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Fix on the way for OnePlus 6 bootloader security flaw

10th June, 2018 By Mark Wycislik-Wilson     A security researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the OnePlus 6 bootloader. The flaw makes it possible for someone to boot arbitrary or modified images — even if the bootloader is locked. … Continue reading

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Lenovo Finally Patches Ancient BlueBorne Bugs in Tab and Yoga Tablets

  By Tom Spring June 8, 2018   Nine months after researchers warned of the BlueBorne remote code execution bug, Lenovo said Thursday a patch is finally available for three popular lines of its Android tablets.   Lenovo, the world’s … Continue reading

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Hackers Crashed a Bank’s Computers While Attempting a SWIFT Hack

8th June, 2018 By Catalin Cimpanu     Hackers have used a disk-wiping malware to sabotage hundreds of computers at a bank in Chile to distract staff while they were attempting to steal money via the bank’s SWIFT money transferring … Continue reading

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Facebook Admits Privacy Settings ‘Bug’ Affecting 14 Million Users

By AFP on June 07, 2018   Facebook acknowledged Thursday a software glitch that changed the settings of some 14 million users, potentially making some posts public even if they were intended to be private.   The news marked the … Continue reading

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Operation Prowli Hits 40K with Traffic Monetization, Cryptomining

6th June, 2018 By Kelly Sheridan   The campaign targets services including Drupal CMS sites, DSL modems, vulnerable IoT devices, and servers with an open SSH port.   A new attack campaign dubbed Operation Prowli has so far hit 40,000 … Continue reading

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‘EFAIL’ Is Why We Can’t Have Golden Keys

5th June, 2018 By Adam Shostack   A deep dive into the issues surrounding an HTML email attack.   There’s a newly announced set of issues labeled the “EFAIL encryption flaw” that reduces the security of PGP and S/MIME emails. … Continue reading

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Apple Touts Privacy Features of New Operating Systems

By AFP on June 04, 2018   Apple on Monday said new operating systems powering its mobile devices and computers would include features designed to thwart the use of secret trackers to monitor people’s online activities.   The announcement by … Continue reading

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Crooks included the code for CVE-2018-8174 IE Zero-Day in the RIG Exploit Kit

June 3, 2018  By Pierluigi Paganini   Cyber criminals recently added the code for the CVE-2018-8174 Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability to the infamous RIG exploit kit.   Crooks recently added the code for an Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability to the infamous RIG exploit kit.   The … Continue reading

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Smartwatches disclosing children’s location

30th May 2018   The popularity of smart children’s watches is increasing every day. These watches allow parents to keep track of the current location of their children. Most vendors allow for  parents to retrieve this information using a mobile … Continue reading

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DanaBot – A new banking Trojan surfaces Down Under

May 31, 2018 Proofpoint Staff   Overview   2018 has seen a marked shift away from high-volume, immediately destructive ransomware campaigns to distribution of banking Trojans, information stealers, and downloaders. Banking Trojans now make up almost 60% of malicious payloads … Continue reading

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