Expert Insight On Massive Spying On Users Of Google’s Chrome Shows New Security Weakness

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It has been reported that a newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, highlighting the tech industry’s failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, payroll and other sensitive functions. Most of the free extensions purported to warn users about questionable websites or convert files from […]

Expert Reaction On Spyware Attacks 32 Million Chrome Users

Researchers at Awake Security have discovered a new spyware effort, which has attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, according to Reuters. This highlights the tech industry’s failure to protect browsers as they are used more for email, payroll and other sensitive functions. Most of the free extensions purported […]

Experts Insight On US Bank Customers Targeted In Ongoing Qbot Campaign

Security researchers at F5 Labs have spotted ongoing attacks using Qbot malware payloads to steal credentials from customers of dozens of US financial institutions. Qbot (also known as Qakbot, Pinkslipbot, and Quakbot) is a banking trojan with worm features used to steal banking credentials and financial data, as well as to log user keystrokes, deploy backdoors, and drop additional malware on […]

Hackers Target Military And Aerospace Staff By Posing As HRs Offering Jobs

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Cybersecurity researchers took the wraps off a new sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign directed against aerospace and military organizations in Europe and the Middle East with an aim to spy on key employees of the targeted firms and, in some case, even to siphon money. The campaign, dubbed “Operation In(ter)ception” because of a reference to “Inception” in the […]

Expert Comments On Nine Out Of Ten ‘Ethical’ Hackers Abuse Cloud Service Providers

Infosec pros and hackers regularly abuse cloud service providers to conduct reconnaissance and attacks, despite efforts by cloud providers to limit such activity. In a recent research paper titled “Cloud as an Attack Platform”, five boffins from Texas Tech University – Moitrayee Chatterjee, Prerit Datta, Faranak Abri, Akbar Siami-Namin, and Keith Jones – describe a series […]

Keeping Your Cloud-based Office Safe And Secure

It goes without saying that the outbreak of COVID-19 has posed significant challenges to our workplace productivity. Replacing face-to-face meetings with video calls, getting access to files saved on one central server and finding the best spot in the house for a reliable WiFi connection – we’ve all faced our own unique, but important challenges. […]

Experts On Facebook Users Allowed To Disable Political Adverts

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Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg says users will be able to turn off political adverts on the social network in the run-up to the 2020 US election, according to BBC News. This comes in the wake of heavy criticism for allowing adverts from politicians that contain false information, and rival social platform Twitter banning political advertising last […]

Postbank Data Breach & the Importance Of Managing Cryptographic Keys – Expert Source

Postbank, the banking division of South Africa’s Pat Office, recently reported that a rogue employee stole 36-digit master keys used to protect the bank’s systems.  The result: 25,000 fraudulent charges valued at 56 million Rand (3.2 million US dollars) and 1 billion Rand (58 million US dollars) to replace all credit and ATM cards issued […]

‘USB For Remote Desktop’ Bug Lets Hackers Add Fake Devices

In response to reports that an unpatched vulnerability in software that redirects local USB devices to a remote system could help attackers elevate privileges on a target machine by adding fake devices, a cybersecurity expert offers perspective.