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  • Flawed reused code opens zero-day in Cyanogenmod

    13.10.2014

    An unnamed security researcher says that Cyanogenmod, the popular Android-based mobile OS, sports a zero-day vulnerability that can be misused to target users with Man-in-the-Middle attacks.

  • Android browser SOP bypass bug: Who's affected, and what to do?

    07.10.2014

    A security researcher has recently discovered not just one but two vulnerabilities in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) browser that could allow attackers to bypass the software's Same-Origin Policy (SOP) security control and get their hands on users' confidential data and session cookies.

  • Destructive Android Trojan poses as newest Angry Birds game

    03.10.2014

    Android malware masquerading as a legitimate app or game being offered on online app stores is not a rare occurrence, but purposefully destructive malware that does not ask for ransom is.

  • Hong Kong protesters hit with malware, turn to "off-the-grid" chat app

    30.09.2014

    The pro-democracy protests started by Hong Kong students' and backed by the Occupy Central protesters (Central is the name of Hong Kong's financial district) are picking up speed, supporters, and have, unfortunately, also resulted in violent confrontations with the police.

  • Kali NetHunter turns Nexus devices into portable hacking tools

    24.09.2014

    Offensive Security, the security training company behind Kali Linux, the popular Debian-based OS designed for digital forensics and penetration testing, and Kali community member “BinkyBear” have created another great tool for pentesters: NetHunter.




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Lessons learned developing Lynis, an open source security auditing tool

Posted on 15 October 2014.  |  Lynis unearths vulnerabilities, configuration errors, and provides tips for system hardening. It is written in shell script, installation is not required and can be performed with a privileged or non-privileged account.


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