Spyware Sucks
“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

Oh dear.

August 15th 2014 in safety and privacy on the Internet VNC without a password… and the script kiddies know all about it…

Forbes report:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/08/13/so-many-pwns/

The researchers:
http://atenlabs.com/blog/scanning-the-whole-internet/

The pictures, with lots of script kiddy action:
https://twitter.com/viss/media

 

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