Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Just Sending a GIF via WhatsApp Could Have Hacked Your Android Phone

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a GIF is worth a thousand pictures. Today, the short looping clips, GIFs are everywhere—on your social media, on your message boards, on your chats, helping users perfectly express their emotions, making...
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A Look Into Continuous Efforts By Chinese Hackers to Target Foreign Governments

Phishing is still one of the widely used strategies by cybercriminals and espionage groups to gain an initial foothold on the targeted systems. Though hacking someone with phishing attacks was easy a decade ago, the evolution of threat detection technologies...
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How SMBs Can Mitigate the Growing Risk of File-based Attacks

Cases of document-based malware are steadily rising. 59 percent of all malicious files detected in the first quarter of 2019 were contained in documents. Due to how work is done in today's offices and workplaces, companies are among those commonly...
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Former Yahoo Employee Admits Hacking into 6000 Accounts for Sexual Content

An ex-Yahoo! employee has pleaded guilty to misusing his access at the company to hack into the accounts of nearly 6,000 Yahoo users in search of private and personal records, primarily sexually explicit images and videos. According to an...
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Researchers Find New Hack to Read Content Of Password Protected PDF Files

Looking for ways to unlock and read the content of an encrypted PDF without knowing the password? Well, that's now possible, sort of—thanks to a novel set of attacking techniques that could allow attackers to access the entire content of...
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Comodo Forums Hack Exposes 245,000 Users’ Data — Recent vBulletin 0-day Used

If you have an account with the Comodo discussion board and support forums, also known as ITarian Forum, you should change your password immediately. Cybersecurity company Comodo has become one of the major victims of a recently disclosed vBulletin 0-day...
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Over A Billion Malicious Ad Impressions Exploit WebKit Flaw to Target Apple Users

The infamous eGobbler hacking group that surfaced online earlier this year with massive malvertising campaigns has now been caught running a new campaign exploiting two browser vulnerabilities to show intrusive pop-up ads and forcefully redirect users to malicious websites. To...
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Pay What You Wish — 9 Hacking Certification Training Courses in 1 Bundle

The greatest threat facing most nations is no longer a standing army. It's a hacker with a computer who can launch a crippling cyber attack from thousands of miles away—potentially taking down everything from server farms to entire power...
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New Critical Exim Flaw Exposes Email Servers to Remote Attacks — Patch Released

A critical security vulnerability has been discovered and fixed in the popular open-source Exim email server software, which could allow a remote attacker to simply crash or potentially execute malicious code on targeted servers. Exim maintainers today released an urgent...
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Exclusive — Hacker Steals Over 218 Million Zynga ‘Words with Friends’ Gamers Data

A Pakistani hacker who previously who made headlines earlier this year for selling almost a billion user records stolen from nearly 45 popular online services has now claimed to have hacked the popular mobile social game company Zynga Inc....
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More SIM Cards Vulnerable to Simjacker Attack Than Previously Disclosed

Remember the Simjacker vulnerability? Earlier this month, we reported about a critical unpatched weakness in a wide range of SIM cards, which an unnamed surveillance company has actively been exploiting in the wild to remotely compromise targeted mobile phones just...
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Hacker Releases ‘Unpatchable’ Jailbreak For All iOS Devices, iPhone 4s to iPhone X

An iOS hacker and cybersecurity researcher today publicly released what he claimed to be a "permanent unpatchable bootrom exploit," in other words, an epic jailbreak that works on all iOS devices ranging from iPhone 4s (A5 chip) to iPhone...
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Microsoft Warns of a New Rare Fileless Malware Hijacking Windows Computers

Watch out Windows users! There's a new strain of malware making rounds on the Internet that has already infected thousands of computers worldwide and most likely, your antivirus program would not be able to detect it. Why? That's because, first, it's...
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DoorDash Breach Exposes 4.9 Million Users’ Personal Data

Do you use DoorDash frequently to order your food online? If yes, you are highly recommended to change your account password right now immediately. DoorDash—the popular on-demand food-delivery service—today confirmed a massive data breach that affects almost 5 million people using...
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Outlook for Web Bans 38 More File Extensions in Email Attachments

Malware or computer virus can infect your computer in several different ways, but one of the most common methods of its delivery is through malicious file attachments over emails that execute the malware when you open them. Therefore, to protect...
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iOS 13 Bug Lets 3rd-Party Keyboards Gain ‘Full Access’ — Even When You Deny

Following the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS earlier this week, Apple has issued an advisory warning iPhone and iPad users of an unpatched security bug impacting third-party keyboard apps. On iOS, third-party keyboard extensions can run entirely standalone without...
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[Unpatched] Critical 0-Day RCE Exploit for vBulletin Forum Disclosed Publicly

An anonymous hacker today publicly revealed details and proof-of-concept exploit code for an unpatched, critical zero-day remote code execution vulnerability in vBulletin—one of the widely used internet forum software. One of the reasons why the vulnerability should be viewed as...
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1-Click iPhone and Android Exploits Target Tibetan Users via WhatsApp

A team of Canadian cybersecurity researchers has uncovered a sophisticated and targeted mobile hacking campaign that is targeting high-profile members of various Tibetan groups with one-click exploits for iOS and Android devices. Dubbed Poison Carp by University of Toronto's Citizen...
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Russian APT Map Reveals 22,000 Connections Between 2000 Malware Samples

Though Russia still has an undiversified and stagnant economy, it was one of the early countries in the world to realize the value of remotely conducted cyber intrusions. In recent years, many Russia hacking groups have emerged as one of...
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Cynet 360: The Next Generation of EDR

Many organizations regard Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) as their main protection against breaches. EDR, as a category, emerged in 2012 and was rapidly acknowledged as the best answer to the numerous threats that legacy AV unsuccessfully struggled to...
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Pensacola confirms ransomware attack

Pensacola officials confirmed that an ongoing cyberattack that began early Saturday morning is a ransomware attack. While the city did not release any additional details, the Pensacola News Journal said city spokeswoman Kaycee Lagarde confirmed the attack included a ransom, something that...

Trickbot Operators Now Selling Attack Tools to APT Actors

North Korea's Lazarus Group - of Sony breach and WannaCry fame - is among the first customers.
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The Great $50M African IP Address Heist

A top executive at the nonprofit entity responsible for doling out chunks of Internet addresses to businesses and other organizations in Africa has resigned his post following accusations that he secretly operated several companies which sold tens of millions...

Intel Issues Fix for ‘Plundervolt’ SGX Flaw

Researchers were able to extract AES encryption key using SGX's voltage-tuning function.
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How to stop spam calls right now

Spam calls drive us all crazy. Here are four ways to stop robocalls and other unsolicited phone calls.