Unpatched High-Severity Vulnerability Affects Apple macOS Computers – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday disclosed details of an unpatched vulnerability in macOS Finder that could be abused by remote adversaries to trick users into running arbitrary commands on the machines. “A vulnerability in macOS Finder allows files whose extension is inetloc to execute arbitrary commands, these files can be embedded Continue Reading

HP OMEN Gaming Hub Flaw Affects Millions of Windows Computers – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday disclosed details about a high-severity flaw in the HP OMEN driver software that impacts millions of gaming computers worldwide, leaving them open to an array of attacks. Tracked as CVE-2021-3437 (CVSS score: 7.8), the vulnerabilities could allow threat actors to escalate privileges to kernel mode without Continue Reading

Crackonosh virus mined $2 million of Monero from 222,000 hacked computers – Tempemail

A previously undocumented Windows malware has infected over 222,000 systems worldwide since at least June 2018, yielding its developer no less than 9,000 Moneros ($2 million) in illegal profits. Dubbed “Crackonosh,” the malware is distributed via illegal, cracked copies of popular software, only to disable antivirus programs installed in the Continue Reading

Update Your Windows Computers to Patch 6 New In-the-Wind Zero-Day Bugs – Tempemail

Microsoft on Tuesday released another round of security updates for Windows operating systems and other supported software, squashing 50 vulnerabilities, including 6 zero-days that are said to be under active attack. The flaws were identified and resolved in Microsoft Windows, .NET Core and Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based Continue Reading

New Spectre Flaws in Intel and AMD CPUs Affect Billion of Computers – Tempemail

When Spectre, a class of critical vulnerabilities impacting modern processors, was publicly revealed in January 2018, the researchers behind the discovery said, “As it is not easy to fix, it will haunt us for quite some time,” explaining the inspiration behind naming the speculative execution attacks. Indeed, it’s been more Continue Reading

Hackers Exploit 0-Day Gatekeeper Flaw to Attack MacOS Computers – Tempemail

Security is only as strong as the weakest link. As further proof of this, Apple released an update to macOS operating systems to address an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability that could circumvent all security protections, thus permitting unapproved software to run on Macs. The macOS flaw, identified as CVE-2021-30657, was Continue Reading

Emotet Malware Destroys Itself Today From All Infected Computers – Tempemail

Emotet, the notorious email-based Windows malware behind several botnet-driven spam campaigns and ransomware attacks, was automatically wiped from infected computers en masse following a European law enforcement operation. The development comes three months after a coordinated disruption of Emotet as part of “Operation Ladybird” to seize control of servers used Continue Reading

FBI hacks vulnerable US computers to fix malicious malware | Hacking

The FBI has been hacking into the computers of US companies running insecure versions of Microsoft software in order to fix them, the US Department of Justice has announced. The operation, approved by a federal court, involved the FBI hacking into “hundreds” of vulnerable computers to remove malware placed there Continue Reading

Purple Fox Rootkit Can Now Spread Itself to Other Windows Computers – Tempemail

Purple Fox, a Windows malware previously known for infecting machines by using exploit kits and phishing emails, has now added a new technique to its arsenal that gives it worm-like propagation capabilities. The ongoing campaign makes use of a “novel spreading technique via indiscriminate port scanning and exploitation of exposed Continue Reading

‘Computers are marvellous!’: older people embrace internet in lockdown | Older people

Before the pandemic struck, 79-year-old Jim Whelan barely used his computer. The online world was a mystery and an irrelevance to him. A year on, however, Whelan can give computer geeks half his age a run for their money. “Although I had been online before the pandemic, it was just Continue Reading