Next week at the 31st Chaos Communication Congress (31C3) in Hamburg, programmer/hacker Trammell Hudson will present research on ways to infect Apple EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware using the externally accessible Thunderbolt ports.
It’s been just two months since researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an attack he called BadUSB to a standing-room-only crowd at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, showing that it’s possible to corrupt any USB device with insidious, undetectable malware.
Google’s Security Team revealed on Tuesday that the long obsolete, but still all too used, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 cryptographic protocol has a major security flaw. While SSL 3.0 has been succeeded by Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.
The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) threatened to use lethal force against Ferguson protesters; Anonymous successfully retaliated against the Ku Klux Klan’s Ferguson threats by taking over two primary Twitter accounts, keeping KKK websites offline and outing KKK members.
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