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IT specialist hacked automatic pet feeders

Hacked automatic pet feeders

Anna Prosvetova, an IT specialist, discovered a vulnerability in smart animal feeders from the Xiaomi crowdfunding platform, hacked them and gained access to all such feeders in the world. She wrote about this in her telegram channel about the technology. The talk is about the Furrytail Pet Smart Feeder feeder, …

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Police Detain Information Security Expert Javier Smaldone for Hacking Due to Tweet About Government Leakage

Police detained Javier Smaldone

In Argentina, police detained famous security researcher Javier Smaldone and ransacked his apartment. Javier Smaldone is suspected of hacking into government computer systems and stealing confidential documents, but the researcher himself has a different theory. “Smaldone claimed the entire affair was a witch-hunt, describing his arrest and raid as “political …

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Chinese government sponsored cybercriminals attack on Dalai Lama office

Cybercriminals attacked the Dalai Lama office

Citizen Lab specialists discovered a new targeted cybercriminal campaign aimed at owners of iOS and Android devices. Cybercriminals attacked Tibetans, including those who works in the Dalai Lama’s office. A hacker group that researchers called Poison Carp sent malicious links to the victims using the WhatsApp messenger. After clicking on …

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Vulnerability in Android allows access to the device through a video file

Vulnerability in Android allows access to the device through a video file

Discovered in the Android OS critical vulnerability allows attackers to gain access to user’s devices. Vulnerability (CVE-2019-2107) affects Android versions from 7.0 to 9.0 (Nougat, Oreo and Pie) and allows remotely executing code without additional permissions. Marcin Kozlowski, a researcher, published the exploit for vulnerability on GitHub. “An attacker could …

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Telegram-bot MailSearchBot gives leaked email passwords

MailSearchBot

A new bot that appeared in the Telegram messenger allowed users to find out if their password was noticed in any leaks. Creator of MailSearchBot bot is the founder of Nitro-Team, Batyrzhan Tyuteev. Within a month, Tyuteev together with his colleagues collected leaked databases on the Internet for his service. …

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User received $2000 from Pavel Durov for reported gaps in Telegram work

Pavel Durov Telegram

Cybersecurity researcher known under the name Bo0om found two hazardous vulnerabilities in desktop Telegram version. First vulnerability allowed knowing more about the system and surrounding of web-application. Issue was in info.php file that reflects leading out data of phpninfo function. Second issue enables SQL-injection in /crash.php scenario and reading database …

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