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You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Cry. Better Not Pout, I'm Telling You Why: Sqlite Vuln Fixes...

May your days be merry and bright, and may you all go patch your SQLite Google and other software developers have patched the SQLite component of their code after it was discovered it could be potentially exploited to inject malware into vulnerable...
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How A Personality Trait Puts You At Risk For Cybercrime

Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for malware attacks. New research examines the behaviors -- both obvious and subtle -- that lead someone to fall...
Related topics: Medical Research

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New Malware Pulls Its Instructions From Code Hidden In Memes Posted To Twitter

Security researchers said they’ve found a new kind of malware that takes its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter. The malware itself is relatively underwhelming: like most primitive remote access trojans (RATs), the...
Related topics: Twitter, Social Media, Trojan Horses

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Microsoft Wants Malware To Be Blocked Before It Does Any Damage

Microsoft has launched a new competition on Kaggle that calls for participants to develop AI-based solutions that would make malware ineffective in a way that would prevent cyber-infections to make any damage on a protected system. What the...
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Brazil Bested By Hackers, Virgin Plugs Hub Bugs, And France Surrenders… Records

Plus, Talos critical of flawed message apps It was pretty hectic security week, between the Sharpshooter malware attack, a massive Patch Tuesday, and yet another Facebook privacy fail.…
Related topics: Hackers, Computer Security, Social Media, Facebook

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Uk White Hats Blacklisted By Cisco Talos After Smart Security Code Stumbles

Cisco gracefully says it won't charge for the privilege UK security training company Hacker House briefly had its site blocked after being mistaken for malware by Cisco's security wing Talos' smart "threat intelligence" software.…
Related topics: White House, Cisco, Computer Security, Hackers

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Health And Retail Sectors Targeted By Capitalinstall Malware Campaign

A new CapitalInstall malware strain was detected while being distributed with the help of Microsoft Azure blob storage instances with IP addresses whitelisted by Azure users. This new malware discovered by Netskope is used by attackers to drop the...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Operation Sharpshooter Uses Fileless Malware To Attack Global Infrastructure

The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team detected a malware campaign dubbed Operation Sharpshooter which attacked nuclear, defense, energy, and financial targets from all over the world. As detailed by McAfee's research team, the campaign dubbed...

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Paypal's Customers Most Targeted By Phishing Campaigns During 2018 Says Report

The most popular delivery method for malware during Q3 2018 were malicious email campaigns and the most targeted individuals through such attacks were the customers of the PayPal worldwide online payments system. Email phishing attacks use...
Related topics: Paypal, Computer Security

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Malware Purveyors Targeting Pirate Sites With Bogus Dmca Takedown Notices

DMCA takedown abuse is nothing new. But it normally involves bogus takedown requests claiming copyright violations. TorrentFreak has uncovered a new form of abuse that involves the DMCA, but unlike normal copyright claims, doesn't allow the target...
Related topics: DMCA

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Accessibility Trojan Malware Steals Paypal Money

We love Greek mythology so we find the Trojan War story interesting. We like the Trojan horse but not the Trojan virus. Unfortunately, the latter is all we can experience. Actually, it’s something you don’t want to see and experience at...
Related topics: Trojan Horses, Computer Security, Paypal

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Ticketmaster Tells Customer It's Not At Fault For Site's Magecart Malware Pwnage

Uh, hello? Didn't you put third-party Javascript on a payment page? Ticketmaster is telling its customers that it wasn't to blame for the infection of its site by a strain of the Magecart cred-stealing malware – despite embedding third-party...

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Did You Know That Ios Ad Clicks Cost More Than Android? These Scammers Did

Malware hides cheap Android clicks as high-end Apple traffic An enterprising malware writer has been masquerading infected Android devices as Apple gear in order to make a few extra bucks.…
Related topics: Ios, Android, Mobile Technology, Apple

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Google Purges The Play Store Of Click Fraud Apps

For the most part, the Google Play Store does a pretty good job at keeping out malware that has been disguised as apps. However this doesn’t mean that apps on the Play Store are 100% legit because only recently Google got around to purging the...
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Fileless Malware To Take Centerstage Role In Future Threat Landscape Says Report

Fileless malware currently follows an increasingly worrying trend for individuals and business because anti-malware protection lacks the tools needed to detect it as reported by Malwarebytes Labs' Under the Radar report. This new type...
Related topics: Malwarebytes

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U.s. Commercial Chains Targeted By Ta505 With Personalized Malware Campaigns

Multiple high-profile U.S. retail, restaurant, and grocery chains have been targeted by massive malicious email campaigns that peddled the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) tool and the FlawedAmmyy remote access trojan (RAT) since November 15. "We...
Related topics: Trojan Horses, Computer Security

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'open-source' Darthminer Malware Targets Adobe Pirates With Cryptominer

A slightly weird malware strain has been observed using the open source XMRig cryptominer and EmPyre backdoor utilities to target software pirates as reported by Malwarebytes Labs. The OSX.DarthMiner malware was designed to emulate the Adobe...
Related topics: Open Source Software, Adobe, Malwarebytes, Osx

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Expired Cert... Really? #o2down Meltdown Shows We Should Fear Bungles And Bugs More Than Hackers

Incompetence is a kind of malware Comment  It's a bit of a cliche that "everything’s connected", but O2's stunning outage yesterday – chalked up by Swedish kitmaker Ericsson to an expired software certificate – is a reminder of how true that...
Related topics: Hackers, Computer Security

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Ransomware Abettor Sentenced

A man who profited from the ransomware known as Reveton, which appropriated the FBI logo to scare victims into paying to unlock computers infected with the malware, will be spending time in prison.
Related topics: FBI

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Cyptojacking Campaign Used Two Malware Strains To Target Iot And Linux Devices

Unknown threat actors have been running a malware campaign targeting Linux and IoT machines using two malware strains designed to install CNRig and CoinHive Monero cryptominers after deleting competing miners. The cyptojacking campaign discovered...
Related topics: Linux

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