Cybersecurity News


Chrome 87 released with fix for NAT Slipstream attacks, broader FTP deprecation

Support for FTP links will be disabled for 50% of Chrome 87 users, with a complete removal scheduled for Chrome 88.
17 November 2020

Security Risks Discovered in Tesla Backup Gateway

Cybersecurity researchers report on the security and privacy risks of leaving a Tesla Backup Gateway exposed to the Internet.
17 November 2020

An Inside Look at an Account Takeover

An Inside Look at an Account Takeover AI threat find: Phishing attack slips through email gateway and leads to large-scale compromise.
17 November 2020

Cisco Patches Critical Flaw After PoC Exploit Code Release

Cisco Patches Critical Flaw After PoC Exploit Code Release A critical path-traversal flaw (CVE-2020-27130) exists in Cisco Security Manager that lays bare sensitive information to remote, unauthenticated attackers.
17 November 2020

Be Very Sparing in Allowing Site Notifications

An increasing number of websites are asking visitors to approve "notifications," browser modifications that periodically display messages on the user's mobile or desktop device. In many cases these notifications are benign, but several dodgy firms are paying site owners to install their notification scripts and then selling that communications pathway to scammers and online hucksters.
17 November 2020

Ransomware Operator Promotes Distributed Storage for Stolen Data

The criminals behind the DarkSide ransomware-as-a-service operation say the system will be harder to take down.
17 November 2020

Researchers warn of internet security risks connected to Tesla Backup Gateway

Hundreds of Tesla gateway systems have been found, exposed and open, online.
17 November 2020

Some Apple Apps on macOS Big Sur Bypass Content Filters, VPNs

Some Apple Apps on macOS Big Sur Bypass Content Filters, VPNs Attackers can exploit the feature and send people’s data directly to remote servers, posing a privacy and security risk, researchers said.
17 November 2020

Twitter hires veteran hacker Mudge as head of security

Twitter hires veteran hacker Mudge as head of security

Peiter Zatko’s appointment follows mass attack on social media platform in July

Twitter has appointed one of the world’s most respected hackers as its new head of security in the wake of a humiliating mass attack in July.

The company has placed Peiter Zatko in charge of protecting its platform from threats of all varieties, poaching him from the payments startup Stripe. Zatko is better known as Mudge, his handle for more than 20 years of operation on both sides of the information security arena.

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17 November 2020

Firefox 83 released with 'HTTPS-Only Mode' that only loads HTTPS sites

Mozilla expects that HTTPS-Only Mode will soon become the default browsing state for most web browsers.
17 November 2020

Cryptocurrency platform dangles ‘bug bounty’ carrot to hacker who stole $2 million

Akropolis has not yet gone to law enforcement, giving the hacker time to consider the proposal.
17 November 2020

More than 200 systems infected by new Chinese APT 'FunnyDream'

New Chinese APT discovered targeting Southeast Asian governments.
17 November 2020

More than 245,000 Windows systems still remain vulnerable to BlueKeep RDP bug

Millions of computers and servers across the globe remain unpatched for some of today's most dangerous bugs.
17 November 2020

Breakdown of a Break-in: A Manufacturer's Ransomware Response

The analysis of an industrial ransomware attack reveals common tactics and proactive steps that businesses can take to avoid similar incidents.
16 November 2020

Dating Site Bumble Leaves Swipes Unsecured for 100M Users

Dating Site Bumble Leaves Swipes Unsecured for 100M Users An API bug exposed personal information of users like political leanings, astrological signs, education, and even height and weight, and their distance away in miles.
16 November 2020

Global Pandemic Fuels Cyber-Threat Workload for National Cyber Security Centre, Shows Annual Review

From securing the Nightingale hospitals to tackling threats to vaccine research and production, a large part of the National Cyber Security Centre's (NCSC) recent work in the UK has been related to the coronavirus pandemic, as Ron Alalouff discovered when reporting on its Annual Review.
16 November 2020

Attackers Target Porn Site Goers in ‘Malsmoke’ Zloader Attack

Attackers Target Porn Site Goers in ‘Malsmoke’ Zloader Attack A fake Java update found on various porn sites actually downloads the well-known Zloader malware.
16 November 2020

Twitter Taps Mudge

Noted security researcher Peiter Zatko joins the social network as head of security.
16 November 2020

Citrix SD-WAN Bugs Allow Remote Code Execution

Citrix SD-WAN Bugs Allow Remote Code Execution The bugs tracked as CVE-2020–8271, CVE-2020–8272 and CVE-2020–8273 exist in the Citrix SD-WAN Center.
16 November 2020

New Zoom feature can alert room owners of possible Zoombombing disruptions

The new "At-Risk Meeting Notifier" Zoom feature scans the internet and alerts conference organizers when a link to their Zoom meeting has been posted online.
16 November 2020