Top Stories Security
- Why The War On Encryption And Privacy Has Me Worried
- Linux Bug Gives Attackers Access To PCs, Servers and Android Devices
- Governments Undermining Encryption Do More Harm Than Good
- Microsoft Issues Fix For Critical Security Bugs In Office For Windows and Mac OS
- Should You Be Worried About Smart Devices Spying On You?
- Hunting Down The Hackers Behind A Cyber Attack
A zero-day vulnerability on the Linux operating system that gives attackers unbridled access to PCs, servers and a majority of Android devices has been found. The security flaw affects machines running version Linux 3.8 or higher. Given that version 3.8 was released in 2013, the security flaw has existed for nearly three years.
In order to protect themselves from hackers, some financial institutions have started using two-factor authentication systems that use deliver one-time passcodes (OTP) through voice calls rather through SMS. But an updated version of a Trojan malware called Android.Bankosy can now steal voice delivered passwords, according to research by security vendor Symantec. Here’s how it works.
OpenSSH, a suite of programs used to secure network connections, was found to have a serious vulnerability that could trick client computers into leaking private cryptographic keys last week. Here’s what you need to know and what you need to do if you are using OpenSSH.
There’s already a nice selection of free antivirus programs available for the discerning user, but it’s hard to say no to a new entry. Sophos already has a free product available on OS X and it’s recently dipped its toes into Windows’ waters.
There have been several known cases of malware campaigns targeting users of the popular instant messaging app WhatsApp in the last few years. Yet another one has emerged which lures victims into downloading a virus by claiming they have a WhatsApp voicemail waiting for them. Here’s how to avoid falling for this latest scam.
Western governments, notably the UK and the US, are pushing the software industry to open “backdoors” into our encrypted communications. The argument touted by government agencies for nearly 20 years is that terrorists use strong encryption to hide their communications, therefore we should ban strong encryption. We look at why this is a flawed argument.
Security vendors are constantly bringing out new offerings aimed at protecting organisations from the ever growing threat of cyberattacks. But it’s not a numbers game and snapping up all of the latest and “greatest” security products won’t guarantee your business will be protected from cybercriminals.
Microsoft has brought out patches for critical security vulnerabilities in multiple versions of its Office productivity software suite that allows attackers to run malicious code through specially crafted Office files. The security flaws affect Office running on Windows and Mac operating systems. Here are the details.
Antivirus vendor Trend Micro patched its anti-virus offering after being told off by a respected Google security researcher about the severity of the vulnerability. The security flaw allowed the execution of malicious code and passwords stored on the Password Manager component of the Trend Micro antivirus product. The issue was flagged by the researcher, Tavis Ormandy, who became frustrated with the vendor’s sluggish response.