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Vulnerability in Z-Wave Wireless Communications Protocol, Used By Some IoT and Smart Devices, Exposes 100 Million Devices To Attack

An anonymous reader writes: The Z-Wave wireless communications protocol used for some IoT/smart devices is vulnerable to a downgrade attack that can allow a malicious party to intercept and tamper with traffic between smart devices. The attack -- codenamed Z-Shave -- relies on tricking two smart devices that are pairing into thinking one of them does not support the newer S-Wave S2 security features, forcing both to use the older S0 security standard. The Z-Shave attack is dangerous because devices paired via an older version of Z-Wave can become a point of entry for an attacker into a larger network, or can lead to the theft of personal property. While this flaw might prove frivolous for some devices in some scenarios, it is a big issue for others -- such as smart door locks, alarm systems, or any Z-Wave-capable device on the network...

New York Is Literally Running Out of Cheetos

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Here’s what we know about the deadly Nipah virus

KOCHI, India — The rare and deadly Nipah virus has emerged in southern India, killing at least 11 people and causing more than 25 others to be hospitalized. Although global health officials consider that, so far, to...

Researchers Create Single-Injection Vaccine for Poliomyelitis

A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed an injectable nanoparticle formulation of the inactivated polio vaccine that releases multiple pulses of stable antigen over time. This new vaccine could...

How to preorder the LG G7 ThinQ

LG’s latest flagship smartphone is available for preorder in the United States today, May 25th, on Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Regional carrier availability at US Cellular starts on June 1st. Before you take the plunge,...

Indigenous communities moving away from government utilities

Indigenous communities are rejecting non-indigenous energy projects in favour of community-led sustainable energy infrastructure. The switch has led to some improvements in economic and social development as well as capacity-building for self-governance, according to a...

Movie Studios Sue Founder & Distributors of Popular ‘Pirate’ App Showbox

A large coalition of independent movie studios, including the makers of Dallas Buyers Club, has filed a lawsuit against the alleged 'founder' and several distributors of the popular movie streaming application Showbox. In their complaint, they brand the Android application as a pirate tool that's used to mislead the public.

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