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Hier — 27 mai 2022The Hacker News

Experts Detail New RCE Vulnerability Affecting Google Chrome Dev Channel

Details have emerged about a recently patched critical remote code execution vulnerability in the V8 JavaScript and WebAssembly engine used in Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers. The issue relates to a case of use-after-free in the instruction optimization component, successful exploitation of which could "allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser." The

Nearly 100,000 NPM Users' Credentials Stolen in GitHub OAuth Breach

Cloud-based repository hosting service GitHub on Friday shared additional details into the theft of GitHub integration OAuth tokens last month, noting that the attacker was able to access internal NPM data and its customer information. "Using stolen OAuth user tokens originating from two third-party integrators, Heroku and Travis CI, the attacker was able to escalate access to NPM infrastructure

The Myths of Ransomware Attacks and How To Mitigate Risk

Today's modern companies are built on data, which now resides across countless cloud apps. Therefore preventing data loss is essential to your success. This is especially critical for mitigating against rising ransomware attacks — a threat that 57% of security leaders expect to be compromised by within the next year.  As organizations continue to evolve, in turn so does ransomware. To help you

Attackers Can Use Electromagnetic Signals to Control Touchscreens Remotely

Researchers have demonstrated what they call the "first active contactless attack against capacitive touchscreens." GhostTouch, as it's called, "uses electromagnetic interference (EMI) to inject fake touch points into a touchscreen without the need to physically touch it," a group of academics from Zhejiang University and Technical University of Darmstadt said in a new research paper. The core

Zyxel Issues Patches for 4 New Flaws Affecting AP, API Controller, and Firewall Devices

Zyxel has released patches to address four security flaws affecting its firewall, AP Controller, and AP products to execute arbitrary operating system commands and steal select information. The list of security vulnerabilities is as follows - CVE-2022-0734 - A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in some firewall versions that could be exploited to access information stored in the user's
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Critical 'Pantsdown' BMC Vulnerability Affects QCT Servers Used in Data Centers

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) servers have been identified as vulnerable to the severe "Pantsdown" Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) flaw, according to new research published today. "An attacker running code on a vulnerable QCT server would be able to 'hop' from the server host to the BMC and move their attacks to the server management network, possibly continue and obtain further

Experts Warn of Rise in ChromeLoader Malware Hijacking Users' Browsers

A malvertising threat is witnessing a new surge in activity since its emergence earlier this year. Dubbed ChromeLoader, the malware is a "pervasive and persistent browser hijacker that modifies its victims' browser settings and redirects user traffic to advertisement websites," Aedan Russell of Red Canary said in a new report. ChromeLoader is a rogue Chrome browser extension and is typically

Hackers Increasingly Using Browser Automation Frameworks for Malicious Activities

Cybersecurity researchers are calling attention to a free-to-use browser automation framework that's being increasingly used by threat actors as part of their attack campaigns. "The framework contains numerous features which we assess may be utilized in the enablement of malicious activities," researchers from Team Cymru said in a new report published Wednesday. "The technical entry bar for the

The Added Dangers Privileged Accounts Pose to Your Active Directory

In any organization, there are certain accounts that are designated as being privileged. These privileged accounts differ from standard user accounts in that they have permission to perform actions that go beyond what standard users can do. The actions vary based on the nature of the account but can include anything from setting up new user accounts to shutting down mission-critical systems.

Tails OS Users Advised Not to Use Tor Browser Until Critical Firefox Bugs are Patched

The maintainers of the Tails project have issued a warning that the Tor Browser that's bundled with the operating system is unsafe to use for accessing or entering sensitive information. "We recommend that you stop using Tails until the release of 5.1 (May 31) if you use Tor Browser for sensitive information (passwords, private messages, personal information, etc.)," the project said in an

Twitter Fined $150 Million for Misusing Users' Data for Advertising Without Consent

Twitter, which is in the process of being acquired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has agreed to pay $150 million to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to settle allegations that it abused non-public information collected for security purposes to serve targeted ads. In addition to the monetary penalty for "misrepresenting its privacy and security practices," the company has been banned from

Interpol Arrests Leader of SilverTerrier Cybercrime Gang Behind BEC Attacks

A year-long international investigation has resulted in the arrest of the suspected head of the SilverTerrier cybercrime group by the Nigeria Police Force. "The suspect is alleged to have run a transnational cybercrime syndicate that launched mass phishing campaigns and business email compromise schemes targeting companies and individual victims," Interpol said in a statement. <!--adsense-->

Lumos System Can Find Hidden Cameras and IoT Devices in Your Airbnb or Hotel Room

A group of academics has devised a system that can be used on a phone or a laptop to identify and locate Wi-Fi-connected hidden IoT devices in unfamiliar physical spaces. With hidden cameras being increasingly used to snoop on individuals in hotel rooms and Airbnbs, the goal is to be able to pinpoint such rogue devices without much of a hassle. The system, dubbed Lumos, is designed with this

How Secrets Lurking in Source Code Lead to Major Breaches

If one word could sum up the 2021 infosecurity year (well, actually three), it would be these: "supply chain attack".  A software supply chain attack happens when hackers manipulate the code in third-party software components to compromise the 'downstream' applications that use them. In 2021, we have seen a dramatic rise in such attacks: high profile security incidents like the SolarWinds,

Learn How Hackers Can Hijack Your Online Accounts Even Before You Create Them

Malicious actors can gain unauthorized access to users' online accounts via a new technique called "account pre-hijacking," latest research has found. The attack takes aim at the account creation process that's ubiquitous in websites and other online platforms, enabling an adversary to perform a set of actions before an unsuspecting victim creates an account in a target service. The study was

Researchers Find New Malware Attacks Targeting Russian Government Entities

An unknown advanced persistent threat (APT) group has been linked to a series of spear-phishing attacks targeting Russian government entities since the onset of the Russo-Ukrainian war in late February 2022. "The campaigns [...] are designed to implant a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that can be used to surveil the computers it infects, and run commands on them remotely," Malwarebytes said in a

[Template] Incident Response for Management Presentation

Security incidents occur. It's not a matter of "if," but of "when." That's why you implemented security products and procedures to optimize the incident response (IR) process. However, many security pros who are doing an excellent job in handling incidents find effectively communicating the ongoing process with their management a much more challenging task. Feels familiar? In many organizations,

New Zoom Flaws Could Let Attackers Hack Victims Just by Sending them a Message

Popular video conferencing service Zoom has resolved as many as four security vulnerabilities, which could be exploited to compromise another user over chat by sending specially crafted Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) messages and execute malicious code. Tracked from CVE-2022-22784 through CVE-2022-22787, the issues range between 5.9 and 8.1 in severity. Ivan Fratric of Google

Popular PyPI Package 'ctx' and PHP Library 'phpass' Hijacked to Steal AWS Keys

Two trojanized Python and PHP packages have been uncovered in what's yet another instance of a software supply chain attack targeting the open source ecosystem. One of the packages in question is "ctx," a Python module available in the PyPi repository. The other involves "phpass," a PHP package that's been forked on GitHub to distribute a rogue update. "In both cases the attacker appears to have
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