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Mobile Bootloaders From Top Manufacturers Found Vulnerable to Persistent Threats

Security researchers have discovered several severe zero-day vulnerabilities in the mobile bootloaders from at least four popular device manufacturers that could allow an attacker to gain persistent root access on the device. A team of nine security researchers from the University of California Santa Barbara created a special static binary tool called BootStomp that automatically detects …

Datum: 6. 9. 2017

Critical Flaw in Apache Struts2 Lets Hackers Take Over Web Servers

Security researchers have discovered a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the popular Apache Struts web application framework, allowing a remote attacker to run malicious code on the affected servers. Apache Struts is a free, open-source, Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework for developing web applications in the Java programming language, which supports REST, AJAX, and JSON. …

Datum: 5. 9. 2017

European Companies Must Tell Employees If Their Work Emails Are Being Monitored

Finally, European companies must inform employees in advance if their work email accounts are being monitored. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday gave a landmark judgement concerning privacy in the workplace by overturning an earlier ruling that gave employers the right to spy on workplace communications. The new ruling came in judging the case of Romanian engineer Bogdan …

Datum: 5. 9. 2017

Chinese Man Jailed For Selling VPNs that Bypass Great Firewall

Image source: goldenfrog In an effort to continue its crackdown on VPNs, Chinese authorities have arrested a 26-year-old man for selling VPN software on the Internet. China's Supreme Court has sentenced Deng Jiewei from Dongguan in Guangdong province, close to Hong Kong, to nine months in prison for selling virtual private network (VPN) software through his own small independent website. !- …

Datum: 5. 9. 2017

China Bans Fundraising Through Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

China's central bank today announced an immediate ban on all ICO—Initial Coin Offering—fundraising, to prevent fraud and illegal fundraising. ICO is the hottest new thing in the blockchain world, which is an alternative to crowdfunding that lets a firm raise funding from multiple sources. The People's Bank of China (PBoC), the country's central bank and financial regulator, has issued an …

Datum: 4. 9. 2017

Taringa: Over 28 Million Users' Data Exposed in Massive Data Breach

Exclusive — If you have an account on Taringa, also known as "The Latin American Reddit," your account details may have compromised in a massive data breach that leaked login details of almost all of its over 28 million users. Taringa is a popluar social network geared toward Latin American users, who create and share thousands of posts every day on general interest topics like life hacks, …

Datum: 4. 9. 2017

Instagram Hacker Puts 6 Million Celebrities Personal Data Up For Sale On DoxaGram

It's now official, Instagram has suffered a massive data breach, and reportedly an unknown hacker has stolen personal details of more than 6 million Instagram accounts. Just yesterday, we reported that Instagram had patched a critical API vulnerability that allowed the attacker to access phone numbers and email addresses for high-profile verified accounts. However, Instagram hack now appears …

Datum: 1. 9. 2017

FDA Recalls Nearly Half a Million Pacemakers Over Hacking Fears

Almost half a million people in the United States are highly recommended to get their pacemakers updated, as they are vulnerable to hacking. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled 465,000 pacemakers after discovering security flaws that could allow hackers to reprogram the devices to run the batteries down or even modify the patient's heartbeat, potentially putting half a million …

Datum: 1. 9. 2017

Massive Email Campaign Sends Locky Ransomware to Over 23 Million Users

Whenever we feel like the Locky ransomware is dead, the notorious threat returns with a bang. Recently, researchers from two security firms have independently spotted two mass email campaigns, spreading two different, but new variants of the Locky ransomware. Lukitus Campaign Sends 23 Million Emails in 24 Hours The campaign spotted by researchers at AppRiver sent out more than 23 million …

Datum: 31. 8. 2017

AngelFire: CIA Malware Infects System Boot Sector to Hack Windows PCs

A team of hackers at the CIA, the Central Intelligence Agency, allegedly used a Windows hacking tool against its targets to gain persistent remote access. As part of its Vault 7 leaks, WikiLeaks today revealed details about a new implant developed by the CIA, dubbed AngelFire, to target computers running Windows operating system. AngelFire framework implants a persistent backdoor on the …

Datum: 31. 8. 2017

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