This ‘invisible’ memory-based malware is infiltrating organisations across the globe

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Cybercriminals are launching 'invisible' attacks to infiltrate the networks of organisations to steal login credentials and financial data -- and the only tool they're using is legitimate software. It's thought that over 140 organisations including banks, telecommunications companies, and government organisations across the globe have fallen victim to these hidden malware ...

Choosing a Strong Password in 2017

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Password strength is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting guessing and brute-force attacks. In its usual form, it estimates how many trials an attacker who does not have direct access to the password would need, on average, to guess it correctly. The strength of a password ...

CERT advises users to ‘discontinue use’ of two Netgear routers due to major security flaw

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

In a major setback for Netgear, it appears that at least two of its high-end routers may contain a severe security flaw according to an advisory issued by CERT. The vulnerability itself is incredibly easy to leverage and simply relies upon accessing a specially crafted URL in the following format from ...

Malicious online ads expose millions to possible hack

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Since October, millions of internet users have been exposed to malicious code served from the pixels in tainted banner ads meant to install Trojans and spyware, according to security firm ESET. The attack campaign, called Stegano, has been spreading from malicious ads in a “number of reputable news websites,” ESET said ...

Easy-to-exploit rooting flaw puts Linux computers at risk

Friday, October 21st, 2016

The maintainers of Linux distributions are rushing to patch a privilege escalation vulnerability that's already being exploited in the wild and poses a serious risk to servers, desktops and other devices that run the OS. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2016-5195, has existed in the Linux kernel for the past nine years. ...