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Losses from crypto hacks surge 60% to nearly $2B this year

Losses arising from cryptocurrency hacks jumped nearly 60% in the first seven months of the year to $1.9 billion, propelled by a surge in funds stolen from decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols, according to a blog post from blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis released on Tuesday. In the same period last year, stolen funds from hacking amounted …

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The Undeclared War review: A sluggish British thriller

Hannah Khalique-Brown The Undeclared War photo: peacock British TV loves its institutions even while bashing them. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, House Of Cardsand The Crown take their respective whacks at MI6, Parliament, and the royals just as much as they polish their mythic statuses in English culture. Now comes a cyber thriller that dissects a …

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Google’s Android Red Team Had a Full Pixel 6 Pwn Before Launch

When Google The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro launched in October 2021, key features included its custom Tensor system-on-a-chip processor and the security benefits of its onboard Titan M2 security chip. But with so much new equipment launching at once, the company needed to be extra careful that nothing was overlooked or went wrong. At …

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The Hacking of Starlink Terminals Has Begun

“From a high-level view, there are two obvious things that you could try to attack: the signature verification or the hash verification,” Wouters says. The glitch works against the signature verification process. “Normally you want to avoid shorts,” he says. “In this case we do it on purpose.” Initially, Wouters attempted to glitch the chip …

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How to handle phishing, smishing attacks

If it feels like more scammers and spammers are flooding your various inboxes, that’s because they probably are. Fake text messages and e-mails carrying phishing attempts by virtual scammers have been on the rise since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. And, one of the more prevalent methods scammers have been using recently is fake …

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FBI says fake crypto apps defrauded investors of more than $42 million

Bankruptcy filings from Celsius and Voyager have raised questions about what happens to investors’ crypto when a platform fails. Rafael Henrique | Stick Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images The FBI recently issued a warning to consumers about fraudulent crypto applications that have scammed 244 victims out of about $42.7 million since Oct. 2021. “The …

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Honda key fob hack could leave all vehicle models since 2012 vulnerable: reports

A security flaw related to Honda’s keyless entry systems could leave all of the automaker’s vehicle models released since 2012 vulnerable to outside hackers, according to claims by a pair of security researchers and multiple reports this week. The so-called “Rolling-Pwn” attack allows hackers to remotely steal codes linked to Honda owners’ key fobs, according …

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Hacker takes over Disneyland Instagram with racist posts

Disneyland’s social media accounts were briefly taken over by a self-proclaimed “super hacker” who made a slew of bizarre, racist and homophobic posts as he claimed he was seeking “revenge” on the Anaheim, California- based theme park. The hacker, who said his name is “David Do,” took over the park’s Instagram and Facebook accounts early …

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Apple iPhone Lockdown Mode is meant to stop state-sponsored hacking

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers a keynote during the European Union’s privacy conference at the EU Parliament in Brussels, Belgium October 24, 2018. Yves Herman | Reuters Apple announced a new feature for iPhones called Lockdown Mode on Wednesday to protect high-profile users such as politicians and activists against state-sponsored hackers. Lockdown Mode turns off …

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