Maintainers of the Linux Kernel project have fixed three security flaws this week, among which there was a serious bug that lingered in the kernel for the past five years and allowed attackers to bypass some OS security systems and open a root shell.
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), an organization within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has published a security alert yesterday, warning owners of Netgear R6400 and R7000 models against using their routers for the time being, because of a severe security flaw.
A bunch of small ransomware variants were released, but we did have a new release of the Locky Osiris variant and the interesting Popcorn Time. To me the most interesting story is Popcorn Time as they offer victims the ability to get a free decryption key if they can get two other people infected and have them pay the ransom.
Google Chrome 56, currently in Beta stage, will show a distinctive and visible warning text when users navigate to pages hosted on HTTP that contain sensitive form elements such as fields for password or credit card data input.
A new open-source ransomware project uploaded on GitHub as a "proof of concept," has now spawned three new ransomware families that are infecting users in real-life.
Malware coders are advertising a new Android trojan that can be used for phishing banking credentials, intercepting SMS messages, locking devices with a password (ransomware-like behavior), and more.
A group of malware authors has come up with a new method of transcending an infection from the user's computer to his Android smartphone.
The security protocol that governs how virtual machines share data on a host system powered by AMD Zen processors has been found to be insecure, at least in theory, by Felicitas Hetzelt and Robert Buhren, two scientists at the Security in Telecommunications Department at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
Spammers are mass-messaging Facebook users with PDF files claiming to contain nude celebrity pictures, but which lead users to a malicious Chrome extension and overly aggressive advertising sites.
Yetsterday Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14986 for PC only to Insiders on the fast ring. This build is filled with a lot of new features and updates in Cortana, Printing, Game Bar, Windows Defender and more.
ThyssenKrupp, one of the world's largest multinationals and one of the leading steel producers, said today in a statement that it was the victim of an economical espionage campaign carried out by hackers based in Southeast Asia.
A in-development ransomware was discovered called Popcorn Time that intends to give victim's a very unusual way of getting a free decryption key. With Popcorn Time, not only can a victim pay a ransom to get their files back, but they can also try to infect two other people and have them pay the ransom in order to get a free key.
A judge in Oregon has ruled that a Nevada movie company must pay over $17,000 in financial compensations to a man it wrongfully accused of copyright infringement and insisted on pursuing the case with "overaggressive litigation tactics," even after it became clear that the accused man was not responsible for the supposed crime.
The Russian Parliament is working on a new law that would introduce criminal liability for hackers creating tools and participating in cyber-attacks against Russian infrastructure.
OpenVPN, one of the most popular VPN clients today, is to receive a security audit from Dr. Matthew Green, a famous US cryptographer and assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins University.
An unknown hacker has stolen at least $300,000 in Augur and Ether cryptocurrency from Bo Shen, the founder of venture capital firm Fenbushi Capital, and one of the early adopters of many of today's cryptocurrencies.
A Turkish hacking crew is running a DDoS-for-Points platform where participants can earn points if they carry out DDoS attacks against a list of predetermined targets, points they can exchange later on for various online click-fraud tools.
Around six months ago, an Internet service provider (ISP) doing business in the Middle East was forced to ask a security researcher for help in order to regain access to over 15,000 routers it was about to lose control of.
A judge in the city of Poltava, Ukraine, has released the alleged leader of the Avalanche malware distribution network, despite the fact the crook was involved in a shootout with the local police special forces that came to arrest him.