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Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2015
Killer USB – how to burn a PC with a USB device

The security expert Dark Purple detailed its experiment for building a weaponized Killer USB device that could be used to burn a machine. Is it possible to use an apparently USB drive to kill an individual? It seems the scene of a Sci-Fi movie, anyway it is an interesting topic to explore. Let’s read together […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2015
ECIPS – SKYPE HOSTS ID THEFT FAKE ACCOUNTS

European Centre for Information Policy and Security (ECIPS) reported identity thefts to Skype, but the company refused to take down the fake account. Skype refused to take down a fake account after it was notified by the European Centre for Information Policy and Security, ECIPS that it was hosting two fake accounts in the name […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2015
EquationDrug, the hacking platform of the Equation Group APT

Experts at Kaspersky Lab published a detailed analysis of the EquationDrug platform and its modules developed by the Equation Group APT. Recently experts at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered the Equation Group hacking crew, the most sophisticated ever APT. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab revealed that the capabilities of the Equation Group surpass anything known in […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2015
Hacking Facebook by exploiting two reflected file download flaws

A security researcher has discovered two different  reflected file download flaws in Facebook that could be exploited to hit its users. Security researcher David Sopas from WebSegura has discovered a couple of security flaw in Facebook that could be exploited by an attacker respectively to upload an arbitrary file to the social network or to gain control […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2015
Malware “TreasureHunter” innovates by using windows products IDs for its dynamic mutex

A new approach based on windows products IDs for dynamic mutex could allow the creation of new malware running undetected on systems for much more time. Before talking about “TreasureHunter” itself, I think it’s worth to give you a background about mutex and as Microsoft says: “For example, to prevent two threads from writing to […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 11, 2015
Pentagon plans to hire 3,000 Cyber pros for the US Cyber Command

Federal officials announced that military received the green light to hire 3,000 cyber experts to assign to the US Cyber Command. Information warfare is strategic for almost every government, North Korea, Russia, China, Danmark are among the countries that are more investing to improve their cyber capabilities, and of course, the Five Eyes. The US Department of […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 11, 2015
Reconnect tool for hacking Facebook is publicly available

The security expert Egor Homakov from Sakurity firm has released the Reconnect tool that allows hackers to hijack accounts on sites that use Facebook logins. The security expert Security Egor Homakov has developed a hacking tool dubbed Reconnect that exploit a flaw in Facebook to hijack accounts on sites that use Facebook logins. Homakov, with works for […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 11, 2015
Apple and Microsoft released updates to fix the FREAK flaw

Microsoft and Apple released security updates to fix the FREAK vulnerability recently discovered and affecting their products. FREAK is a major security flaw recently discovered that left users of Apple and Google devices exposed to MITM attack while visiting supposedly secure Websites. At the same time Microsoft issued a specific security advisory to inform its […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 11, 2015
Exploiting the Rowhammer flaw in DRAM to control your PC

Researchers at Google’s Project Zero have demonstrated how to exploit Rowhammer problem in DRAM to gain kernel privileges on Linux systems. Security researchers at Google’s Project Zero team have demonstrated that is possible to hijack the Intel-compatible PCs running Linux by exploiting the physical weaknesses in certain varieties of DDR DRAM (double data rate dynamic random-access […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 11, 2015
Worm Gazon, fake Amazon gift card is targeting Android users

Android Gazon malware redirects a potential victim to a webpage that promises an Amazon gift card if you install an APK file hosted on the page. There is a new piece of malware called “Gazon”, and according to “adaptivemobile” already 4000 android users are infected. “Gazon” was discovered on 25 of February and until yesterday […]