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2012-05-22 02:25:17

The researchers also developed an Android app that tells phone users when they're on a vulnerable network. They will present their work May 22 at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in San Francisco. Using Android smartphones, computer science associate professor Z. Morley Mao and doctoral student Zhiyun Qian revealed how an attacker could hijack a TCP Internet connection by taking advantage of publicly available information on smartphones; users' willingness to download untrusted...

Chrome Browser Hit Hard In Hacker Competition
2012-03-10 04:00:53

UPDATED: Firefox was not compromised in last year´s contest, as confirmed in this blog post. Many thanks to the Mozilla Team for bring this to our attention. ------------- At the 2011 CanSecWest Pwn2Own hacker contest, Google Chrome was the one of the browsers that challengers could not break into. Fast forward to the 2012 challenge, and Chrome was the first to fall, thanks to a team of French hackers who found a previously unknown vulnerability in the software. VUPEN, a...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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