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How to Mitigate the Threat Cryptocurrency Mining Poses to Enterprise Security

5 Únor, 2018 - 13:17
The growing popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is generating curiosity—and concern—among security specialists. Crypto mining software has been found on user machines, often installed by botnets. Organizations need to understand the risks posed by this software and what actions, if any, should be taken. To better advise our readers, we reached out to the security researchers at
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Unpatched DoS Flaw Could Help Anyone Take Down WordPress Websites

5 Únor, 2018 - 12:42
A simple yet serious application-level denial of service (DoS) vulnerability has been discovered in WordPress CMS platform that could allow anyone to take down most WordPress websites even with a single machine—without hitting with a massive amount of bandwidth, as required in network-level DDoS attacks to achieve the same. Since the company has denied patching the issue, the vulnerability (
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Meltdown/Specter-based Malware Coming Soon to Devices Near You, Are You Ready?

2 Únor, 2018 - 18:24
It has been few weeks since the details of the Spectre, and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities came out in public and researchers have discovered more than 130 malware samples trying to exploit these chip flaws. Spectre and Meltdown are security vulnerabilities disclosed by security researchers earlier this month in many processors from Intel, ARM and AMD used in modern PCs, servers and
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(Unpatched) Adobe Flash Player Zero-Day Exploit Spotted in the Wild

2 Únor, 2018 - 07:10
Another reason to uninstall Adobe Flash Player—a new zero-day Flash Player exploit has reportedly been spotted in the wild by North Korean hackers. South Korea's Computer Emergency Response Team (KR-CERT) issued an alert Wednesday for a new Flash Player zero-day vulnerability that's being actively exploited in the wild by North Korean hackers to target Windows users in South Korea. <!--
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Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Infected Over Half-Million PCs Using NSA Exploit

1 Únor, 2018 - 11:05
2017 was the year of high profile data breaches and ransomware attacks, but from the beginning of this year, we are noticing a faster-paced shift in the cyber threat landscape, as cryptocurrency-related malware is becoming a popular and profitable choice of cyber criminals. Several cybersecurity firms are reporting of new cryptocurrency mining viruses that are being spread using EternalBlue—the
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Critical Oracle Micros POS Flaw Affects Over 300,000 Payment Systems

31 Leden, 2018 - 16:56
Oracle has released a security patch update to address a critical remotely exploitable vulnerability that affects its MICROS point-of-sale (POS) business solutions for the hospitality industry. The fix has been released as part of Oracle's January 2018 update that patches a total of 238 security vulnerabilities in its various products. <!-- adsense --> According to public disclosure by
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Update Your Firefox Browser to Fix a Critical Remotely Exploitable Flaw

31 Leden, 2018 - 15:19
Mozilla has released an important update for its Firefox web browser to patch a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to execute malicious code on computers running an affected version of the browser. The update comes just a week after the company rolled out its new Firefox Quantum browser, a.k.a Firefox 58, with some new features like improved graphics engine and
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Heat Map Released by Fitness Tracker Reveals Location of Secret Military Bases

29 Leden, 2018 - 16:44
Every one of us now has at least one internet-connected smart device, which makes this question even more prominent —how much does your smart device know about you? Over the weekend, the popular fitness tracking app Strava proudly published a "2017 heat map" showing activities from its users around the world, but unfortunately, the map revealed what it shouldn't—locations of the United States
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hard-coded Password Lets Attackers Bypass Lenovo's Fingerprint Scanner

29 Leden, 2018 - 14:50
Lenovo has recently rolled out security patches for a severe vulnerability in its Fingerprint Manager Pro software that could allow leak sensitive data stored by the users. Fingerprint Manager Pro is a utility for Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 operating systems that allows users to log into their fingerprint-enabled Lenovo PCs using their fingers. The software could also be configured to
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Nearly 2000 WordPress Websites Infected with a Keylogger

29 Leden, 2018 - 13:40
More than 2,000 WordPress websites have once again been found infected with a piece of crypto-mining malware that not only steals the resources of visitors' computers to mine digital currencies but also logs visitors' every keystroke. Security researchers at Sucuri discovered a malicious campaign that infects WordPress websites with a malicious script that delivers an in-browser
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Someone Stole Almost Half a BILLION Dollars from Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange

26 Leden, 2018 - 20:08
Coincheck, a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange, has suffered what appears to be the biggest hack in the history of cryptocurrencies, losing $532 million in digital assets (nearly $420 million in NEM tokens and $112 in Ripples). In 2014, Mt Gox, one of the largest bitcoin exchange at that time, filed for bankruptcy after admitting it had lost $450 million worth of Bitcoins. Apparently, the
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Beware! Undetectable CrossRAT malware targets Windows, MacOS, and Linux systems

25 Leden, 2018 - 15:10
Are you using Linux or Mac OS? If you think your system is not prone to viruses, then you should read this. Wide-range of cybercriminals are now using a new piece of 'undetectable' spying malware that targets Windows, macOS, Solaris and Linux systems. Just last week we published a detailed article on the report from EFF/Lookout that revealed a new advanced persistent threat (APT) group,
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Yikes! Three armed men tried to rob a Bitcoin Exchange in Canada

25 Leden, 2018 - 10:13
As many non-tech savvy people think that Bitcoin looks like a Gold coin as illustrated in many stock images, perhaps these robbers also planned to rob a cryptocurrency exchange thinking that way. All jokes apart, we saw one such attempt on Tuesday morning, when three men armed with handguns entered the offices of a Canadian Bitcoin exchange in Ottawa, and restrained four of its employees.
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EU Antitrust Regulators Fine Qualcomm $1.2 Billion Over Apple Deal

25 Leden, 2018 - 09:53
The antitrust fine has hit Qualcomm badly. The European Commission has levied a fine of €997 Million, approximately $1.2 Billion, against U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. for violating antitrust laws in a series of deals with Apple by "abusing its market dominance in LTE baseband chipsets." According to the European Union (EU), Qualcomm paid Apple billions of dollars to make the iPhone-maker
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Critical Flaw Hits Popular Windows Apps Built With Electron JS Framework

24 Leden, 2018 - 13:26
A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Electron—a popular web application framework that powers thousands of widely-used desktop applications including Skype, Signal, Wordpress and Slack—that allows for remote code execution. Electron is an open-source framework that is based on Node.js and Chromium Engine and allows app developers to build cross-platform native
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