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Hackers Exploit New Linux Vulnerability To Hijack VPN Connections

A research team has discovered a new vulnerability that affects most Linux and Unix-like operating systems, including FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Android, iOS and macOS systems. The flaw allows remote ‘network adjacent attackers’ to hijack and tamper with VPN (Virtual Private Network) connections, and inject malicious data into the TCP (Transmission Control […]

Hackers Exploit New Linux Vulnerability To Hijack VPN Connections

A research team has discovered a new vulnerability that affects most Linux and Unix-like operating systems, including FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Android, iOS and macOS systems. The flaw allows remote ‘network adjacent attackers’ to hijack and tamper with VPN (Virtual Private Network) connections, and inject malicious data into the TCP (Transmission Control […]

Android Security Flaw Lets Hackers Spy On You Using Your Phones Camera

A security loophole in Google’s camera apps allowed hackers to record videos and take photos secretly even when the phone is locked, according to a new report from Checkmarx who discovered the vulnerability. The bug, dubbed CVE-2019-2234 was discovered by the Checkmarx Security Research Team, is said to be linked to […]

Hackers Are Using Fake Windows 10 Update To Install Cyborg Ransomware

Windows users, beware! A fake email claiming to be from Microsoft about a Windows update is being used to infect devices with ransomware. Security researchers at Trustwave’s SpiderLabs who spotted the malicious email campaign discovered that the fake emails are pushing people into installing a Windows 10 “critical update” on their computers. […]

Chrome, Edge, Safari successfully hacked at Tianfu Cup Competition in China

Chinese security researchers were able to successfully discover zero-day vulnerabilities in Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s Edge (based on EdgeHTML), Apple’s Safari, and more at the recently held hacking competition in the city of Chengdu in China. The hacking contest held over last weekend – November 16 and 17 – saw China’s top […]

Suspected North Korea hackers breached India’s space agency during moon mission

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) confirmed that they were alerted of a suspected cyberattack by North Korean hackers during the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission in September, reports The Quint. The news comes weeks after it was reported that India’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu was a victim of a […]

Hackers Can Use NFC To Plant Malware On Your Android Smartphone

Smartphones running Android 8.0 (Oreo) or above are impacted by a bug, tracked as CVE-2019-2114, that allows hackers to plant malware on nearby devices via NFC beaming discreetly. However, Google recently released a patch to address this vulnerability. For those unaware, NFC (Near Field Communication) beaming works via an internal […]

Russian hackers are targeting sports organizations, says Microsoft

Microsoft: Russian-linked hackers targeted at least 16 athletic organizations ahead of Tokyo Olympics Microsoft on Monday revealed that a group of Russian state-sponsored hackers that calls itself “Strontium” (also commonly known as APT28 or Fancy Bear) has made “significant” attacks on anti-doping authorities and global sporting organizations across three continents […]

NordVPN confirms data server breach, plans external audit

NordVPN compromised in a data breach in 2018, admits the popular VPN service Virtual private network (VPN) provider NordVPN on Monday confirmed that a server it had rented from a Finland-based data center was breached in March 2018. However, the company claims that no user data was exfiltrated and that […]