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A picture of a fingerprint on an optical scanner that depicts banks are known for their strong security efforts and better-than-average protection from hacking

Banking regulation has an effect on Hackability

Banks are known for their strong security efforts and better-than-average protection from hacking. As previously discussed when introducing the Hackability metric, banks rank among the top three industries with the highest level of protection according to the SRLabs Hackability Score.…

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Intelligente Spione: Wie Alexa und Google Home Nutzer für Phishing und Lauschangriffe anfällig machen

Die zunehmende Funktionalität von intelligenten Lautsprechern führt auch zu einer wachsenden Angriffsfläche für Hacker. Im Jahr 2019 enthüllte eine Studie von SRLabs zwei Szenarien, wie Hacker Alexa oder Google Home missbrauchen können, um Nutzer auszuspionieren. Die Schwachstelle ermöglicht es Dritten,…

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Alexa Google home phishing eavesdropping

Smart Spies: How Alexa and Google Home expose users to phishing and eavesdropping

The increasing functionality of smart speakers also leads to a growing attack surface for hackers. In 2019 research by SRLabs unveiled two scenarios hackers might abuse both Alexa or Google Home to spy on users. The vulnerability allows third parties…

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Incorrectly patched ZyXEL vulnerability becomes zero-day again

New vulnerabilities and attack vectors emerge almost daily. Defense teams have a higher chance of fending off attacks when there is less time between hackers' active exploitation and detection. While SRLabs conducts research on both vulnerabilities (e.g., reverse engineering, black…

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Achieving Telerik Remote Code Execution 100 Times Faster

Abstract ‍A cryptographic vulnerability in the development software Telerik UI that was discovered in 2017 has long been considered impractical to exploit. Until now. Research by Security Research Labs (SRLabs) shows that this impracticability was only due to the unoptimized…

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Outdated payment protocols expose customers and merchants

We must be able to trust payment systems: Payment terminals have conquered nearly every retail outlet and payment cards are as pervasive as cash. Major parts of this critical payment infrastructure, however, rely on proprietary protocols from the 90’s with…

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