Category: hacking

T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam

T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam

| February 13, 2018

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting people’s phone numbers, hijacking and then using them to access people’s bank or social media accounts. Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai Feb 5 2018, 11:02am Image: Brian A Jackson/Shutterstock **If you’re looking for ways to protect yourself from SIM hijacking and other hacks, read The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked** If you’re a customer of […]

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Trisis has the security world spooked, stumped and searching for answers

Trisis has the security world spooked, stumped and searching for answers

| January 17, 2018

At first, technicians at multinational energy giant Schneider Electric thought they were looking at the everyday software used to manage equipment inside nuclear and petroleum plants around the world. They had no idea that the code carried the most dangerous industrial malware on the planet. More than four months have passed since a novel, highly sophisticated piece of […]

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Microsoft says older Windows versions will face greatest performance hits after Meltdown, Spectre patches

Microsoft says older Windows versions will face greatest performance hits after Meltdown, Spectre patches

| January 10, 2018

Microsoft has confirmed that users of older versions of Windows should expect to “notice a decrease in system performance” after they apply system patches to protect against the Meltdown and Spectre processor bugs. The bugs, which affect mostly Intel processors but also some ARM and AMD chips, expose the majority of the world’s computers and phones to […]

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Microsoft's chip patch is messing with anti-virus products

Microsoft’s chip patch is messing with anti-virus products

| January 5, 2018

  Some major anti-virus software vendors were forced to reconfigure their programs after Microsoft rolled out a patch that changed their products’ processing architecture, industry experts tell CyberScoop. In response to the “Spectre” and “Meltdown” vulnerabilities, which affect nearly every microchip created since 1995, Microsoft immediately offered a software patch that would prevent attackers from targeting […]

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Unpatched Microsoft Word DDE Exploit Being Used In Widespread Malware Attacks

Unpatched Microsoft Word DDE Exploit Being Used In Widespread Malware Attacks

| October 21, 2017

A newly discovered unpatched attacking method that exploits a built-in feature of Microsoft Office is currently being used in various widespread malware attack campaigns. Last week we reported how hackers could leveraging an old Microsoft Office feature called Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), to perform malicious code execution on the targeted device without requiring Macros enabled or memory […]

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ISPs May Be Helping Hackers to Infect you with FinFisher Spyware

ISPs May Be Helping Hackers to Infect you with FinFisher Spyware

| September 21, 2017

Are you sure the version of WhatsApp, or Skype, or VLC Player installed on your device is legitimate? Security researchers have discovered that legitimate downloads of several popular applications including WhatsApp, Skype, VLC Player and WinRAR have reportedly been compromised at the ISP level to distribute the infamous FinFisher spyware also known as FinSpy. FinSpy is a […]

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FBI pushes private sector to cut ties with Kaspersky

FBI pushes private sector to cut ties with Kaspersky

| August 29, 2017

The FBI has been briefing private sector companies on intelligence claiming to show that the Moscow-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab is an unacceptable threat to national security, current and former senior U.S. officials familiar with the matter tell CyberScoop. The briefings are one part of an escalating conflict between the U.S. government and Kaspersky amid long-running suspicions among […]

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