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  • A New Bug in Microsoft Windows Could Let Hackers Easily Install a Rootkit
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on September 23, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Security researchers have disclosed an unpatched weakness in Microsoft Windows Platform Binary Table (WPBT) affecting all Windows-based devices since Windows 8 that could be potentially exploited to install a rootkit and compromise the integrity of devices. "These flaws make every Windows system vulnerable to easily-crafted attacks that install fraudulent vendor-specific tables," researchers

  • Why You Should Consider QEMU Live Patching
    by [email protected] (The Hacker News) on September 23, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Sysadmins know what the risks are of running unpatched services. Given the choice, and unlimited resources, most hardworking administrators will ensure that all systems and services are patched consistently. But things are rarely that simple. Technical resources are limited, and patching can often be more complicated than it appears at first glance. Worse, some services are so hidden in the

  • New Android Malware Targeting US, Canadian Users with COVID-19 Lures
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on September 23, 2021 at 9:55 am

    An "insidious" new SMS smishing malware has been found targeting Android mobile users in the U.S. and Canada as part of a new campaign that uses SMS text message lures related to COVID-19 regulations and vaccine information in an attempt to steal personal and financial data. Proofpoint's messaging security subsidiary Cloudmark coined the emerging malware "TangleBot." <!--adsense--> "The malware

  • Colombian Real Estate Agency Leak Exposes Records of Over 100,000 Buyers
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on September 23, 2021 at 9:55 am

    More than one terabyte of data containing 5.5 million files has been left exposed, leaking personal information of over 100,000 customers of a Colombian real estate firm, according to cybersecurity company WizCase. The breach was discovered by Ata Hakçıl and his team in a database owned by Coninsa Ramon H, a company that specializes in architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate

  • High-Severity RCE Flaw Disclosed in Several Netgear Router Models
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on September 23, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Networking equipment company Netgear has released patches to remediate a high-severity remote code execution vulnerability affecting multiple routers that could be exploited by remote attackers to take control of an affected system. <!--adsense--> Traced as CVE-2021-40847 (CVSS score: 8.1), the security weakness impacts the following models - R6400v2 (fixed in firmware version 1.0.4.120) R6700

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