Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2149 Soundwaves used to produce fake data from accelerometers
How many tiny accelerometers do you depend on? There’s the one in your smartphone, telling it which way’s up, so it can adjust the screen horizontally or vertically (or track your footsteps or how fast you’re running, or for that matter, transform your iPhone into a seismometer).

For similar reasons, there’s one in your FitBit-type contraption too. Then there are devices like Microsoft’s Kinect and Nintendo’s Wii which use them to help track motion. And that’s not all. You can find them in toy remote control cars (and real cars, which use them to detect rapid deceleration and trigger your airbag) and even medical devices – where they might soon help control when and how much medicine you get.
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#2149 Soundwaves used to produce fake data from accelerometers
#2148 A new trend in Android adware: abusing Android plugin frameworks
#2147 LastPass bugs allow malicious websites to steal passwords
#2146 Winnti abuses GitHub for C&C communications
#2145 Lithuanian con artist scams two US tech giants out of $100 million
#2144 Chinese crooks use fake cellular telephony towers to spread Android malware
#2143 Hackers: We will remotely wipe iPhones unless Apple pays ransom
#2142 DoubleAgent: 0day code injection and persistence technique
#2141 Google takes Symantec to the woodshed for mis-issuing 30,000 HTTPS certs
#2140 New LLTP ransomware appears to be a rewritten venus locker
#2139 Swearing trojan continues to rage, even after authors’ arrest
#2138 Bitcoin scams: Beware of crooks trying to steal your cryptocurrency with these schemes
#2137 Word document spreads macro malware targeting both Windows and macOS
#2136 New WikiLeaks dump: The CIA built Thunderbolt exploit, implants to target Macs
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