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Tag: cyber security

Google Rolls Out New Chrome Browser Update to Patch Yet Another Zero-Day Vulnerability

Search giant Google on Friday released an out-of-band security update to fix a new actively exploited zero-day flaw in its Chrome web browser. The high-severity flaw, tracked as CVE-2022-4262, concerns a type confusion bug in the V8 JavaScript engine. Clement Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has been credited with reporting the issue on November 29, 2022. Type confusion…

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Worok hackers hide new malware in PNGs using steganography

A threat group tracked as ‘Worok’ hides malware within PNG images to infect victims’ machines with information-stealing malware without raising alarms. This has been confirmed by researchers at Avast, who built upon the findings of ESET, the first to spot and report on Worok’s activity in early September 2022. ESET warned that Worok targeted high-profile victims, including government entities in…

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FBI warns about ongoing Google Voice authentication scams

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says Americans who share their phone number online are being targeted by Google Voice authentication scams. As the federal law enforcement agency explains, the fraudsters are targeting those who have posted their phone number as a form of contact when trying to sell various items on online marketplaces or social media apps. “Recently, we…

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AT&T Customers Are Being Infected By A Massive Malware Botnet But User Data Is Allegedly Secure

If you are an AT&T enterprise customer with some older technology on the edge of your network, your infrastructure may be under attack by a Russian botnet dubbed EwDoor. In late October this year, researchers at 360 Netlab discovered a threat actor attacking Edgewater Networks’ devices using the four-year-old CVE-2017-6079. This vulnerability, when exploited, could allow the attacker to…

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Nine WiFi routers used by millions were vulnerable to 226 flaws

WiFi routers

Security researchers analyzed nine popular WiFi routers and found a total of 226 potential vulnerabilities in them, even when running the latest firmware. The tested routers are made by Asus, AVM, D-Link, Netgear, Edimax, TP-Link, Synology, and Linksys, and are used by millions of people. The front-runners in terms of the number of vulnerabilities are the TP-Link Archer AX6000,…

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Hackers deploy Linux malware, web skimmer on e-commerce servers

Security researchers discovered that attackers are also deploying a Linux backdoor on compromised e-commerce servers after injecting a credit card skimmer into online shops’ websites. The PHP-coded web skimmer (a script designed to steal and exfiltrate customers’ payment and personal info) is added and camouflaged as a .JPG image file in the /app/design/frontend/ folder. The attackers use this script…

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PRIVACY REPORT: WHAT ANDROID DOES IN THE BACKGROUND

We’ve come a long way from the Internet of the 90s and early 00s. Not just in terms of technology, capabilities, and culture, but in the attitude most of us take when accessing the ‘net. In those early days most users had a militant drive to keep any personal or identifying information to themselves beyond the occasional (and often…

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These 23 fake Android apps are dangerous spyware, so delete them now

Danger lurks around every corner online. Whether you’re using a phone, a tablet, or a computer, you always have to keep your guard up to avoid hacks and scams. This is especially true for Android users, as dangerous phishing campaigns appear to be popping up on a weekly basis. The latest is PhoneSpy, and it involves a collection of spyware…

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The breach of a major telecommunication company’s systems exposed communications between millions of people

Syniverse, a major telecommunications company, said hackers had been in its system for years.  The data breach exposed billions of text messages and millions of cell phone users’ data.  Syniverse itself said that almost all mobile carriers rely on its network.  Telecommunications giant Syniverse disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Commission last week that hackers had infiltrated its systems,…

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