A Gigantic IoT Botnet Has Grown in the Shadows in the Past Month

Security - Posted On:2017-10-20 09:44:56 Source: bleepingcomputer

Since mid-September, a new IoT botnet has grown to massive proportions. Codenamed IoT_reaper (Reaper for this article), researchers estimate its current size at nearly two million infected devices. [...]

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Student Expelled for Using Hardware Keylogger to Hack School, Change Grades

Security - Posted On:2017-10-20 07:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Kansas University (KU) officials have expelled a student for installing a hardware keylogger and using the data acquired from the device to hack into the school's grading system and chang his grades. [...]

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Russian Cyberspies Are Rushing to Exploit Recent Flash 0-Day Before It Goes Cold

Security - Posted On:2017-10-20 05:14:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A cyber-espionage group identified in the cyber-security industry as APT28 and believed to be operating under the supervision of the Russian state has recently dispatched several malware distribution campaigns that try to take advantage of a Flash zero-day vulnerability that Adobe patched earlier this week. [...]

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Eltima Website Hacked to Spread Proton RAT With Popular Video Player App

Security - Posted On:2017-10-20 05:14:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

The website of Eltima, a maker of macOS and Windows apps, has been compromised by an unknown actor to spread a trojanized version of Elmedia Player, a multimedia player for macOS. [...]

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Google Will Pay Researchers $1,000 to Hack Its Most Popular Play Store Apps

Security - Posted On:2017-10-19 17:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Google has launched a bug bounty program for popular apps available on its Play Store. Dubbed the Play Security Reward Program, the bug bounty will be offered through the HackerOne platform and is not aimed at Google's own Android apps. [...]

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Google Chrome May Add a Permission to Stop In-Browser Cryptocurrency Miners

Security - Posted On:2017-10-19 11:15:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Google Chrome engineers are considering adding a special browser permission that will thwart the rising trend of in-browser cryptocurrency miners. [...]

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EU: Kids' GPS Watches Have So Many Security Flaws They Should Not Be in Stores

Security - Posted On:2017-10-19 08:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has issued a public service announcement on the security and privacy concerns surrounding modern children's smartwatches. [...]

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Sockbot Android Malware Found in Eight Apps on the Google Play Store

Security - Posted On:2017-10-19 05:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Google has removed eight apps from the official Play Store that were infected with the Sockbot Android malware. [...]

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Attackers Start Scans for SSH Keys After Report on Lack of SSH Security Controls

Security - Posted On:2017-10-19 05:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Crooks are mass-scanning online sites for directories containing SSH private keys so they can break into websites with any accidentally exposed credentials. [...]

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Microsoft Takes Jab Back at Google's Security Team

Security - Posted On:2017-10-18 18:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

No good deed remains unpunished, they say, and so is the case of the recent spat between Google and Microsoft's security teams. [...]

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The Internet Is Rife With In-Browser Miners and It's Getting Worse Each Day

Security - Posted On:2017-10-18 17:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Ever since mid-September, when Coinhive launched and the whole cryptojacking frenzy started, the Internet has gone crazy with in-browser cryptocurrency miners, and new sites that offer similar services are popping up on a weekly basis. [...]

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Goodbye Cerber? Hello Magniber Ransomware!

Security - Posted On:2017-10-18 16:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Magniber is a new ransomware being distributed by the Magnitude Exploit Kit that appears to be the successor to the Cerber Ransomware. While many aspects of the Magniber Ransomware are different than Cerber, the payment system and the files it encrypts are very similar. [...]

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Browser Makers Agree to Move Web Documentation to Mozilla's Portal

Security - Posted On:2017-10-18 14:30:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Mozilla, Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and the W3C have agreed today to unify all their documentation sites under one single roof, on Mozilla's MDN portal. [...]

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The Internet Is Ripe With In-Browser Miners and It's Getting Worse Each Day

Security - Posted On:2017-10-18 10:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Ever since mid-September, when Coinhive launched and the whole cryptojacking frenzy started, the Internet has gone crazy with in-browser cryptocurrency miners, and new sites that offer similar services are popping up on a weekly basis. [...]

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Malware Resurfaces After a Decade in Chinese Cyberespionage Campaign

Security - Posted On:2017-10-18 07:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A remote access trojan (RAT) known as Hacker's Door has resurfaced in active infections after being seen the last time in 2004-2005. [...]

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Google Chrome 62 Released for Linux, Mac, and Windows

Security - Posted On:2017-10-18 04:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Google released earlier today version 62 of its Chrome browser that comes with quite a few new features but also fixes for 35 security issues. [...]

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Necurs Malware Will Now Take a Screenshot of Your Screen, Report Runtime Errors

Security - Posted On:2017-10-17 19:29:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Malware families evolve on a daily basis, but some updates catch your eye more than others. Necurs has just gone through one of these "interesting" updates, according to US security firm Symantec. [...]

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Fall Creators Update Is Here: Learn How to Install It

Security - Posted On:2017-10-17 17:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 has finally arrived, so let's learn how to isntall. Currently, the Fall Creators Update is being rolled out in phases, with some areas having it delivered via Windows Update before others. [...]

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WaterMiner Malware Author Can't Keep His Mouth Shut on Social Media

Security - Posted On:2017-10-17 15:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A Russian-speaking malware author is currently busy spreading a Monero miner hidden inside gaming mods. The crook is using different usernames to spread the malware on forums for Russian-speaking users. [...]

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Here's a Video of the Latest ATM Malware Sold on the Dark Web

Security - Posted On:2017-10-17 11:15:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

A hacker or hacker group is selling a strain of ATM malware that can make ATMs spit out cash just by connecting to its USB port and running the malware. [...]

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