Friday, August 7, 2015
Android devices equipped with a fingerprint sensor are vulnerable to hacker attacks. They can not only bypass the biometric authentication, but even steal the fingerprint data itself, security researchers told a hacker conference. Tao Wei and Yulong Zhong from the
cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. reported their findings on Wednesday to the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.
The researcher devised four
vectors that hackers could use to target fingerprint sensors. One of them allows for "remotely harvest fingerprints on a large scale," without the user ever noticing it. Considering that unlike passwords fingerprints can’t be easily altered and are used for identification in many venues, a compromised phone may leave its user with a lifetime of their data being misused. The speakers said the HTC One Max and Samsung Galaxy S5 were confirmed to be vulnerable to such attacks. Hay added that the affected vendors were alerted and have since provided patches. Zhong noted that Apple devices used different methods for storing fingerprint data and were quite secure against theft attempts.
INC News, 07/08/2015 - via RT
The Keeper, Tutbury Castle’s notorious phantom, may have been captured on film for the first time in history, following countless reported sightings and hair-raising encounters. Footage captured within the walls of the Staffordshire castle reveals a shadowy figure standing near a wall for almost 20 seconds, before moving across the room and vanishing out of sight. Staff and visitors at Tutbury Castle have reported countless unexplained phenomena over the years. Besides the Keeper, an apparition of a man in a full suit of armor has reportedly terrorized guests. The film was shot by a professional television crew recording a TV series, The Past Hunters. Co-director Bex Palmer can be seen in the clip pointing out the figure to psychic medium Derek Acorah. INC News, 07/08/2015 - via RT
An amateur radio enthusiast managed to call astronauts on the International Space Station using simple equipment in his shed.
Adrian Lane, of Gloucestershire, sent out a call signal to the ISS and was "stunned" when he received a reply. He told Jane Hill on the Victoria Derbyshire
INC News, 07/08/2015 - via BBC News