10 Nov 2021

New Android Spyware Poses Pegasus-Like Threat

Researchers have uncovered new Android spyware that boasts similar capabilities to the controversial NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. The software, called PhoneSpy, is a mobile surveillance tool that has already stolen data and tracked the activity of targets in South Korea. The spyware is disguising itself as legitimate lifestyle apps. PhoneSpy

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21 Jul 2021

This new password-stealing Windows malware is distributed via ads for cracked software

Cybersecurity company Bitdefender has discovered a new form of malware that is delivered to victims via advertisements that appear in search results. Bitdefender states that the malware is being used as a gateway for attackers to steal passwords, deliver additional malware, and install cryptocurrency miners. The malware targets Windows devices

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29 Jun 2021

Update your Adobe software now to fix these ‘critical’ threats

Adobe recently released an advisory for several critical vulnerabilities. Adobe has encouraged its users to upgrade their systems via a patch delivered by the company. The PDF services reader and Acrobat will be impacted by the series of out-of-band updates that fix the serious security vulnerabilities. The update addresses fourteen

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26 Apr 2021

This software update is deleting botnet malware from infected PCs around the world

A new update designed by law enforcement has begun the process of removing the Emotet botnet across the world, ridding nearly 1.6 million infected computers of the malware. Law enforcement agencies in the US, Canada, and Europe coordinated a takedown of Emotet infrastructure in January of this year, seeking to

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25 Sep 2020

Cisco warns over 25 high-impact flaws in its IOS and IOS XE software

Cisco is urging customers to install patches for 25 high severity flaws existing in its previous version of IOS and ISO XE networking gear software. In total, Cisco disclosed and patched 34 flaws, 25 of which were classified as critical. The announcement is part of Cisco’s semi-annual effort to fix

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21 May 2020

New PipeMon malware uses Windows print processors for persistence

The Winnti hacking group has targeted video game companies again in a new campaign that utilizes recent malware called PipeMon, a modular backdoor that was identified earlier this year. PipeMon was discovered on servers belonging to video game developers of games that feature multiplayer options (massively multiplayer online) games. The

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12 May 2020

Quantum Hardware Could Cut AI Power Needs

Researchers have reported that hardware that can learn skills through using a certain type of artificial intelligence could dramatically cut the power requirements of AI. Sharing intelligence features between hardware and software would also offset the energy needed for deploying AI in advanced applications, including self-driving cars. AI can require

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28 Feb 2020

Apple Just Demanded Santander And A $50 Billion US Intelligence Contractor Reveal How They Use iPhone Hacking Tech

Apple has subpoenaed Santander Bank and the intelligence contractor L3Harris Technologies, aiming to learn more about the companies’ use of Correllium, a cybersecurity startup that the tech giant is suing. Apple is suing Correllium after the startup created tech that produced software versions of iPhones for security and functionality testing.

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25 Feb 2020

Apple Takes Heat Over ‘Vulnerable’ iOS Cut-and-Paste Data

German software engineer Tommy Mysk has developed rogue proof of concept (PoC) app called KlipboardSpy to demonstrate how any cut and paste data stored temporarily on an iPhone or iPad’s memory can be accessed by all apps installed on the specific device. This means that malicious apps could potentially have

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10 Feb 2020

UK Government Under Fire Over NSO Group Links

The British government has faced criticism after deciding to invite the controversial espionage software provider NSO Group to a secret security trade fair upcoming next month. The government will host the firm, which is based in Israel, as an exhibitor at the closed-door event. The NSO Group currently faces a

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