Meant to provide significantly reduced power consumption and costs at communication ranges similar to those provided by Bluetooth, BLE is used for a broad range of applications in sectors such as automotive, healthcare, security, home entertainment, and more. BLE proximity authentication is typically to unlock or keep unlocked products such as cars, smart locks, access…

Red Canary’s 2022 Threat Detection Report (PDF) analyzed more than 30,000 confirmed threats across the firm’s customer base. The report notes that ransomware criminals have responded to improving target company backups by introducing sensitive data exfiltration and the threat of exposure (double extortion). “Backups will allow an organization to get back up and running more…

The iOS 15.2.1 patch, available for all supported iPhones and iPads, is described simply as a “resource exhaustion issue” that causes the device to hang when processing maliciously crafted HomeKit accessory names. The sudden appearance of the patch comes almost two weeks after researcher Trevor Spiniolas publicly documented the HomeKit bug and warned that it…

The API allows add-ons to control the manner in which the browser connects to the Internet, and some extensions were found to abuse this. Specifically, the manner in which the offending add-ons interacted with the API prevented users from accessing updated blocklists, from downloading updates, and from updating content remotely configured. According to Mozilla, a…

Syniverse says it has roughly 1,250 customers across 200 countries, including a vast majority of the world’s mobile carriers, such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Vodafone, China Mobile, Airtel, Telefónica, and América Móvil. The company’s services are used to connect the networks of different mobile carriers and enable the transmission of data. Syniverse says it enables…