08 Feb 2019

Google Spots Attacks Exploiting iOS Zero-Day Flaws

On Thursday, Apple released iOS 12.1.4, the latest version of it’s mobile operating system, which patches four discovered security holes. Two of the vulnerabilities were connected to the recently uncovered FaceTime bug that allowed users to turn on the microphone and camera of the person they were calling. The other

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06 Feb 2019

RDP Servers Can Hack Client Devices: Researchers

Check Point researchers have found a whopping 25 security flaws affecting popular remote desktop protocol (RDP) software, 16 of which were labeled as “major”. RDP makes it possible to remotely operate devices on a network. RDP accounts are increasingly popular targets for cybercriminals, as obtaining access to one can give

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29 Jan 2019

Disable FaceTime Now! Bug Lets Callers Snoop On You Without Permission

FaceTime users may want to turn off the app on their iOS device to prevent threat actors from spying on them. Apple is preparing an out-of-bound patch for a major iOS security flaw affecting FaceTime. The bug allows callers to tune in to the audio and video feeds from the microphone and

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24 Jan 2019

Apple Patches Dozens of Vulnerabilities in iOS, macOS

Apple has released security patches and other fixes for a host of flaws affecting iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, Safari and iCloud. Many of the 31 iOS patches fixed arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities affecting various features including Bluetooh, FaceTime and Kernel. Other iOS security flaws that were addressed could have enabled

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23 Jan 2019

How Web Apps Can Turn Browser Extensions Into Backdoors

Browser extensions have a bad reputation when it comes to security, as they frequently contain vulnerabilities that put users at risk. New research highlights these risks by describing how certain privileged extensions for the Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers are vulnerable to exploitation by web applications. The discovered flaws can

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23 Jan 2019

Outdated Software Exposes PC Users to Security Risks Says Report

A new report by Avast based on data from 163 million PCs shows that 55% of software on Windows computers is not up to date, putting users at risk for cyberattacks exploiting known software vulnerabilities. Outdated versions of Adobe Shockwave, VLC Media Player and Skype can be found on a whopping 94%

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21 Jan 2019

Fallout EK Retools for a Fresh New 2019 Look

The infamous Fallout exploit kit (EK), commonly used in malvertising campaigns, has received a major update and can now deliver GandCrab ransomware. After a brief lull in activity since the end of last year, researchers with Gigamon have spotted a new wave of activity involving the malicious toolbox. The EK

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16 Jan 2019

Fortnite vulnerabilities would have allowed attackers to intercept and steal login credentials

Research by Check Point has uncovered serious vulnerabilities in the user login process of Fortnite, the immensely popular online battle royale game. The flaws, which have recently been patched, could enable attackers to manipulate the login process by means of a phishing link, in order to steal users’ login credentials

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15 Jan 2019

Unpatched Flaws in Building Access System Allow Hackers to Create Fake Badges

New research by Tenable has found serious vulnerabilities affecting PremiSys, a building access control system by US firm IDenticard that is used by tens of thousands of government agencies, schools, hospitals and companies around the world. The various vulnerabilities include the presence of a hard-coded backdoor account that can allow attackers to create fake

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