Category: Security News

History of malicious programs

Malicious software may seem like a relatively new concept. The epidemics of the past few years have introduced the majority of computer users to viruses, worms and Trojans – usually because their computers were attacked. The media has also played a role, reporting more and more frequently on the latest cyber threats and virus writer …

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Free Tool Allows Anyone to View Facebook Users’ Hidden Friends List

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Samsung biometric payment services set to go live in South Korea, then the world

Samsung biometric payment services set to go live in South Korea, then the world The biometric revolution moved one step closer this week, as Samsung IT services subsidiary Samsung SDS confirmed plans to launch a “simple” mobile payment system using biometric authentication in the very near future. The Samsung SDS system remains rather hazily defined, …

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D-Link: sorry we’re SOHOpeless PS. Most products don’t have a fix yet

D-Link’s SOHOpeless HNAP vulnerability hasn’t been fixed, but readers will be pleased to know that the company is very, very, very sorry that it exists. The company issued a patch on April 10 for its design-over-substance AC3200 series routers, but that “fix” blew a hole in the device’s authentication routines. Tactical Network Solutions’ Craig Heffner …

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Security expert: U.S. is a “glass house” in cyberspace

It doesn’t take a superpower to take down the U.S. in a brutal cyber attack. That’s part of the message uncovered in Sunday night’s “60 Minutes,” where Steve Kroft investigated the devastating attack on Sony Pictures. Kroft asked cyber security expert and FireEye COO Kevin Mandia about future threats to American companies. http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/security-expert-u-s-is-a-glass-house-in-cyberspace/

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Google Malaysia service disrupted by hackers

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Internet users were denied access to Google Inc’s Malaysia website on Tuesday, and were redirected to a hacked page saying “Google Malaysia Hacked by Tiger-Mate #Bangladeshi Hacker”. The company has reached out to the organisation that manages the domain name to resolve the issue, MYNIC, a Google Malaysia spokesperson said in …

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GoDaddy accounts vulnerable to social engineering and Photoshop

On Tuesday, my personal account at GoDaddy was compromised. I knew it was coming, but considering the layered account protections used by the world’s largest domain registrar, I didn’t think my attacker would be successful. I was wrong. He was able to gain control over my account within days, and all he needed to do …

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Popular torrent client can steal your CPU cycles to mine bitcoins

If you recently installed or updated uTorrent on your PC, you may have have picked up an unwanted passenger: a bitcoin miner called Epic Scale. If you don’t pay attention, that piece of code can be inadvertently installed with the latest uTorrent build (version 3.4.2). It can then use your computer as part of a …

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Subtle malware lets hackers swipe over $300 million from banks

PALO ALTO, Calif. — In late 2013, an A.T.M. in Kiev started dispensing cash at seemingly random times of day. No one had put in a card or touched a button. Cameras showed that the piles of money had been swept up by customers who appeared lucky to be there at the right moment. But …

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Dutch Government websites suffered a major cyber attack

The Netherlands’ ANP news agency revealed that the outage of Dutch Government websites, lasted for most of Tuesday, was caused by a major cyber attack. According to the Netherlands’ ANP news agency, the outage that brought down several Dutch Government websites for most of Tuesday was caused by a major cyber attack. The outage began …

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New Windows JASBUG vulnerability requires immediate attention from systems administrators

Mitigation requires reconfiguration of affected computers in addition to patching. A critical new vulnerability affecting the most recent versions of Windows will require active intervention from systems administrators, who will need to reconfigure the operating system in addition to applying a patch. The Microsoft Windows Group Policy Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2015-0008) primarily impacts on corporate …

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