1-Click Hack Found in Popular Desktop Apps — Check If You’re Using Them – Tempemail

Multiple one-click vulnerabilities have been discovered across a variety of popular software applications, allowing an attacker to potentially execute arbitrary code on target systems. The issues were discovered by Positive Security researchers Fabian Bräunlein and Lukas Euler and affect apps like Telegram, Nextcloud, VLC, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Bitcoin/Dogecoin Wallets, Wireshark, and Continue Reading

New WhatsApp Bugs Could’ve Let Attackers Hack Your Phone Remotely – Tempemail

Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently addressed two security vulnerabilities in its messaging app for Android that could have been exploited to execute malicious code remotely on the device and even compromise encrypted communications. The flaws take aim at devices running Android versions up to and including Android 9 by carrying out what’s Continue Reading

Critical Cisco Jabber Bug Could Let Attackers Hack Remote Systems – Tempemail

Cisco on Wednesday released software updates to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting its Jabber messaging clients across Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. Successful exploitation of the flaws could permit an “attacker to execute arbitrary programs on the underlying operating system with elevated privileges, access sensitive information, intercept protected network traffic, or Continue Reading

Chinese Hackers Used Facebook to Hack Uighur Muslims Living Abroad – Tempemail

Facebook may be banned in China, but the company on Wednesday said it has disrupted a network of bad actors using its platform to target the Uyghur community and lure them into downloading malicious software that would allow surveillance of their devices. “They targeted activists, journalists and dissidents predominantly among Continue Reading

18-Year-Old Hacker Gets 3 Years in Prison for Massive Twitter ‘Bitcoin Scam’ Hack – Tempemail

A Florida teen accused of masterminding the hacks of several high-profile Twitter accounts last summer as part of a widespread cryptocurrency scam pled guilty to fraud charges in exchange for a three-year prison sentence. Graham Ivan Clark, 18, will also serve an additional three years on probation. The development comes Continue Reading

SolarWinds Hack — New Evidence Suggests Potential Links to Chinese Hackers – Tempemail

A malicious web shell deployed on Windows systems by leveraging a previously undisclosed zero-day in SolarWinds’ Orion network monitoring software may have been the work of a possible Chinese threat group. In a report published by Secureworks on Monday, the cybersecurity firm attributed the intrusions to a threat actor it Continue Reading

SolarWinds hack was work of ‘at least 1,000 engineers’, tech executives tell Senate | Technology

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Tech executives revealed that a historic cybersecurity breach that affected about 100 US companies and nine federal agencies was larger and more sophisticated than previously known. The revelations came during a hearing of the US Senate’s select committee on intelligence on Tuesday Continue Reading

New Hack Lets Attackers Bypass MasterCard PIN by Using Them As Visa Card – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a novel attack that could allow criminals to trick a point of sale terminal into transacting with a victim’s Mastercard contactless card while believing it to be a Visa card. The research, published by a group of academics from the ETH Zurich, builds on a study Continue Reading

Poor Password Security Lead to Recent Water Treatment Facility Hack – Tempemail

New details have emerged about the remote computer intrusion at a Florida water treatment facility last Friday, highlighting a lack of adequate security measures needed to bulletproof critical infrastructure environments. The breach, which occurred last Friday, involved an unsuccessful attempt on the part of an adversary to increase sodium hydroxide Continue Reading