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Accused CIA Leaker Faces New Charges of Leaking Information From Prison

2 Listopad, 2018 - 10:16
Joshua Adam Schulte, a 30-year-old former CIA computer programmer who was indicted over four months ago for masterminding the largest leak of classified information in the agency's history, has now been issued three new charges. The news comes just hours after Schulte wrote a letter to the federal judge presiding over his case, accusing officials at Manhattan Metropolitan Correctional Center of
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Two New Bluetooth Chip Flaws Expose Millions of Devices to Remote Attacks

1 Listopad, 2018 - 19:48
Security researchers have unveiled details of two critical vulnerabilities in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) chips embedded in millions of access points and networking devices used by enterprises around the world. Dubbed BleedingBit, the set of two vulnerabilities could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and take full control of vulnerable devices without authentication, including
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Unpatched MS Word Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Infect Your Computer

31 Říjen, 2018 - 09:50
Cybersecurity researchers have revealed an unpatched logical flaw in Microsoft Office 2016 and older versions that could allow an attacker to embed malicious code inside a document file, tricking users into running malware onto their computers. Discovered by researchers at Cymulate, the bug abuses the 'Online Video' option in Word documents, a feature that allows users to embedded an online
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

New iPhone Passcode Bypass Found Hours After Apple Releases iOS 12.1

30 Říjen, 2018 - 21:01
It's only been a few hours since Apple releases iOS 12.1 and an iPhone enthusiast has managed to find a passcode bypass hack, once again, that could allow anyone to see all contacts' private information on a locked iPhone. Jose Rodriguez, a Spanish security researcher, contacted The Hacker News and confirmed that he discovered an iPhone passcode bypass bug in the latest version of its iOS
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Windows 10 Bug Let UWP Apps Access All Files Without Users' Consent

30 Říjen, 2018 - 15:58
Microsoft silently patched a bug in its Windows 10 operating system with the October 2018 update (version 1809) that allowed Microsoft Store apps with extensive file system permission to access all files on users' computers without their consent. With Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a common platform, called Universal Windows Platform (UWP), that allows apps to run on any device running
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Signal Secure Messaging App Now Encrypts Sender's Identity As Well

30 Říjen, 2018 - 09:18
Signal, the popular end-to-end encrypted messaging app, is planning to roll out a new feature that aims to hide the sender's identity from potential attackers trying to intercept the communication. Although messages send via secure messaging services, like Signal, WhatsApp, and Telegram, are fully end-to-end encrypted as they transmit across their servers, each message leaves behind some of
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

IBM Buys "Red Hat" Open-Source Software Company for $34 Billion

29 Říjen, 2018 - 16:03
It's been quite a year for the open source platforms. Earlier this year, Microsoft acquired popular code repository hosting service GitHub for $7.5 billion, and now IBM has just announced the biggest open-source business deal ever. IBM today confirmed that it would be acquiring open source Linux firm Red Hat for $190 per share in cash, working out to a total value of approximately $34
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Windows Built-in Antivirus Gets Secure Sandbox Mode – Turn It ON

29 Říjen, 2018 - 15:51
Microsoft Windows built-in anti-malware tool, Windows Defender, has become the very first antivirus software to have the ability to run inside a sandbox environment. Sandboxing is a process that runs an application in a safe environment isolated from the rest of the operating system and applications on a computer. So that if a sandboxed application gets compromised, the technique prevents its
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New Privilege Escalation Flaw Affects Most Linux Distributions

26 Říjen, 2018 - 14:59
An Indian security researcher has discovered a highly critical flaw in X.Org Server package that impacts OpenBSD and most Linux distributions, including Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat, and Fedora. Xorg X server is a popular open-source implementation of the X11 system (display server) that offers a graphical environment to a wider range of hardware and OS platforms. It serves as an
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Facebook Fined £500,000 for Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

25 Říjen, 2018 - 14:26
Facebook has finally been slapped with its first fine of £500,000 for allowing political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly gather and misuse data of 87 million users. The fine has been imposed by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and was calculated using the UK's old Data Protection Act 1998 which can levy a maximum penalty of £500,000 — ironically that’s
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google Makes 2 Years of Android Security Updates Mandatory for Device Makers

25 Říjen, 2018 - 10:57
When it comes to security updates, Android is a real mess. Even after Google timely rolls out security patches for its Android platform, a major part of the Android ecosystem remains exposed to hackers because device manufacturers do not deliver patches regularly and on a timely basis to their customers. To deal with this issue, Google at its I/O Developer Conference May 2018 revealed the
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

FireEye: Russian Research Lab Aided the Development of TRITON Industrial Malware

24 Říjen, 2018 - 12:32
Cybersecurity firm FireEye claims to have discovered evidence that proves the involvement of a Russian-owned research institute in the development of the TRITON malware that caused some industrial systems to unexpectedly shut down last year, including a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia. TRITON, also known as Trisis, is a piece of ICS malware designed to target the Triconex Safety
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hacker Discloses New Windows Zero-Day Exploit On Twitter

24 Říjen, 2018 - 09:53
A security researcher with Twitter alias SandboxEscaper—who two months ago publicly dropped a zero-day exploit for Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler—has yesterday released another proof-of-concept exploit for a new Windows zero-day vulnerability. SandboxEscaper posted a link to a Github page hosting a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for the vulnerability that appears to be a privilege
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Critical Code Execution Flaw Found in LIVE555 Streaming Library

22 Říjen, 2018 - 17:46
Security researchers have discovered a serious code execution vulnerability in the LIVE555 streaming media library—which is being used by popular media players, along with a number of embedded devices capable of streaming media. LIVE555 streaming media, developed and maintained by Live Networks, is a set of C++ libraries companies and application developers use to stream multimedia over open
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