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Anyone can hack a radio, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy: there’s a lot of mechanics that go into formatting a signal before you can decode the ones and zeros.
At his Shmoocon talk, [Paul Clark] introduced a great new tool for RF Reverse Engineering. It’s called WaveConverter, and it is possibly the single most interesting tool we’ve seen in radio in a long time.
WhatsApp’s much touted end-to-end encryption capability has become the subject of considerable scrutiny following a report by The Guardian Friday of a ‘backdoor’ in the messaging service that apparently allows for encrypted messages to be intercepted and read.
The Guardian’s report is based on a vulnerability disclosure that Tobias Boelter, a PhD student and computer scientist at the University of California made last April.
Marcan42 of Fail0verflow fame was at the CCC33 event this year, to explain how Fail0verflow exploited the PS4 hardware in order to run Linux on the PS4.
The lack of proper security mechanisms in travel booking systems exposes passengers’ personal information and allows fraudsters to steal tickets and loyalty bonuses, researchers have warned.
Last week, at the 33rd Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany, Karsten Nohl and Nemanja Nikodijevic of Security Research Labs detailed the vulnerabilities affecting major travel booking systems and demonstrated how easily they can be exploited.
Hackers are targeting unsuspecting users with a new type of mobile virus that spreads through legitimate-looking word documents sent via WhatsApp, which could then steal sensitive information from users, including online banking credentials and other data.