Rene Millman

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
Sound used to track movement via smartphone and laptops speakers

Sound used to track movement via smartphone and laptops speakers

CovertBand uses high-frequency audio to place people in a room and track a person's movements using the speakers and microphones that are found in many smartphones, laptops and other devices.
By Rene Millman Aug 21 2017, 11:25AM
Spyware found in more than 1,000 apps in Google Play store

Spyware found in more than 1,000 apps in Google Play store

Android Apps on the Google Play Store have been discovered to harbour spyware originally created by an Iraqi developer.
By Rene Millman Aug 15 2017, 1:28PM
Recently patched Flash Player sandbox leaks Windows credentials

Recently patched Flash Player sandbox leaks Windows credentials

A flaw in Adobe Flash could have allowed hackers to discover Windows user credentials. Hackers can find out user details with this one simple trick.
By Rene Millman Aug 14 2017, 11:52AM
Steganography attacks - using code hidden in images - on the rise

Steganography attacks - using code hidden in images - on the rise

Attacks using code hidden in pictures are difficult to detect and increasing in frequency but protective measures will get better say researchers.
By Rene Millman Aug 9 2017, 10:48AM
'Unverified app' warning adds anti-phishing protection to G Suite

'Unverified app' warning adds anti-phishing protection to G Suite

Google claims new 'unverified app' warning will cut down on phishing attacks from within G Suite by giving users information on potentially dodgy apps and scripts.
By Rene Millman Jul 20 2017, 10:53AM
Evil twins NemucodAES and Kovter spreading in joint malware spam campaign

Evil twins NemucodAES and Kovter spreading in joint malware spam campaign

Ransomware teams up with click-fraud malware in double whammy combining NemucodeAES and Kovter to hit victims unawares.
By Rene Millman Jul 19 2017, 10:33AM
Multiple vulnerabilities found in connected IoT home security device

Multiple vulnerabilities found in connected IoT home security device

Popular IoT home security device could allow hackers to turn burglar alarms on and off and switch on siren, says researcher who dissected it.
By Rene Millman Jul 17 2017, 10:45AM
SpyDealer Android malware steals data from Facebook, Skype, other apps

SpyDealer Android malware steals data from Facebook, Skype, other apps

Highly sophisticated SpyDealer malware attacks Android operating systems and can exfiltrate data from a range of popular apps.
By Rene Millman Jul 10 2017, 10:38AM
Backdoor placed in popular Ukrainian software enabled NotPetya attack

Backdoor placed in popular Ukrainian software enabled NotPetya attack

A backdoor may have been placed in the software of a Ukrainian accountancy software vendor to help distribute the NotPetya malware.
By Rene Millman Jul 6 2017, 11:02AM