Month: January 2022

Your Graphics Card Fingerprint Can Be Used to Track Your Activities Across the Web

31 January 2022

Researchers have demonstrated a new type of fingerprinting technique that exploits a machine’s graphics processing unit (GPU) as a means to track users across the web persistently. Dubbed DrawnApart, the method “identifies a device from the unique properties of its GPU stack,” researchers from Australia, France, and Israel said in a new paper,” adding ” […]

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German Court Rules Websites Embedding Google Fonts Violates GDPR

31 January 2022

A regional court in the German city of Munich has ordered a website operator to pay €100 in damages for transferring a user’s personal data — i.e., IP address — to Google via the search giant’s Fonts library without the individual’s consent. The unauthorized disclosure of the plaintiff’s IP address by the unnamed website to […]

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Researchers Use Natural Silk Fibers to Generate Secure Keys for Strong Authentication

31 January 2022

A group of academics at South Korea’s Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) have utilized natural silk fibers from domesticated silkworms to build an environmentally friendly digital security system that they say is “practically unbreachable.” “The first natural physical unclonable function (PUF) […] takes advantage of the diffraction of light through natural microholes in […]

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Apple Pays $100,500 Bounty to Hacker Who Found Way to Hack MacBook Webcam

31 January 2022

Apple last year fixed a new set of macOS vulnerabilities that exposed Safari browser to attack, potentially allowing malicious actors to access users’ online accounts, microphone, and webcam. Security researcher Ryan Pickren, who discovered and reported the bugs to the iPhone maker, was compensated with a $100,500 bug bounty, underscoring the severity of the issues. […]

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DeepDotWeb News Site Operator Sentenced to 8 Years for Money Laundering

31 January 2022

An Israeli national was sentenced to 97 months in prison in connection with operating the DeepDotWeb (DDW) clearnet website, nearly a year after the individual pleaded guilty to the charges. Tal Prihar, 37, an Israeli citizen residing in Brazil, is said to have played the role of an administrator of DDW since the website became […]

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Hackers Using Device Registration Trick to Attack Enterprises with Lateral Phishing

28 January 2022

Microsoft has disclosed details of a large-scale, multi-phase phishing campaign that uses stolen credentials to register devices on a victim’s network to further propagate spam emails and widen the infection pool. The tech giant said the attacks manifested through accounts that were not secured using multi-factor authentication (MFA), thereby making it possible for the adversary […]

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QNAP Warns of DeadBolt Ransomware Targeting Internet-Facing NAS Devices

28 January 2022

Taiwanese company QNAP has warned customers to secure network-attached storage (NAS) appliances and routers against a new ransomware variant called DeadBolt. “DeadBolt has been widely targeting all NAS exposed to the Internet without any protection and encrypting users’ data for Bitcoin ransom,” the company said. “QNAP urges all QNAP NAS users to […] immediately update […]

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How Wazuh Can Improve Digital Security for Businesses

28 January 2022

2021 was a year peppered by cyberattacks, with numerous data breaches happening. Not only that, but ransomware has also become a prominent player in the hackers’ world. Now, more than ever, it’s important for enterprises to step up cybersecurity measures. They can do this through several pieces of technology, such as an open-source security platform […]

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North Korean Hackers Using Windows Update Service to Infect PCs with Malware

28 January 2022

The notorious Lazarus Group actor has been observed mounting a new campaign that makes use of the Windows Update service to execute its malicious payload, expanding the arsenal of living-off-the-land (LotL) techniques leveraged by the APT group to further its objectives. The Lazarus Group, also known as APT38, Hidden Cobra, Whois Hacking Team, and Zinc, […]

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North Korean Hackers Return with Stealthier Variant of KONNI RAT Malware

28 January 2022

A cyberespionage group with ties to North Korea has resurfaced with a stealthier variant of its remote access trojan called Konni to attack political institutions located in Russia and South Korea. “The authors are constantly making code improvements,” Malwarebytes researcher Roberto Santos said. “Their efforts are aimed at breaking the typical flow recorded by sandboxes […]

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