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Cryptocurrency Firm Loses $145 Million After CEO Dies With Only Password

 -  4 février - 

QuadrigaCX, the largest bitcoin exchange in Canada, has claimed to have lost CAD 190 million (nearly USD 145 million) worth of cryptocurrency after the exchange lost access to its cold (offline) storage wallets. Reason? Unfortunately, the only person with access to the company’s offline wallet, founder of the cryptocurrency exchange, is dead. Following the sudden death of Gerry (...)

 
 
 

Unpatched MS Word Flaw Could Allow Hackers to Infect Your Computer

 -  Octobre 2018 - 

Cybersecurity researchers have revealed an unpatched logical flaw in Microsoft Office 2016 and older versions that could allow an attacker to embed malicious code inside a document file, tricking users into running malware onto their computers. Discovered by researchers at Cymulate, the bug abuses the 'Online Video' option in Word documents, a feature that allows users to embedded an (...)

 
 
 

Linus Torvalds Apologizes For His Rude Behavior—Takes Time Off

 -  Septembre 2018 - 

What just happened would definitely gonna surprise you. Linus Torvalds—father of the Linux open-source operating system—finally admitted his behavior towards other developers in the Linux community was hurting people and Linux. In a surprising move this weekend, Torvalds apologized for insulting and abusing other developers for almost three decades and took a break from the (...)

 
 
 

A New Cryptocurrency Mining Virus is Spreading Through Facebook

 -  Mai 2018 - 

If you receive a link for a video, even if it looks exciting, sent by someone (or your friend) on Facebook messenger—just don't click on it without taking a second thought. Cybersecurity researchers from Trend Micro are warning users of a malicious Chrome extension which is spreading through Facebook Messenger and targeting users of cryptocurrency trading platforms to steal their (...)

 
 
 

Amazon Alexa Has Got Some Serious Skills—Spying On Users!

 -  Avril 2018 - 

"Alexa, are you spying on me?" — aaaa.....mmmm.....hmmm.....maybe!!! Security researchers have developed a new malicious 'skill' for Amazon's popular voice assistant Alexa that can turn your Amazon Echo into a full-fledged spying device. Amazon Echo is an always-listening voice-activated smart home speaker that allows you to get things done by using your voice, like playing music, (...)

 
 
 

Nintendo Switches Hacked to Run Linux—Unpatchable Exploit Released

 -  Avril 2018 - 

Two separate teams of security researchers have published working proof-of-concept exploits for an unpatchable vulnerability in Nvidia's Tegra line of embedded processors that comes on all currently available Nintendo Switch consoles. Dubbed Fusée Gelée and ShofEL2, the exploits lead to a coldboot execution hack that can be leveraged by device owners to install Linux, run unofficial (...)

 
 
 

Flaw in Microsoft Outlook Lets Hackers Easily Steal Your Windows Password

 -  Avril 2018 - 

A security researcher has disclosed details of an important vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook for which the company released an incomplete patch this month—almost 18 months after receiving the responsible disclosure report. The Microsoft Outlook vulnerability (CVE-2018-0950) could allow attackers to steal sensitive information, including users' Windows login credentials, just by (...)

 
 
 

Intel Admits It Won't Be Possible to Fix Spectre (V2) Flaw in Some Processors

 -  Avril 2018 - 

As speculated by the researcher who disclosed Meltdown and Spectre flaws in Intel processors, some of the Intel processors will not receive patches for the Spectre (variant 2) side-channel analysis attack In a recent microcode revision guidance (PDF), Intel admits that it would not be possible to address the Spectre design flaw in its specific old CPUs, because it requires changes to (...)

 
 
 

Microsoft's Meltdown Patch Made Windows 7 PCs More Insecure

 -  Mars 2018 - 

Meltdown CPU vulnerability was bad, and Microsoft somehow made the flaw even worse on its Windows 7, allowing any unprivileged, user-level application to read content from and even write data to the operating system's kernel memory. For those unaware, Spectre and Meltdown were security flaws disclosed by researchers earlier this year in processors from Intel, ARM, and AMD, leaving (...)

 
 
 

New 4G LTE Network Attacks Let Hackers Spy, Track, Spoof and Spam

 -  Mars 2018 - 

Security researchers have discovered a set of severe vulnerabilities in 4G LTE protocol that could be exploited to spy on user phone calls and text messages, send fake emergency alerts, spoof location of the device and even knock devices entirely offline. A new research paper [PDF] recently published by researchers at Purdue University and the University of Iowa details 10 new cyber (...)

 
 

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