Cyberattacks: Desktop Scanners Can Be Hijacked

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Desktop scanners can be hijacked to perpetrate cyberattacks A typical office scanner can be infiltrated and a company’s network compromised using different light sources, according to a new paper by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Weizmann Institute of Science. “In the paper, “Oops! I Think I Scanned Malware,” we demonstrated how […]

Are your sensors spying on you?

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Hackers are able to decipher PINs and passwords just from the way we tilt our phone when we are typing in the information. Cyber experts at Newcastle University, UK, have revealed the ease with which malicious websites, as well as installed apps, can spy on us using just the information from the motion sensors in […]

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New quantum gadget could make contactless payment more secure

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A prototype gadget that sends secret keys to encrypt information passed from a mobile device to a payment terminal, could help to answer public concerns around the security of contactless and wireless transactions, a new Oxford University collaboration has found. Despite being a leader in the digital world, and mobile payments available on everything from […]