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More Google Play apps infected with Brain Test malware


Google has promptly removed 13 compromised apps from the Google Play Store after mobile cybersecurity firm Lookout found the developers behind the Brain Test strain of malware had returned.

According to Lookout, apps riddled with variants of the Brain Test malware attempt to gain root privilege, and persist factory resets and other efforts to remove it, which Lookout said is especially the case on rooted devices. Read more...




Hackers Install Free SSL Certs from Let's Encrypt On Malicious Web Sites!


The Let's Encrypt free HTTPS certificates would not just help legitimate website operators to encrypt its users' traffic, but also help criminals to bother innocent users with malware through secure sites.

Let's Encrypt free SSL certs are not only used by website owners to secure its users connection but also abused by cyber criminals to spread malware onto computers. Read more...



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Juniper Finds Backdoor that Decrypts VPN Traffic

 Juniper Networks today has released an emergency patch that removes what it's calling "unauthorized code" from ScreenOS that could allow attackers to decrypt VPN traffic from NetScreen devices. 

Juniper senior vice president and chief information security officer Bob Worrall said today that two vulnerabilities were discovered during a recent internal code review.

These vulnerabilities affect ScreenOS 6.2.0r15 through 6.2.0r18 and 6.3.0r12 through 6.3.0r20. Read more...



You can Hack into a Linux Computer just by pressing 'Backspace' 28 times

 A pair of security researchers from the University of Valencia have uncovered a bizarre bug in several distributions of Linux that could allow anyone to bypass any kind of authentication during boot-up just by pressing backspace key 28 times.

This time, the issue is neither in a kernel nor in an operating system itself, but rather the vulnerability actually resides in Grub2, the popular Grand Unified Bootloader, which is used by most Linux systems to boot the operating system when the PC starts. Read more...



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Google cloaks Android in Red Screen of malware Dearth

 Google has extended its anti-social engineering Chrome tool to Android, making big efforts to reduce blacklists bandwidth costs along the way. The Red Screen of malware Dearth officially branded Safe Browsing has long been a feature of Chrome desktop platforms where bandwidth and processing requirements are much less restrictive.

There the red splash screen has walled off all but the most persistent to be pwned users from websites known to have hosted malware, advertising injectors, or other web scum. Read more...



Brit-American hacker duo throws pwns on IoT BBQs, grills open admin

‪‎Kiwicon American hardware hackers have ruined Christmas cooks ups across Australia, revealing gaping and pwnable vulnerabilities in Internet-connected barbecues.

Hardware hackers Matthew Garrett and Paul McMillan revealed how the Internet-of-things CyberQ exposed its remote administration facilities and could be owned over the internet. Read more...





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