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Attackers Can Use Electromagnetic Signals to Control Touchscreens Remotely

Researchers have demonstrated what they call the "first active contactless attack against capacitive touchscreens." GhostTouch, as it's called, "uses electromagnetic interference (EMI) to inject fake touch points into a touchscreen without the need to physically touch it," a group of academics from Zhejiang University and Technical University of Darmstadt said in a new research paper. The core…

Datum: 27. 5. 2022

Zyxel Issues Patches for 4 New Flaws Affecting AP, API Controller and Firewall Devices

Zyxel has released patches to address four security flaws affecting its firewall, AP Controller, and AP products to execute arbitrary operating system commands and steal select information. The list of security vulnerabilities is as follows - CVE-2022-0734 - A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in some firewall versions that could be exploited to access information stored in the user's…

Datum: 27. 5. 2022

Critical 'Pantsdown' BMC Vulnerability Affects QCT Servers Used in Data Centers

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) servers have been identified as vulnerable to the severe "Pantsdown" Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) flaw, according to new research published today. "An attacker running code on a vulnerable QCT server would be able to 'hop' from the server host to the BMC and move their attacks to the server management network, possibly continue and obtain further…

Datum: 26. 5. 2022

Experts Warn of Rise in ChromeLoader Malware Hijacking Users' Browsers

A malvertising threat is witnessing a new surge in activity since its emergence earlier this year. Dubbed ChromeLoader, the malware is a "pervasive and persistent browser hijacker that modifies its victims' browser settings and redirects user traffic to advertisement websites," Aedan Russell of Red Canary said in a new report. ChromeLoader is a rogue Chrome browser extension and is typically…

Datum: 26. 5. 2022

Hackers Increasingly Using Browser Automation Frameworks for Malicious Activities

Cybersecurity researchers are calling attention to a free-to-use browser automation framework that's being increasingly used by threat actors as part of their attack campaigns. "The framework contains numerous features which we assess may be utilized in the enablement of malicious activities," researchers from Team Cymru said in a new report published Wednesday. "The technical entry bar for the…

Datum: 26. 5. 2022

The Added Dangers Privileged Accounts Pose to Your Active Directory

In any organization, there are certain accounts that are designated as being privileged. These privileged accounts differ from standard user accounts in that they have permission to perform actions that go beyond what standard users can do. The actions vary based on the nature of the account but can include anything from setting up new user accounts to shutting down mission-critical systems. …

Datum: 26. 5. 2022

Tails OS Users Advised Not to Use Tor Browser Until Critical Firefox Bugs are Patched

The maintainers of the Tails project have issued a warning that the Tor Browser that's bundled with the operating system is unsafe to use for accessing or entering sensitive information. "We recommend that you stop using Tails until the release of 5.1 (May 31) if you use Tor Browser for sensitive information (passwords, private messages, personal information, etc.)," the project said in an…

Datum: 26. 5. 2022

Twitter Fined $150 Million for Misusing Users' Data for Advertising Without Consent

Twitter, which is in the process of being acquired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has agreed to pay $150 million to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to settle allegations that it abused non-public information collected for security purposes to serve targeted ads. In addition to the monetary penalty for "misrepresenting its privacy and security practices," the company has been banned from…

Datum: 26. 5. 2022

Interpol Arrest Leader of SilverTerrier Cybercrime Gang Behind BEC Attacks

A year-long international investigation has resulted in the arrest of the suspected head of the SilverTerrier cybercrime group by the Nigeria Police Force. "The suspect is alleged to have run a transnational cybercrime syndicate that launched mass phishing campaigns and business email compromise schemes targeting companies and individual victims," Interpol said in a statement. …

Datum: 25. 5. 2022

Lumos System Can Find Hidden Cameras and IoT Devices in Your Airbnb or Hotel Room

A group of academics has devised a system that can be used on a phone or a laptop to identify and locate Wi-Fi-connected hidden IoT devices in unfamiliar physical spaces. With hidden cameras being increasingly used to snoop on individuals in hotel rooms and Airbnbs, the goal is to be able to pinpoint such rogue devices without much of a hassle. The system, dubbed Lumos, is designed with this…

Datum: 25. 5. 2022

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