Malicious Python libraries targeting Linux servers removed from PyPI

Malicious Python libraries targeting Linux servers removed from PyPI

Image: ReversingLabs A security firm found three malicious Python libraries uploaded on the official Python Package Index (PyPI) that contained a hidden backdoor which would activate when the libraries were installed on Linux systems.

Agent Smith Malware jeopardizes 25 million android devices

Agent Smith Malware jeopardizes 25 million android devices

Agent smith malware The malware would be hidden inside “barely functioning photo utility, games, or sex-related apps,” Check Point writes. After the user downloads one, the malware masquerades as an app related to Google with a title such as “Google Updater” and starts replacing code.

Flame, the most sophisticated cyber espionage tool ever made

Flame, the most sophisticated cyber espionage tool ever made

Furthermore, different modules can be installed on request, making this software modifiable depending on the configuration of the machine it infects, highly unusual behavior for malware;Can replicate itself and delete itself and all gathered information on Kill command.

NSA Starts Contributing Low-Level Code to UEFI BIOS Alternative

NSA Starts Contributing Low-Level Code to UEFI BIOS Alternative

Credit: IntelThe NSA has started assigning developers to the Coreboot project, which is an open source alternative to Windows BIOS/UEFI firmware. All Coreboot code, including all the STM contributions from the NSA, are open source, so anyone could verify that there is no backdoor in there -- in theory.

The U.S. Government Is Utterly Inept at Keeping Your Data Secure

The U.S. Government Is Utterly Inept at Keeping Your Data Secure

The revelations that NSA hackers and Border Patrol data-trackers had played themselves came on the heels of potentially worse news for wired Americans: An Israeli coding firm also admitted last month that its spyware was being deployed by hackers to attack WhatsApp users and gain access to their phones.

Leaked: The Feds’ Favorite iPhone Hackers Plan To Crack Android

Leaked: The Feds’ Favorite iPhone Hackers Plan To Crack Android

Apple iPhones can be raided for data by U.S. law enforcement thanks to Grayshift's GrayKey, even if the company can't decipher the device's passcode. Grayshift were first revealed by Forbes last year, when the company claimed it could crack the passcode of all modern iOS devices with its GrayKey hacking tool.

How much is good online security worth to you? How about $100,000?

How much is good online security worth to you? How about $100,000?

Because of this weakness – and those deriving from the SIM swap attack – Google recommends that “high-risk users” enrol in its Advanced Protection Program, which requires the use of hardware 2FA keys.

How To Track Phone Calls From Your Google Ad Campaigns

How To Track Phone Calls From Your Google Ad Campaigns

Before you can set up call conversion tracking, you first need to have a website for your business, a business phone line, and a Google Ads account, as well as Google Analytics installed on your site.

Even more secret Telegrams

Even more secret Telegrams

Only worth noticing that Telegram API requests, both (un)blocking and user status resolving, are network calls and do not tend to work quickly, especially if you are using proxies or VPN. And since Telegram is a messenger (ignoring some crazy stuff), we can neglect error correction limiting possible transmitting data to simple text messages.

Here's What To Do Because You Can't Trust Hotels With Your Personal Data

Here's What To Do Because You Can't Trust Hotels With Your Personal Data

Then, last month, a report by the cybersecurity software company Symantec revealed that a majority of hotels inadvertently leak guests' personal data to third parties when they send out confirmation emails.

Why 5G is a huge future threat to privacy

Why 5G is a huge future threat to privacy

The same news item includes details about the concerns of Christopher Krebs, director of the US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: First, Krebs said, “the quality of the engineering is not great, and so there are a number of vulnerabilities that are left open on the box, so China and other capable actors – Russia, Iran, North Korea – could exploit the vulnerabilities”.

The best privacy-focused browsers in 2019

The best privacy-focused browsers in 2019

img: Data-Protection-Word-Cloud.jpegBoth of these social media giants are relying on ads for profits: Google is using Chrome browser and Google search engine to provide you with better ads while Facebook is pushing them straight to your newsfeed.

JackPair: p2p speech encrypting device

JackPair: p2p speech encrypting device

Thus, the voice codec used in the project provides a bitrate of 800 bps, works with 90 ms frames containing 540 6KHz PCM samples, compressing them to 72 bits of data.

New secret-spilling flaw affects almost every Intel chip since 2011

New secret-spilling flaw affects almost every Intel chip since 2011

Security researchers have found a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips which, if exploited, can be used to steal sensitive information directly from the processor.,.

“The future is private” says Zuckerberg; not with him, judging by new investigations of Facebook for data protection failures

“The future is private” says Zuckerberg; not with him, judging by new investigations of Facebook for data protection failures

However, for all the attempts to create a feel-good experience at the Facebook Developer Conference, there was no sense that Zuckerberg is really grappling with the deeper privacy issues that lie at the heart of Facebook’s problems.

Samsung Investigates Massive Data Leak -- What You Need To Know

Samsung Investigates Massive Data Leak -- What You Need To Know

That app has now been updated by Samsung, but Hussein says that he had the private token of a user with "full access to all 135 projects on that GitLab."

Still have Windows 7? 32 Security Reasons to Move to Windows 10

Still have Windows 7? 32 Security Reasons to Move to Windows 10

Windows 10 supports additional LSA Protection, allowing LSASS to run as a Protected Process, protecting the credentials it stores from malware without a malicious kernel mode component.10.

‎Umbrella Security

‎Umbrella Security

Adapt your plans based on live threat alerts from trusted sources, or share incident forms with your team. * Protect devices and data with simple step-by-step guides to digital security tools *. * Protect your team with shareable checklists and incident forms *.

Your smartphone and you: A handbook to modern mobile maintenance

Your smartphone and you: A handbook to modern mobile maintenance

Your phone is probably nudging you about new software updates for your apps, and for the device itself. Simply updating your phone’s apps and operating system is the most important step we can take for the safety of our devices and our personal data.

Here’s how Internet of Things malware is undermining privacy

Here’s how Internet of Things malware is undermining privacy

A more general problem is that once an attacker is inside a home network, whether through vulnerabilities in a router or a camera, for example, it is possible that other IoT devices on it will be open to attack.

China Prohibits ‘Deepfake’ AI Face Swapping Techniques

China Prohibits ‘Deepfake’ AI Face Swapping Techniques

The Chinese government’s revised Civil Code states that without subjects’ informed consent, no person can use deepfakes or other digital technologies to replace faces, except in exceptional circumstances stipulated by the law.

GitHub - tg12/OpenMailRelayFuzzer: Fuzzer for finding Open Mail Relays

GitHub - tg12/OpenMailRelayFuzzer: Fuzzer for finding Open Mail Relays

Launching GitHub Desktop... Launching GitHub Desktop... If nothing happens, download GitHub Desktop and try again. If nothing happens, download GitHub Desktop and try again. If nothing happens, download the GitHub extension for Visual Studio and try again. Latest commit 967870c.

How to unlock an iPhone you've forgotten the password to, even if it's disabled

How to unlock an iPhone you've forgotten the password to, even if it's disabled

Dave Johnson/Business Insider Instead, you need to reset the iPhone to its factory settings and then restore your apps and data from a backup. After it's erased, it'll be returned to its factory settings and you can follow the directions to restore the iPhone with a recent backup.

Researchers Tried To Crack An Android Phone To See If FBI Could

Researchers Tried To Crack An Android Phone To See If FBI Could

Data encryption on smartphones involves a key that the phone creates by combining 1) a user’s unlock code, if any (often a four- to six-digit passcode), and 2) a long, complicated number specific to the individual device being used.

CAN YOU BE HACKED BY THE WORLD AROUND YOU?

CAN YOU BE HACKED BY THE WORLD AROUND YOU?

As someone who researches 3-D modeling, including assessing 3-D printed objects to be sure they meet quality standards, I’m aware of being vulnerable to methods of storing malicious computer code in the physical world.

Your Smartphone Apps Are Filled With Trackers You Know Nothing About

Your Smartphone Apps Are Filled With Trackers You Know Nothing About

Both of these SDKs allow Facebook and Google to track users beyond their desktop web browsers and automatically collect information like when you installed the app, each time you opened it, and what you purchased.

Massive bank app security holes: You might want to go back to that money under the mattress tactic

Massive bank app security holes: You might want to go back to that money under the mattress tactic

Decompiling the app also allows an adversary to understand how the app detects jailbroken mobile devices, which, once vulnerabilities (such as API keys, private keys, and credentials) are found in the source code, results in theft of money through banking trojans, username/password theft or account takeover using overlay screens, and the theft of confidential data."

Swiss Post puts e-voting on hold after researchers uncover critical security errors

Swiss Post puts e-voting on hold after researchers uncover critical security errors

The researchers did not participate in the public intrusion test, but it was clear that their findings could not be ignored.“Although the electronic ballot box could not be hacked, feedback on the published source code reveals critical errors,” Swiss Post said in a statement last week.

The march to mandatory, nationwide DNA databases picks up pace around the world

The march to mandatory, nationwide DNA databases picks up pace around the world

It is likely to spread thanks to a new generation of small, quick and low-cost DNA sequencers that can be installed in police stations and run by officers, as this New York Times story explains: in early 2017, the police booking station in Bensalem became the first in the country to install a Rapid DNA machine, which provides results in 90 minutes, and which police can operate themselves.

How the EverCrypt Library Creates Hacker-Proof Cryptography

How the EverCrypt Library Creates Hacker-Proof Cryptography

“When we say proof, we mean we prove that our code can’t suffer these kinds of attacks,” said Karthik Bhargavan, a computer scientist at Inria in Paris who worked on EverCrypt.

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