Hotspot Shield Vulnerability Could Reveal ‘Juicy’ Info About Users, Researcher Claims

Hotspot Shield has been downloaded more than 500 million times, according to its creator AnchorFree. Source: Threadpost

Gas is too expensive? Let’s make it cheap!

A few months ago, while undertaking unrelated research into online connected devices, we uncovered something surprising and realized almost immediately that we could be looking at a critical security threat. What...

Leaky Amazon S3 Bucket Exposes Personal Data of 12,000 Social Media Influencers

Octoly's incident response was sorely lacking, says the Upguard researcher who found the exposed repository. Source: Threadpost

Cisco Issues New Patches for Critical Firewall Software Vulnerability

The vulnerability has a CVSS base score of 10.0, the highest possible, and now affects 15 products. Source: Threadpost

BSides NYC, a volunteer organized event put on by and for the community

Another edition of BSides NYC has passed, and as first time attendee and presenter, I was genuinely impressed with the impeccable organization, the content shared, and the interesting conversations that took...

DDoS attacks in Q4 2017

News overview In terms of DDoS attacks, the last quarter of 2017 was livelier than the previous one. Some major botnets were discovered and destroyed. For instance, early December saw the FBI,...

Grammarly Patches Chrome Extension Bug That Exposed Users’ Docs

The grammar-checking web service fixed the problem with "impressive" speed, a Google researcher says. Source: Threadpost

Covert Data Channel in TLS Dodges Network Perimeter Protection

Researchers have found a new covert data exchange technique that abuses the TLS protocol that can circumvent traditional network perimeter protections. Source: Threadpost

New Monero Crypto Mining Botnet Leverages Android Debugging Tool

The botnet uses port scanning code from Mirai, a first for Android-related attacks, according to researchers. Source: Threadpost

JenX Botnet Has Grand Theft Auto Hook

A GTA hosting site is offering powerful DDoS attacks for $20 a pop, researchers say. Source: Threadpost
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Record Oracle Patch Update Addresses ShadowBrokers, Struts 2 Vulnerabilities

Oracle released a record 299 patches, including a fix for a Solaris vulnerability disclosed by the ShadowBrokers, and another for the recently disclosed Apache...