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  • Google Proposes 'Privacy Sandbox' to Develop Privacy-Focused Ads August 23, 2019
    Google today announced a new initiative—called Privacy Sandbox—in an attempt to develop a set of open standards that fundamentally enhances privacy on the web while continuing to support a free, open and democratic Internet through digital advertisements. A lot of websites on the Internet today, including The Hacker News, rely on online advertisements as their […]
  • Google, Mozilla, Apple Block Kazakhstan's Root CA Certificate to Prevent Spying August 21, 2019
    In a move to protect its users based in Kazakhstan from government surveillance, Google, Apple and Mozilla finally today came forward and blocked Kazakhstan's government-issued root CA certificate within their respective web browsing software. Starting today, Chrome, Safari and Firefox users in Kazakhstan will see an error message stating that the "Qaznet Trust Network" certificate […]
  • Russian Hacking Group Targeting Banks Worldwide With Evolving Tactics August 21, 2019
    Silence APT, a Russian-speaking cybercriminal group, known for targeting financial organizations primarily in former Soviet states and neighboring countries is now aggressively targeting banks in more than 30 countries across America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Active since at least September 2016, Silence APT group's most recent successful campaign was against Bangladesh-based Dutch-Bangla
  • iOS 12.4 jailbreak released after Apple 'accidentally un-patches' an old flaw August 20, 2019
    A fully functional jailbreak has been released for the latest iOS 12.4 on the Internet, making it the first public jailbreak in a long time—thanks to Apple. Dubbed "unc0ver 3.5.0," the jailbreak works with the updated iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches by leveraging a vulnerability that Apple previously patched in iOS 12.3 but accidentally reintroduced […]
  • Use This Privacy Tool to View and Clear Your 'Off-Facebook Activity' Data August 20, 2019
    Well, here we have great news for Facebook users, which is otherwise terrible for marketers and publishers whose businesses rely on Facebook advertisement for re-targeted conversations. Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has taken several privacy measures in the past one year with an aim to give its users more control over their data and […]
  • How Activity Logs Help WordPress Admins Better Manage Website Security August 20, 2019
    Managing a WordPress website can sap a lot of your time and energy, which otherwise you'd spend on managing your business. If you're looking to cut down on the hours, you spend troubleshooting WordPress technical and security problems, better managing and monitoring your website and users, or your customers, you need a WordPress activity log […]
  • Hackers Planted Backdoor in Webmin, Popular Utility for Linux/Unix Servers August 20, 2019
    Following the public disclosure of a critical zero-day vulnerability in Webmin last week, the project's maintainers today revealed that the flaw was not actually the result of a coding mistake made by the programmers. Instead, it was secretly planted by an unknown hacker who successfully managed to inject a backdoor at some point in its […]
  • European Central Bank Shuts Down 'BIRD Portal' After Getting Hacked August 16, 2019
    The European Central Bank (ECB) confirmed Thursday that it had been hit by a cyberattack that involved attackers injecting malware into one of its websites and potentially stealing contact information of its newsletter subscribers. Headquartered in Germany, the European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank of the 19 European Union countries which have adopted […]
  • Patches for 2 Severe LibreOffice Flaws Bypassed — Update to Patch Again August 16, 2019
    If you are using LibreOffice, you need to update it once again. LibreOffice has released the latest version 6.2.6/6.3.0 of its open-source office software to address three new vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to bypass patches for two previously addressed vulnerabilities. LibreOffice is one of the most popular and open source alternatives to Microsoft Office […]
  • Bluetana App Quickly Detects Hidden Bluetooth Card Skimmers at Gas Pumps August 16, 2019
    In recent years, gas stations have become one of the favorite targets for thieves who are stealing customers' credit and debit card information by installing a Bluetooth-enabled payment card skimmers at gas stations across the nation. The media has also reported several recent crimes surrounding credit card skimmers, including: Gas pump skimmer found at a […]
  • New Bluetooth Vulnerability Lets Attackers Spy On Encrypted Connections August 16, 2019
    Over a billion Bluetooth-enabled devices, including smartphones, laptops, smart IoT devices, and industrial devices, have been found vulnerable to a high severity vulnerability that could allow attackers to spy on data transmitted between the two devices. The vulnerability, assigned as CVE-2019-9506, resides in the way 'encryption key negotiation protocol' lets two Bluetooth BR/EDR devices
  • Google Discloses 20-Year-Old Unpatched Flaw Affecting All Versions of Windows August 15, 2019
    Update — With this month's patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft has finally addressed this vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-1162, by correcting how the Windows operating system handles calls to Advanced Local Procedure Call (ALPC). A Google security researcher has just disclosed details of a 20-year-old unpatched high-severity vulnerability affecting all versions of Microsoft Windows, back
  • Kaspersky Antivirus Flaw Exposed Users to Cross-Site Tracking Online August 15, 2019
    In this digital era, the success of almost every marketing, advertising, and analytics company drives through tracking users across the Internet to identify them and learn their interests to provide targeted ads. Most of these solutions rely on 3rd-party cookies, a cookie set on a domain other than the one you are browsing, which allows […]
  • Cerberus: A New Android 'Banking Malware For Rent' Emerges August 14, 2019
    After a few popular Android Trojans like Anubis, Red Alert 2.0, GM bot, and Exobot, quit their malware-as-a-service businesses, a new player has emerged on the Internet with similar capabilities to fill the gap, offering Android bot rental service to the masses. Dubbed "Cerberus," the new remote access Trojan allows remote attackers to take total control over the infected […]
  • 8 New HTTP/2 Implementation Flaws Expose Websites to DoS Attacks August 14, 2019
    Various implementations of HTTP/2, the latest version of the HTTP network protocol, have been found vulnerable to multiple security vulnerabilities affecting the most popular web server software, including Apache, Microsoft's IIS, and NGINX. Launched in May 2015, HTTP/2 has been designed for better security and improved online experience by speeding up page loads. Today, over hundreds of
  • 4 New BlueKeep-like 'Wormable' Windows Remote Desktop Flaws Discovered August 13, 2019
    If you are using any supported version of the Windows operating system, stop everything and install the latest security updates from Microsoft immediately. Windows operating system contains four new critical wormable, remote code execution vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Services, similar to the recently patched 'BlueKeep' RDP vulnerability. Discovered by Microsoft's security team itself, all
  • Let Experts Do Their Job – Managed WAF by Indusface August 13, 2019
    WAF (Web Application Firewall) has been the first line of defence when it comes to application security for a while now. Many organizations have adopted WAF in one form or the other and most cases, compliance has been the driver for adoption. But unfortunately, when it comes to the efficacy of WAF in thwarting attacks, […]
  • Epic Games Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Hacked 'Fortnite' Accounts August 13, 2019
    Epic Games, the creator of the popular 'Fortnite' video game, is facing a class-action lawsuit from gamers over hacked Fortnite accounts, accusing the company of failing to maintain adequate security measures and notify users of the security breach in a timely manner. The lawsuit, filed by 'Franklin D. Azar and Associates' in the United States […]
  • Android Users Can Now Log in to Google Services Using Fingerprint August 12, 2019
    If you're using Chrome on Android, you can now sign-in to your Google account and some of the other Google services by simply using your fingerprint, instead of typing in your password every time. Google is rolling out a new feature, called "local user verification," that allows you to log in to both native applications […]
  • Price Dropped: Get Lifetime Access to Cisco Certification Courses 2019 August 12, 2019
    With the migration of governments and enterprises towards controller-based architectures, the role of a core network engineer has become more important than ever. Today, majority of interconnected wide area networks (WANs) and local area networks (LANs) in the world run on Cisco routers and other Cisco networking equipment, and therefore most organizations need network engineers […]