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Belkin WeMo smart home networks in danger of hacks

Researchers warn that more than 500,000 home automation devices have vulnerabilities that would allow attackers to remotely take control of thermostats, lighting, sprinkler systems, and more.

By February 18, 2014


Hackers can easily breach Emergency Alert Systems

Security researchers warn that many emergency alert system devices used by radio and TV stations are susceptible to cyberattacks, which could cause widespread panic.

By February 13, 2013


ATM hacker Barnaby Jack dies

The security researcher, who was expected to demonstrate newly-discovered pacemaker vulnerabilities at Black Hat next week, made headlines in 2010 when he hacked an ATM in front of an audience.

By July 26, 2013


Google push for faster zero day fixes hits a wall: Other companies

Google wants technology firms to cut down on the amount of time it takes to fix zero day vulnerabilities, but some are crying foul.

By May 31, 2013


Researchers find security holes in smart meters

Utilities hire a security consultancy, which finds a number of vulnerabilities in smart meters that could let a criminal remotely control a meter.

By March 30, 2010


Bonjour for Windows 1.0.5 patches two DNS vulnerabilities

Included within iTunes 8, the security patches are specific to Windows 2000, XP, and Vista users.

By September 9, 2008


Apple releases patch for critical DNS flaw

Apple releases a security update for its Tiger and Leopard operating systems to patch a critical Domain Name System flaw, along with a dozen other updates.

By July 31, 2008


DNS exploit code is in the wild

The urgency to patch clients and servers rises to a fever pitch as code to attack the Internet is released. Two Black Hat presenters had conflicted over the timing of the code release.

By July 24, 2008


Antivirus holes, browser spies are highlights at Microsoft's BlueHat hacker sessions

Microsoft developers hear from top security researchers about problems in Windows, browsers and antivirus software at two-day BlueHat confab on Microsoft's campus.

By May 2, 2008