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  • Sophisticated Android-based botnet a danger to enterprise networks

    19.11.2014

    A new, more sophisticated and more stealthy version of the NotCompatible Android Trojan continues to strengthen one of the most long-lived and advanced mobile botnets ever to exist (since mid-2012).

  • Attackers shellshock, take over devices running on BusyBox

    17.11.2014

    ShellShock, the remote code execution bug (CVE-2014-6271) affecting GNU Bash, the command interpreter present on many Unix systems and Linux distributions, is still being exploited by attackers.

  • Apple updates XProtect to kill iWorm botnet threat

    06.10.2014

    Apple has released an update for its XProtect anti-malware system which makes it detect three different version of the iWorm OS backdoor malware discovered last week by AV specialists from Dr.

  • New OS X backdoor malware roping Macs into botnet

    02.10.2014

    New malware targeting Mac machines, opening backdoors on them and roping them into a botnet currently numbering around 17,000 zombies has been spotted and analyzed by malware researchers of Russian AV company Dr.

  • Mitigations for Spike DDoS toolkit-powered attacks

    24.09.2014

    Akamai Technologies released, through the company's Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team (PLXsert), a new cybersecurity threat advisory that alerts enterprises to a high-risk threat of powerful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks from the Spike DDoS toolkit.




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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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