Author Archives: Tiffanie Horsfall

Kali Linux 2019.1 Released

Kali Linux 2019.1 is now available for download, updating many of its features, as well as introducing a few more.

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Cryptocurrency Broker Had 450,000 of its Users Credentials Leaked on The Darkweb

Cryptocurrency broker, Coinmama, suffered a data breach with around 500,000 customers’ emails and password credentials compromised. Customers affected stretch back

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Docker Container Escape Vulnerability With PoC (CVE-2019-5736)

A runtime used to support Docker and Linux container engines suffered a vulnerability the past few days. An attack could

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Astaroth Trojan Exploits Antivirus Software

The Astaroth Trojan steals credentials and other user data through antivirus software, Avast, and services. It sends scam campaigns with

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The Department of Homeland Security Say Foreign Based VPN’s Pose a Threat to National Security

The US and China tensions continue as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seek to tighten their national security against

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Bleichenbacher Oracle Attack Variation Subjects TLS Encryption To Further Vulnerabilities

Encryption is one of the safest forms of securing data; yet academics recently found a vulnerability that allowed attackers to

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GandCrab Ransomware Discovered To Be Embedded in Super Mario Image

Researchers spotted the ransomware GandCrab embedded into a downloadable Mario image from Super Mario Bros. Matthew Rowan, a researcher at

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Apple Security updates released for Facetime bugs

A recently reported bug in Facetime, caused privacy concerns last month as individuals were able to eavesdrop on users.  The

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Researchers identify the hacker behind the dump of 773million credentials

Researchers identified the hacker behind a dump of 773million credentials after a meticulous investigation. It totalled over 900GB of data

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Maintaining Integrity and Availability of Data Through Open Source Software

Integrity is one of three vital components of securing information held within an organisation. Integrity is about ensuring consistency of

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Nest Cam Accessed Using Leaked Passwords Left Family Horrified

The dangers of low security on the Internet of Things (IoT) devices once again surfaced last week. A family have

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$137milllion Worth of QuadrigaCX’s Customers’ Bitcoin Stuck in The Abyss

Cryptocurrency exchange, QuadrigaCX, has suffered a security incident after it lost control of its customers assets. $137 million worth of

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LIFX IoT Smart Light Bulb Hacked in Under an Hour

In under an hour, security researcher, LimitedResults, was able to hack into the smart light bulb LIFX mini white and

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Apple revokes Facebook’s enterprise certificate due to misuse of customers’ personal data

Reports surfaced revealing Facebook were paying individuals to permit it to watch everything they were doing. This action was allowing

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Love You Malspam infecting victims in Japan ahead of Valentines Day

Love you malware changes tactics as it targets Japan and spreads the ransomware Gandcrab 5.1. Malspam campaign, “Love you,” named after

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Iranian Cyber Espionage Group APT-39 linked to Middle East attacks

FireEye has dubbed and exposed Iranian cyber espionage group APT39, as actors of a series of attacks on the Middle

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ENISA’s Latest Threat Landscape Report Reveals Top Cyber Threats and Trends in Europe

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) reveals in its latest report that malware and web-based attacks

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Japanese Government to “Pen Test” Citizen’s IoT Devices Ahead of Olympics

The Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications revealed in a recent report that 2/3 of cyber attacks in 2016

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Why it’s important for organisations to train staff in cybersecurity

Breaches are an ongoing issue that organisations face on a day to day basis. For as long as risk carries

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Banking trojan Gozi resurfaces with new tactics

Twelve-year-old trojan malware, Gozi, has resurfaced with new techniques to steal users’ financial credentials. Using common strategies such as keylogging,

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URLhaus taken down over 100,000 malware websites in 10 months

Researchers, organisations and vendors came together under the project, URLhaus, to bring down sites providing malware content. 100,000 sites were

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Banking Malware Redaman continues to strike

A recent spam campaign distributed banking malware, Redaman, targeting customers of Russian financial institutions. The spate of campaigns was first

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A Look Into Why Free VPN’s Can Cause More Harm Than Good

Intrusion, falsified encryption and lack of transparency are just some of the flaws a user potentially receives with a free

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DNS hijacking of Department of Homeland Security causes emergency directive to be issued

As part of an emergency directive, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ordered federal government agencies to carry out audits

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Anatova Ransomware Deemed the Next Big Threat to Users

The ransomware, Anatova only surfaced earlier this year but is already recognised as the next biggest threat to users.  Although

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First Large GDPR Fine issued and its to Google for €50 million

Every member state, organisation and almost every individual have been watching supervisory authorities closely to see if and who will

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Unauthorised Remote Access Vulnerability Discovered on Cisco Small Business Switches

Businesses using Cisco Small Business 200 Series Smart Switches; CSB 300 Series Managed Switches;  Cisco 250 Series Smart Switches; CSB

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