Monday, December 11, 2017

LATEST POSTS

How Just Opening A Malicious PowerPoint File Could Compromise Your PC

How Just Opening A Malicious PowerPoint File Could Compromise Your PC

How Just Opening A Malicious PowerPoint File Could Compromise Your PC PowerPoint – A few months back we reported how opening a simple MS Word file could compromise your computer using a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The Microsoft Office remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2017-0199) resided in the Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) interface for which a patch was issued in April …

Read More »
Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers

Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers

Ransomware has been around for a few years but has become an albatross around everyone’s neck—from big businesses and financial institutions to hospitals and individuals worldwide—with cyber criminals making millions of dollars. In just past few months, we saw a scary strain of ransomware attacks including WannaCry, Petya and LeakerLocker, which made chaos worldwide by shutting down hospitals, vehicle manufacturing, telecommunications, banks and many …

Read More »
8 More Chrome Extensions Hijacked to Target 4.8 Million Users

8 More Chrome Extensions Hijacked to Target 4.8 Million Users

Google’s Chrome web browser Extensions are under attack with a series of developers being hacked within last one month. Almost two weeks ago, we reported how unknown attackers managed to compromise the Chrome Web Store account of a developer team and hijacked Copyfish extension, and then modified it to distribute spam correspondence to users. Just two days after that incident, some …

Read More »
Google Gets Record-Breaking $2.7 Billion Fine for Manipulating Search Results

Google Gets Record-Breaking $2.7 Billion Fine for Manipulating Search Results

Google has been hit with a record-breaking $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) fine by the European antitrust officials for unfairly manipulating search results since 2008. After a lengthy seven-year investigation that was launched in 2010 after several rivals complaint, the European Commission on Tuesday imposed this ‘biggest even financial penalty’ against the internet tech giant for breaking EU competition law. by …

Read More »
Chinese Quantum Satellite Sends First ‘Unhackable’ Data to Earth

Chinese Quantum Satellite Sends First ‘Unhackable’ Data to Earth

In what appears to be the world’s first quantum satellite transmission, China has successfully sent an “unbreakable” code over a long distance from an orbiting satellite to the Earth, achieving a milestone in the next generation encryption based on “quantum cryptography.” In August last year, China launched the world’s first quantum communication satellite into the Earth’s orbit aboard a Long …

Read More »
Microsoft Launches Ethereum-Based 'Coco Framework' to Speed Up Blockchain Network

Microsoft Launches Ethereum-Based ‘Coco Framework’ to Speed Up Blockchain Network

COCO framework – A growing number of enterprises are showing their interest in blockchains, but the underlying software fails to meet key enterprise requirements like performance, confidentiality, governance, and required processing power. However, Microsoft wants to help solve these issues and make it easier for the enterprises to build their networks using any distributed ledger. Microsoft has unveiled a framework called …

Read More »
Unpatchable Flaw in Modern Cars Allows Hackers to Disable Safety Features

Unpatchable Flaw in Modern Cars Allows Hackers to Disable Safety Features

Today, many automobiles companies are offering vehicles that run on the mostly drive-by-wire system, which means a majority of car’s functions—from instrument cluster to steering, brakes, and accelerator—are electronically controlled. No doubt these auto-control systems make your driving experience much better, but at the same time, they also increase the risk of getting hacked. Car Hacking is a hot topic, though …

Read More »
Two Critical Zero-Day Flaws Disclosed in Foxit PDF Reader

Two Critical Zero-Day Flaws Disclosed in Foxit PDF Reader

Zero-Day – Are you using Foxit PDF Reader? If yes, then you need to watch your back. Security researchers have discovered two critical zero-day security vulnerabilities in Foxit Reader software that could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on a targeted computer, if not configured to open files in the Safe Reading Mode. The first vulnerability (CVE-2017-10951) is a command …

Read More »