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 ...

323,000 pieces of malware detected daily

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

According to Kaspersky Lab, the number of new malware files detected by its products in 2016 increased to 323,000 per day. This is an increase of 13,000 from the amount in 2015, and a significant jump from the 70,000 files per day identified in 2011. The number of cyberthreats appearing every ...

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 ...

Mozilla and Tor release urgent update for Firefox 0-day under active attack

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Developers with both Mozilla and Tor have published browser updates that patch a critical Firefox vulnerability being actively exploited to deanonymize people using the privacy service. "The security flaw responsible for this urgent release is already actively exploited on Windows systems," a Tor official wrote in an advisory published Wednesday afternoon. ...

Major Linux security hole gapes open

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Sometimes Linux users can be smug about their system's security. And sometimes a major hole that's been hiding in Linux since about version 2.6 opens up and in you fall. The security hole this time is with how almost all Linux distributions implement Linux Unified Key Setup-on-disk-format (LUKS). LUKS is the ...