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Wi-Fi-enabled sniper rifle hacked to change target

Wi-Fi-enabled sniper rifle hacked to change target

Researchers tricked a computer-assisted sniper rifle into firing off-target - specifically, with bulls-eye accuracy at a target they substituted.

SSCC 209 - Can encryption be too good? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly podcast that turns security news into useful advice...

Zero days! First official Windows 10 patches arrive...

Given its "rolling update" model, you might have been wondering how long after launch the first Windows 10 updates would take to arrive.

The answer? Zero days. (No hyphen.)

Xen fixes another "virtual machine escape" bug

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Last time it was the floppy disk drive that let crooks squeeze out of jail - this time, the virtual CD-ROM is their springboard...

New Microsoft tool will hide or block unwanted Windows 10 updates

New Microsoft tool will hide or block unwanted Windows 10 updates

Mandatory updates are a promising prospect for keeping the world free of systems full of known holes, but should people be given the choice to select which updates get installed, and when?

Apple puts a stop to invoice poisoning bug

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The vulnerability posed "a significant risk to buyers, sellers or Apple website managers/developers".

The "Stagefright" hole in Android - what you need to know

Android. Image courtesy of Bloomua / Shutterstock.

Here's what you can do to deal with the much-talked-up "Stagefright" messaging vulnerability on Android

How (not) to pay yourself a $14m bonus - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly 1-minute security video...news with some fun in it!

SSCC 208 - (Cyber)crime and Punishment [PODCAST]

Join us for the weekly Chet Chat!

In this episode: Cybercrime (and punishment), crimeware, the Angler exploit kit, and how the Fourth Amendment applies to social networks.

WordPress 4.2.3 is out, update your website now

Wordpress 4.2.3 is out, update your website now

If you manage a website that utilizes Wordpress - update now! The latest version has been released and includes a fix for a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that your website could do without.

Baby, you can hack my car: researchers take over a Jeep from 10 miles away

Baby, you can hack my car: researchers take over a Jeep from 10 miles away

Two renowned security researchers have discovered a way to remotely hack into and take over a Jeep Cherokee, controlling the brakes and accelerator as well as other components.

Beyond the breaches: Understanding the Angler exploit kit

Crimeware expert Fraser Howard tells you what you need to know about Angler - the current "market leader" in the exploit kit scene.

A must-read report if you want to bolster your defences...

If you make everybody use weaker locks, it's burglars who benefit! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Security can be fun...here's the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute video.

Enjoy!

SSCC 207 - Windows 2003 R2? The train stops here! [PODCAST]

Our weekly quarter-hour podcast where we turn the latest security news into advice you can use - and have fun at the same time.

Enjoy!

What's keeping security experts awake at night?

What's keeping you awake at night? Gartner polls top-level security experts

Enterprises will pour more than $71 billion into infosec this year but are still getting clobbered by Sony-esque level breaches. Why? They're not focusing on the real threats.

Another "Hacking Team" zero-day surfaces - this time in IE, not Flash!

Yet another zero-day has been dragged out of the data dump from hacked Italian security outfit Hacking Team.

Microsoft was all over this in double-quick time, so get the patch!

Did Firefox listen to Facebook and just kill Flash? (No, but there's another patch!)

Did Firefox listen to Facebook and just kill Flash? (No, but there's another patch!)

United Airlines pays hacker one million air miles in bug bounty reward

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It didn't take Jordan Wiens very long to find a vulnerability in United Airlines' network, but the payoff was huge - one million free air miles for about six hours of work.

Is that a Flash 0-day hole I see before me? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Patches, hacking and keeping your head down online: our weekly 1-minute fun news video that's educational, too!