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Hackers Destroyed VFEmail Service – Deleted Its Entire Data and Backups

THN - Wed, 13/02/2019 - 09:22
What could be more frightening than a service informing you that all your data is gone—every file and every backup servers are entirely wiped out? The worst nightmare of its kind. Right? But that's precisely what just happened this week with VFEmail.net, a US-based secure email provider that lost all data and backup files for its users after unknown hackers destroyed its entire U.S.

Researchers Implant "Protected" Malware On Intel SGX Enclaves

THN - Wed, 13/02/2019 - 08:14
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a way to hide malicious code in Intel SGX enclaves, a hardware-based memory encryption feature in modern processors that isolates sensitive code and data to protect it from disclosure or modification. In other words, the technique allows attackers to implant malware code in a secure memory that uses protection features of SGX which are otherwise

Microsoft Patch Tuesday — February 2019 Update Fixes 77 Flaws

THN - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 17:41
Microsoft has issued its second Patch Tuesday for this year to address a total of 77 CVE-listed security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other products, 20 of which are rated critical, 54 important and 3 moderate in severity. February security update addresses flaws in Adobe Flash Player, Internet Explorer, Edge, Windows, MS Office, and Office Services and Web Apps,

New Unpatched macOS Flaw Lets Apps Spy On Your Safari Browsing History

THN - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 16:52
A new security vulnerability has been discovered in the latest version of Apple's macOS Mojave that could allow a malicious application to access data stored in restricted folders which are otherwise not accessible to every app. Discovered by application developer Jeff Johnson on February 8, the vulnerability is unpatched at the time of writing and impacts all version of macOS Mojave,

Adobe Releases February 2019 Patch Updates For 75 Vulnerabilities

THN - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 15:21
Welcome back! Adobe has today released its monthly security updates to address a total of 75 security vulnerabilities across its various products, 71 of which resides in Adobe Acrobat and Reader alone. February 2019 patch Tuesday updates address several critical and important vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Adobe Coldfusion, Creative Cloud Desktop Application, and Adobe Flash

Linux container bug could eat your server from the inside – patch now!

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 12:22
Crooks could take over your network thanks to a critical bug in a popular Linux containerisation toolkit... here's what you need to know.

Xiaomi Electric Scooters Vulnerable to Life-Threatening Remote Hacks

THN - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 12:21
Smart devices definitely make our lives easier, faster, and more efficient, but unfortunately, an insecure smart device can also ruin your day, or sometime could even turn into the worst nightmare of your life. If you are an electric scooter rider, you should be concerned about yourself. In a report shared with The Hacker News in advance, researchers from mobile security firm Zimperium said

Russian ISPs plan internet disconnection test for entire country

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 09:58
Russia’s major ISPs plan to temporarily disconnect servers from the internet, effectively cutting the country off from the outside world.

Apple sued for ‘forcing’ 2FA on accounts

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 09:57
Time is money, baby: Jay Brodsky claims that Apple's 2FA "intermeddling" takes minutes out of his day, causing "economic loss."

Kids as young as eight falling victim to online predators

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 09:42
A UK children's charity has found that children as young as eight are being sexually exploited online via social media.

Brave browser explains Facebook whitelist to concerned users

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 09:16
Brave is playing down fears after the revelation of what looked like a whitelist in its code allowing it to communicate with Facebook.

Facebook defends gun-law loophole firm as “political advertisers”

Sophos - Naked Security - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 09:06
Concealed Online, the third biggest "political advertiser" on Facebook, touts the Virginia loophole, granting concealed weapons permits.

RunC Flaw Lets Attackers Escape Linux Containers to Gain Root on Hosts

THN - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 07:17
A serious security vulnerability has been discovered in the core runC container code that affects several open-source container management systems, potentially allowing attackers to escape Linux container and obtain unauthorized, root-level access to the host operating system. The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2019-5736, was discovered by open source security researchers Adam Iwaniuk and

Beware!! New Windows .exe Malware Found Targeting macOS Computers

THN - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 05:09
A malicious Windows EXE file can even infect your Mac computer as well. Yes, you heard me right — a .exe malware on macOS. Security researchers at antivirus firm Trend Micro have discovered a novel way hackers are using in the wild to bypass Apple's macOS security protection and infect Mac computers by deploying malicious EXE files that normally run only on Windows computers. Researchers

Crypto mirror on the wall, who’s the smartest of them all?

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 13:38
Can scientists out-perform sports stars, musicians and politicians in recognition and influence? You bet they can!

McDonalds app users hatin’ it after being hacked by hungry hamburglars

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 10:01
At least two users of the McDonalds mobile app aren’t lovin’ it after thieves hijacked their accounts and ordered hundreds of dollars of food for themselves.

Secret Service busts online car sales crime ring

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 09:49
They posed as military needing to offload cars before deployment, allegedly posting bogus ads on Craigslist, eBay, and AutoTrader.

What comes after air gaps? DARPA asks world for ideas

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 09:42
According to DARPA, air gapping computers and data is a security idea that has run its course and urgently needs to be replaced.

First Android Clipboard Hijacking Crypto Malware Found On Google Play Store

THN - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 09:22
A security researcher has discovered yet another cryptocurrency-stealing malware on the official Google Play Store that was designed to secretly steal bitcoin and cryptocurrency from unwitting users. The malware, described as a "Clipper," masqueraded as a legitimate cryptocurrency app and worked by replacing cryptocurrency wallet addresses copied into the Android clipboard with one belonging

Get-rich-quick social media scams are turning teens into money mules

Sophos - Naked Security - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 08:39
Young people are being talked into handing over their bank details with the promise of some easy cash.

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