29 Nov 2018

One of the most famous security threats on computers are Keyloggers. They are considered as dangerous because it could cause direct damage to your life and is also difficult to detect. A keylogger can be either a malicious software or a hardware device but both of these have the same purpose. Software-based keyloggers usually come…

27 Nov 2018

The rise of ransomware attacks on healthcare industry is continuing and the latest incident being attack on the Ohio Hospital System. The ransomware attack infected computer systems at the East Ohio Regional Hospital (EORH) and Ohio Valley Medical Center (OVMC) which had resulted in the disruption of the hospitals’ emergency rooms. The Ohio Hospital System…

27 Nov 2018

Linux Kernel is impacted by two denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerabilities and the issues affect Linux kernel 4.19.2 and previous versions. This was discovered by researcher Wanpeng Li. The vulnerabilities are rated as Medium severity and are NULL pointer deference issues which can be exploited by a local attacker to activate a DoS condition. The first vulnerability…

24 Nov 2018

OSIsoft has notified their employees, interns, consultants, and contractors regarding a data breach where the attackers used stolen credentials to remotely access company systems. They have published the notification which was submitted to the Office of the Attorney General in California. OSIsoft is a software company that offers real-time data management solutions. Their core product…

22 Nov 2018

Shoppers wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and there are thieves creating malicious apps to steal from these anxious buyers besides targeting online retailers with malware. Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes soon after Thanksgiving Day which are the two most popular days for shopping online and almost all the retailers provide big…

22 Nov 2018

The United States Postal Service had a serious security vulnerability which had exposed the data of more than 60 million users to anyone with an USPS.com website account and it was patched. The U.S.P.S. is an independent agency of the American federal government that provides postal service in the United States and is explicitly authorized…

21 Nov 2018

The largest providers of Dark Web hosting services named Daniel’s Hosting was hacked last week and was taken offline. Daniel’s Hosting became the largest Dark Web hosting provider in 2017 when Anonymous hackers breached and took down Freedom Hosting II. According to Daniel Winzen, the software developer behind the hosting service confirms that the hack…

21 Nov 2018

Multiple critical security vulnerabilities have been found in the Atlantis Word Processor which permits remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and take over victim computers. The flaw was discovered by cybersecurity researchers at Cisco Talos. Atlantis Word Processor is an alternative to Microsoft Word and is a fast-loading word processor application in which users can…

20 Nov 2018

The personal information of thousands of beer drinkers was left exposed due to the Wi-Fi provider. Brewhouse & Kitchen is a small chain of pubs across UK with 23 locations including London, Nottingham, Chester, Cardiff and Bristol. The customers while attempting to access the free Wi-Fi were asked to provide their names, emails, date of…

20 Nov 2018

Instagram has notified some of its users that their password might have been exposed as plain text due to a security bug and they have patched the issue. The security bug resides in a new feature called “Download Your Data” that permits users to download a copy of their data shared on the social media…