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The popular Samsung SmartCam security cameras contain a critical remote code execution vulnerability that could allow hackers to gain root access and take full control of them.
The vulnerability was discovered by researchers from the hacking collective the Exploiteers (formerly GTVHacker), who have found vulnerabilities in the Samsung SmartCam devices in the past.
The flaw allows for command injection through a web script, even though the vendor has disabled the local web-based management interface in these devices.
Sega unveils humanoid robots, capable of laughing, loving and crying. The family includes C-BOT which communicates via a digital display face on its head and by a cell phone. Other members are Y-BOT, which is touted as the robot that can talk back and learn words, and M-BOT, which is expected to dance along with music. Another robot, however, Robo-chi, can’t walk because it’s a baby. • Those little virtual business cards that some people attach to their e-mails might be dangerous. Microsoft announced Friday that a flaw in its Outlook e-mail program allows crackers to crash or remotely control computers and entire networks, via virtual business cards (Vcards) that harbor malicious code.