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  • New 'unc0ver' Tool Can Jailbreak All iPhone Models Running iOS 11.0 - 14.3
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on March 2, 2021 at 9:37 am

    A popular jailbreaking tool called "unc0ver" has been updated to support iOS 14.3 and earlier releases, thereby making it possible to unlock almost every single iPhone model using a vulnerability that Apple in January disclosed was actively exploited in the wild. The latest release, dubbed unc0ver v6.0.0, was released on Sunday, according to its lead developer Pwn20wnd, expanding its

  • Gootkit RAT Using SEO to Distribute Malware Through Compromised Sites
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on March 2, 2021 at 8:52 am

    A framework notorious for delivering a banking Trojan has received a facelift to deploy a wider range of malware, including ransomware payloads. "The Gootkit malware family has been around more than half a decade – a mature Trojan with functionality centered around banking credential theft," Sophos researchers Gabor Szappanos and Andrew Brandt said in a write-up published today. "In recent years

  • SolarWinds Blames Intern for 'solarwinds123' Password Lapse
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on March 2, 2021 at 8:51 am

    As cybersecurity researchers continue to piece together the sprawling SolarWinds supply chain attack, top executives of the Texas-based software services firm blamed an intern for a critical password lapse that went unnoticed for several years.  The said password "solarwinds123" was originally believed to have been publicly accessible via a GitHub repository since June 17, 2018, before the

  • Why do companies fail to stop breaches despite soaring IT security investment?
    by [email protected] (The Hacker News) on March 1, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Let's first take a look back at 2020! Adding to the list of difficulties that surfaced last year, 2020 was also grim for personal data protection, as it has marked a new record number of leaked credentials and PI data. A whopping 20 billion records were stolen in a single year, increasing 66% from 12 billion in 2019. Incredibly, this is a 9x increase from the comparatively "small" amount of 2.3

  • Chinese Hackers Targeted India's Power Grid Amid Geopolitical Tensions
    by [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan) on March 1, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, cybersecurity researchers have revealed a concerted campaign against India's critical infrastructure, including the nation's power grid, from Chinese state-sponsored groups. The attacks, which coincided with the standoff between the two nations in May 2020, targeted a total of 12 organizations, 10 of which are in the power generation and

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