Rene Millman

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
OpenText Document Sciences full of holes - multiple vulnerabilities found

OpenText Document Sciences full of holes - multiple vulnerabilities found

SQL injections and cross-site scripting vulnerabilities are among the flaws found in OpenText Document Sciences xPression.
By Rene Millman Oct 3 2017, 11:23AM
Cyber-criminals focus on CPU mining tools as attacks grow sixfold

Cyber-criminals focus on CPU mining tools as attacks grow sixfold

Cryptocurrency extraction a bigger draw for hackers now.
By Rene Millman Sep 25 2017, 10:17AM
Red Alert banking malware steals credentials

Red Alert banking malware steals credentials

A new strain of banking malware is targeting Android users, security researchers have discovered.
By Rene Millman Sep 21 2017, 12:50PM
Financial attractiveness of ransomware ensures it remains growing threat

Financial attractiveness of ransomware ensures it remains growing threat

Mobile devices under increasing attack from malware, including ransomware, which has seen a 122 percent increase in variants as it becomes an increasingly attractive option for criminals.
By Rene Millman Sep 19 2017, 10:53AM
Hackers can bypass new protections in MacOS High Sierra

Hackers can bypass new protections in MacOS High Sierra

MacOS High Sierra protections can be bypassed, but will make security researchers and companies work more difficult
By Rene Millman Sep 18 2017, 11:16AM
Sharing IOT malware rife, botnets now child's play as teen arrest shows

Sharing IOT malware rife, botnets now child's play as teen arrest shows

A 13 year old hacker caught trying to build up botnet to hack CCTV cameras demonstrates that attacking IoT devices is literally child's play, thanks to widespread sharing of IoTmalware.
By Rene Millman Sep 12 2017, 12:01PM
New malware and adware spreading through Facebook Messenger

New malware and adware spreading through Facebook Messenger

Fake messages on Facebook Messenger found to harbour malware.
By Rene Millman Aug 28 2017, 10:51AM
Researchers find more malware-infested apps on Google Play

Researchers find more malware-infested apps on Google Play

Bankbot found in apps uploaded by same author on Google Play, abuses Accessibliity Service feature.
By Rene Millman Aug 24 2017, 11:00AM
Flaw in LinkedIn Messenger could harbour malware

Flaw in LinkedIn Messenger could harbour malware

Millions could have been exposed to malware bug in LinkedIn Messenger.
By Rene Millman Aug 22 2017, 11:01AM