Monthly Archives: December 2017

Hackers use Triton malware to shut down plant, industrial systems

The malware has been designed to target industrial systems and critical infrastructure.       By Charlie OsborneDecember 15, 2017 Symantec     Hackers utilizing the Triton malware have managed to close down industrial operations in the Middle East, researchers have warned. On Thursday, cybersecurity researchers from FireEye's Mandiant revealed that threat actors deployed malware capable…
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Fact: Broadband really does work over a piece of wet string

And it's faster than kilobit speed dial-up internet.     By Liam Tung | December 14, 2017 Using a length of wet string, the engineer was able to achieve a downlink speed of 3.5Mbps.   Image: Andrews & Arnold           Techies at UK ISP Andrews & Arnold have demonstrated that ADSL broadband…
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MoneyTaker hacking group steals millions from US, UK, Russian banks

Researchers say the cyberattackers have been able to steal potentially millions of dollars in the past two years alone.         By Charlie OsborneDecember 12, 2017       A newly-discovered hacking group had managed to steal potentially millions of dollars from US, UK, and Russian banks in the past two years, researchers…
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How to tweak the new Firefox 57 Quantum browser to suit your preferences

Trying the new multi-process Firefox 57? Save yourself some time with these set-up tips...         By Jack SchofieldNovember 20, 2017 Image: Mozilla       Mozilla's new Firefox 57 Quantum browser has been well received, with TechRepublic claiming that it "could take Chrome's position as the king of browsers". If you are…
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Almost one billion video stream users exposed to secret cryptocurrency mining

Popular video streaming and ripping services are secretly mining crypto through visitor PC power.          By Charlie OsborneDecember 13, 2017 File Photo       A number of popular video streaming and ripping services are secretly running cryptocurrency mining operations with the borrowed power of visitor systems. On Wednesday, researchers from AdGuard said…
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ROBOT exploit from 1998 resurrected, leaves top websites’ crypto vulnerable

The 19-year-old vulnerability impacts websites from Facebook to Paypal as well as popular software.         By Charlie OsborneDecember 13, 2017 File Photo       A number of the most popular websites and services online, including Facebook and PayPal, are vulnerable to an exploit which has resurfaced from 1998. The security flaw, dubbed…
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