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  • Massive campaign uses router exploit kit to change routers' DNS servers

    26.05.2015

    Well-known security researcher Kafeine has spotted an active campaign aimed at compromising SOHO routers and changing their DNS settings so that the attackers can seamlessly redirect users to phishing sites, hijack their search queries, intercept their traffic, and more.

  • Android factory reset not enough to keep data secure

    22.05.2015

    If you sell or gift your old Android phone to someone, is it enough to do a factory reset to wipe all your sensitive data? And if your Android gets stolen, how sure are you that your anti-theft solution will do a good job wiping it and/or locking the device? Consumers generally have no insight in how well these features work.

  • Bug in NetUSB code opens networking devices to remote code execution

    20.05.2015

    Researchers from SEC Consult have published details of a critical kernel stack buffer overflow vulnerability in NetUSB, a software component that provides "USB over IP" functionality and is included in most recent firmware versions of many TP-Link, Netgear, Trendnet, and Zyxel networking devices.

  • BalaBit updates Shell Control Box

    08.05.2015

    BalaBit announced Shell Control Box (SCB) 4 F1, an enterprise-level activity monitoring appliance that controls privileged access to remote IT systems, records activities in searchable, movie-like audit trails, and prevents malicious actions.

  • USBKill turns thumb drives into computer kill switches

    05.05.2015

    A coder that goes by the online handle "Hephaestos" has shared with the world a Python script that, when put on an USB thumb drive, turns the device in an effective kill switch for the computer in which it's plugged in.




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Cloned, booby-trapped Dark Web sites steal bitcoins, login credentials

Apart from being a way for dissidents and journalists to do their business without being spotted and identified by "the powers that be", the Dark Web is also a place where criminals sell and buy illegal wares and services and, apparently, where they also get robbed by scammers.


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