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Security researchers used the recent Def Con hackers’ convention to show just how easily some Bluetooth-based smart locks can be opened. Researchers Ben Ramsey and Anthony Rose of Merculite Security took a look at 16 smart locks from companies such as Ceomate, Elecycle, iBlulock, Mesh Motion, Okidokey, Plantraco, Quicklock, and Vians. Ramsey and Rose discovered that […]

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Free airline Fast Track for all! Free lunch and booze at luxury airport lounges for all! Duty-free shopping for all! That’s what a fake QR code generating app can get you, according to Przemek Jaroszewski, head of Poland’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). At the Defcon security conference in Las Vegas on Sunday, Jaroszewski presented […]

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The Federal Trade Commission had its representatives in Las Vegas last week, at the DefCon hacking conference, where they set up a contest called Zapping Rachel for hackers to build a honeypot for attracting robocallers. The Commission offered as much as $17,000 / 12,700 in cash prizes for those that managed to create the honeypot, […]

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