Month: <span>August 2020</span>

A new P2P botnet is infecting SSH servers all over the world A previously undiscovered botnet has been discovered by researchers. This botnet uses unusually advanced measures in order to covertly target millions of servers around the world. The proprietary software for this botnet was written from scratch in order to infect servers and corral […]

Users of the Lightroom app are finding their files wiped after update The latest update to Adobe’s Lightroom app for iPhone and iPad caused many users to lose any of their photos and presets that were not synced to the cloud. Adobe has confirmed that the issue has no fix and any files that were […]

Hackers have leaked more than 900 VPN passwords It’s been reported that a hacker has published a list of over 900 plaintext usernames and passwords of Pulse Secure VPN enterprise servers – as well as IP addresses – to a Russian-speaking hacker forum that is frequented by multiple ransomware gangs. Tech reporting company, ZDNet, obtained […]

Concern is rising over hackers using IoT botnets to affect energy markets Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology presented information at the Black Hat Security Conference that suggests high-wattage IoT botnets could be strategically deployed in order to increase demand at certain times in an effort to negatively affect any of the nine private […]

A new phone with a 108-megapixel camera On August 21, 2020, Samsung is releasing two Galaxy Note 20 phones – the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. Both Note 20s will come with an S Pen. The Note 20 boasts an impressive 6.7-inch display, and the Note 20 Ultra is just a smidgen larger at […]

An Android security bug gave access to Twitter DMs Twitter reported that a security bug may have exposed the private direct messages of users accessing Twitter via their Android app. Thankfully, there is currently no evidence that the vulnerability was ever exploited. Had the bug been exploited, it would have allowed a malicious Android app […]

Windows 7 end-of-life prompts FBI warning The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning about the dangers of using Windows 7 now that the operating system has reached its official end-of-life. In the statement the FBI released, they stated, “The FBI has observed cyber criminals targeting computer network infrastructure after an operating system achieves end […]