Software, from web apps, to operating systems to firmware, has been abused and exploited every which way from Sunday for decades by both researchers and attackers. Now, it is hardware’s turn in the spotlight, as researchers have published details of a new method for exploiting a problem with some DRAM memory devices that can allow[…]
Browsing Category: Hacks
A recent malware sample dynamically generates the name of a mutex object by using Windows product ID, lessening its predictability and complicating detection.
Anthem has refused to undergo vulnerability scans and configuration compliance tests in the aftermath of a breach that may have leaked the personal information of nearly 100,000 customers and non-customers.
OpenDNS went public with a new analytics tool that can be used to detect malicious domains used in APT and cybercrime campaigns.
The Mandarin Oriental luxury hotel chain is investigating a data breach that affects credit cards used in an “isolated number” of its hotels in the United States and Europe. Company officials said that the attack involved “undetectable” malware on some of its systems and emphasized that only credit card data, and no other personal information,[…]
As a public service, the Threatpost team, Mike Mimoso, Dennis Fisher, Brian Donohue and Chris Brook, watched the first episode of CSI: Cyber and kept a running chat log of the “action”. Enjoy.
D-Link is in the midst of pushing out firmware updates for eight of its home router models, addressing three serious remote code injection vulnerabilities.
The Angler Exploit Kit has begun using domain shadowing as a technique to avoid detection and blocking, researchers at Cisco Talos said.
For the nth time in the last couple of years, security experts are warning about a new Internet-scale vulnerability, this time in some popular SSL clients. The flaw allows an attacker to force clients to downgrade to weakened ciphers and break their supposedly encrypted communications through a man-in-the-middle attack. Researchers recently discovered that some SSL[…]
A pharming attack has been detected targeting home routers distributed from Brazil’s largest telco, a rare instance of a web-based attack changing DNS settings in order to redirect traffic.