Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2113 New smartphone threat: Now attackers can use sound to hack your device
Researchers have shown that a malicious music file can trick an accelerometer into giving false readings.

Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of South Carolina have revealed a handful of sonic hacks on sensors that might not seem dangerous today, but do show one more way that hackers could use the Internet of Things to cause physical harm.

The researchers demonstrated that acoustic signals at the right frequency can apply enough pressure on an accelerometer's sensing mechanism, a mass buoyed on springs, that it can spoof acceleration signals.
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#2119 US-CERT warns HTTPS inspection may degrade TLS security
#2118 Another years-old flaw fixed in the Linux kernel
#2117 Intel, Microsoft launch new bug bounty programs
#2116 MajikPOS combines PoS malware and RATs to pull off its malicious tricks
#2115 Revenge ransomware, a CryptoMix variant, being distributed by RIG exploit kit
#2114 This laptop-bricking USB stick just got even more dangerous
#2113 New smartphone threat: Now attackers can use sound to hack your device
#2112 Hack brief: High-profile Twitter accounts overrun with swastikas
#2111 Check Point discloses vulnerability that allowed hackers to take over hundreds of millions of WhatsApp & Telegram accounts
#2110 Russian hacker "Kolypto" who worked on Citadel trojan extradited to the US
#2109 US charges two Russian agents with ordering hack of 500m Yahoo accounts
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