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This malware is harvesting saved credentials in Chrome, Firefox browsers

Researchers say the new Vega Stealer malware is currently being used in a simple campaign but has the potential to go much further.<p>Vega Stealer …

Google Chrome

If Trump Is Laundering Russian Money, Here’s How It Works

For Donald Trump, there was the purchase of the $12.6 million Scottish estate and the $79.7 million for golf courses in the United Kingdom, not to …

Corruption

PDF Files Can Silently Leak NTLM Credentials

<b>NTML credentials can be stolen via malicious Portable Document Format (PDF) files without any user interaction, Check Point security researchers warn.</b><p>…

Information Security

PDF Files Can Be Abused to Steal Windows Credentials

PDF files can be weaponized by malicious actors to steal Windows credentials (NTLM hashes) without any user interaction, and only by opening a file, …

Information Security

How to change the DNS server used by your iPhone and iPad

At times when websites take longer than needed to load up on an iPhone or iPad, the problem could be caused by your Internet provider's slow DNS …

Information Security

Android phone makers skip Google security updates without telling users – study

Users told smartphone’s software has been updated with monthly patches when it hasn’t, new research claims<p>Some Android smartphone manufacturers are skipping security patches without notifying users, instead claiming their smartphone’s software is up to date with Google’s monthly security releases, …

Android News

Oblivious DNS could protect your internet traffic against snooping

DNS is prone to snooping of personal data, but four Princeton researchers think they've found a way to encrypt everyone's traffic without any changes …

Information Security

Google Finds 800,000 Websites Breached Worldwide

In the past year, the search engine giant has detected close to 800,000 sites infected with drive-by download malware and other malicious content …

Once a target, always a target: If you're hit by hackers you're likely to be hit again

The number of organisations that have fallen victim to cyber-attackers only to fall victim a second time is on the up.<p><i>Video: Devising a winning</i> …

Software Asset Management: A New Defense Against Cybersecurity Threats

To combat cybersecurity threats, companies are spending millions of dollars in malware protection, firewall solutions, and security consulting. Yet even with these expensive measures, most are unaware of their greatest vulnerabilities.That’s because cyber criminals are opportunists who seek the …

Eastern Europe

Cloudflare touts privacy-friendly 1.1.1.1 public DNS service. Hmm, let's take a closer look at that

<b>Updated</b> We'll share query data, but only with these really trustworthy researchersCloudflare has revealed a deal with regional internet registry …

Information Security

The programmers behind data analytics have unleashed forces they could never have imagined

On 12 September 1933, Leo Szilard, an unemployed Jewish physicist who had fled Nazi Germany, was walking down a street in Bloomsbury, London. He was brooding on a report in the <i>Times</i> that morning of a lecture given by Ernest Rutherford the previous day, at the annual meeting of the British …

Computer Science

When nation-states hack the private sector for intellectual property

Cyber attacks have become a tool of statecraft in this technology-driven age. Today, nations succeed or fail in large part based on how effectively …

Cybersecurity

Critical VPN Security Flaw Leaks Customer IP Addresses - ExtremeTech

By on March 29, 2018 at 4:20 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Over the past few years, we’ve seen …

This is why Russian hackers are so good

Since the 2016 election, the notion of hacking has become inextricably linked with one country: Russia.<p>But cybercrimes emanating from Russia and Russian-speaking countries have been around for years, fueling attacks like a 2014 data breach of more than 500 million Yahoo! accounts and a scheme that …

Clendaniel: What I discovered from downloading my Facebook data

When it comes to image, Apple and Facebook are racing to the bottom.<p>Facebook is winning. I discovered that firsthand Saturday when I downloaded the …

How to Remove People From Complicated Images Automatically Using Photoshop

Beautiful places are of course something many of us want to photograph, but the problem is often that there are constantly people in the shot at such …

IPv6-Based Attacks Are A New Thing To Worry About

Image: iStock<p>Over the last few years, networks have begun the shift from the five decade old IPv4 architecture to the newer IPv6 system. While the …

Hacking Windows 10: How to Break into Somebody's Computer Without a Password (Setting Up the Payload)

A powered-off Windows 10 laptop can be compromised in less than three minutes. With just a few keystrokes, it's possible for a hacker to remove all …

African leaders have created the world’s largest free trade area since the WTO—here’s its potential

African leaders have just signed a framework establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area, the largest free trade agreement since the creation of the World Trade Organization.<p>The free trade area aims to create a single market for goods and services in Africa. By 2030 the market size is …

Economic Development

Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones [Updated]

Maybe check your data archive to see if Facebook’s algorithms know who you called.<p><b>[Update, March 25, 2018, 20:24 Eastern Time]: Facebook has</b> …

Privacy

New web security standard promises safer, faster browsing

It's safe to say that web security could use a tune-up given the deluge of malware attacks and data breaches. Thankfully, it's about to get one. The Internet Engineering Task Force has approved Transport Layer Security 1.3, a new standard that makes some fundamental improvements to how and when web …

From Oil to Solar: Saudi Arabia Plots a Shift to Renewables

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia — Life in Saudi Arabia has long been defined by the oil that flows from the kingdom. Over decades, the vast wealth it pumped out paid not just for gleaming towers and shopping malls but also for a government sector that employs a majority of working Saudis.<p>Now, Saudi Arabia is …

Renewable Energy

11 Ingenious Solar Projects Impacting the Developing World

Solar Projects for the Developing World<p>1. Eliodomestico Solar Still<p>2. LuminAID Light<p>3. Greenlight Planet Sun King<p>4. Artificial Leaf<p>5. Panasonic Solar …

World's largest solar farm is up and running in California

The world's largest solar plant is up and running in California, with the completion of Topaz, a 550 megawatt plant; the Topaz solar project …

Africa's new breed of solar energy entrepreneurs

<b>African economies may be booming, but continued growth and quality of life are being jeopardised by lack of power.</b><p>The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates 585 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity, with the electrification rate as low as 14.2% in rural areas.<p>The …

Misconfigured security measure leads DDoS amplification attacks to soar at end of 2017

DDoS attacks using domain name server (DNS) amplification increased more than 357 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the previous …

Information Security

Keys to the kingdom: 70pc of companies would fail an access control audit

A major new global study by IT security solutions provider Thycotic reveals major risks and compliance gaps in how organisations manage and secure …

Cybersecurity

50,000 sites infected with cryptocurrency mining malware

The cryptocurrency mining malware epidemic is getting out of hand: nearly 50,000 sites have been surreptitiously infected with crypto-jacking scripts, according to security researcher Troy Mursch from Bad Packets Report.<p>Relying on source-code search engine PublicWWW to scan the web for pages …

We found 24 cloud services your business definitely needs to try

When it comes to cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS), we're all familiar with the usual players. But there's a huge world of opportunity …

Project Management