Zero-day vulnerability in Desktop Window Manager (CVE-2021-28310) used in the wild- Tempemail

While analyzing the CVE-2021-1732 exploit originally discovered by the DBAPPSecurity Threat Intelligence Center and used by the BITTER APT group, we discovered another zero-day exploit we believe is linked to the same actor. We reported this new exploit to Microsoft in February and after confirmation that it is indeed a Continue Reading

Auggie review – watchable hi-tech satire doesn’t quite know what to say | Film

The face of American character actor Richard Kind – melancholy, hangdog, a little dyspeptic – is exactly right for this high-concept midlife satire from director and co-writer Matt Kane. It’s a variation on a familiar theme the time is the near future and Kind plays Felix, an architect in his Continue Reading

New NAME:WRECK Vulnerabilities Impact Nearly 100 Million IoT Devices – Tempemail

Security researchers have uncovered nine vulnerabilities affecting four TCP/IP stacks impacting more than 100 million consumer and enterprise devices that could be exploited by an attacker to take control of a vulnerable system. Dubbed “NAME:WRECK” by Forescout and JSOF, the flaws are the latest in series of studies undertaken as Continue Reading

Hackers Using Website’s Contact Forms to Deliver IcedID Malware – Tempemail

Microsoft has warned organizations of a “unique” attack campaign that abuses contact forms published on websites to deliver malicious links to businesses via emails containing fake legal threats, in what’s yet another instance of adversaries abusing legitimate infrastructure to mount evasive campaigns that bypass security protections. “The emails instruct recipients Continue Reading

Tinder’s plan for criminal record checks raises fears of ‘lifelong punishment’ | Tinder

When Jerrel Gantt was released from prison after three years, he was handed a pamphlet about healthcare and nothing else. He began searching for employment, a deep source of anxiety for him, and secured housing through a ministry in New York City. He later enrolled in school part-time. As he Continue Reading

Facebook knew of Honduran president’s manipulation campaign – and let it continue for 11 months | Technology- Tempemail

Facebook allowed the president of Honduras to artificially inflate the appearance of popularity on his posts for nearly a year after the company was first alerted to the activity. The astroturfing – the digital equivalent of a bussed-in crowd – was just one facet of a broader online disinformation effort Continue Reading

Detecting the “Next” SolarWinds-Style Cyber Attack – Tempemail

The SolarWinds attack, which succeeded by utilizing the sunburst malware, shocked the cyber-security industry. This attack achieved persistence and was able to evade internal systems long enough to gain access to the source code of the victim. Because of the far-reaching SolarWinds deployments, the perpetrators were also able to infiltrate Continue Reading

Just say no: negativity is secret of political tweet success, study finds | Twitter- Tempemail

You’ve treated your Twitter followers to a pithy 280-character comment about the government’s latest gaffe – but what gives your tweet the fuel to spread like wildfire? It’s how negative the tweet is, say researchers, that raises its chances of going viral, at least in the political context. Previous studies Continue Reading

‘Facebook isn’t interested in countries like ours’: Azerbaijan troll network returns months after ban | Facebook

Facebook has allowed a state-backed harassment campaign targeting independent news outlets and opposition politicians in Azerbaijan to return to its platform, less than six months after it banned the troll network. A Guardian investigation has revealed how Facebook allowed an arm of Azerbaijan’s ruling party, the YAP, to carry out Continue Reading