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RunC Flaw Lets Attackers Escape Linux Containers to Gain Root on Hosts

12 Únor, 2019 - 10:17
A serious security vulnerability has been discovered in the core runC container code that affects several open-source container management systems, potentially allowing attackers to escape Linux container and obtain unauthorized, root-level access to the host operating system. The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2019-5736, was discovered by open source security researchers Adam Iwaniuk and
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Beware!! New Windows .exe Malware Found Targeting macOS Computers

12 Únor, 2019 - 08:09
A malicious Windows EXE file can even infect your Mac computer as well. Yes, you heard me right — a .exe malware on macOS. Security researchers at antivirus firm Trend Micro have discovered a novel way hackers are using in the wild to bypass Apple's macOS security protection and infect Mac computers by deploying malicious EXE files that normally run only on Windows computers. Researchers
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

First Android Clipboard Hijacking Crypto Malware Found On Google Play Store

11 Únor, 2019 - 12:22
A security researcher has discovered yet another cryptocurrency-stealing malware on the official Google Play Store that was designed to secretly steal bitcoin and cryptocurrency from unwitting users. The malware, described as a "Clipper," masqueraded as a legitimate cryptocurrency app and worked by replacing cryptocurrency wallet addresses copied into the Android clipboard with one belonging
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google Created Faster Storage Encryption for All Low-End Devices

8 Únor, 2019 - 11:19
Google has launched a new encryption algorithm that has been built specifically to run on mobile phones and smart IoT devices that don't have the specialized hardware to use current encryption methods to encrypt locally stored data efficiently. Encryption has already become an integral part of our everyday digital activities. However, it has long been known that encryption is expensive, as
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Get a Lifetime Subscription to Unlimited VPN for just $59.99 (5 Devices)

8 Únor, 2019 - 09:02
For all of the undeniable conveniences the Internet has brought us, it's becoming an increasingly dangerous place to be. Both individual hackers and entire government agencies are now able to hack into your computer or smartphone from across the globe and steal everything from your browsing history to your credit card numbers, and they're often able to do so without your knowledge. A Virtual
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Latest iOS 12.1.4 Update Patches 2 Zero-Day and FaceTime Bugs

8 Únor, 2019 - 08:50
Apple has finally released iOS 12.1.4 software update to patch the terrible Group FaceTime privacy bug that could have allowed an Apple user to call you via the FaceTime video chat service and hear or see you before you even pick up the call without your knowledge. The Facetime bug (CVE-2019-6223) was discovered by 14-year-old Grant Thompson of Catalina Foothills High School while he was
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Android Phones Can Get Hacked Just by Looking at a PNG Image

6 Únor, 2019 - 15:14
Using an Android device? Beware! You have to remain more caution while opening an image file on your smartphone—downloaded anywhere from the Internet or received through messaging or email apps. Yes, just viewing an innocuous-looking image could hack your Android smartphone—thanks to three newly-discovered critical vulnerabilities that affect millions of devices running recent versions of
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Critical Zcash Bug Could Have Allowed 'Infinite Counterfeit' Cryptocurrency

6 Únor, 2019 - 10:32
The developers behind the privacy-minded Zcash cryptocurrency have recently discovered and patched a highly dangerous vulnerability in the most secretive way that could have allowed an attacker to coin an infinite number of Zcash (ZEC). Yes, infinite… like a never-ending source of money. Launched in October 2016, Zcash is a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency that claims to be more anonymous
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How to Delete Accidentally Sent Messages, Photos on Facebook Messenger

6 Únor, 2019 - 08:36
Ever sent a message on Facebook Messenger then immediately regretted it, or an embarrassing text to your boss in the heat of the moment at late night, or maybe accidentally sent messages or photos to a wrong group chat? Of course, you have. We have all been through drunk texts and embarrassing photos many times that we later regret sending but are forced to live with our mistakes. Good news,
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Flaws in Popular RDP Clients Allow Malicious Servers to Reverse Hack PCs

5 Únor, 2019 - 21:05
You've always been warned not to share remote access to your computer with any untrusted people for many reasons—it's basic cyber security advice, and common sense, right? But what if I say, you should not even trust anyone who invites or offers you full remote access to their computers? Security researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point have discovered more than two dozen
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google's New Tool Alerts When You Use Compromised Credentials On Any Site

5 Únor, 2019 - 19:40
With so many data breaches happening almost every week, it has become difficult for users to know if their credentials are already in possession of hackers or being circulated freely across the Internet. Thankfully, Google has a solution. Today, February 5, on Safer Internet Day, Google launches a new service that has been designed to alert users when they use an exact combination of
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Severe RCE Flaw Disclosed in Popular LibreOffice and OpenOffice Software

5 Únor, 2019 - 12:28
It's 2019, and just opening an innocent looking office document file on your system can still allow hackers to compromise your computer. No, I'm not talking about yet another vulnerability in Microsoft Office, but in two other most popular alternatives—LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice—free, open source office software used by millions of Windows, MacOS and Linux users. Security researcher
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Cryptocurrency Firm Loses $145 Million After CEO Dies With Only Password

5 Únor, 2019 - 05:33
QuadrigaCX, the largest bitcoin exchange in Canada, has claimed to have lost CAD 190 million (nearly USD 145 million) worth of cryptocurrency after the exchange lost access to its cold (offline) storage wallets. Reason? Unfortunately, the only person with access to the company’s offline wallet, founder of the cryptocurrency exchange, is dead. Following the sudden death of Gerry Cotten,
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Several Popular Beauty Camera Apps Caught Stealing Users' Photos

4 Únor, 2019 - 10:38
Just because an app is available on Google Play Store doesn't mean that it is a legitimate app. Despite so many efforts by Google, some fake and malicious apps do sneak in and land millions of unaware users on the hunting ground of scammers and hackers. Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro uncovered at least 29 devious photo apps that managed to make its way onto Google Play Store and have been
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First Hacker Convicted of 'SIM Swapping' Attack Gets 10 Years in Prison

4 Únor, 2019 - 09:17
A 20-year-old college student who stole cryptocurrency worth more than $5 million by hijacking victims' phone numbers has pleaded guilty and accepted a sentence of 10 years in prison. Ortiz was arrested last year on charges of siphoning millions of dollars in cryptocurrency from around 40 victims using a method commonly known as "SIM swapping," which typically involves fraudulently porting of
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Facebook Paid Teens $20 to Install 'Research' App That Collects Private Data

4 Únor, 2019 - 07:29
If you are thinking that Facebook is sitting quietly after being forced to remove its Onavo VPN app from Apple's App Store, then you are mistaken. It turns out that Facebook is paying teenagers around $20 a month to use its VPN app that aggressively monitors their smartphone and web activity and then sends it back to Facebook. The social media giant was previously caught collecting some of
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Hacker who reported flaw in Hungarian Telekom faces up to 8-years in prison

1 Únor, 2019 - 15:56
Many of you might have this question in your mind: "Is it illegal to test a website for vulnerability without permission from the owner?" Or… "Is it illegal to disclose a vulnerability publicly?" Well, the answer is YES, it’s illegal most of the times and doing so could backfire even when you have good intentions. Last year, Hungarian police arrested a 20-year-old ethical hacker accused of
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New Mac Malware Targets Cookies to Steal From Cryptocurrency Wallets

1 Únor, 2019 - 11:32
Mac users need to beware of a newly discovered piece of malware that steals their web browser cookies and credentials in an attempt to withdraw funds from their cryptocurrency exchange accounts. Dubbed CookieMiner due to its capability of stealing cookies-related to cryptocurrency exchanges, the malware has specifically been designed to target Mac users and is believed to be based on
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Airbus Suffers Data Breach, Some Employees' Data Exposed

31 Leden, 2019 - 10:08
European airplane maker Airbus admitted yesterday a data breach of its "Commercial Aircraft business" information systems that allowed intruders to gain access to some of its employees' personal information. Though the company did not elaborate on the nature of the hack, it claimed that the security breach did not affect its commercial operations. So, there's no impact on aircraft production.
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FBI Mapping 'Joanap Malware' Victims to Disrupt the North Korean Botnet

31 Leden, 2019 - 09:03
The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) announced Wednesday its effort to "map and further disrupt" a botnet tied to North Korea that has infected numerous Microsoft Windows computers across the globe over the last decade. Dubbed Joanap, the botnet is believed to be part of "Hidden Cobra"—an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) actors' group often known as Lazarus Group and Guardians of
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