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Critical RCE Flaw Found in OpenVPN that Escaped Two Recent Security Audits

A security researcher has found four vulnerabilities, including a critical remote code execution bug, in OpenVPN, those were not even caught in the two big security audits of the open source VPN software this year. OpenVPN is one of the most popular and widely used open source VPN software solutions mostly used for various connectivity needs, but it is especially popular for anonymous and …

Datum: 22. 6. 2017

WebSites Found Collecting Data from Online Forms Even Before You Click Submit

'Do I really need to give this website so much about me?' That's exactly what I usually think after filling but before submitting a web form online asking for my personal details to continue. I am sure most of you would either close the whole tab or would edit already typed details (or filled up by browser's auto-fill feature) before clicking 'Submit' — Isn't it? But closing the tab or …

Datum: 21. 6. 2017

NSA Opens Github Account — Lists 32 Projects Developed by the Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) — the United States intelligence agency which is known for its secrecy and working in the dark — has finally joined GitHub and launched an official GitHub page. The NSA employs genius-level coders and brightest mathematicians, who continually work to break codes, gather intelligence on everyone, and develop hacking tools like EternalBlue that was leaked by …

Datum: 21. 6. 2017

Exclusive: Upcoming Windows 10 Version May Have Built-in EMET to Boost Security

It seems Microsoft is planning to build its EMET anti-exploit tool into the kernel of Windows 10 Creator Update (also known as RedStone 3), which is expected to release in September/October 2017. So you may not have to separately download and install EMET in the upcoming version of the Windows 10. If true, this would be the second big change Microsoft is making in its Windows 10 Fall update …

Datum: 20. 6. 2017

Microsoft to Remove SMBv1 Protocol in Next Windows 10 Version (RedStone 3)

The Server Message Block version 1 (SMBv1) — a 30-year-old file sharing protocol which came to light last month after the devastating WannaCry outbreak — will be removed from the upcoming Windows 10 (1709) Redstone 3 Update. The SMBv1 is one of the internet's most ancient networking protocols that allows the operating systems and applications to read and write data to a system and a system to …

Datum: 20. 6. 2017

A Decade Old Unix/Linux/BSD Root Privilege-Escalation Bug Discovered

Security researchers have discovered more than a decade-old vulnerability in several Unix-based operating systems — including Linux, OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD and Solaris — which can be exploited by attackers to escalate their privileges to root, potentially leading to a full system takeover. Dubbed Stack Clash, the vulnerability (CVE-2017-1000364) has been discovered in the way memory was …

Datum: 20. 6. 2017

Web Hosting Company Pays $1 Million to Ransomware Hackers to Get Files Back

South Korean web hosting provider has agreed to pay $1 million in bitcoins to hackers after a Linux ransomware infected its 153 servers, encrypting 3,400 business websites and their data, hosted on them. According to a blog post published by NAYANA, the web hosting company, this unfortunate event happened on 10th June when ransomware malware hit its hosting servers and attacker demanded 550 …

Datum: 19. 6. 2017

Database of Over 198 Million U.S. Voters Left Exposed On Unsecured Server

Information on more than 198 Million United States citizens, that's over 60% of the US population, was exposed in what's believed to be the largest ever known exposure of voter-related to date. This blunder was caused by Deep Root Analytics (DRA), a data analytics firm employed by the US Republican National Committee (RNC), who "mistakenly" left sensitive personal details of more than 198 …

Datum: 19. 6. 2017

Mexican Govt. Allegedly Used Spyware Against Journalists, Activists & A Child

After the disclosure of sophisticated global espionage and disinformation campaign aimed to discredit enemies of the state, Citizen Lab researchers exposed the dirty game of the Mexican government and its politics. The report — "Government Spy: Systematic monitoring of journalists and human rights defenders in Mexico" — published by Citizen Lab today revealed how the Mexican government used …

Datum: 19. 6. 2017

European Parliament Proposes Ban On Encryption Backdoors

Prime Minister Theresa May wants tech companies, like Facebook, Apple, and Google, to create controversial 'backdoors' for police, but even somewhere she knows that it's not that easy as it sounds. The Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has released a draft proposal [PDF] for new laws on privacy and electronic communications, recommending end-to-end ( …

Datum: 19. 6. 2017

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