At the DEF CON 26 security conference held in Las Vegas last week, a security researcher detailed a backdoor mechanism in x86-based VIA C3 processors, a CPU family produced and sold between 2001 and 2003 by Taiwan-based VIA Technologies Inc.
Cisco has released 25 security updates yesterday, including a critical patch for Cisco Policy Suite that removes an undocumented password for the "root" account.
The Docker team has pulled 17 Docker container images that have been backdoored and used to install reverse shells and cryptocurrency miners on users' servers for the past year.
For the fourth time in as many months, Cisco has removed hardcoded credentials that were left inside one of its products, which an attacker could have exploited to gain access to devices and inherently to customer networks.
Cyber-criminals have managed to assemble a gigantic botnet of over 40,000 infected web servers, modems, and other IoT devices, which they used for cryptocurrency mining, and for redirecting users to malicious sites.
Hackers have come up with a never-before-seen method of installing backdoored plugins on websites running the open-source WordPress CMS, and this new technique relies on using weakly protected WordPress.com accounts and the Jetpack plugin.
Cisco released 16 security advisories yesterday, including alerts for three vulnerabilities rated "Critical" and which received a maximum of 10 out of 10 on the CVSSv3 severity score.
Security researchers have found tainted versions of the legitimate LoJack software that appeared to have been sneakily modified to allow hackers inside companies that use it.
Hackers haven't wasted their time in deciding what to do with the proof-of-concept (PoC) code that was published online last week for a major Drupal security flaw.
Cisco removed today a backdoor account from its IOS XE operating system that would have allowed a remote attacker to log into Cisco routers and switches with a high-privileged account.
A new ransomware was discovered this week called Zenis Ransomware. While it is currently unknown how Zenis is being distributed, multiple victims have already become infected with this ransomware. What is most disturbing about Zenis is that it not encrypts your files, but also purposely deletes your backups.
Hackers are using SSH brute-force attacks to take over Linux systems secured with weak passwords and are deploying a backdoor named Chaos.
Lenovo has issued security updates for a fingerprint scanner app it shipped with ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, and ThinkStation machines.
Lenovo engineers have discovered a backdoor in the firmware of RackSwitch and BladeCenter networking switches. The company released firmware updates earlier this week.
A security researcher is urging owners of Western Digital MyCloud NAS devices to update the firmware of their portable hard-drives to fix a series of important security bugs he reported to the vendor, among which there is an easy exploitable and wormable hardcoded (backdoor) account.