iOS HomeKit bug exposed smart locks to unauthorized access

News broke yesterday that a HomeKit vulnerability in the current version of iOS 11.2 has been found that allows unauthorized control of accessories including smart locks and garage door openers.The implications of the vulnerability are worrying, with the obvious concern being the ability for attackers to gain access to someone’s house without a physical key.

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How encrypted sites are used to legitimize phishing scams

It was reported yesterday that the phishing research and defence firm PhishLabs published new analysis showing that phishers have been adopting HTTPS more and more often on their sites. When you get a phishing email or text, the sites they lead to—that try to trick you into entering credentials, personal information, and so on—implement web encryption about 24 percent of the time now, PhishLabs found.

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$60 million worth of Bitcoin stolen from Cryptocurrency site

News has broken that hackers have stolen more than $60 million worth of bitcoin from Nicehash, a Cryptocurrency mining site. NiceHash lets people offer computing capacity for bitcoin miners to mine digital currencies. Cryptocurrency miners work out complex mathematical equations to add cryptocurrency transactions to decentralized public ledgers called blockchains.

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Team GB athletes ready to seize Winter Olympics chance

 

  • A shocking 10.8% of the Russian team have been permanently suspended.
  • Elise Christie is now set to repair her Sochi heartbreak in PyeongChang.
  • Sochi 2014 gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold looks set for even more success.
  • Katie Ormerod will be the one to watch when it comes down to snowboarding.
  • Scotland is the most popular birthplace for next year’s GB curling squad.

 

IOC President Thomas Bach’s bombshell decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics has shocked everyone, just 65 days out from the tournament.

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