Computer Security

Young Indian Engineer Bags Microsoft Bug Bounty

Sahad N.K. has received an undisclosed huge bounty from Microsoft for fixing a string of bugs in the company’s software and for reporting a deficiency that could have been enough for a hacker to hack into anybody’s Microsoft account.
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Risc-v Will Stop Hackers Dead From Getting Into Your Computer

The greatest hardware hacks of all time were simply the result of finding software keys in memory. The AACS encryption debacle — the 09 F9 key that allowed us to decrypt HD DVDs — was the result of encryption keys just sitting in main...
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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, Hackers, Malware

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Crooks Use Spoofed Critical Russian Infrastructure Domains To Mimic State Apt

A cybercrime group running a phishing campaign designed to deliver a RedControle backdoor successfully spoofed the domains of critical Russian infrastructure to camouflage itself as a nation-state sponsored APT group. The cybercriminals used this...

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Google+ To Shut Down Early After Second Major Security Incident

After another data leak, its second such leak in a year, Google today announced it was shutting down its beleaguered social media platform, Google+. API access will shut down even sooner, within the next 90 days. The newest vulnerability affected...
Related topics: Google, Social Media

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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, Malware

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Phpmyadmin Fixes Severe Local File Inclusion Vulnerability

The phpMyAdmin team announced the release of the phpMyAdmin version 4.8.4 which comes with a fix for a local file inclusion vulnerability rated as severe, as well as patches for two other moderate severity security issues. As detailed in...

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C’mon, Sony? Playstation Classic Easy To Hack Thanks To Cryptography Failure

The PlayStation Classic hasn’t even been out for 10 days and has already been easily cracked by hackers, according to a report from Ars Technica. Ars Technica say that ‘sloppy cryptography work’ on Sony’s part is the main...
Related topics: Sony, Playstation, Cryptography, Hackers

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Hack Of 500 Million Marriott Guests Traced To Chinese Intelligence Services

First it was the North Korean hackers that were accused of somehow hacking into Sony's unbreakable firewall. Then, for a period of almost three years, not a single computer, voting booth, or nuclear power plant appeared to be safe from the Russian...
Related topics: Hackers, Sony

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New Android Trojan Steals Your Money Using Paypal’s Official App

There have been some bad trojans found on Android, but this is possibly one of the worst. This new threat automates a PayPal transaction for $1000 and sends it using the official PayPal app—even on accounts with 2FA enabled. The PayPal...
Related topics: Android, Android Apps, Mobile Technology, Trojan Horses, Paypal

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Texas Instruments Flicks Armis' Bluetooth Chip Vuln Off Its Shoulder

Yeah, we've patched that one, adds Cisco Texas Instruments has rather feebly slapped down infosec researchers' findings on a so-called Bleedingbit Bluetooth Low Energy vulnerability after a more detailed explanation of the chipset's weakness...
Related topics: Bluetooth, Cisco

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Google+ Vulnerability Affects 52.5 Million Users, Service Shutting Down Earlier Than Planned

Google has announced that it will be shutting down Google+ four months earlier than originally planned. The announcement was made after the search giant discovered a new vulnerability that might have affected 52.5 million users.
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Playstation Classic Can Run Games From A Usb Flash Drive

The Sony PlayStation Classic comes with 20 games pre-installed and officially that’s all you get. Unofficially, it didn’t take hackers long to figure out how to run other games on the $100 retro console. In a nutshell, the security...
Related topics: Playstation, Sony, Hackers

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$807,130 Stolen By Hackers After Cape Cod Community College Phishing Attack

Cape Cod Community College (locally known as Four Cs) was impacted by a cybersecurity attack which compromised computers on the college campus via a phishing attack that dropped a malware payload designed to steal banking information. Although no...
Related topics: Hackers, Malware

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Quincy City Hall Infected With Emotet, Hacked Emails Used In Phishing Scheme

Quincy City Hall was impacted by a cyber attack using the modular Emotet banking trojan that led to the entire email system being hacked and the email accounts used in an ongoing phishing campaign. Emotet is a well-known malware strain, a...
Related topics: Hackers, Trojan Horses, Malware

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The Rockstar Hackers Protecting You From The Bad Guys - Cnet

In their spare time, they hack Metallica. Their day job? To protect and serve.
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Use Windows Firewall To Restrict Web Access For Chrome And Firefox In Windows 10

The top story in tech last week was Microsoft’s decision to give up on the EdgeHTML engine and switch to Chromium for Microsoft Edge, which essentially means that the software giant is building its very own Google Chrome browser. While work in...
Related topics: Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft, Chromium, Google

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Negative Voltage Pushes Avr To New Heights

If we say that a hacker is somebody who looks at a “solved” problem and can still come up with multiple alternative solutions, then [Charles Ouweland] absolutely meets the grade. Not that we needed more evidence of his hacker cred given...
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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: Malware, Trojan Horses

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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, Malware

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