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D-Link remote access vulnerabilities remain unpatched

D-Link routers have several unpatched vulnerabilities, the worst of which could allow an attacker to gain total control over a device, according to a systems engineer in Canada.

By Jeremy Kirk | 27 February, 2015 14:39

Tags: security, TRENDnet, D-Link

Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual pharming attack

An email-based attack spotted in Brazil recently employed an unusual but potent technique to spy on a victim's Web traffic.

By Jeremy Kirk | 27 February, 2015 13:09

Tags: proofpoint, security

Like Google in Vietnam, Lenovo tripped up by a DNS attack

The redirection of both Lenovo's website and Google's main search page for Vietnam this week highlights weaknesses with the Internet's addressing system.

By Jeremy Kirk | 26 February, 2015 13:19

Tags: Webnic.cc, security, Lenovo

Google scraps annual Pwnium bug-hunting contest

Google is scrapping Pwnium, its annual bug hunting event, and folding it into an existing year-round program in part to reduce security risks.

By Jeremy Kirk | 25 February, 2015 14:04

Tags: Google, security, Exploits / vulnerabilities

Anthem's latest breach estimate says 78.8 million were affected

The Anthem data breach may have exposed 78.8 million records, according to a more finely tuned estimate by the health insurance company, but Anthem is still investigating exactly how many records hackers extracted from a database.

By Jeremy Kirk | 25 February, 2015 11:15

Tags: Anthem, security, data breach

Many attackers lurk undetected for months, then pounce, study finds

Attackers who penetrate company networks often pose as legitimate users for long periods of time, causing lengthy delays before victims figure out they've been hacked.

By Jeremy Kirk | 25 February, 2015 00:03

Tags: intrusion, security, FireEye, malware

Telegram dimisses claim of a flaw in its secure messaging application

Telegram, a messaging application that markets itself as a secure communication tool, doesn't handle encrypted conversations securely, according to the founder of a mobile security company.

By Jeremy Kirk | 24 February, 2015 14:29

Tags: Telegram, security, encryption, Exploits / vulnerabilities

Android malware fakes phone shutdown to steal data

Next time you turn off your Android phone, you might want take the battery out just to be certain.

By Jeremy Kirk | 20 February, 2015 11:20

Tags: Android OS, AVG, security, mobile security, malware

Revenge porn site operator faces at least two years in prison

Hunter Moore, the infamous creator of a website that published nude photos of people that had been pilfered from their email accounts, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two counts in federal court.

By Jeremy Kirk | 19 February, 2015 16:09

Tags: Criminal, no company, legal

Swedish man pleads guilty to peddling Blackshades malware

A Swedish man pleaded guilty Wednesday to peddling one of the most prevalent spying programs called Blackshades that was widely used by the criminal underground.

By Jeremy Kirk | 19 February, 2015 13:42

Tags: Criminal, no company, security, legal, malware, cybercrime

Tens of thousands of home routers at risk with duplicate SSH keys

A setup mistake has apparently left hundreds of thousands of home routers running the SSH (Secure Shell) remote access tool with identical private and public keys.

By Jeremy Kirk | 19 February, 2015 13:24

Tags: Shodan, security

Israel targeted by malware packaged with pornographic video

Israeli institutions have been targeted by an Arab-speaking hacker group that sought to extract sensitive documents, according to Trend Micro.

By Jeremy Kirk | 18 February, 2015 14:53

Tags: trend micro, security, malware

Equation cyberspies use unrivaled, NSA-style techniques to hit Iran, Russia

A cyberespionage group with a toolset similar to ones used by U.S. intelligence agencies has infiltrated key institutions in countries including Iran and Russia.

By Jeremy Kirk | 17 February, 2015 13:14

Tags: intrusion, security, encryption, Exploits / vulnerabilities, malware, kaspersky lab

Cybercriminal gang plunders up to $1 billion from banks over two years

A still-active cybercriminal gang has stolen up to a $1 billion from banks in at least 25 countries over the last two years, infiltrating networks with malware and spying on employees' computers to facilitate large wire transfers, Kaspersky Lab said Sunday.

By Jeremy Kirk | 16 February, 2015 11:16

Tags: Criminal, security, legal, Exploits / vulnerabilities, cybercrime, kaspersky lab

Many PayPal lookalike phishing websites taken offline

PayPal has worked to shut down a handful of phishing websites that sought to steal people's login credentials by appearing to be the company's real website, according to a security company.

By Jeremy Kirk | 12 February, 2015 14:14

Tags: OpenDNS, security, paypal

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