New Malware Combines Ransomware, Coin Mining and Botnet Features in One

[Sept 20, 2018] An all-in-one, destructive malware strain has been discovered in the wild that features multiple malware capabilities including ransomware, cryptocurrency miner, botnet, and self-propagating worm targeting Linux and Windows systems. Dubbed XBash, the new malware, believed to be tied to the Iron Group. According to the researchers from security vendor Palo Alto Networks,... Continue Reading →

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Powerful Android and iOS Spyware Found Deployed in 45 Countries

[Sept 20, 2018] One of the world's most dangerous Android and iPhone spyware program has been found deployed against targets across 45 countries around the world over the last two years, a new report from Citizen Lab revealed. The infamous spyware, dubbed Pegasus, is developed by NSO Group—an Israeli company which is mostly known for... Continue Reading →

Surveillance camera vulnerability could allow hackers to spy on and alter recordings

[Sept 18, 2018] In newly published research, security firm Tenable reveals how popular video surveillance camera software could be manipulated, allowing would-be attackers the ability to view, disable or otherwise manipulate video footage. The vulnerability, which researchers fittingly dubbed “Peekaboo,” affects software created by NUUO, a surveillance system software maker with clients including hospitals, banks... Continue Reading →

Apple Releases Multiple Security Updates

[Sept 18, 2018] Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates: Apple Support 2.4 for iOS(link is external)... Continue Reading →

India’s UIDAI Aadhaar System Compromised; Software Hack Available For Rs. 2500. (UIDAI dismisses a news report)

[Sept 12, 2018] A new and exclusive investigation from HuffPost India has revealed a software patch that can compromise the identity of 1 billion people holding the 12 digit Aadhaar Card Number. The software patch is available for merely Rs. 2500, which disables critical security features of the software used to enroll new Aadhaar users.... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Issues Software Updates for 17 Critical Vulnerabilities

[Sept 12, 2018] Microsoft released its latest monthly Patch Tuesday update for September 2018, patching a total of 61 security vulnerabilities, 17 of which are rated as critical, 43 are rated Important, and one Moderate in severity. This month's security updates patch vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, MS Office, ChakraCore, .NET Framework, Microsoft.Data.OData,... Continue Reading →

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