You can bypass Apple's space-age security and gain administrator-level privileges on an OS X Yosemite Mac using code that fits in a tweet.
Yosemite, aka version 10.10, is the latest stable release of the Mac operating system, so a lot of people are affected by this vulnerability. The security bug can be exploited by a logged-in attacker or malware on the computer to gain total unauthorized control of the Mac. It is documented here by iOS and OS X guru Stefan Esser.
An interesting problem with OpenSSH – let's call it a feature that turned out to be a vulnerability – has been publicised on the Full Disclosure mailing list.
SSH stands for Secure Shell, one of the most widely-used and important remote access tools in the world. SSH runs on almost all Linux/Unix systems on the internet, so that sysadmins can look after them from afar. OpenSSH is by far the most widely-used implementation of SSH out there.
White-hat hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely took over a Jeep Cherokee, ran its controls, then cut the transmission as it sped at 70 mph along Interstate 64 in an experiment conducted with Wired.
They turned on the air conditioning, switched radio channels, turned on the windshield wipers, activated the windshield washer fluid pump, and transmitted a photo of themselves to the vehicle's digital display -- all from a laptop 10 miles away.
U.S law enforcement officials have arrested five individuals who reportedly were involved in the high-profile 2014 computer hacking of JPMorgan.
Three of the individuals were arrested for stock manipulation while the other two were arrested for running an illegal Bitcoin exchange, according to the FBI.
Microsoft issued an emergency fix for a vulnerability that let hackers ‘take complete control’ of affected computers
Microsoft just issued a fix for an alarming security hole in Windows that could allow attackers to remotely take over a computer.
Microsoft writes in a security bulletin writes that the vulnerability exists in Windows “when the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library improperly handles specially crafted OpenType fonts.”