Rene Millman

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
New MacOS malware steals bank log-in details and intellectual property

New MacOS malware steals bank log-in details and intellectual property

Security researchers have discovered a new, invasive OSX.Pirrit adware variant targeting Mac OS X that enables cyber-criminals to take full control of a user's Mac computer.
By Rene Millman Dec 15 2017, 11:20AM
TeamViewer releases emergency patch for permissions flaw

TeamViewer releases emergency patch for permissions flaw

TeamViewer has rushed out an emergency patch to fix a security flaw that could allow hackers to take over other machines during an active session.
By Rene Millman Dec 11 2017, 10:42AM
Criminals look to machine-learning to mount cyber attacks

Criminals look to machine-learning to mount cyber attacks

Artificial intelligence will increasingly be used by hackers to create new forms of attack.
By Rene Millman Dec 1 2017, 10:45AM
New Mirai variant back on radar after new exploit code published

New Mirai variant back on radar after new exploit code published

A new strain of the Mirai IoT malware has been discovered following the publication of exploit code targeting networking equipment.
By Rene Millman Nov 28 2017, 10:35AM
Windows, Mac, and Linux all at risk from flaws in Excel file reader library

Windows, Mac, and Linux all at risk from flaws in Excel file reader library

Security researchers have warned over multiple flaws in Libxls that could result in remote code execution using specially crafted XLS files.
By Rene Millman Nov 22 2017, 10:37AM
Lost cryptocurrency bug was known about since August

Lost cryptocurrency bug was known about since August

"Post-mortem" revealed Parity Tech was warned over Ethereum bug that froze millions of dollars of cryptocurrency.
By Rene Millman Nov 21 2017, 10:53AM
Surprising amout of cryptographic mistakes in IEEE standards allow IP theft

Surprising amout of cryptographic mistakes in IEEE standards allow IP theft

Weak cryptography in a standard developed by the IEEE could result in hackers bypassing encryption safeguards to steal intellectual property in plaintext, scientists discover.
By Rene Millman Nov 7 2017, 11:00AM
Corebot banking trojan returns

Corebot banking trojan returns

A new variant of the banking Trojan, CoreBot, which was mainly active in the summer of 2015, has been spotted by security researchers with the new variant spreading via malicious Office documents.
By Rene Millman Nov 6 2017, 11:02AM
Massive IoT botnet infects over one million organisations

Massive IoT botnet infects over one million organisations

Reaper IOT botnet could be worse than Mirai suggest some commentators as it continues to evolve.
By Rene Millman Oct 24 2017, 9:43AM
Flaw in Windows DNS client exposed millions of users to hacking

Flaw in Windows DNS client exposed millions of users to hacking

Security researchers have advised the patching of a critical vulnerability in the DNS client used in Windows. The flaw could allow hackers to gain access to a target system.
By Rene Millman Oct 12 2017, 11:19AM
Pornhub users hijacked by malvertising campaign malware infections

Pornhub users hijacked by malvertising campaign malware infections

Kovter Group malvertising campaign put millions at risk of ad fraud malware infections. Fake browser updates hoodwink users into installing malware.
By Rene Millman Oct 10 2017, 10:56AM