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Hey there! How much are you worth?

I decided to investigate the black market and see what kind of information is being sold there. We all know that you can buy drugs, weapons and stolen goods there, but you can also buy online identities. How much do you think your online identity is worth?

50 hashes per hour

In this research we’ll be revisiting the USB port – this time in attempts to intercept user authentication data on the system that a microcomputer is connected to. As we discovered, this type of attack successfully allows an intruder to retrieve user authentication data – even when the targeted system is locked.

Kaspersky Security Bulletin. Predictions for 2017

Yet another year has flown past and, as far as notable infosec happenings are concerned, this is one for the history books. Drama, intrigue and exploits have plagued 2016 and, as we take stock of some of the more noteworthy stories, we once again cast our gaze forward to glean the shapes of the 2017 threat landscape.

Surges in mobile energy consumption during USB charging and data exchange

Is it possible to measure the energy consumed by a host and mobile when they exchange data over the USB connection? We could find in-depth research on energy consumption for USB data transfer, so we decided to carry out our own experiment.

Wired Mobile Charging – Is it Safe?

How safe is it to charge your phone using USB ports? Our experiment shows that it is far from being safe – it comes with risks of losing data or even gaining access to the device by cybercriminal.

Kaspersky Security Bulletin. 2016 Predictions

As the year comes to an end, we have an opportunity to take stock of how the industry has evolved and to cast our predictions for the coming years. The outlook for our rapidly evolving field of study is quite thought-provoking and will continue to present us with interesting challenges.

The second round of CODE BLUE in Japan

A cutting-edge IT security conference, was held from 18th -19th December. It was the second round, following its first occurrence in February 2014.

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