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Over 36,000 Computers Infected with NSA's DoublePulsar Malware

DOUBLEPULSAR, one of the NSA hacking tools leaked last Friday by the Shadow Brokers, has been used in the wild by ordinary hackers, who infected over …

Cybercrime

Devilishly Clever Phishing Scam Could Fool Even the Most Cautious Into Revealing Their Passwords

Many popular browsers are vulnerable. Is yours one of them?<p>You've probably gotten this advice many times: Before you click on a link, or certainly before you enter your username and password on a website, carefully check the URL that pops up in your browser's address bar to make sure it looks …

Identity Theft

Unicode trick lets hackers hide phishing URLs

Some perfectly authentic looking web addresses are not what they seem and not all browsers are taking the problem seriously<p>Here’s a challenge for you: you click on a link in your email, and find yourself at the website https://аррӏе.com. Your browser shows the green padlock icon, confirming it’s a …

Information Security

Karmen Ransomware Variant Introduced by Russian Hacker

The Recorded Future Blog<p>Karmen Ransomware Variant Introduced by Russian Hacker<p>Posted in<p>by Diana Granger on April 18, 2017<p>On March 4, 2017, a member …

Malware

How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service …

Linux
Crime

Burger King just hijacked your Google Home speaker

Brace yourselves, everyone. Advertisers figured out how to manipulate your voice-activated assistants.<p>Burger King just showed us in 15 seconds how voice-activated speakers can be used for ill. In a new ad, an actor dressed like a Burger King employee holds up a Whopper and explains that he can’t …

Google

Fraudsters need just three details to steal your identity – and most of it can be found on Facebook

Fraudsters need just three key bits of information to steal your identity and access your accounts, take out loans, credit cards, mobile phones in your name.<p>All it takes is a name, date of birth and address – and most of this can be found on social media profiles, such as Facebook. And if your …

Identity Theft

Ransomware: Why one version of this file-encrypting nightmare now dominates

​Move over Locky; there's a new king of ransomware...<p>Ransomware boomed last year, with the malicious file-encrypting software rising to become …

Ransomware

Microsoft Word 0-day used to push dangerous Dridex malware on millions

Blast could give a boost to Dridex, one of the Internet's worst bank fraud threats.<p>Booby-trapped documents exploiting a critical zero-day …

Cybersecurity

Travel routers are a hot mess of security flaws

One of the worst offenders only needs a text message sent to turn over the router's admin credentials.<p>Several popular travel routers are at risk of a …

Information Security

Hackers can steal your password by looking at how you tilt your phone

According to a team of cybersecurity experts at Newcastle University, the way you tilt your phone could be used by hackers to break into your device.<p>When it comes to security and the protection of privacy, people often worry about connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, tricking face recognition …

Security

Burger King's New Ad Will Hijack Your Voice-Activated Speaker

By saying "OK Google" in its new TV ad, Burger King opens a Pandora's box for ads that hijack voice-prompted gadgets.<p>Posted on April 12, 2017, 16:02 GMT<p>Burger King is launching a full-fledged marketing blitz based on triggering voice-activated Google devices, in what could become a grim precedent …

Black Market

Microsoft Office vulnerability lets hackers use Word files to install malware

You might want to be extra careful about what files you open in Word over the next few days: Attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Office to sneak malware into your system.<p>The zero-day bug fundamentally relies on infected Word documents, which then download …

Microsoft Office

How to Protect Your Internet Browsing Data (Since It's for Sale Now)

How to maintain your privacy when internet service providers can sell your browsing history without permission.<p>Late last month, Congress voted to repeal internet privacy protections approved by the Federal Communications Commission in the final days of the Obama administration. These would have …

VPNs

Thousands of Hacked Home Routers are Attacking WordPress Sites

This entry was posted in Research, Wordfence, WordPress Security on April 11, 2017 by Mark Maunder 0 Replies<p>Last week, while creating the Wordfence …

Information Security

Why everything is hackable: Computer security is broken from top to bottom

Why everything is hackableComputer security is broken from top to bottom<p>As the consequences pile up, things are starting to improve<p>print-edition …

Cybersecurity

Gamestop.com Investigating Possible Breach — Krebs on Security

Video game giant <b>GameStop Corp.</b> [NSYE: GME] says it is investigating reports that hackers may have siphoned credit card and customer data from its …

Data Breach

Turn It On

Instagram is in the process of rolling out 2FA to help protect user accounts. The security feature can be turned on in the Options menu. (Only some …

How to Keep Your Home Devices Out of the Botnet Army

You might have heard of "botnets." The term typically describes a huge network of hijacked computers—most of which belong to ordinary people—under …

Information Security

Host Your Own Cross-Platform Password Manager With KeePass [XDA Spotlight]

If you’re signed up for a bunch of different online websites and services, then you likely juggle a ton of different passwords for many different …

Mobile Development

GameStop confirms possible breach of customer credit card info

The game retailer says it's working to address the issue.<p>If you've shopped at GameStop's online store, you may want to have your credit card replaced. According to KrebsOnSecurity, there've been alerts from a credit card processor stating that GameStop.com was likely compromised by intruders …

Data Breach

FAFSA Tool Vulnerability May Have Exposed 100K Individuals’ Personal Info

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a bit cumbersome, so the Department of Education tried to ease that burden by creating a tool that …

Data Breach

Is My Password Safe? Practices for People Who Know Better

A couple of weeks back a report came out where [Tavis Ormandy], a widely known security researcher for Google Project-Zero, showed how it was …

Data Breach

What is BrickerBot?

<b>It was only a matter of time until a new type of malware would target Internet of Things devices. BrickerBot, as this new threat is called, is</b> …

Report: GameStop investigating serious breach compromising credit card info

Retailer confirms probe, isn’t yet saying what was stolen<p>GameStop is investigating the possibility hackers may have stolen credit card and customer information from its website, the retail giant acknowledged yesterday to Brian Krebs, a journalist specializing in computer security.<p>The Grapevine, …

Data Breach

Ransomeware Turns Your Files Into The High Score Prize In Anime Shoot-'em-up

Ransomeware Turns Your Files Into The High Score Prize In Anime Shoot-’em-up<p>/ April 8, 2017 at 8:30 AM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>What’s worse than having …

Booby-trapped Word documents in the wild exploit critical Microsoft 0day

There’s currently no patch for the bug, which affects most or all versions of Word.<p><b>Update, 4/10/2017, 9:20 AM California time:</b> Security experts are …

Microsoft

Online scammers are now trying to get you to sign up for false VPN services

US lawmakers recently voted to give internet service providers the right to send your web browsing data to advertisers. While several major ISPs have since claimed they won’t be making that change, this vote has still caused many internet users to consider accessing VPN services so their browser …

Net Neutrality