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Zero-Day Remote 'Root' Exploit Disclosed In AT&T DirecTV WVB Devices

Zero-Day Remote 'Root' Exploit Disclosed In AT&T DirecTV WVB Devices

December 13, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have publicly disclosed an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in the firmware of AT&T DirecTV WVB kit after trying...
Three Hackers Plead Guilty to Creating IoT-based Mirai DDoS Botnet

Three Hackers Plead Guilty to Creating IoT-based Mirai DDoS Botnet

December 13, 2017Mohit Kumar
The U.S. federal officials have arrested three hackers who have pleaded guilty to computer-crimes charges for creating and distributing M...
Password Stealing Apps With Over A Million Downloads Found On Google Play Store

Password Stealing Apps With Over A Million Downloads Found On Google Play Store

December 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Even after so many efforts by Google like launching bug bounty program and preventing apps from using Android accessibility services , m...
ROBOT Attack: 19-Year-Old Bleichenbacher Attack On Encrypted Web Reintroduced

ROBOT Attack: 19-Year-Old Bleichenbacher Attack On Encrypted Web Reintroduced

December 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A 19-year-old vulnerability has been re-discovered in the RSA implementation from at least 8 different vendors—including F5, Citrix, and...
Collection of 1.4 Billion Plain-Text Leaked Passwords Found Circulating Online

Collection of 1.4 Billion Plain-Text Leaked Passwords Found Circulating Online

December 11, 2017Mohit Kumar
Hackers always first go for the weakest link to quickly gain access to your online accounts. Online users habit of reusing the same pas...
Google Researcher Releases iOS Exploit—Could Enable iOS 11 Jailbreak

Google Researcher Releases iOS Exploit—Could Enable iOS 11 Jailbreak

December 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
As promised last week , Google's Project Zero researcher Ian Beer now publicly disclosed an exploit that works on almost all 64-bit A...
Newly Uncovered 'MoneyTaker' Hacker Group Stole Millions from U.S. & Russian Banks

Newly Uncovered 'MoneyTaker' Hacker Group Stole Millions from U.S. & Russian Banks

December 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have uncovered a previously undetected group of Russian-speaking hackers that has silently been targeting Banks, fin...
THN Weekly Roundup — Top 10 Stories You Should Not Miss

THN Weekly Roundup — Top 10 Stories You Should Not Miss

December 10, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Here we are with our weekly roundup, briefing this week's top cybersecurity threats, incidents, and challenges, just in case you miss...
Pre-Installed Keylogger Found On Over 460 HP Laptop Models

Pre-Installed Keylogger Found On Over 460 HP Laptop Models

December 08, 2017Wang Wei
HP has an awful history of 'accidentally' leaving keyloggers onto its customers' laptops. At least two times this year, HP la...
Microsoft Issues Emergency Windows Security Update For A Critical Vulnerability

Microsoft Issues Emergency Windows Security Update For A Critical Vulnerability

December 07, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft has just released an emergency security patch to address a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in its Malware...
Security Flaw Left Major Banking Apps Vulnerable to MiTM Attacks Over SSL

Security Flaw Left Major Banking Apps Vulnerable to MiTM Attacks Over SSL

December 07, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A team of security researchers has discovered a critical implementation flaw in major mobile banking applications that left banking crede...
Process Doppelgänging: New Malware Evasion Technique Works On All Windows Versions

Process Doppelgänging: New Malware Evasion Technique Works On All Windows Versions

December 07, 2017Mohit Kumar
A team of security researchers has discovered a new malware evasion technique that could help malware authors defeat most of the modern a...
Largest Crypto-Mining Exchange Hacked; Over $70 Million in Bitcoin Stolen

Largest Crypto-Mining Exchange Hacked; Over $70 Million in Bitcoin Stolen

December 06, 2017Mohit Kumar
Bitcoin is breaking every record—after gaining 20% jump last week, Bitcoin price just crossed the $14,800 mark in less than 24 hours—and ...
Uber Paid 20-Year-Old Florida Hacker $100,000 to Keep Data Breach Secret

Uber Paid 20-Year-Old Florida Hacker $100,000 to Keep Data Breach Secret

December 06, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Last year, Uber received an email from an anonymous person demanding money in exchange for the stolen user database. It turns out that ...
Critical Flaw in Major Android Tools Targets Developers and Reverse Engineers

Critical Flaw in Major Android Tools Targets Developers and Reverse Engineers

December 06, 2017Mohit Kumar
Finally, here we have a vulnerability that targets Android developers and reverse engineers, instead of app users. Security researchers...
New TeamViewer Hack Could Allow Clients to Hijack Viewers' Computer

New TeamViewer Hack Could Allow Clients to Hijack Viewers' Computer

December 05, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Do you have remote support software TeamViewer installed on your desktop? If yes, then you should pay attention to a critical vulnerabi...
Massive Breach Exposes Keyboard App that Collects Personal Data On Its 31 Million Users

Massive Breach Exposes Keyboard App that Collects Personal Data On Its 31 Million Users

December 05, 2017Mohit Kumar
In the digital age, one of the most popular sayings is—if you're not paying, then you're not the customer, you're the product...
Young Hacker, Who Took Over Jail Network to Get Friend Released Early, Faces Prison

Young Hacker, Who Took Over Jail Network to Get Friend Released Early, Faces Prison

December 04, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Well, " a friend in need is a friend indeed " goes a long way, but in this case, this phrase hardly makes any sense. A 27-yea...