An article by io9 (Gawker Media) provides an insider glimpse from the 2011 Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, which headlined a variety of international hackers, scientists, and high-tech gurus who demonstrated how easy it is to break into an individual’s computer, phone, bank card, and more.
Are PDFs no longer safe? The PDF file is one of the most commonplace formats today, but is one of the easiest to break. In fact, the PDF format is so insecure that a hacker can embed a program inside of it, which you would never be able to see, and enable it to attack your computer.Read More
A year ago, security researcher Barnaby Jack was set to show off a new rootkit, and its capabilities for hacking ATMs, at the Black Hat Las Vegas Conference. However, facing pressure from an ATM company concerned about misuse of this information, his employer pulled the plug. Now under new employ, Jack will present his discussion, "Jackpotting Automated Teller Machines," at this year's conference. In it, he'll illustrate how the software in today's ATMs is vulnerable to network attacks as well as reveal his multi-platform rootkit.Read More