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Password Manager Vendors Respond to Sniffing Vulnerability Allegations

Creators of the password managers that were tested out by ISE recently have responded to the allegations. Some disagree with the researchers’ claims, while others say that legacy versions of their products...
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University of Washington Unprotected Database Exposes 974000 Patients

Yet another unprotected database has leaked the information of almost a million people in Washington. The database was misconfigured by mistake and was left open to access for 22 days before a...
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A Two-Decade Old Code Execution Vulnerability on WinRAR Has Just Been Discovered

Users of WinRAR opening an ACE archive may end up having extractions of malicious files in various locations. The old bug was discovered by Checkpoint while exploring fuzzing in various archiving tools....
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New Monero Mining Malware Targets Companies in China and Taiwan

A malware campaign that employs information stealing and remote admin tools is targeting organizations in China. The attackers want to plant a Monero cryptocurrency miner on the infected machines. The success...
Google Secretly Built Microphones into Its Nest Secure System

Google Secretly Built Microphones into Its Nest Secure System

Google recently announced Assistant support for the Nest Secure System. The company “forgot” to inform users about the inclusion of the microphone and it was meant to be used in future feature...
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Updated Version of the Separ Malware Shows that Simplicity is Key to “Live Off...

A new version of the Separ Malware has already infected 1200 systems in a couple of weeks. Separ is employing the good old tricks of “living off the land”, successfully getting past...
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139 PoS Systems in the US Got Infected With Data Stealing Malware

Many US-based bars and restaurants had their PoS systems infected with data-stealing malware. The company that operates the particular PoS network has issued an official notice on the incident. No reports about...
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Top Password Managers Found to be Vulnerable to Sniffing

Five of the most widely used password managers were found to use poor memory sanitization techniques. Hackers who know of the specifics may target users and grab their passwords from memory strings....
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What is Your Account Worth in the Dark Web Market?

Ups and downs of 2019 dark web market prices indicate the trends and difficulties. Account credentials that are harder to get are now very expensive, while those that are harder to exploit...
WinPot Malware Turns ATMs Into Slot Machine Games

WinPot Malware Turns ATMs Into Slot Machine Games

Kaspersky Labs has discovered a new malware affecting ATM machines. The WinPot malware is available on dark web forums for sale, and similar malware variants may also become common. The malware...

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