FTC seeks research help from DEF CON hackers

The Federal Trade Commission made an appeal at DEF CON in Las Vegas last week in hopes of getting hackers to help them crack down on manufacturers and service providers that leave customers vulnerable. Top of the list: ransomware, malvertising, networked cars and security for the internet of things. Of particular interest in the case […] Read more »

Hackers Uncloak GPS Attacks That Can Kill DJI Drones Or Bypass White House Ban

Researchers from Chinese security and app store giant Qihoo 360 show off a GPS spoofing attack on a DJI drone. They say it can be used to send users UAVs into non-fly zones. That includes the White House, which DJI designated a no-go area after a drunk federal employee crashed his own drone on the […] Read more »

Hackers turn Square hardware into device to steal old credit card information

Just because the Square Reader is new doesn’t mean it isn’t susceptible to the same scams as old school ATMs and credit card readers. Three recent Boston University graduates are preparing to publicly present research that demonstrates how to hack Square’s mobile payments hardware. The research is set to be shown off at the The […] Read more »