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Data breach
A social planning and e-invitations service company named Evite detected a security breach when anunauthorized party acquired an inactive data storage file associated with the firm’s user accounts last April 15, 2019. This storage file contains customer’s information which includes names, usernames, email addresses, passwords, dates of birth, phone numbers, and mailing addresses.   Among...
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Malware and Adware Attacks Using WP Plugins
With each passing day, cases of WordPress infection that redirects visitors to suspicious pages is getting common.  Recently, a vulnerability was discovered in tag Div Themes and Ultimate Member Plugins. In this WordPress redirect hack visitors to your website are redirected to phishing or malicious pages.   In this hack, users, when redirected, are taken...
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WordPress Yuzo Plugin Becomes Scamming Tool
The Yuzo Related Posts plugin, which is installed on over 60,000 websites, was removed from the WordPress.org plugin directory on March 30, 2019 after an unpatched vulnerability was publicly, and irresponsibly, disclosed by a security researcher that same day.   The vulnerability, which allows stored cross-site scripting (XSS), is now being exploited in the wild....
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Rowhammer attack
International academic researchers discovered a new variant of the Rowhammer attack,which they named asRAMBleed,that can be performed even if a system is patched against Rowhammer. The unfamiliar attack of this RAMBleed is that it targets devices to steal information, contrary to other Rowhammer attacks that alter existing data or elevate an attacker’s privileges. As many...
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anti malware
Summary Security vulnerability that was discovered in Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), that allow for the possibility of remote code execution via BlueKeep. NSA urges to update their system to prevent a re-run of attacks coincide 2017 ransomware outbreaks. Analysis A wormableremote code execution vulnerability first found in the wild on May 14,2019 with CVE-2019-0708,...
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phishing sites
Summary HTTPS green padlock symbol may no longer indicate secured connection. Analysis There has been a steady increase in threat actors’ use of SSL certificates to add an air of legitimacy to malicious websites. Since 2017 almost a third of phishing sites had SSL certificates, meaning their URLs began with HTTPS:// and (most) browsers displayed...
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Hackers Can Utilize Hardware Vulnerability of Chips to Perform Remote Attacks
Qualcomm chipsets are generally the processor of choice for many smartphone users, owing to the firm’s powerful graphics hardware and developer-friendly nature. It’s not immune to security flaws though, and its latest vulnerability is a big one.   Security researchers discovered the flaw last year, allowing cyber-criminals to gain private data and security keys in...
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Sony smart TVs
Security vulnerabilities in Android-based Sony smart TVs allow attackers to access WiFi Passwords and the images stored on the devices.   The vulnerability resides in the Photo Sharing Plus which allows users to upload photos to Sony Smart TV through a smartphone. It affects not only the TV’s used at the home but also the...
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Wireless Chipsets Affects Billions of Devices
ThreadX is a real-time operating system (RTOS) developed by Express Logic, capable of running in a rich set of different platforms and devices. It is actually the most deployed RTOS, with over 6.2 billion deployments, including IoT (Internet of Things) devices, modems, laptops such as Samsung Chromebooks and Microsoft Surface, and even gaming consoles like...
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Website Vulnerability
The city of Columbia site had a security flaw in its search tool, according to independent security researchers. The flaw lets anyone view passwords for the website’s database and email protocol servers, creating a massive potential for abuse, researchers said on Thursday.   The vulnerability made it possible for someone to pull sensitive data out...
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