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Hacker Who Knocked Million Routers Offline Using MIRAI Arrested at London Airport

3 hodiny 5 min zpět
British police have arrested a suspect in connection with the massive attack on Deutsche Telekom that hit nearly 1 Million routers last November. Late last year, someone knocked down more than 900,000 broadband routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany, which affected the telephony, television, and internet service in the country. Now, Germany's federal criminal police force (
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google Achieves First-Ever Successful SHA-1 Collision Attack

3 hodiny 43 min zpět
SHA-1, Secure Hash Algorithm 1, a very popular cryptographic hashing function designed in 1995 by the NSA, is officially dead after a team of researchers from Google and the CWI Institute in Amsterdam announced today submitted the first ever successful SHA-1 collision attack. SHA-1 was designed in 1995 by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a part of the Digital Signature Algorithm. Like
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11-Year Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Discovered

22 Únor, 2017 - 19:08
Another privilege-escalation vulnerability has been discovered in Linux kernel that dates back to 2005 and affects major distro of the Linux operating system, including Redhat, Debian, OpenSUSE, and Ubuntu. Over a decade old Linux Kernel bug (CVE-2017-6074) has been discovered by security researcher Andrey Konovalov in the DCCP (Datagram Congestion Control Protocol) implementation using
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Beware! Don't Fall For "Font Wasn't Found" Google Chrome Malware Scam

22 Únor, 2017 - 18:08
Next time when you accidentally or curiously land up on a website with jumbled content prompting you to download a missing font to read the blog by updating the Chrome font pack… …Just Don't Download and Install It. It's a Trap! Scammers and hackers are targeting Google Chrome users with this new hacking scam that's incredibly easy to fall for, prompting users to download a fake Google
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Microsoft releases update for Flash Player, but leaves two disclosed Flaws Unpatched

22 Únor, 2017 - 09:16
Microsoft on Tuesday released security update (KB 4010250) to patch flaws in Adobe Flash Player for its customers using Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 and later, as well as Edge for Windows 10, but two already disclosed flaws remain unpatched. Just last week, Microsoft announced that its February patches would be delayed until March due to a last minute issue, a move that led to Google
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Unpatched Python and Java Flaws Let Hackers Bypass Firewall Using FTP Injection

21 Únor, 2017 - 18:45
This newly discovered bugs in Java and Python is a big deal today. The two popular programming languages, Java and Python, contain similar security flaws that can be exploited to send unauthorized emails and bypass any firewall defenses. And since both the flaws remain unpatched, hackers can take advantage to design potential cyber attack operations against critical networks and
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

KasperskyOS — Secure Operating System released for IoT and Embedded Systems

21 Únor, 2017 - 12:51
Russian cyber security and antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has made available the much awaited KasperskyOS, a secure-by-design operating system based on Microkernel architecture which is specially designed for network devices, industrial control systems and the Internet of Things. The operating system is not made for your average home PC; instead, it is meant to protect industrial systems and
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Malware Hijacks Microphones to Spy On Ukrainian Businesses, Scientists and Media

21 Únor, 2017 - 09:50
Ukraine has once again been a target of a potential hacking attack that infected computer systems from dozens of Ukrainian businesses with highly sophisticated malware, allowing hackers to exfiltrate sensitive data and eavesdrop on their network. Late last year, the country also suffered a power outage caused by the same group of hackers that targeted Ukraine's power grid with the BlackEnergy
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

President Donald Trump's Website Hacked; Defaced By Iraqi Hacker

20 Únor, 2017 - 09:33
During the 2016 presidential election campaign, we reported about how insecure was the mail servers operated by the Trump organization that anyone with little knowledge of computers can expose almost everything about Trump and his campaign. Now, some unknown hackers calling themselves "Pro_Mast3r" managed to deface an official website associated with President Donald Trump's presidential
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

A Typo in Zerocoin's Source Code helped Hackers Steal ZCoins worth $585,000

18 Únor, 2017 - 20:01
Are you a programmer? If yes, then you would know the actual pain of... "forgetting a semicolon," the hide and seek champion since 1958. Typos annoy everyone. Remember how a hacker's typo stopped the biggest bank heist in the history, saved $1 billion of Bangladesh bank from getting stolen. But this time a typo in the Zerocoin source code costs the company more than $585,000 in losses. <!--
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Google Discloses Windows Vulnerability That Microsoft Fails To Patch, Again!

18 Únor, 2017 - 17:22
Microsoft is once again facing embarrassment for not patching a vulnerability on time. Yes, Google's Project Zero team has once again publicly disclosed a vulnerability (with POC exploit) affecting Microsoft's Windows operating systems ranging from Windows Vista Service Pack 2 to the latest Windows 10 that had yet to be patched. A few months back, the search engine giant disclosed a critical
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hackers Are Using Android Malware To Spy On Israeli Military Personnel

17 Únor, 2017 - 18:38
A group of highly sophisticated state-sponsored hackers is spying on the Israeli military by hacking into the personal Android phones of individual soldiers to monitor their activities and steal data. A newly released research by Lookout and Kaspersky suggests that more than 100 Israeli servicemen from the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) are believed to have been targeted with spyware. <!--
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This Ransomware Malware Could Poison Your Water Supply If Not Paid

17 Únor, 2017 - 10:14
Ransomware has been around for a few years, but in last two years, it has become an albatross around everyone's neck, targeting businesses, hospitals, financial institutions and personal computers worldwide and extorting millions of dollars. Ransomware is a type of malware that infects computers and encrypts their content with strong encryption algorithms, and then demands a ransom to decrypt
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A Simple JavaScript Exploit Bypasses ASLR Protection On 22 CPU Architectures

16 Únor, 2017 - 18:14
Security researchers have discovered a chip flaw that could nullify hacking protections for millions of devices regardless of their operating system or application running on them, and the worse — the flaw can not be entirely fixed with any mere software update. The vulnerability resides in the way the memory management unit (MMU), a component of many CPUs, works and leads to bypass the
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Yahoo Hacked Once Again! Quietly Warns Affected Users About New Attack

16 Únor, 2017 - 11:26
Has Yahoo rebuilt your trust again? If yes, then you need to think once again, as the company is warning its users of another hack. Last year, Yahoo admitted two of the largest data breaches on record. One of which that took place in 2013 disclosed personal details associated with more than 1 Billion Yahoo user accounts. Well, it's happened yet again. <!-- adsense --> Yahoo sent out another
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

New MacOS Malware linked to Russian Hackers Can Steal Passwords & iPhone Backups

16 Únor, 2017 - 10:38
Security researchers have discovered a new Mac malware allegedly developed by APT28 Russian cyber espionage group who is believed to be responsible for 2016 presidential election hacking scandal. A new variant of the X-Agent spyware is now targeting Apple macOS system that has previously been used in cyber attacks against Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux devices. The malware is designed to
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Websites Can Now Track You Online Across Multiple Web Browsers

15 Únor, 2017 - 10:52
You might be aware of websites, banks, retailers, and advertisers tracking your online activities using different Web "fingerprinting" techniques even in incognito/private mode, but now sites can track you anywhere online — even if you switch browsers. A team of researchers has recently developed a cross-browser fingerprinting technique — the first reliable technique to accurately track users
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Signal Messaging App Rolls Out Encrypted Video Calling

15 Únor, 2017 - 08:17
WhatsApp and Facebook have so far the largest end-to-end encrypted video calling network of all, but now another popular end-to-end encrypted messaging app recommended by whistleblower Edward Snowden is ready to give them a really tough competition. The Signal app, which is widely considered the most secure of all other encrypted messaging apps, released video calling feature on Tuesday for
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Watch Out! First-Ever Word Macro Malware for Apple Mac OS Discovered in the Wild

10 Únor, 2017 - 04:24
After targeting Windows-based computers over the past few years, hackers are now shifting their interest to Macs as well. The emergence of the first macro-based Word document attack against Apple's macOS platform is the latest example to prove this. The concept of Macros dates back to 1990s. You might be familiar with the message that reads: "Warning: This document contains macros." Macro is a
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New Windows Trojan Spreads MIRAI Malware To Hack More IoT Devices

10 Únor, 2017 - 03:50
MIRAI – possibly the biggest IoT-based malware threat that emerged last year, which caused vast internet outage in October last year by launching massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against the popular DNS provider Dyn. Now, the infamous malware has updated itself to boost its distribution efforts. Researchers from Russian cyber-security firm Dr.Web have now uncovered a
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