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USB Armory


The USB armory from Inverse Path is an open source hardware design, implementing a flash drive sized computer. The compact USB powered device provides a platform for developing and running a variety of applications. The security features of the USB armory System on a Chip (SoC), combined with the openness of the board design, empower […]



Bad guys are always looking to abuse overlooked components of a system. On PCs, the Windows Script Host (WSH) was one such often overlooked component, but it’s becoming more popular. WSH can execute scripts written in many programming languages. Out of the box, it does JScript and VBScript but other languages, such as Perl and […]

Land of the Free


In what’s believed to be an unprecedented attempt to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, or any smartphone that uses fingerprints to unlock, California’s top cops asked to enter a residence and force anyone inside to use their biometric information to open their mobile devices. FORBES found a court filing, dated May 9 2016, in […]

Crack for charity


The UK’s Signals Intelligence and Cyber Security agency, GCHQ, has launched its first ever puzzle book, challenging researchers and cryptographers to crack codes for charity. Dubbed “The GCHQ Puzzle Book,” the book features more than 140 pages of codes, puzzles, and challenges created by expert code breakers at the British intelligence agency. Ranging from easy […]

Losing face


How a Facial Recognition Mismatch Can Ruin Your Life It was just after sundown when a man knocked on Steve Talley’s door in south Denver. Flash bang grenades detonated, temporarily blinding and deafening him. Three men dressed in black jackets, goggles, and helmets repeatedly hit him with batons and the butts of their guns. Talley […]

Monero To Replace Bitcoin


For a long time, Bitcoin has dominated the darknet as the de facto currency for ransomware merchants, but the recent realization that this form of payment is not completely anonymous, many people are looking for more secure alternatives. And Monero makes the top cut. Security experts Webroot predict that Monero will replace Bitcoin soon as […]

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