attacks

  • Augmented Reality Explorer Steve Mann Assaulted At Parisian McDonald’s

    Augmented Reality Explorer Steve Mann Assaulted At Parisian McDonald’s

    You deserve a break today, indeed. Augmented reality pioneer Steve Mann visited a Parisian McDonald’s with his family earlier this month. Mann has a system called the EyeTap physically installed in his skull that records photos and video, and can display augmented reality data directly in the user’s line of sight. Upon ordering, McDonald’s employees at 140, Avenue Champs… Read More

  • Google Urges Iranian Users To Re-Secure Gmail Accounts After Attacks

    Google Urges Iranian Users To Re-Secure Gmail Accounts After Attacks

    Google is advising users in Iran to take specific steps in order to re-secure their Gmail accounts after last week’s reveal of the man-in-the-middle attacks that targeted Iranian users. The attackers used fraudulent SSL certificates issued by a compromised root certificate authority in the Netherlands, DigiNotar. These fake certificates allowed hackers to impersonate Google.com and others. Read More

  • Microsoft Word vulnerability confirmed

    Microsoft Word vulnerability confirmed

    A vulnerability found in Microsoft’s Jet Database Engine — the engine that shares data between Microsoft Office products and other apps — has been confirmed by Microsoft to be the area of exploit for a recent round of attacks. Windows Vista users aren’t vulnerable, as the operating system includes an updated version of the Jet Database Engine, but XP users could likely… Read More

  • New Attack Targets Routers and Cellphones, 100 Percent Successful

    New Attack Targets Routers and Cellphones, 100 Percent Successful

    Batten down your hatches, routers, and cellphones because a security researcher is poised to demonstrate a method of breaking into and running malicious software on a range of consumer electronic devices. Even worse, if the attack is done to a network-connected router, every machine on the network is vulnerable. Never mind that the attack is said to be 100 percent successful and that its code… Read More