A NEW ATTACK allows network operators, including anyone who owns a WiFi hotspot, to snoop on people's browsing habits and see any webpage they visit.
Fortunately, readers of the INQUIRER look at nothing more incriminating than the latest, hottest tech news, but other, less noble, netizens will no doubt be quaking in their onesies about now.
The attack works by bypassing the HTTPS encryption which is supposed to prevent this happening. HTTPS would normally prevent the operator seeing the URLs visited by users, but a new technique abuses Web Proxy Autodiscovery and exposes browser requests to any code the network owner wants to fling at it.
Itzik Kotler, CTO and co-founder, and Amit Klein, VP of security research, at security firm SafeBreach will demonstrate how the attack works at next week's Black Hat conference in a talk entitled Crippling HTTPS with Unholy PAC.
One of the main reason why all of us trust websites with HTTPS is because the surfing on such sites is invisible to hackers. Most of us are taught to believe that websites with HTTPS encryption are hacker and snooping proof.
GuardiCore, a leader in internal data center security and breach detection, today made its Infection Monkey testing tool freely available to the public security community at large. Designed to test the resiliency of modern data centers against cyber attacks, the Infection Monkey was developed as an open source tool by GuardiCore's research group, led by seasoned cyber security researcher Ofri Ziv.
Ubuntu OTA-12 is being released today by Canonical as the latest over-the-air update for Ubuntu tablet/phone users.
Ubuntu OTA-12 is bringing wireless display support to supported devices, fingerprint unlock for the Meizu PRO 5 device, color emojis for the on-screen keyboard, improvements to the built-in web browser, and through the command-line it's possible to install traditional Ubuntu apps as part of the converged experience. The OTA-12 update does bundle in Libertine.
“chipKIT Lenny” is a PIC32-based Arduino Leonardo clone with more RAM and flash, and a multifunction microUSB port. Sneak preview boards are now available.
Majenko Technologies has built an Arduino Leonardo compatible board supported by the open source chipKIT project, which like all chipKIT boards features a MIPS-based Microchip PIC32 microcontroller unit instead of an ATmega32u4. (See farther below for more on chipKIT.) The chipKIT Lenny was teased by the chipKIT project in late June, and is now being released by Majenko in a preview version priced at 19 UK Pounds (currently about $25).
Cyanogen OS vs Android: what’s the difference?
It may have started as Google’s obligatory answer to the iPhone, but Android has grown into a much-beloved operating system that’s currently used by over 107 million people in the U.S. alone and almost one-and-a-half billion worldwide. Much of what makes Android special also distinguishes it from competitors: its power, versatility, and customizability.
But this isn’t a love ode to Google’s popular software. Instead, we’re going to discuss some of the key differences between Google’s Android and Cyanogen OS, a modified, third-party version of Android that brings added features and gives users additional control over their devices. So let’s jump right in.