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Pierluigi Paganini April 14, 2015
Just need the MAC and serial number to generate Belkin WPS Pin

A researcher discovered that Belkin implements a vulnerable procedure to generate WPS PINs. Just knowing MAC and the serial number he can calculate it. A security researcher who goes by the name of Craig has discovered a critical flaw affecting Belkin network devices. that could be exploited by attackers to calculate the WPS PINs. In […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 14, 2015
Turkish hackers took down Vatican City site for revenge against Pope’s words

A group of Turkish hackers shut down the official website of the Vatican City to protest against Pope Francesco’ statements on the Armenian Genocide. Turkish hackers have taken down the Vatican City official website for revenge against the recent statements by Pope Francesco on the Armenian genocide. The hacking group named Herakles (@THTHerakles) announced that he will continue the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 14, 2015
Redirect to SMB flaw affects all versions of windows

The Redirect to SMB vulnerability affects all supported versions of Windows and could be exploited to steal users’ credentials for various services. Experts at Cylance have discovered a new credential hijacking vulnerability dubbed Redirect to SMB that affects all versions of Windows OSs, including the upcoming Windows 10. The Redirect to SMB could be exploited by an attacker […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2015
Another set of Kelly Brook’s Nude Pictures leaked online

Unknown hackers have leaked another set of Kelly Brook’s Nude Pictures online, this is the second time after the Fappening case of the last year. The Fappening cases are probably the most popular privacy breaches that are known to ordinary people, celebrities nude photo leaks are still circulating in the Internet and raised the discussion about security […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2015
Encryption Increases Its Popularity and US Is in a Dilemma

Encryption has been used by more people over time and this has led to the NSA and the US Government to suggest new ways of accessing encrypted content. The uprising course of encryption and the fact that its use has become a lot more frequent and continues on increasing in popularity has made the United States wonder how they […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2015
A global operation took down the Simda botnet

Law enforcement dismantled the Simda botnet in an international joint effort that involved also most important private security firms. Another joint operation conducted by law enforcement worldwide and private firms has dismantled the Simda botnet, investigators seized 14 Command and control servers, ten of which located in the Netherlands. Other C&C servers were located found […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2015
APT30 behind a long-running cyber espionage campaign

Researchers at FireEye uncovered a new threat actor dubbed APT30 that run a decade-long cyber espionage campaign backed by the Chinese Government. Security experts at FireEye have uncovered a new long-running cyber espionage campaign, the researchers speculate that the campaign is active since at least 2005. The threat actor behind the campaign was dubbed APT30 by the researchers, […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2015
Hackers took over social media accounts of Iranian state Al Alam TV

Unknown hackers took over social media accounts of Iranian state Al Alam TV spreading fake news of the death of an Iran-allied rebel leader in Yemen. The Iranian Arabic-language state TV network Al Alam announced that its Twitter account had been hacked on Sunday. The attackers abused the account to spread a false report to post […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 12, 2015
Security Affairs newsletter Round 4 – Best of the week from best sources

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from the best sources free for you in your email box. Firefox 37 arrives with Opportunistic Encryption support Google Internet Authority G2 has become untrusted due to an expired certificate Security Affairs newsletter Round 3 – Best of the week […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 12, 2015
Darwin kernel, just an IP packet to cause the crash of Apple devices

A serious flaw affecting the Darwin kernel in the Apple OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 could be exploited to cause DoS attack just sending a specific IP packet. At the end of 2014, security experts at Kaspersky Lab discovered a serious vulnerability in the Darwin kernel. The name “Darvin kernel” is unknown to the […]