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Researchers warn that Samsung's SmartThings platform is too hacker-friendly

A new report claims that hackers can use phishing and malware-based attacks to take over locks and alarms connected to Samsung's smart-home platform.

By May 2, 2016


iPhones vulnerable to malware right out of the box

Though iPhones tweaked by users have been hit by malicious software before, the new "AceDeceiver" malware, spotted in China, can infect factory-configured iPhones.

By March 16, 2016


Ding-dong: Ring's security flaw welcomes hackers to your front door

A flaw in the Ring Video Doorbell's design leaves its customers susceptible to network hacks.

By January 13, 2016


Hackers develop jailbreak for Apple's iOS 9.3.3

But there are constraints that might make it challenging for some people to enable the jailbreak.

By July 25, 2016


Target back on naughty list with another security vulnerability

Did you make a wish list on Target's mobile app? Well Ho ho ho, your phone number and address are publicly accessible thanks to a newly discovered flaw.

By December 15, 2015


Could Hello Barbie become the plaything of hackers? Turns out toys are vulnerable, too

Mattel's chatty doll could give up sensitive information, while a hacker has already swiped children's pictures and personal info from toymaker VTech. Experts say Internet-connected toys are rife with security problems.

By December 2, 2015


iMessage flaw could compromise iPhones, iPads, Macs (CNET Update)

Double-check what version of iOS and OS X you are running because outdated versions carry a huge vulnerability.

By July 22, 2016


Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

With two new "Stagefright" vulnerabilities discovered, almost every Android device ever released is vulnerable to malicious hackers. Fixing the bug isn't simple.

By October 1, 2015


Apple iOS 9 fixes serious AirDrop vulnerability

The newly discovered vulnerability could lead to bad guys taking remote control of iPhones and Macs.

By September 17, 2015


Hackers on screen: These experts keep 'Mr. Robot' realistic (Q&A)

CNET talks with some of the humans behind "Mr. Robot" about what makes the show compelling even if you're not well versed in hacking.

By July 16, 2016