Category: <span>Security</span>

TrickBot and Microsoft Face-off Once Again Microsoft recently led a coalition of cyber-security firms on a global takedown against one of the world’s largest malware botnet and cybercrime operators, TrickBot. While initial efforts brought down the botnet, TrickBot operators brought new servers online in an effort to continue their criminal activities, leading Microsoft to go […]

New Firefox feature in testing for next year release Mozilla is currently testing a modern browser security feature for one of their updates next year. The feature, Site Isolation, works by separating each web page and web iframes into their own operating system process. This is done in order to keep sites from tampering with […]

Hardware-based 2FA security can up your protection from hacks A great way to boost the security of your online accounts is to use a hardware key. Two-factor authentication – also referred to as 2FA or multi-factor authentication – provides extra protection from attacks by requiring the use of secondary verification in addition to a password […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Six domains used in COVID-19 phishing attacks seized Through court order, Microsoft has obtained control of six domains that were used in phishing operations aimed toward Office 365 customers. These phishing operations used COVID-19 as a lure. This two-person phishing operation has been targeting Microsoft’s customers since December 2019. These hackers would send emails to […]

Two bugs in Windows cause emergency patch release Microsoft silently released a security fix to customers due to two vulnerabilities found in the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library. The two bugs – tracked as CVE-2020-1425 and CVE-2020-1457 – only impact Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019. Those two bugs, which are described as two remote code […]