sophos Principal Virus Research Vanja Svacjer has posted a fascinating blog today about his discovery of malware which appears to target Diebold cash machines. You can read the full details in Vanja's blog post, but I thought it might be Read more…

Your PIN or your life!

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Life has become more dangerous for ATM card holders in the UK. As muggers require the Personal Identification Number (PIN) of a stolen card to make withdrawals, they are tempted to resort to violence against the card owners to get Read more…