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Your high tech car might be vulnerable to hackers

Many large automanufaturing companies, such as Land Rover, BMW and Volkswagen, for years have hid from consumers information about the safety risks exposed by many modern electronic services, according to an investigation by Daily Mail journalists. According to the resource, in 2013 researchers from the University of Birmingham revealed a vulnerability in a number of [...]

By | 2018-05-23T09:45:35+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Your high tech car might be vulnerable to hackers

Intel: Some processors will no longer be protected.

If you have kept up with any IT news in the past year you may have seen that the beginning of this year, some Intel processors where found to have severe vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to steal user data that is processed thru the processor. Immediately representatives of Intel said that they will work on "patches", [...]

By | 2018-04-25T10:13:07+00:00 April 25th, 2018|IT news and stories, IT Security|Comments Off on Intel: Some processors will no longer be protected.

Hackers move upstream and target corporate supply lines

As security measures get more advanced, so to do the attacks trying to penetrate them.  And security experts are seeing a trend of hackers moving upstream, using large business supply chains against themselves.  The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) -- the cybersecurity arm of GCHQ -- and the National Crime Agency (NCA) have jointly produced [...]

By | 2018-04-17T11:46:47+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Hardware News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Hackers move upstream and target corporate supply lines

New Malware in Word documents can trick antivirus programs

Security researchers recorded a new malicious campaign using a program to steal passwords distributed through attachments in Microsoft Word documents. According to researchers, this new wave of attacks is aimed primarily at the financial and information services sector in the United States.The peculiarity of this campaign is that a macro is not required to activate [...]

By | 2018-04-10T17:11:46+00:00 April 10th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on New Malware in Word documents can trick antivirus programs

HP caught with keyloggers in drivers

While the popular media are discussing the epidemic of yet another ransomware attack or breach of financial information from large institutions.  In more narrow professional circles, a quieter, but even more interesting, story is being developed and discovered. I'm talking about a scandal with a driver that's been standard in over 2 dozen HP laptops [...]

By | 2018-03-23T15:50:51+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on HP caught with keyloggers in drivers

Hackers use advertising algorithms to better tailor phishing sites

Hackers have a new trick up their sleeve, given the cacophony of data spewed out by users and collected by innumerable analytics agencies, malware is becoming able to track packets in this data, thus morphing into a more sophisticated and believable form of malware more capable of exploiting end users.   If you are trying [...]

By | 2018-03-22T14:20:11+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Hackers use advertising algorithms to better tailor phishing sites

Chrome remote desktop allows strangers to connect without a password

Security experts reported a security issue with the Mac version of the Chrome Remote Desktop extension, which allows attackers to gain access to a full user account without entering a password.  Chrome's Remote Desktop is a simple extension for the Chrome browser that allows users to access their desktop computers from other computers or smartphones, [...]

By | 2018-03-19T10:40:59+00:00 March 19th, 2018|IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Chrome remote desktop allows strangers to connect without a password

Hackers use Windows 10 Cortana to bypass user passwords

One of the basic precautionary measures by which a user can protect the contents of their computer is by simply having a lock screen password that's not written on a sticky note stuck on the right side of the screen.. After a certain period of inactivity, or after logging out, to re access the desktop [...]

By | 2018-03-09T17:07:26+00:00 March 9th, 2018|IT News, IT Security, Software News|Comments Off on Hackers use Windows 10 Cortana to bypass user passwords

A new method of DDOS if more powerful then ever

Cloudflare researchers recorded a rapid increase in the number of Distriubuted Denial of Service attacks, or DDoS attacks, with this new variation of attack using the memcached protocol, coming from UDP port 11211.   There are several methods for carrying out DDoS attacks, but the basic idea is almost the same regardless of the type [...]

By | 2018-02-28T14:29:58+00:00 February 28th, 2018|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on A new method of DDOS if more powerful then ever

Attacks against enterprise networks went up 40% in 2017

According to the research of a verified source, 2017 contained one of the highest increases in attacks against enterprise networks ever recorded. Over 12 months, 28% of industrial enterprises in the world were attacked in some way - in 2016 that number was only 20%.. These figures confirm the forecasts of security experts that in [...]

By | 2018-01-30T11:36:10+00:00 January 30th, 2018|IT News, IT Security|Comments Off on Attacks against enterprise networks went up 40% in 2017