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eCh0raix Ransomware Variant Targets QNAP, Synology NAS Devices

eCh0raix Ransomware Variant Targets QNAP, Synology NAS Devices Some bad actors are honing tools to go after small fry: This variant was refined to target not one, but two vendors’ devices that are common in SOHO setups.
10 August 2021

Deepfakes – the bot made me do it

As fraud involving highly believable synthetic media soars, what can you do to avoid getting scammed?

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10 August 2021

Back-to-Basics: Use Strong Encryption

 

As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so securely in order to protect customer’s payment card data. Too often, data breaches happen as a result of vulnerabilities that are entirely preventable. The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has developed a set of payment protection resources for small businesses. In this 8-part back-to-basics series, we highlight payment security basics for protecting against payment data theft. Today’s blog focuses on using encryption to make payment data unreadable.

10 August 2021

Chaos Malware Walks Line Between Ransomware and Wiper

Chaos Malware Walks Line Between Ransomware and Wiper The dangerous malware has been rapidly developed since June and could be released into the wild soon.
10 August 2021

Fuzz Off: How to Shake Up Code to Get It Right – Podcast

Fuzz Off: How to Shake Up Code to Get It Right – Podcast Is fuzzing for the cybersec elite, or should it be accessible to all software developers? FuzzCon panelists say join the party as they share fuzzing wins & fails.
10 August 2021

1M Stolen Credit Cards Hit Dark Web for Free

1M Stolen Credit Cards Hit Dark Web for Free A dump of hundreds of thousands of active accounts is aimed at promoting AllWorld.Cards, a recently launched cybercriminal site for selling payment credentials online.
10 August 2021

Ransomware runs rampant, so how can you combat this threat?

A new paper explains how ransomware has become one of the top cyberthreats of the day and how your organization can avoid becoming the next victim

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10 August 2021

‘Glowworm’ Attack Turns Power Light Flickers into Audio

‘Glowworm’ Attack Turns Power Light Flickers into Audio Researchers have found an entirely new attack vector for eavesdropping on Zoom and other virtual meetings.
09 August 2021

Black Hat: Scaling Automated Disinformation for Misery and Profit

Black Hat: Scaling Automated Disinformation for Misery and Profit Researchers demonstrated the power deep neural networks enlisted to create a bot army with the firepower to shape public opinion and spark QAnon 2.0.
09 August 2021

Auth Bypass Bug Exploited, Affecting Millions of Routers

Auth Bypass Bug Exploited, Affecting Millions of Routers A mere three days after disclosure, cyberattackers are hijacking home routers from 20 vendors & ISPs to add them to a Mirai-variant botnet used for carrying out DDoS attacks.
09 August 2021

How to find and remove spyware from your phone

Surveillance isn't just the purview of nation-states and government agencies -- sometimes, it's closer to home.
09 August 2021

DEF CON 29: Satellite hacking 101

How peering into the innards of a future satellite can make cybersecurity in space more palatable

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09 August 2021

Android Malware ‘FlyTrap’ Hijacks Facebook Accounts

Android Malware ‘FlyTrap’ Hijacks Facebook Accounts Coupon codes for Netlifx or Google AdWords? Voting for the best football team? Beware: Malicious apps offering such come-ons could inflict a new trojan.
09 August 2021

Phishing Sites Targeting Scammers and Thieves

I was preparing to knock off work on a recent Friday evening when a curious and annoying email came in via the contact form on this site: “Hello I go by the username Nuclear27 on your site Briansclub[.]com,” wrote “Mitch,” confusing me with the proprietor of perhaps the underground’s largest bazaar for stolen credit and identity data. “I made a deposit to my wallet on the site but nothing has shown up yet and I would like to know why.” Several things stood out in Mitch’s message. For starters, that is not the actual domain for BriansClub. And it’s not hard to see why Mitch got snookered: The real BriansClub site is currently not at the top of search results when one queries that shop name at Google.
09 August 2021

Cutting Through the Noise from Daily Alerts

Cutting Through the Noise from Daily Alerts The biggest challenge for security teams today is the quality of the threat intelligence platforms and feeds. How much of the intel is garbage and unusable? Threat intelligence process itself spans and feeds into many external and internal systems and applications. Without actionable data, it is impossible to understand the relevance and potential impact of a threat. Learn how Threat Intelligence management plays a role to help prioritize and act fast.
09 August 2021

IISpy: A complex server‑side backdoor with anti‑forensic features

The second in our series on IIS threats dissects a malicious IIS extension that employs nifty tricks in an attempt to secure long-term espionage on the compromised servers

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09 August 2021

Password of three random words better than complex variation, experts say

Password of three random words better than complex variation, experts say

UK National Cyber Security Centre recommends approach for improved combination of usability and safety

It is far better to concoct passwords made up of three random words than to use more complex variations involving streams of letters, numbers and symbols, UK government experts have said.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of Government Communications Headquarters, highlighted its “three random words” recommendation in a new blogpost.

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07 August 2021

FragAttacks Foil 2 Decades of Wireless Security

Wireless security protocols have improved, but product vendors continue to make implementation errors that allow a variety of attacks.
06 August 2021

Golang Cryptomining Worm Offers 15% Speed Boost

Golang Cryptomining Worm Offers 15% Speed Boost The latest variants of the Monero-mining malware exploit known web server bugs and add efficiency to the mining process.
06 August 2021

Amazon Kindle Vulnerable to Malicious EBooks

Amazon Kindle Vulnerable to Malicious EBooks Prior to a patch, a serious bug could have allowed attackers to take over Kindles and steal personal data.
06 August 2021