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Take action now – FluBot malware may be on its way

Why FluBot is a major threat for Android users, how to avoid falling victim, and how to get rid of the malware if your device has already been compromised

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17 May 2021

Android stalkerware threatens victims further and exposes snoopers themselves

ESET research reveals that common Android stalkerware apps are riddled with vulnerabilities that further jeopardize victims and expose the privacy and security of the snoopers themselves

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17 May 2021

How Apple’s AirTag turns us into unwitting spies in a vast surveillance network

How Apple’s AirTag turns us into unwitting spies in a vast surveillance network

The tech giant says it has security safeguards in place. But these tracking devices can be hacked and put to other nefarious purposes

Apple has launched the latest version of its operating system, iOS 14.5, which features the much-anticipated app tracking transparency function, bolstering the tech giant’s privacy credentials.

But iOS 14.5 also introduced support for the new Apple AirTag, which risks doing the opposite.

Related: Apple launches new iMac, iPad Pro, AirTags and Podcast subscriptions

Being around someone with an AirTag is *very* annoying pic.twitter.com/GZj8ZeTCck

A security researcher has found out the microcontroller inside Apple's #AirTag can be reprogrammed, opening the door to AirTag modifications and potential malicious uses. https://t.co/PAKPZab7Ov pic.twitter.com/UVTvPl41Sn

Amazon Sidewalk could help extend the reach of your Wi-Fi, but the company's data-collection habits may outweigh the feature's benefits. https://t.co/gcCKqLJDFy

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16 May 2021

Rapid7 Source Code Accessed in Supply Chain Attack

An investigation of the Codecov attack revealed intruders accessed Rapid7 source code repositories containing internal credentials and alert-related data.
14 May 2021

Verizon’s 2021 DBIR: Phishing and ransomware threats looming ever larger

The report provides unique insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the data breach landscape

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14 May 2021

FIN7 Backdoor Masquerades as Ethical Hacking Tool

FIN7 Backdoor Masquerades as Ethical Hacking Tool The financially motivated cybercrime gang behind the Carbanak RAT is back with the Lizar malware, which can harvest all kinds of info from Windows machines.
14 May 2021

How Faster COVID-19 Research Is Being Made Possible by Secure Silicon

How Faster COVID-19 Research Is Being Made Possible by Secure Silicon When Intel and Leidos set up a "trusted execution environment" to enable a widespread group of researchers to securely share and confidentially compute real-world data, it was no small achievement.
14 May 2021

Cisco Confirms Plans to Acquire Kenna Security

Cisco plans to integrate Kenna's vulnerability management technology into its SecureX platform.
14 May 2021

DarkSide Ransomware Suffers ‘Oh, Crap!’ Server Shutdowns

DarkSide Ransomware Suffers ‘Oh, Crap!’ Server Shutdowns The RaaS that crippled Colonial Pipeline lost the servers it uses to pull off ransomware attacks, while REvil’s gonads shrank in response.
14 May 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Join ESET Research at RSA Conference 2021 – WhatsApp to restrict features for some users – 1 million apps rejected from the App Store last year

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14 May 2021

DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized

The DarkSide ransomware affiliate program responsible for the six-day outage at Colonial Pipeline this week that led to fuel shortages and price spikes across the country is running for the hills. The crime gang announced it was closing up shop after its servers were seized and someone drained funds from an account the group uses to pay affiliates.
14 May 2021

Chart: Cybersecurity Now a Top Corporate Priority

Chart: Cybersecurity Now a Top Corporate Priority Majority of global IT decision makers say cybersecurity is extremely or more important now than it was pre-pandemic, according to Cisco.
14 May 2021

SOC Teams Burdened by Alert Fatigue Explore XDR

ESG research finds a complex attack surface and threat landscape make alerts too overwhelming to monitor accurately
14 May 2021

Wi-Fi Design, Implementation Flaws Allow a Range of Frag Attacks

Every Wi-Fi product is affected by at least one fragmentation and aggregation vulnerability, which could lead to a machine-in-the-middle attack, researcher says.
14 May 2021

‘Scheme Flooding’ Allows Websites to Track Users Across Browsers

‘Scheme Flooding’ Allows Websites to Track Users Across Browsers A flaw that allows browsers to enumerate applications on a machine threatens cross-browser anonymity in Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari and even Tor.
14 May 2021

Security Trends to Follow at RSA Conference 2021

Here are three key categories of sessions that provide an inside look at some of today's most interesting cybersecurity trends.
14 May 2021

Verizon: Pandemic Ushers in ⅓ More Cyber-Misery

Verizon: Pandemic Ushers in ⅓ More Cyber-Misery The DBRI – Verizon’s 2021 data breach report – shows spikes in sophisticated phishing, financially motivated cyberattacks and a criminal focus on web-application servers.
14 May 2021

Ransomware’s New Swindle: Triple Extortion

Ransomware’s New Swindle: Triple Extortion Ransomware attackers are now demanding cash from the customers of victims too.  
14 May 2021

How to Get into the Bug-Bounty Biz: The Good, Bad and Ugly

How to Get into the Bug-Bounty Biz: The Good, Bad and Ugly Experts from Intel, GitHub and KnowBe4 weigh in on what you need to succeed at security bug-hunting.
14 May 2021

Toshiba unit struck by DarkSide ransomware group

Following Colonial Pipeline, a DarkSide affiliate has claimed another victim.
14 May 2021