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Critical Firefox vulnerability, update Mozilla immediately

IT audit specialists claim that the more than 500 million Mozilla Firefox users are exposed to a critical vulnerability, so they should update to the latest version of the browser as soon as possible. The update fixes security flaws found in Firefox versions 67.0.3 and ESR 60.7.1. In its security alert, Mozilla reports: “A vulnerability may arise when manipulating JavaScript objects due to some existing issues in Array.pop, so a...

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WhatsApp could allow messages traceability; governments could know the source of a message

According to personal data protection specialists, the Indian authorities have requested the popular messaging service WhatsApp to digitally fingerprint messages sent through the platform without violating encryption, as this way messages would be traceable, which would facilitate some government intelligence. The Indian government believes that WhatsApp should have the ability to identify the source of a specific message, the number...

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Facebook announces the launching of Libra, its own cryptocurrency

Facebook just revealed details about Libra, the company’s cryptocurrency that will allow users to make purchases or make transfers with fees close to zero. According to cybersecurity experts, Libra may be purchased or withdrawn online or at specific exchange points. The company today launched Libra’s white paper, in addition to announcing its testing network to solve some existing issues in its blockchain technology; Libra’s...

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New tool to remove GandCrab ransomware encryption

A group of web application security testing experts has released a new version of the tool to remove the encryption imposed by the GandCrab ransomware; according to experts, this new tool could help millions of encryption malware victims unlock their files without having to negotiate a ransom with hackers. GandCrab is one of the most recently active ransomware variants; since its detection in January 2018, experts estimate that it has...

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Samsung Smart TVs infected with malware variant?

Information security audit specialists report that Samsung has mentioned that its various Smart TV models should be checked periodically to try to detect malware infections. Through Twitter, the company posted a tutorial video showing the steps needed to perform the verification. “We recommend users to perform this procedure a couple of times a month, for example,” the company’s publication mentions. This suggestion has highly...

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Your IoT devices, such as cameras, washing machines, NAS storage will be affected by this new malware

A couple of years ago the Mirai botnet put thousands of system administrators in trouble before being dismantled; however, website security audit experts claim that malware developers keep using this source code as the basis for new variants of the botnet to exploit Internet of Things (IoT) devices. New versions of the botnet appear with a threatening frequency, launching massive attacks against smart devices around the world, either...

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CIA’s biggest cyber espionage network hacked by Iran

Iran government officials claim to have dismantled a gigantic cyber espionage network operated by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In addition, Iran mentions that several American spies have been arrested around the world after this investigation, reported IT security audits specialists. According to reports from the Reuters news agency the tension between the U.S. and Iran has increased following the reports of Donald...

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Power blackout in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil; is this the biggest cyberattack ever?

A massive blackout left millions of people without power in some South American countries, such as Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, over the last weekend. Although the exact causes of the incident are not yet known, network security experts and authorities consider it likely to be a cyberattack; “there is still nothing confirmed, but we must not rule out any possibility”, Argentine government officials said. The service was...

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Why are hackers interested in people’s medical history?

A few days ago, information security specialists reported a massive data breach in American Medical Collections Agency (AMCA) that affected nearly 20 million patients in U.S. clinical companies; according to experts, records of credit cards and stolen clinical details may be sold for negligible amounts (less than $50 USD).  What is the reason for the growing interest of hackers in people’s medical information? Unlike a credit card,...

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Ransomware attack cripples operations at ASCO aircraft parts manufacturer

Web application security testing experts reported that ASCO Industries, a worldwide leading aircraft parts manufacturing company, has become the new victim of a ransomware attack.  According to reports, most of the company’s systems, based in Zaventem, Belgium, were affected by the infection, leading to a long period of inactivity in the IT infrastructure of all ASCO plants. Inactivity at the company’s plants caused more than a...