/Tag:exploit

The first Specter and Meltdown exploits appear

Experts on IT security warn that soon all of us can expect big problems. According to multiple credible cybersecurity companies, criminals are already developing viruses that exploit meltdown and specter, a security bug that affects every Intel chip made in the past couple years.  The security analysts reported the detection of 139 different malwares that [...]

By | 2018-02-01T15:02:46+00:00 February 1st, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on The first Specter and Meltdown exploits appear

Windows and Linux Servers Vulnerable to Virus-Mining

Specialists in cybersecurity from the IT Check Point companies, Ixia and Certego found that more than 700 servers on Windows and Linux are infected with the malicious software RubyMiner, used for the latent mining of cryptocurrency. The first attacks were noticed last week, but the epidemic took on a new face only a few days ago. Cybersecurity [...]

By | 2018-01-18T11:10:29+00:00 January 18th, 2018|IT news and stories, IT Security|Comments Off on Windows and Linux Servers Vulnerable to Virus-Mining

Be careful, a malicious link could crash your iPhone.

If you send a malicious link that has spread to Twitter on iPhone, the device will freeze or go into reboot. The "Messages" application will then stop working. The scary part is you don't even need to click on the link to activate it, just being sent the link can be enough to crash the [...]

By | 2018-01-18T10:59:05+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Cell Phones|Comments Off on Be careful, a malicious link could crash your iPhone.

The biggest computer bug…ever?

Well this should be one to go down for the ages.  Usually, if a problem arises if it only affects a small percentage of users and can quickly be fixed with a small patch.  But, if I were to say, for example, that all Dell computers were suddenly hit with a bug that left kernel [...]

By | 2018-01-04T14:34:41+00:00 January 4th, 2018|IT news and stories|Comments Off on The biggest computer bug…ever?

Android exploit shows your screen to anyone

Specialists MWR Labs spoke up recently about a new, rather interesting vector of attacks on Android-devices. The researchers claim that their attack will work against gadgets running Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat, which is about 77.5% of all devices running the android operating system. The key component of the attack is the service MediaProjection, a program [...]

By | 2017-11-27T09:46:55+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Cell Phones, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Android exploit shows your screen to anyone

Countless systems exposed through WPA2

Over the weekend it was discovered  the most widespread security standard for wireless internet has been found to have a massive security vulnerability that can leave your encrypted data visible to anyone who happens to be snooping.  This flaw is most prevalent on Android smartphones, leaving 40% of currently running systems exposed.  But, due to [...]

By | 2017-10-16T18:10:31+00:00 October 16th, 2017|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Countless systems exposed through WPA2