Rene Millman

MacOS malware hits cryptocurrency investors on Slack and Discord

MacOS malware hits cryptocurrency investors on Slack and Discord

Security researchers have discovered new malware targeting Mac owners discussing cryptocurrencies on Slack and Discord chat websites.
By Rene Millman Jul 3 2018, 10:48AM
Hackers could steer ships off-course

Hackers could steer ships off-course

Hackers could access a ship's navigation systems to change its direction and throw it off-course, according to security researchers.
By Rene Millman Jun 28 2018, 10:42AM
Chinese hackers infiltrated satellite, telecom and defence companies in US

Chinese hackers infiltrated satellite, telecom and defence companies in US

A Chinese cyber-hacking group is thought to have hacked a number of companies in the satellite, telecom and defence industries in the US and Southeast Asia, it has emerged.
By Rene Millman Jun 21 2018, 11:56AM
Processor makers should practice SafeSpec to overcome Spectre/Meltdown problems

Processor makers should practice SafeSpec to overcome Spectre/Meltdown problems

Scientists have devised a way to defeat the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities caused by speculative execution in modern processors.
By Rene Millman Jun 19 2018, 12:07PM
Android devices found with pre-installed malware

Android devices found with pre-installed malware

Smartphones from ZTE, MediaTek, Archos and Blaupunkt found with adware. Thousands of Android devices are thought to harbour nasty adware that comes pre-installed.
By Rene Millman May 30 2018, 12:32PM
DNS flaw allows hackers to change DNS settings in 800,000 Draytek routers

DNS flaw allows hackers to change DNS settings in 800,000 Draytek routers

Network equipment vendor Draytek has said several of its wireless routers are vulnerable to exploits allowing hackers to remotely change the device's DNS and DHCP settings and potentially steal personal data to hijack web traffic.
By Rene Millman May 22 2018, 11:51AM
Satori botnet searching internet for open Ethereum mining rigs

Satori botnet searching internet for open Ethereum mining rigs

Increasing value of cryptocurrency sees hackers look out for mining hardware.
By Rene Millman May 21 2018, 11:45AM
StalinLocker deletes data if you don't enter the right code in time

StalinLocker deletes data if you don't enter the right code in time

Ransomware is under development that gives victims 10 minutes to enter a code and will delete the contents of a hard drive in the event of failure.
By Rene Millman May 17 2018, 11:31AM
Vulnerability in Electron could pose danger to Skype and Wordpress web apps

Vulnerability in Electron could pose danger to Skype and Wordpress web apps

A security vulnerability has been discovered in a software framework used web apps that could enable hackers to execute remote code. The problem could affect many web apps that use the framework.
By Rene Millman May 15 2018, 10:38AM
Fake Android AV app re-emerges

Fake Android AV app re-emerges

Armor for Android resurfaces as Android's Antivirus. A fake anti-virus app has re-emerged on Android devices, according to security researchers.
By Rene Millman May 9 2018, 12:01PM
A line of code can crash Windows systems, even when locked

A line of code can crash Windows systems, even when locked

Security researchers have found a flaw in Windows that could allow hackers to crash a system when they insert a USB stick with specially crafted code. The problem happens even when Windows is locked.
By Rene Millman May 1 2018, 11:43AM
Now your brain can be hacked to kill you; neurostimulator implants at risk

Now your brain can be hacked to kill you; neurostimulator implants at risk

Academic researchers have discovered that brain implants, known as neurostimulators, can be hacked and could prevent patients from "speaking or moving, cause irreversible damage to his brain, or even worse, be life-threatening".
By Rene Millman Apr 23 2018, 11:52AM
Intel SPI flash flaw could enable hackers to delete computer bios

Intel SPI flash flaw could enable hackers to delete computer bios

Vulnerability could leave users with bricked systems. Intel has fixed a flaw that could prevent a system from booting, to cause it to operate in an unusual way, or execute arbitrary code during the system boot sequence.
By Rene Millman Apr 17 2018, 9:23AM
Android Trojan steals data from Facebook, Skype, and Twitter messenger apps

Android Trojan steals data from Facebook, Skype, and Twitter messenger apps

Other instant messaging apps also targeted by malware. Researchers have discovered a new type of Android malware that steals data from instant messaging apps on Android devices.
By Rene Millman Apr 5 2018, 12:40PM
Top security flaws move to Microsoft from Adobe

Top security flaws move to Microsoft from Adobe

Hackers more likely to use cryptocurrency mining malware than an exploit kit, report says.
By Rene Millman Mar 29 2018, 12:36PM
GhostMiner uses fileless technique to mine coins

GhostMiner uses fileless technique to mine coins

Security researchers have discovered a new form of cryptocurrency miner that uses fileless malware to install itself on systems. The malware also removes other miners.
By Rene Millman Mar 27 2018, 12:50PM
New Fakebank malware variant intercepts calls on Android smartphones

New Fakebank malware variant intercepts calls on Android smartphones

Malware active in South Korea redirects calls to scammers.
By Rene Millman Mar 20 2018, 11:39AM
Researchers find new ways to exploit Meltdown and Spectre flaws in chips

Researchers find new ways to exploit Meltdown and Spectre flaws in chips

MeltdownPrime and SpectrePrime could trick systems into leaking data. Security researchers have found new ways to exploit the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that have plagued modern CPUs.
By Rene Millman Mar 7 2018, 11:13AM
RedDrop malware runs up big bills on Android smartphones and spies on users

RedDrop malware runs up big bills on Android smartphones and spies on users

Researchers warn that malware could be used to blackmail users. New malware has been discovered that could eavesdrop on Android smartphone users and run up huge bills.
By Rene Millman Mar 5 2018, 12:43PM
JenX botnet using GTA to recruit IoT devices

JenX botnet using GTA to recruit IoT devices

Security researchers have found a new botnet that uses flaws connected to the Satori botnet and uses hosting services running multiplayer versions of Grand Theft Auto to infect IoT devices.
By Rene Millman Feb 6 2018, 9:15AM