VTech Trying To Avoid Hacker Attack Liab...

Hi folks! The UK’s data watchdog states that VTech’s new terms and conditions that say families using its software did so at their “own risk” would not clear it off the liability in the case of future hacker attacks. Following this, some security experts suggested parents to avoid these products. But the Toy Retailers Association has since said VTech remains “reputable”. Last November VTech was alerted to the fact it had been hacked. They later confirmed that over 6.3 million children’s accounts and 4.8 million parent accounts...

Watch Out for These LinkedIn Scams...

Hello everybody! LinkedIn, despite being a professional network is stalked by cyber criminals. Discussed below are five known scams used against LinkedIn users. ADVANCED FEE/INHERITANCE SCHEMES This is a very common scam that has flooded spam folders of email inboxes for ages. Jennifer Jones, a partner at Social Media Today, explains how she came across one such scam when she was contacted by “Jonathan Salisbury,” who claimed he worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland as a Senior Relationship Manager in Corporate Banking. This email has tried to trick her into...

What you should know about Windows 10 ?...

Hello everybody, Telemetry, spying and other surveillance features, known or unknown, of Windows 10 has been analysed on this post. The introduction of the post reads: “As such, I decided to do my own investigating on what, exactly, Windows 10 is doing traffic-wise, and post the results. For this analysis, I wanted to simply analyse the network traffic of Windows 10 on a clean install, and just let it sit and run without using it.” What I have done for this analysis: I have installed DD-WRT on a router connected to the internet and configured remote logging...

T9000 Backdoor Can Spy on Your Skype Ac...

Hello all Skype users! PaloAlto Networks discovered the T9000 backdoor that is designed to infect victims’ machines to steal files, take screengrabs, and records Skype conversations. The researchers believe that the backdoor was developed by skilled professionals due to the evasion technique implemented by the malicious code. The malware looks like a hybrid variant of another malware dubbed T5000 that was detected in the wild two years ago. In a blog post PaloAlto Networks said: “In addition to the basic functionality all backdoors provide, T9000 allows the attacker...

What is Badbarcode?...

Hi folks! Barcodes are used in places such as supermarkets, logistics and we see it in daily life but how safe is it really?  The barcode attack that @Tk described on PacSec with his demo video on twitter has been experimented again. Barcodes are graphic identifiers used to represent a set of information by varying the widths and spacings of lines. Common types of barcodes include code39, code128, code93, EAN128, EAN13 QR , etc. Most of them are one-dimensional, except for QR which is two-dimensional. Code 128 is the one that is most widely used and supports most...

Trojan Hiding in Games...

Researchers at Dr. Web discovered  over 60 games on Google Play store that were infected with Android.Xiny.19.origin trojan. The Trojan takes the IMEI identifier, MAC address, version and current language of the operating system, and mobile network operator name once a device is infected. The researcher’s post reads  “The main threat of Android.Xiny.19.origin lies in its capability to download and dynamically run arbitrary apk files upon cyber-criminals’ command,” The post mentions that a set of exploits from the server can be downloaded through this...

NASA Got Hacked Yet AGAIN...

Hello all, AnonSec hacker group have stolen 250GB of data NASA systems and have released them online. The hackers purport to have hijacked a drone the Agency uses to run high-altitude testing and sampling missions. The data includes names, email addresses and numbers of 2,414 NASA employees, as well as more than 2,000 flight logs and 600 video feeds from the aircraft used by the NASA during its missions. The NASA systems haven’t been hacked by the group but they have paid other hackers for access to an agency system. Anonsec gained a user account running on a...

Surviving Ransomware – A Few Known Cas...

Hi all, Have you ever got hit by ransomware ? Most of the people who become victims to ransomware have no chances to recover the data without paying the ransom to the extortionists. The crypto algorithms employed in these attacks cannot be cracked, and the private decryption key is kept on servers inaccessible to the victims. There are a few reported cases where victims survived ransomware cases without submitting ransom. COINVAULT AND BITCRYPTOR – Kaspersky Lab has other utilities to aid victims of Coinvault or Bitcryptor recover their files. Check out:...

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