Week 25 In Review – 2015



  • How to hijack MILLIONS of Samsung mobes with man-in-the-middle diddle – theregister.co.uk
    Samsung smartphones can be hijacked, infected with malware, and remotely controlled by malicious Wi-Fi hotspots in cafes, hotels, and so on, security researchers claim. According to the bods at NowSecure, millions of handsets have a remote-code execution vulnerability that is a software design flaw.
  • Apple CORED: Boffins reveal password-killer 0-days for iOS and OS X – theregister.co.uk
    Keychains raided, sandboxes busted, passwords p0wned, but Apple silent for six months. Six university researchers have revealed deadly zero-day flaws in Apple’s iOS and OS X, claiming it is possible to crack Apple’s password-storing keychain, break app sandboxes, and bypass its App Store security checks.
  • OPM’s Database for Sale? Nope, It Came from Another US .Gov – krebsonsecurity.com
    A database supposedly from a sample of information stolen in the much publicized hack at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has been making the rounds in the cybercrime underground, with some ne’er-do-wells even offering to sell it as part of a larger package.

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