27 May 2020

New fuzzing tool finds 26 USB bugs in Linux, Windows, macOS, and FreeBSD

Researchers have used a new fuzzing tool to uncover a total of 26 vulnerabilities in operating systems Linux, macOS, Windows, and FreeBSD. The research team consists of individuals from Purdue University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. The fuzzing tool was created by the researchers and has been

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08 Apr 2020

Chinese APT Groups Targeted Enterprise Linux Systems in Decade-Long Data Theft Campaign

BlackBerry has stated that five threat groups that have been known to steal US companies’ intellectual property on behalf of the Chinese government may have the power to do critical damage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers at BlackBerry claim that the groups have targeted companies in industries via cross-platform attacks

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21 Oct 2019

Four-Year-Old Critical Linux Wi-Fi Bug Allows System Compromise

A security researcher with Github recently uncovered a critical security flaw in a Wi-Fi driver for Linux that could enable threat actors to remotely take control of vulnerable machines. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2019-17666, affects the “rtlwifi” driver, which is vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack. The researcher said that

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15 Oct 2019

Linux SUDO Bug Lets You Run Commands as Root, Most Installs Unaffected

A researcher with Apple has found a security flaw in one of the most important Linux commands, namely the sudo command that is designed to let users execute commands “as root,” i.e. with system privileges. The vulnerability can allow users to run certain commands as root even if they are

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09 Sep 2019

Thousands Of Linux Servers Infected By Lilu (Lilocked) Ransomware

Threat actors are targeting thousands of Linux-based servers across the globe with a new ransomware strain dubbed Lilocked or Lilu. The campaign began in the middle of July, but infections have spiked in the last two weeks. Not much is know about the campaign, but it may target servers running

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20 Aug 2019

Backdoor found in Webmin, a popular web-based utility for managing Unix servers

Security researchers have uncovered a backdoor in Webmin, a highly popular application for remotely managing Linux servers and other Unix-based systems. Threat actors could use the backdoor to take over machines running Webmin and subsequently target the remote systems being managed via the app. Webmin is installed on over 1

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30 May 2019

Russia’s Would-Be Windows Replacement Gets a Security Upgrade

Earlier this week, we reported that China is developing a custom operating system (OS) for military computers in order to replace the Windows systems currently in use. It now seems that Russia is pursuing a similar strategy, since the Kremlin recently gave the domestically developed Astra Linux operating system the

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