Malicious NPM Packages Caught Running Cryptominer On Windows, Linux, macOS Devices – Tempemail

Three JavaScript libraries uploaded to the official NPM package repository have been unmasked as crypto-mining malware, once again demonstrating how open-source software package repositories are becoming a lucrative target for executing an array of attacks on Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. The malicious packages in question — named okhsa, klow, Continue Reading

Microsoft Warns of New Security Flaw Affecting Surface Pro 3 Devices – Tempemail

Microsoft has published a new advisory warning of a security bypass vulnerability affecting Surface Pro 3 convertible laptops that could be exploited by an adversary to introduce malicious devices within enterprise networks and defeat the device attestation mechanism. Tracked as CVE-2021-42299 (CVSS score: 5.6), the issue has been codenamed “TPM Continue Reading

Ukraine Arrests Operator of DDoS Botnet with 100,000 Compromised Devices – Tempemail

Ukrainian law enforcement authorities on Monday disclosed the arrest of a hacker responsible for the creation and management of a “powerful botnet” consisting of over 100,000 enslaved devices that was used to carry out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and spam attacks on behalf of paid customers. The unnamed individual, from the Continue Reading

SonicWall Issues Patches for a New Critical Flaw in SMA 100 Series Devices – Tempemail

Network security company SonicWall has addressed a critical security vulnerability affecting its Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 series appliances that can permit remote, unauthenticated attackers to gain administrator access on targeted devices remotely. Tracked as CVE-2021-20034, the arbitrary file deletion flaw is rated 9.1 out of a maximum of 10 Continue Reading

Google to Auto-Reset Unused Android App Permissions for Billions of Devices – Tempemail

Google on Friday said it’s bringing an Android 11 feature that auto-resets permissions granted to apps that haven’t been used in months, to devices running Android versions 6 and above. The expansion is expected to go live later this year in December 2021 and enabled on Android phones with Google Continue Reading

Apple Delays Plans to Scan Devices for Child Abuse Images After Privacy Backlash – Tempemail

Apple is temporarily hitting the pause button on its controversial plans to screen users’ devices for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) after receiving sustained blowback over worries that the tool could be weaponized for mass surveillance and erode the privacy of users. “Based on feedback from customers, advocacy groups, researchers, Continue Reading

New BrakTooth Flaws Leave Millions of Bluetooth-enabled Devices Vulnerable – Tempemail

A set of new security vulnerabilities has been disclosed in commercial Bluetooth stacks that could enable an adversary to execute arbitrary code and, worse, crash the devices via denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. Collectively dubbed “BrakTooth” (referring to the Norwegian word “Brak” which translates to “crash”), the 16 security weaknesses span across Continue Reading

Linphone SIP Stack Bug Could Let Attackers Remotely Crash Client Devices – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday disclosed details about a zero-click security vulnerability in Linphone Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) stack that could be remotely exploited without any action from a victim to crash the SIP client and cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition. Tracked as CVE-2021-33056 (CVSS score: 7.5), the issue concerns a Continue Reading

QNAP Working on Patches for OpenSSL Flaws Affecting its NAS Devices – Tempemail

Network-attached storage (NAS) appliance maker QNAP said it’s currently investigating two recently patched security flaws in OpenSSL to determine their potential impact, adding it will release security updates should its products turn out to be vulnerable. Tracked as CVE-2021-3711 (CVSS score: 7.5) and CVE-2021-3712 (CVSS score: 4.4), the weaknesses concern Continue Reading