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EmoTet Malware
Anne Arundel County Library computers were just exposed to a computer virus, prompting officials to take the computers out of service and ask customers to monitor personal information for fraudulent activity. About 600 terminals were reportedly breached. It was announced Saturday that the computers were exposed to a virus called Emotet, which targets users through...
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Popular Browser Plugin – FoxIt – Has Vulnerabilities
Just recently, Cisco Talos took a closer look at the famous browser plugin called Foxit PDF Reader and found 18, yes, that’s right – 18 (eighteen) critical vulnerabilities. Widely known as an alternative to the famous Adobe Acrobat Reader, Foxit has been commonly known as a free-for-all tool designed to help users edit PDF (Portable...
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Phony Android Apps Posing as CryptoMiners
Several Android applications were discovered acting like mineworkers for unminable digital forms of money, for example, Swell, Cardano, and Tie. The newfound malignant applications were discovered to have been “covering up under the radar” since May 2018. Security specialists have found a few pernicious Android applications hiding in outsider applications that are acting like digital...
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Mac Malware Targets Crypto-Community Forums
OSX.Dummy: Mac Malware Targets Crypto-Community Forums Attackers posing as admins are asking users from crypto-community channel forums of Slack and Discord to infect themselves with malware through the use of simple, and rather dumb, social engineering tactics. Mac researchers agreed naming the malware OSX.Dummy, for a reason. The following command was shared to unknowing crypto...
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Firefox as the New Weapon of Cyber Criminals
Web cache is data front liners that are automatically downloaded for faster bootup times during your next same-site visit. It’s a typical web practice that normally wouldn’t warrant any suspicions, but recent research now finds it vulnerable to abuse – and attack website’s visitors. The Research Team from PortSwigger Web Security, under the supervision of...
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Anti Phishing
Watch out for browser extensions this time Previously we have been talking about mobile apps mostly on the Android environment that are being used to hijack malware into some legitimate looking apps in order to deploy different scripts to steal as much data to extort money either by combining phishing attack strategies or directly snoop...
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Bitcoin Security Concerns
Why is it such a boom? Bitcoin has been popular for quite some now. It used to be a quiet digital currency for a few people at first, because of its growth and potential it has been slowly been building up popularity, and with popularity comes the interest of the masses growing steady and slow....
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Cybersecurity and Attack Mitigation (Phishing) We can all agree that prevention is better than cure in any situation whether it be critical or not. After all who wants to deal with a problem just because there were no precautions done? Especially in today’s cyberspace, digital crimes do happen left and right. Sometimes the victims do...
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Bitcoins Cyber Criminals, Cybercrime Solutions
What happened? Recently a known Bitcoin exchange which is BTC-E has been shut down and seized by 6 US law enforcement agencies, due to the exchange’s involvement in the theft of 2.21 billion USD from two well-known Bitcoin exchanges Bitcoinica and Mt. Gox. The founder of BTC-E who is named Alexander Vinnick was arrested in...
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Zeus the sky and thunder god of malware
Zeus malware is a financial Trojan targeting online banking. Zeus malware steals banking information by man-in-the-browser attacks, keystroke logging and form grabbing methods. Zeus was developed to target the Windows OS and has been around for almost 10 years now. Zeus is spread mainly through drive-by downloads and phishing schemes. Why are we talking about...
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