News tagged with brute force attack

WPA2 wireless security cracked

There are various ways to protect a wireless network. Some are generally considered to be more secure than others. Some, such as WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), were broken several years ago and are not recommended ...

Mar 20, 2014
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US-CERT says Wi-Fi hole open to brute force attack

(PhysOrg.com) -- The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued a warning about a security hole in the Wi-Fi Protected Set-up protocol for Wi-Fi routers. Security researcher Stefan Viehbock ...

Dec 29, 2011 report
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Simple passwords key to celebrity iCloud hacking

Cyber-security expert Gerome Billois explains how a "targeted attack" on some iCloud accounts—the Apple online service that stores all types of content—led to the release of nude celebrity photos.

Sep 03, 2014
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Cracks emerge in the cloud

A systematic analysis reveals that cloud storage services have security weaknesses that can inadvertently leak users' data.

Jun 20, 2014
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Baffle thy enemy: The case for Honey Encryption

(Phys.org) —Database breaches are making today's headlines, revealing events where thieves scoff up millions of passwords. Security experts meanwhile think about, talk about and work towards fighting against ...

Jan 30, 2014 weblog
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