Internet cameras have hard-coded password that can’t be changed

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 115 Share this story Security cameras manufactured by China-based Foscam are vulnerable to remote take-over hacks that allow attackers to view video feeds, download stored…


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A wormable code-execution bug has lurked in Samba for 7 years. Patch now!

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 54 Share this story Maintainers of the Samba networking utility just patched a critical code-execution vulnerability that could pose a severe threat to users until…


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Windows 7, not XP, was the reason last week’s WCry worm spread so widely

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 167 Share this story Eight days ago, the WCry ransomware worm attacked more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries. The outbreak prompted infected hospitals to…


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Massive cryptocurrency botnet used leaked NSA exploits weeks before WCry

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / A cryptocurrency mining farm. reader comments 16 Share this story On Friday, ransomware called WannaCry used leaked hacking tools stolen from the National Security Agency…


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Two days after WCry worm, Microsoft decries exploit stockpiling by governments

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 149 Share this story Two days after a National Security Agency-derived ransomware worm infected 200,000 computers in 150 countries, Microsoft on Sunday criticized the stockpiling…


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WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows versions

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Spread the loveTweet Health Service Journal reader comments 16 Share this story A day after a ransomware worm infected 75,000 machines in 100 countries, Microsoft is taking the highly unusual…


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The hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips is worse than anyone thought

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 115 Share this story A remote hijacking flaw that lurked in Intel chips for seven years was more severe than many people imagined, because it…


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Intel patches remote code-execution bug that lurked in chips for 10 years

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 30 Share this story Remote management features that have shipped with Intel processors for almost a decade contain a critical flaw that gives attackers full…


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An Obscure App Flaw Creates Backdoors In Millions of Smartphones

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Spread the loveTweet For hackers, scanning for an open “port”—a responsive, potentially vulnerable internet connection on a potential victim’s machine—has long been one of the most basic ways to gain…


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A vigilante is putting a huge amount of work into infecting IoT devices

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 12 Share this story Last week, Ars introduced readers to Hajime, the vigilante botnet that infects IoT devices before blackhats can hijack them. A technical…


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