Thunderstrike 2: World’s First Firmware Worm That Infects Mac Computers Without Detection

August 5th, 2015
by The Feeder
If you think Apple’s Mac computers are much more secure than Windows-powered systems, you need to think again. This isn’t true, and security researchers have finally proved it. Two security researchers have developed a proof-of-concept computer worm for the first time that can spread automatically between MacBooks, without any need for them to be networked. Dubbed Thunderstrike 2, the

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Yahoo Ad Network Hacked, Infecting Millions of Devices with Malware, Ransomware

August 5th, 2015
by The Feeder

By Farzan Hussain

Yahoo ad network has been exploited by a group of

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Chrysler and Harman Hit With a Class Action Complaint After Jeep Hack

August 5th, 2015
by The Feeder
Chrysler and Harman Hit With a Class Action Complaint After Jeep Hack

If the complaint is certified as a class action, it could snowball into a case with more than a million potential plaintiffs.

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ISC StormCast for Wednesday, August 5th 2015 http://isc.sans.edu/podcastdetail.html?id=4599, (Wed, Aug 5th)

August 5th, 2015
by The Feeder
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Nuclear EK traffic patterns in August 2015, (Wed, Aug 5th)

August 5th, 2015
by The Feeder

Introduction

About two weeks ago, Nuclear exploit kit (EK)cha ...(more)...

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Someone killed hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot – can humans be trusted?

August 5th, 2015
by The Feeder
HitchBOT was on a mission to criss-cross the United States with the help of strangers, but the hitchhiking robot came up far short of its San Francisco destination, after it was destroyed in a vicious attack in Philadelphia - the city of brotherly love.

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s Office Website Hacked

August 4th, 2015
by The Feeder

By Waqas

The Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has his office website

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Nearly 90 percent of Android devices vulnerable to endless reboot bug

August 4th, 2015
by The Feeder
The vulnerability can be exploited by either by a malicious app installed on the affected device, or by luring a user to a specially crafted website.

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VPN gone bad: APT actors enlist Chinese ‘Terracotta’ provider to hide criminal activity

August 4th, 2015
by The Feeder
APT actors are using a China-based VPN provider to hide their digital tracks and mask their identities.

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The Martian author says Comcast let hacker take over his e-mail

August 4th, 2015
by The Feeder

Andy Weir is the creator of Mark Watney, a fictional astronaut who can solve any problem the harsh environment of Mars throws his way.

But Weir, author of The Martian, ran into a tricky problem on Earth this week when his e-mail and Twitter accounts were hacked. The culprit, he says, was a hacker who reset the password for his Comcast.net e-mail account by calling Comcast and pretending to be him. Comcast let the hacker take control of his e-mail account after asking "security questions" for which the answers were easy to find, according to Weir.

"Well I got hacked," Weir wrote on Facebook last night. "Someone compromised my e-mail account and twitter account. I don't know how they got the password. My guess is they socially engineered a password reset on my e-mail account, and they used that to do a password reset on Twitter. They also set up an e-mail forward to an account they control, so even after I changed my e-mail password they were still getting my e-mails until I found that. Whee."

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