How hackers could spy on satellite internet traffic with just $300 of home TV equipment

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Security vulnerabilities in satellite broadband communications could allow cyber attackers to intercept unencrypted web traffic using nothing more than a few hundred dollars’ worth of home television equipment.

By exploiting the vulnerabilities, it’s possible for an attacker to spy on sensitive communications from thousands of miles away, with virtually no risk of being detected.

A cybersecurity researcher at Oxford University has demonstrated how they were able to do this and intercept real traffic from targets ranging from ships to law firms to Internet of Things providers across half the globe – all from a fixed point in the UK.

SEE: A winning strategy for cybersecurity (ZDNet special report) | Download the report as a PDF (TechRepublic)  

PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science James Pavur revealed his research at the Black Hat USA virtual conference after previously disclosing his findings to the affected parties in order to help them

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 | New Samsung Phones

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  • As part of its Galaxy Unpacked event on August 5, Samsung introduced two new Galaxy Note smartphones, two new tablets, a new smartwatch, and more.
  • Most significantly, the company debuted a new foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold2, with a fully redesigned hinge.
  • That device goes on sale beginning August 21, but Samsung hasn’t given out any clues about the price just yet.

    Samsung just unveiled seven new gadgets during its 2020 Galaxy Unpacked event today, and they just might make you think twice about turning your nose up at Android devices—especially if you’re intrigued by the idea of a folding smartphone.

    That’s right: In a bid to ease some of the lingering doubts about folding phones, Samsung is trying again with the Galaxy Z Fold2.

    Samsung also introduced two 5G-compatible smartphones—the flagship Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra—along with updated Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ tablets, the Galaxy

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