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New Zoom Hack Lets Hackers Compromise Windows and Its Login Password

New Zoom Hack Lets Hackers Compromise Windows and Its Login Password

April 02, 2020Wang Wei
Zoom has been there for nine years, but the immediate requirement of an easy-to-use video conferencing app during the coronavirus pandemic overnight made it one of the most favorite communication tool for millions of people around the globe. No doubt, Zoom is an efficient online video meeting solution that's helping people stay socially connected during these unprecedented times, but it's still not the best choice for everyone—especially those who really care about their privacy and security. According to cybersecurity expert @_g0dmode , the Zoom video conferencing software for Windows is vulnerable to a classic ' UNC path injection ' vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to steal victims' Windows login credentials and even execute arbitrary commands on their systems. Such attacks are possible because Zoom for Windows supports remote UNC paths that convert potentially insecure URIs into hyperlinks when received via chat messages to a recipient in a
Flaw in Zoom Video Conferencing Software Lets Websites Hijack Mac Webcams

Flaw in Zoom Video Conferencing Software Lets Websites Hijack Mac Webcams

July 08, 2019Swati Khandelwal
If you use Zoom video conferencing software on your Mac computer—then beware—any website you're visiting in your web browser can turn on your device camera without your permission. Ironically, even if you had ever installed the Zoom client on your device and simply uninstalled it, a remote attacker can still activate your webcam. Zoom is one of the most popular cloud-based meeting platforms that provide video, audio, and screen sharing options to users, allowing them to host webinars, teach online courses, conduct online training, or join virtual meetings online. In a Medium post published today, cybersecurity researcher Jonathan Leitschuh disclosed details of an unpatched critical security vulnerability (CVE-2019-13450) in the Zoom client app for Apple Mac computers, which if combined with a separate flaw, could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on the targeted systems remotely. Jonathan responsibly reported the security vulnerability to the affected company ov
Hacker who exposed Steubenville Rape Faces longer Prison term than Rapists

Hacker who exposed Steubenville Rape Faces longer Prison term than Rapists

November 27, 2016Mohit Kumar
Remember Steubenville High School Rape Case ? In 2012, Steubenville (Ohio) high school's football team players gang-raped an unconscious teenage girl from West Virginia and took photographs of the sexual assault. In December 2012, a member of the hacker collective Anonymous hacked into the Steubenville High School football fan website Roll Red Roll and leaked some evidence of the rape , including a video taken and shared by the crime's perpetrators in which they joked about the sexual assault. The hack exposed information about the gang rape by two football team players — Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, both 16 at the time of the crime — who were eventually convicted and sentenced in 2013 to 2 and one years behind bars, respectively, but have since been released. In 2013, the FBI raided the home of Deric Lostutter — Anonymous member, also known online as " KYAnonymous " — and seized two laptops, flash drives, CD's, an external hard-drive, cell phones a
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