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Hard-coded Passwords Make Hacking Foscam ‘IP Cameras’ Much Easier

Security researchers have discovered over a dozen of vulnerabilities in tens of thousands of web-connected cameras that can not be protected just by changing their default credentials. Vulnerabilities found in two models of IP cameras from China-based manufacturer Foscam allow attackers to take over the camera, view video feeds, and, in some cases, even gain access to other devices connected …

Datum: 8. 6. 2017

Beware! This Microsoft PowerPoint Hack Installs Malware Without Requiring Macros

"Disable macros and always be extra careful when you manually enable it while opening Microsoft Office Word documents." You might have heard of above-mentioned security warning multiple times on the Internet as hackers usually leverage this decade old macros-based hacking technique to hack computers through specially crafted Microsoft Office files, particularly Word, attached to spam emails. …

Datum: 7. 6. 2017

Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling its Antivirus in Windows 10

Russian antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab is so upset with US software giant Microsoft that the security firm has filed more antitrust complaints against the company. The antivirus firm initially filed a lawsuit late last year against Microsoft with Russian Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) over alleged abuse of Microsoft's dominant position in the desktop market to push its own antivirus …

Datum: 7. 6. 2017

Creators of Bitcoin Miners Face $12 Million Fine for 'Ponzi Scheme' Scam

Every time a new topic trends on the Internet, scammers take advantage of it. You must have heard of Bitcoin and how in recent days it has made some early investors millionaire overnight. Yes, the Bitcoin boom is back, and it's real — a digital currency that has just crossed a new milestone today. The current price of 1 BTC or 1 Bitcoin = US$2,850. An American con man took advantage of this …

Datum: 6. 6. 2017

14-Year-Old Japanese Boy Arrested for Creating Ransomware

Japanese authorities have arrested a 14-year-old boy in Osaka, a prefecture and large port city, for allegedly creating and distributing a ransomware malware. This is the first such arrest in Japan which involves a Ransomware-related crime. Ransomware is a piece of malware that encrypts files on a victim's computer and makes them inaccessible until the victim pays a ransom, usually in …

Datum: 6. 6. 2017

FBI Arrests NSA Contractor for Leaking Secrets – Here's How they Caught Her

The FBI arrested a 25-year-old NSA contractor on Saturday (3rd June) for leaking classified information to an online news outlet which published its report yesterday (5th June) — meaning the arrest was made two days before the actual disclosure went online. Reality Leigh Winner, who held a top-secret security clearance and worked as a government contractor in Georgia with Pluribus …

Datum: 6. 6. 2017

Over 8,600 Vulnerabilities Found in Pacemakers

"If you want to keep living, Pay a ransom, or die." This could happen, as researchers have found thousands of vulnerabilities in Pacemakers that hackers could exploit. Millions of people that rely on pacemakers to keep their hearts beating are at risk of software glitches and hackers, which could eventually take their lives. A pacemaker is a small electrical battery-operated device that's …

Datum: 5. 6. 2017

Man Jailed 6 Months for Refusing to Give Police his iPhone Passcode

Remember Ramona Fricosu? A Colorado woman was ordered to unlock her encrypted Toshiba laptop while the FBI was investigating alleged mortgage fraud in 2012, but she declined to decrypt the laptop saying that she did not remember the password. Later the United States Court ruled that Police can force defendants to decrypt their electronic devices, of course, as it does not violate the Fifth …

Datum: 5. 6. 2017

Insecure Hadoop Clusters Expose Over 5,000 Terabytes of Data

Until last year, cyber criminals were only targeting computers of individuals and organisations with ransomware and holding them for ransom, but then they started targeting unprotected online databases and servers around the globe for ransom as well. Earlier this year, we saw notorious incidents where tens of thousands of unprotected MongoDB and Elasticsearch databases were hacked and held …

Datum: 3. 6. 2017

WannaCry Coding Mistakes Can Help Files Recovery Even After Infection

Last month WannaCry ransomware hit more than 300,000 PCs across the world within just 72 hours by using its self-spreading capabilities to infect vulnerable Windows PCs, particularly those using vulnerable versions of the OS, within the same network. But that doesn't mean WannaCry was a high-quality piece of ransomware. Security researchers have recently discovered some programming errors in …

Datum: 2. 6. 2017

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