Bluetooth vulnerability can be exploited in Key Negotiation of Bluetooth (KNOB) attacks

Researchers called it KNOB, a clever attack against the firmware of a Bluetooth chip that can allow hackers to successfully hijack paired devices and steal their sensitive data. Are users at risk?

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Vulnerabilities in financial mobile apps put consumers and businesses at risk

It’s good to know that your bank’s website boasts that little green padlock, promotes secure communication, and follows a two-factor authentication (2FA) scheme. But are their mobile apps equally secure?

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Of hoodies and headphones: a spotlight on risks surrounding audio output devices

For years, researchers have been poking holes in our audio output devices in the name of security and privacy. They’ve found many ways our headphones can be hacked or otherwise compromised. Learn what they discovered, and how you can secure your own.

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Mac malware intercepts encrypted web traffic for ad injection

New Mac malware has been found that intercepts encrypted traffic for the purpose of injecting ads into web pages. But could this adware be used for more devious purposes in the future?

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A week in security (July 9 – July 15)

A roundup of the security news from July 9 – July 15, including sextortion, Spectre, cryptomining, mobile malware, ICO scams and more.

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When three isn’t a crowd: Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks explained

Maybe it’s the quirky way some tech writers abbreviate it, or the surreal way it reminded you of that popular Michael Jackson song. Whatever triggers you to remember the term, for most of us, man-in-the-middle embodies something both familiar yet mysterious. Let’s get to know this threat a little bit better, shall we?

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