With Tuesday’s release of Firefox 40, Mozilla has begun the process of requiring all add-ons for the browser to be signed. The company announced the forthcoming change in February, and Firefox 40 is the first version to warn users about unsigned add-ons. The goal for the change in policy is to protect users from malicious extensions[…]
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The Darkhotel APT gang has extended its geographic reach to victims in a host of additional countries, and has added to its cache of zero days with its use of a HackingTeam exploit for a Flash zero-day vulnerability.
Researchers at Seculert have discovered the latest twist to DGA Changer, which now is able to generate a fake stream of domains if it detects it’s being executed in a virtual machine.
Dell SecureWorks researchers today at Black Hat released a new report on Emissary Panda, or TG-3390, a China-sponsored APT gang that has refined the types of data it covets.
A new version of the Rig Exploit Kit is fueling a malware campaign that has already claimed close to one million victims.
Building a business can be expensive and time-consuming, and owners will look for ways to save money wherever they can. Researchers from RSA Security have found a VPN provider in China that is taking this to an unusual extreme: hacking Windows servers around the world for use as VPN nodes on a network that is[…]
At Black Hat, researchers are expected to disclose new firmware attacks that work against OS X and self replicated to Thunderbolt peripherals.
Spam messages spoofing Microsoft and promising a free Windows 10 upgrade instead drop the CTB-Locker crypto-ransomware on compromised machines.
The U.S. Commerce Department this week agreed to rewrite the proposed U.S. implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement, a decision lauded by security experts.
OS X security researcher Patrick Wardle is expected at Black Hat to demonstrate how to write advanced Mac malware, including Gatekeeper and Xprotect bypasses, in hopes of raising awareness to the current state of OS malware detection.