Monthly Archives: October 2017

Hackers race to use Flash exploit before vulnerable systems are patched

APT28 threat group is moving fast in the hope that targets haven’t yet installed a recently released patch to fix the recently uncovered exploit     By Danny Palmer | October 23, 2017 State-backed hackers are looking to use the exploit before organisations have patched against it. Image: iStock     Hackers are rushing to…
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Hackers target security researchers with malware-laden document

State-backed hackers are trying to deliver malware to people interested in cybersecurity, using malicious documents about a real conference as a lure.     By Danny Palmer | October 23, 2017     State-backed hackers are apparently targeting security researchers with their latest campaign, which uses a document advertising a cybersecurity conference as the lure.…
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Mac OSX Trojan malware spread via compromised software downloads

Supply-chain attack saw data-stealing Proton RAT loaded into legitimate downloads of Elmedia Player and Folx applications by Eltima Software.     By Danny Palmer | October 20, 2017 Elmedia Player downloads were compromised with Trojan malware. Image: Getty       Downloads of a popular Mac OSX media player and an accompanying download manager were…
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How to install, reinstall, upgrade and activate Windows 10

Here’s everything you need to know before you repair, reinstall, or upgrade Windows 10, including details about activation and product keys.    By Ed BottOctober 19, 2017     [Latest update: October 19, 2017. This updated content is based on the most recent public release of Windows 10, version 1709.] This article covers the most…
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Here’s every patch for KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability available right now

Vendors are reacting swiftly to a vulnerability that lets attackers eavesdrop on your network traffic.      By Charlie Osborne and Zack WhittakerOctober 18, 2017 (Image: file photo) ​     Monday morning was not a great time to be an IT admin, with the public release of a bug that effectively broke WPA2 wireless…
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ATM malware available online for only $5,000

Malware which forces ATMs to hemorrhage cash has been discovered for sale on the Dark Web at an unfortunately accessible price.      By Charlie OsborneOctober 18, 2017 —                                                                                    Kaspersky     Researchers have discovered malware crafted to compromise ATMs available for sale in the underbelly of the Internet. On Tuesday, cybersecurity firm Kaspersky…
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This ransomware-spreading botnet will now screengrab your desktop too

New payload bundled within Necurs botnet attacks allows those carrying out malicious campaigns to check if they're working and improve updates.      By Danny Palmer | October 18, 2017 The Necurs hackers have added the ability to snoop into their regular malware payloads. Image: iStock     Attackers behind one of the world's most…
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