Monthly Archives: November 2017

Microsoft: Help us kill off two banking trojans that learned from WannaCry

Microsoft warns that more and more businesses are being infected by consumer-focused banking trojans.     By Liam Tung | November 7, 2017 Microsoft has set out the Qakbot and Emotet attack kill chain. Image: Microsoft     Microsoft has appealed to enterprise customers to help stamp out the Qakbot and Emotet banking Trojans, which…
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Watch out: GIBON enters the ransomware space

The new ransomware strain is the latest to target your PC for cash.        By Charlie OsborneNovember 6, 2017     Researchers have dubbed a new strain of ransomware GIBON, although its origin remains a mystery. Last week, ProofPoint researcher Matthew Mesa discovered the ransomware, which is being distributed in the common fashion of…
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How breakable is the iPhone X? Drop it and you’ll find out

So, just how robust is your $1,000+ slab of glass? Not very.       By Adrian Kingsley-HughesNovember 6, 2017                                                             iPhone X after a single drop. SquareTrade         Surprise! The two sheets of glass that make up the bulk of the iPhone X will break – and break rather spectacularly – if…
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Chinese hacking group returns with new tactics for espionage campaign

‘KeyBoy’ group drops stealthy malware to steal data from targets in a corporate espionage campaign focused on new targets.     By Danny Palmer | November 3, 2017 The corporate espionage campaign is now targeting organisations in the west, warn researchers. Image: iStock     A Chinese hacking operation is back with new malware attack…
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What you need to know about Apple and the iPhone X launch

Apple’s earnings conference call gives us a glimpse into how things are going within the company and where it might be headed over the coming months.     By Adrian Kingsley-HughesNovember 3, 2017       Forget keynotes and product launches, it’s during Apple’s quarterly earnings conference calls that we really get an insight into…
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WordPress patches SQL injection bug in security release

Webmasters should update immediately to prevent website takeovers.     By Charlie OsborneNovember 2, 2017 Dell     A bug discovered in WordPress allows attackers to trigger an SQL injection attack leading to complete website hijacking. The vulnerability was discovered in the WordPress content management system (CMS) versions 4.8.2 and below. On Tuesday, WordPress announced…
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With a physical key, Google says it can protect you from nation-state hackers

When two-factor doesn’t cut it against the most sophisticated adversary, Google thinks it has an answer.     By Zack WhittakerNovember 2, 2017 A Feitian-made two-factor physical key. (Image: CNET)       Passwords aren’t perfect — anyone who’s had to reset them after a data breach can tell you that. But neither are biometrics,…
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Oracle pushes out emergency fix for remote system hijack vulnerability

The vulnerability, as bad as it gets, allows attackers to remotely take over enterprise software without authentication.     By Charlie OsborneNovember 1, 2017 File Photo     Oracle has broken its usual quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) cycle to release an emergency fix for a vulnerability which allows attackers to access enterprise software remotely…
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