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iPhone App "Shoulder Surfs" Passwords

July 15, 2011

A South Africa security company has found a way to digitally shoulder surf passwords from iPhones and iPads.

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Lightweight Encryption For Embedded Systems

July 8, 2011

Researchers at last month's RFIDsec11 conference have demonstrated a lightweight authentication encryption primitive suitable for resource constrained RFID tags, smart meters, and wireless sensors.

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Mobile Implantable Medical Apps

July 5, 2011

Medtronic has released an app for the iPhone and iPad that allows healthcare workers to access cardiac device diagnostic information and patient data remotely from their mobile devices.

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0wning Office Printers

June 24, 2011

In a talk at last year's EuroSecWest conference, Andrei Costin demonstrated several vulnerabilities within commercial printers.

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Inexpensive Side Channel Attacks Threaten Smartcard Security

June 24, 2011

Researchers at the 7th Workshop on RFID Security and Privacy 2011 (RFIDsec11) in Amherst, Massachusetts, will demonstrate this weekend a way of observing (and therefore decoding) the encrypted RFID signals from common contactless smartcards. While side channel attacks (SAS) are not new, the method they propose to observe the electronic leakage of data is considerably less expensive than previous methods and thus provides a real world threat as RFID comes into the mainstream.

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