January 12, 2018 arrunadayy No comments exist

This week we wrote about Fake Chrome MinerBlock Extension which is playing Video in the background. Ready for the weekend? Keep calm and read some of the most important news in our weekly cyber security round-up. 1. Wi-Fi Alliance Launches WPA3 Protocol with New Security Features Probably one of the most important news of this week…

January 9, 2018 arrunadayy No comments exist

Fake MinerBlock Extension Legitimate MinerBlock Extension Security researcher Bryan Campbell discovered a malicious Chrome extension today that is masquerading as the legitimate MinerBlock extension. The legitimate MinerBlock extension is used to block sites that utilize in-browser cryptocurrency mining, while the newly discovered version causes Chrome to repeatedly play videos in the background without your knowledge. The Chrome Web…

January 6, 2018 arrunadayy No comments exist

Before we tell you about the most relevant cyber security news of the first week of this new year, We want to wish you all “Happy New Year” and a very safe and secure 2018! It’s been only 5 days of this year and we already learn about two major and severe security flaws found…

January 3, 2018 arrunadayy No comments exist

A design flaw in Intel microprocessors has Linux and Microsoft Windows developers reworking their kernels to defend against exploitation of the security bug. Details of the flaw have not yet been made public, and Intel and Microsoft have remained mum about the chip design flaw, which was first reported by The Register this week. The report said…

December 28, 2017 arrunadayy 1 comment

As per Dan Moen from Wordfence in the last two weeks, the WordPress.org repository has closed three plugins because they contained content-injection backdoors. “Closing” a plugin means that it is no longer available for download from the repository, and will not show up in WordPress.org search results. Each of them had been purchased in the…

December 23, 2017 arrunadayy No comments exist

This week we published a security alert about a new wave of spam campaigns containing the Emotet banking trojan that can exploit Windows admin rights on users’ PC. We also included a protection guide to better fight against these online threats. 1. Top 25 Worst, Most Insecure Passwords Used in 2017 How secure are your passwords? Are you…

December 22, 2017 arrunadayy No comments exist

Guess who after nearly 2 months, it’s the Emotet banking trojan that’s been around for a while and aims to harvest users’ sensitive financial information. Be careful! For the past days, researchers have been analyzing several spam campaigns containing the Emotet banking trojan and found that the malware authors have been using payloads to perform malicious…

December 20, 2017 arrunadayy 2 comments

Android devices seem to be the most preferred target for hackers as there have so far been multiple incidents involving malware, ransomware and cryptocurrency miner apps designed to infect Android devices. Now, security experts have identified a new Android malware that has been dubbed as AnubisSpy. This particular malware targets Arabic speaking users and its primary attack domain…

December 19, 2017 arrunadayy 2 comments

Due to the recent upward movement in cryptocurrency prices, not only hackers but also legitimate website administrators are increasingly using JavaScript-based cryptocurrency miners to monetize by levying the CPU power of your PC to Mine Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Last week, researchers from AdGuard discovered that some popular video streaming and ripper sites including openload, Streamango, Rapidvideo, and OnlineVideoConverter hijacks CPU cycles from…