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USB Accessory Can Defeat iOS's New "USB Restricted Mode" Security Feature

10 Červenec, 2018 - 20:58
With the release of iOS 11.4.1, Apple has finally rolled out a new security feature designed to protect your devices against USB accessories that connect to the data port, making it harder for law enforcement and hackers to break into your iPhone or iPad without your permission. Dubbed USB Restricted Mode, the feature automatically disables data connection capabilities of the Lightning port on
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Microsoft Releases Patch Updates for 53 Vulnerabilities In Its Software

10 Červenec, 2018 - 20:53
It's time to gear up your systems and software for the latest July 2018 Microsoft security patch updates. Microsoft today released security patch updates for 53 vulnerabilities, affecting Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Edge, ChakraCore, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, PowerShell, Visual Studio, and Microsoft Office and Office Services, and Adobe Flash Player. Out of 53 vulnerabilities, 17 are
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Adobe Releases Security Patch Updates For 112 Vulnerabilities

10 Červenec, 2018 - 19:24
Adobe has released security patches for a total 112 vulnerabilities in its products, most of which have a higher risk of being exploited. The vulnerabilities addressed in this month's patch Tuesday affect Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Connect, Adobe Acrobat, and Reader. None of the security vulnerabilities patched this month were either publicly disclosed or found being
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Gaza Cybergang Returns With New Attacks On Palestinian Authority

10 Červenec, 2018 - 16:30
Security researchers from Check Point Threat Intelligence Team have discovered the comeback of an APT (advanced persistent threat) surveillance group targeting institutions across the Middle East, specifically the Palestinian Authority. The attack, dubbed "Big Bang," begins with a phishing email sent to targeted victims that includes an attachment of a self-extracting archive containing two
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Stolen D-Link Certificate Used to Digitally Sign Spying Malware

9 Červenec, 2018 - 16:57
Digitally signed malware has become much more common in recent years to mask malicious intentions. Security researchers have discovered a new malware campaign misusing stolen valid digital certificates from Taiwanese tech-companies, including D-Link, to sign their malware and making them look like legitimate applications. As you may know, digital certificates issued by a trusted certificate
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Looking For Secure VPN Services? Get a Lifetime Subscription

9 Červenec, 2018 - 15:54
PRIVACY – a bit of an Internet buzzword nowadays, because the business model of the Internet has now shifted towards data collection. Today, most users surf the web unaware of the fact that websites and online services collect their personal information, including search histories, location, and buying habits and make millions by sharing your data with advertisers and marketers. If this is
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

DomainFactory Hacked—Hosting Provider Asks All Users to Change Passwords

9 Červenec, 2018 - 14:38
Besides Timehop, another data breach was discovered last week that affects users of one of the largest web hosting companies in Germany, DomainFactory, owned by GoDaddy. The breach initially happened back in last January this year and just emerged last Tuesday when an unknown attacker himself posted a breach note on the DomainFactory support forum. It turns out that the attacker breached
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Timehop Hacked — Hackers Stole Personal Data Of All 21 Million Users

9 Červenec, 2018 - 12:20
And the hacks just keep on coming. Timehop social media app has been hit by a major data breach on July 4th that compromised the personal data of its more than 21 million users. Timehop is a simple social media app that collects your old photos and posts from your iPhone, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Foursquare and acts as a digital time machine to help you find—what you were doing on
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Most LokiBot samples in the wild are "hijacked" versions of the original malware

6 Červenec, 2018 - 19:23
Hacker himself got hacked. It turns out that most samples of the LokiBot malware being distributed in the wild are modified versions of the original sample, a security researcher has learned. Targeting users since 2015, LokiBot is a password and cryptocoin-wallet stealer that can harvest credentials from a variety of popular web browsers, FTP, poker and email clients, as well as IT
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Unpatched WordPress Flaw Gives Attackers Full Control Over Your Site

6 Červenec, 2018 - 11:33
UPDATE—WordPress has released version 4.9.7 to finally patch this vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to gain full control over affected websites. You are recommended to install the latest available version of WordPress as soon as possible. Last week we received a tip about an unpatched vulnerability in the WordPress core, which could allow a low-privileged user to hijack the
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Password-Guessing Was Used to Hack Gentoo Linux Github Account

6 Červenec, 2018 - 08:01
Maintainers of the Gentoo Linux distribution have now revealed the impact and "root cause" of the attack that saw unknown hackers taking control of its GitHub account last week and modifying the content of its repositories and pages. The hackers not only managed to change the content in compromised repositories but also locked out Gentoo developers from their GitHub organisation. As a result
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Ex-NSO Employee Caught Selling Stolen Phone Hacking Tool For $50 Million

5 Červenec, 2018 - 21:29
A former employee of one of the world's most powerful hacking companies NSO Group has been arrested and charged with stealing phone hacking tools from the company and trying to sell it for $50 million on the Darknet secretly. Israeli hacking firm NSO Group is mostly known for selling high-tech malware capable of remotely cracking into Apple's iPhones and Google's Android devices to
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New Virus Decides If Your Computer Good for Mining or Ransomware

5 Červenec, 2018 - 17:07
Security researchers have discovered an interesting piece of malware that infects systems with either a cryptocurrency miner or ransomware, depending upon their configurations to decide which of the two schemes could be more profitable. While ransomware is a type of malware that locks your computer and prevents you from accessing the encrypted data until you pay a ransom to get the decryption
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Github Account of Gentoo Linux Hacked, Code Replaced With Malware

4 Červenec, 2018 - 16:08
Downloaded anything from Gentoo's GitHub account yesterday? Consider those files compromised and dump them now—as an unknown group of hackers or an individual managed to gain access to the GitHub account of the Gentoo Linux distribution on Thursday and replaced the original source code with a malicious one. Gentoo is a free open source Linux or FreeBSD-based distribution built using the
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Two Zero-Day Exploits Found After Someone Uploaded 'Unarmed' PoC to VirusTotal

4 Červenec, 2018 - 16:08
Security researchers at Microsoft have unveiled details of two critical and important zero-day vulnerabilities that had recently been discovered after someone uploaded a malicious PDF file to VirusTotal, and get patched before being used in the wild. In late March, researchers at ESET found a malicious PDF file on VirusTotal, which they shared with the security team at Microsoft "as a
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Beware! Fortnite Cheat Hijacks Gamers’ PCs to Intercept HTTPS Traffic

4 Červenec, 2018 - 12:11
If you are looking for Fortnite v-bucks generator, aimbot or any other game cheats—then beware—you might end up installing malware on your PC! Web-based game-streaming platform Rainway is reporting that tens of thousands of Fortnite players have inadvertently infected their systems with a piece of malware that hijacks their encrypted HTTPS web sessions to inject fraudulent ads into every
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

CoinHive URL Shortener Abused to Secretly Mine Cryptocurrency Using Hacked Sites

4 Červenec, 2018 - 10:25
Security researchers have been warning about a new malicious campaign that leverages an alternative scheme to mine cryptocurrencies without directly injecting the infamous CoinHive JavaScript into thousands of hacked websites. Coinhive is a popular browser-based service that offers website owners to embed JavaScript code that utilizes their website visitors' CPUs power in order to mine the
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SUSE Linux Has Been Sold For $2.5 Billion

3 Červenec, 2018 - 14:35
SUSE, the open source software company owned by British firm Micro Focus International, has been sold to a Swedish private equity firm. Yes, SUSE Linux and its associated software business has finally been acquired by EQT Partners for $2.535 billion, lifting its shares 6 percent. SUSE is one of the oldest open source companies and perhaps the first to provide enterprise-grade Linux software
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Reminder—Third Party Gmail Apps Can Read Your Emails, "Allow" Carefully!

3 Červenec, 2018 - 10:43
Reminder—If you've forgotten about any Google app after using it once a few years ago, be careful, it may still have access to your private emails. When it comes to privacy on social media, we usually point fingers at Facebook for enabling third-party app developers to access users personal information—even with users' consent. But Facebook is not alone. Google also has a ton of information
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Facebook Admits Sharing Users' Data With 61 Tech Companies

2 Červenec, 2018 - 11:08
Facebook has admitted that the company gave dozens of tech companies and app developers special access to its users' data after publicly saying it had restricted outside companies to access such data back in 2015. It's an unusual clear view of how the largest social networking site manages your personal information. During the Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed March this year, Facebook
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