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Do you know Apple is sending iOS web browsing related data of some of its users to Chinese Internet company Tencent? I am sure many of you are not aware of this, neither was I, and believe me, none of us could expect this from a tech company that promotes itself as a champion of consumer privacy. Late last week, … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 14, 2019, 8 a.m.
A decade-old botnet malware that currently controls over 450,000 computers worldwide has recently shifted its operations from infecting machines with ransomware or crypto miners to abusing them for sending out sextortion emails to millions of innocent people. Extortion by email is growing significantly, with a large number of users recently complaining about receiving sextortion emails that attempt to extort money … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 16, 2019, 8 a.m.
No, it's not a patch Tuesday. It's the third Tuesday of the month, and as The Hacker News shared an early heads-up late last week on Twitter, Adobe today finally released pre-announced out-of-band security updates to patch a total of 82 security vulnerabilities across its various products. The affected products that received security patches today include: Adobe Acrobat and Reader … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 15, 2019, 10 a.m.
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 an advanced fileless malware and second, it leverages only legitimate built-in system utilities and third-party tools to extend its … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Sept. 27, 2019, 4:35 p.m.
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 be noted, hackers haven't found any way to run ads for free; instead, the modus operandi of eGobbler attackers involves … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 1, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
After so many reported credit card thefts in 2019, American Cancer Society has become the latest victim as a credit card stealing malware has been reportedly found in its online store. This has raised serious concern as the same malware was reported to have been used to steal a bunch of credit card details from British Airways. For now, the … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 31, 2019, 3:09 p.m.
Security researchers at Bitdefender have discovered a high-severity security vulnerability in Amazon's Ring Video Doorbell Pro devices that could allow nearby attackers to steal your WiFi password and launch a variety of cyberattacks using MitM against other devices connected to the same network. In case you don't own one of these, Amazon's Ring Video Doorbell is a smart wireless home … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Nov. 7, 2019, 9 a.m.