Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can be used as a means to bridge air-gapped networks with the outside world, allowing remote attackers to send commands to malware placed inside a target's isolated network.
Six scientists from Zhejiang University in China have discovered that they could use ultrasound frequencies — inaudible to human ears — to send commands to speech recognition software and take over devices such as smartphones, smart home assistants, or even cars.
Researchers from Positive Technologies — a provider of enterprise security solutions — have found a way to disable the Intel Management Engine (ME), a much-hated component of Intel CPUs.
A US man has filed a lawsuit against Logitech, a Swiss-based manufacturer of electronic devices, on accusations that Logitech had intentionally delayed and tried to discourage warranty claims for defective products, falsely advertised products, and even hid an End-Of-Life (EOL) announcement from customers.
At a recently concluded security conference, experts from an Israeli university have presented new research that describes a possible attack scenario which leverages replacement parts to carry out attacks on smartphones and other smart devices.
New research published this week by researchers from the University of Washington shows how an attacker could track a user's movements using speakers and microphones that come with computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other devices.
Intel released a new CPU model this week, the Intel Core i9 7900X, which is the latest model to feature a new cache architecture that hardware experts believe it will make exploitation of side-channel attacks a lot harder.
A vulnerability codenamed Devil's Ivy is putting thousands of Internet-connected devices at risk of hacking.
The maker of a smart home security system has failed to patch five security issues in the firmware of his product. These flaws allow an attacker to bypass authentication, take over devices, and disable alarm systems, leaving homes exposed to burglaries.
To combat electronic waste and abusive practices like manufacturers legally preventing users from repairing their devices, the EU is preparing legislation that would legalize a customer's "right to repair," and would force vendors to design products for longer life and easier maintenance.
Last week, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) awarded new certifications in the Respects Your Freedom (RYF) program that highlights hardware vendors and devices that respect user privacy and allow the user full control over his device.
Some Intel CPU models are affected by a bug that crashes computers when a certain sequence of operations are being processed.
The latest firmware update for Netgear NightHawk R7000 routers adds support and enables an "analytics system" that collects user data and sends it to the company's servers.
NAND flash memory chips, the building blocks of solid-state drives (SSDs), include what could be called "programming vulnerabilities" that can be exploited to alter stored data or shorten the SSD's lifespan.
GitHub user Zeffy has created a patch that removes a limitation that Microsoft imposed on users of 7th generation processors, a limit that prevents users from receiving Windows updates if they still use Windows 7 and 8.1.
Starting this month, Microsoft has stopped delivering updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems running on modern processor models, such as Intel 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) and AMD 7th Generation (Bristol Ridge).
Security researchers from Pen Test Partners have discovered pretty glaring security flaws in Aga's line of smart ovens.
A particular TP-Link router model will spew out its admin password in cleatext to anyone that sends an SMS message to the router's SIM card with a particular script inside, according to German security researcher Jan Hörsch.
Scientists have developed a new type of material that could be used in the future to create self-healing electronics, such as smartphones, batteries, speakers, robotics, and others.