15 Sep 2022

Vulnerabilities Found in Airplane WiFi Devices, Passengers’ Data Exposed

Two critical vulnerabilities have been detected in wireless devices LAN devices produced by Contec. The devices are used in planes to provide internet connectivity to passengers while in-flight. The flaws were discovered by a pair of researchers at Necrum Security Labs. The security researchers found that a hidden page not

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11 Feb 2020

Emotet Now Hacks Nearby Wi-Fi Networks to Spread Like a Worm

Cybersecurity experts have recently discovered a new Emotet malware sample that has the ability to spread to insecure WiFi networks located nearby to an infected device. The malware then attempts to infect the devices connected to these WiFi networks, resulting in a rapid escalation of Emotet’s spread. This new development

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07 Aug 2019

Android Alert: Users Urged To Patch Critical Flaw In Qualcomm Snapdragon Chips, Millions At Risk

Security researchers at Chinese Internet giant Tencent have discovered a series of critical security flaws affecting recent Qualcomm chips including the Snapdragon 835 and 845 that are used in highly popular Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S9, the Google Pixel 3 and the OnePlus 6, which means that millions

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23 Apr 2019

A hotspot finder app exposed 2 million Wi-Fi network passwords

A security researcher with the GDI Foundation has found an unsecured database that exposed over 2 million Wi-Fi network passwords. The database has now been taken down by the host upon request of the researcher, who initially reached out to the app’s developer, but received no response. The leaky server

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11 Apr 2019

‘Dragonblood’ Flaws in WPA3 Allow Recovery of Wi-Fi Passwords

Security researchers have discovered two types of serious vulnerabilities in WPA3, the latest version of the Wi-Fi Protected Access protocol that has been designed in large part to provide better security to users. The uncovered flaws, dubbed Dragonblood[pdf], can enable threat actors to recover the password of a Wi-Fi network. According

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22 Jan 2019

Bug in widespread Wi-Fi chipset firmware can lead to zero-click code execution

A security researcher with Embedi has discovered several vulnerabilities affecting the ThreadX firmware for Wi-Fi chipsets in laptops and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Among the flaws is a block pool overflow that can enable attackers to remotely execute code on certain devices without any user interaction (zero-click). The vulnerability affects

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