Amazon Echo Security Bug Gets Pwned

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Pwn2Own Contest Amazon Echo Hacked

Two whitehat security researchers, Team Fluoroacetate’s Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, recently won this year’s Pwn2Own security contest in Tokyo. The two took home the Master of Pwn title for the third consecutive year along with a $60,000 prize for exposing a massive security breach in the Amazon Echo, a smart display powered by Alexa. The patch gap vulnerability Cama … Read More

Voting System Provider Maintains Paper Ballots for Security

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Voting Machine Paper

Technology has infiltrated every aspect of our lives, but the voting process for Americans is going to be one that stays traditional. The Election Systems and Software (ES&S) company has promised that they will no longer be selling paperless electronic voting systems. Why Not Go Paperless? Most companies or organizations that correspond with consumers online offer the option of “going … Read More

Facebook’s WhatsApp Messenger Installed Malware on Phones

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whats app messenger hacked

Facebook’s WhatsApp Hacked The Facebook-owned “WhatsApp” fell prey to a spyware vulnerability which was exploited by an Israeli cyber intelligence company. Once WhatsApp was alerted about the vulnerability, they notified their 1.5 billion users that they needed to update their app immediately. Still, the update came too late for some who had their phone calls spied on and their operating … Read More