Black Hat keynote: U.S. should buy up zero day attacks for 10 times going rate

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By Tim Greene, Network World | August 7th, 2014 Dan Greer has other suggestions to improve cyber security that will make software vendors ‘yell bloody murder’. Las Vegas — The U.S. government should pay 10 times the going rate for zero-day software flaws in order to corner the market and then make those vulnerabilities public…

Black Hat USA 2014: Talking botnets and ad campaigns

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By Grant Hatchimonji, CSO | August 6th, 2014 “The situation we’re in with advertising is a lot like where the banks are, where everyone has struggled with the fact that you can’t trust the other end of the connection,” says White Ops CEO Michael Tiffany. “It’s the same cookies, user information, etc. But one is…

Black Hat 2014: How to steal security codes from home alarm systems

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By Tim Greene, Network World | August 4th, 2014 A $50 device made with off the shelf hardware can. For $50 attackers can build a radio device that cracks home alarm systems and other common security devices, Black Hat 2014 attendees will hear this week. A combination of a microcontroller and a single-board computer comprises…

Researchers to name the most hackable cars at Black Hat

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By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld | August 4th, 2014 An attacker who penetrates a vehicle’s radio or Bluetooth connection can gain access to other critical functions. A report to be presented this week at the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas will detail which vehicles are most vulnerable to hacker attacks via a car’s Bluetooth,…