The unknown hackers exploited three software vulnerabilities in Facebook’s code impacting the “View As” feature, which lets you see what your profile looks like to the public or a specific individual. By exploiting the bugs, the attackers stole Facebook access tokens for user accounts…
Whereas all BIOS routines are stored in firmware, UEFI resides in a folder in flash memory on the motherboard or on the hard drive or network drive.
The attack targeted the computer’s UEFI, which stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, and is used to boot up the system. By re-writing the UEFI, the malware can persist inside the computer’s flash memory, allowing it to survive operating system re-installs and hard disk replacements.
Park worked under titles of “developer” and “online game developer,” listing the ability to code in Java, JSP, PHP, Flash, but also Visual C++, the language in which most Lazarus Group malware was written in.
Malware threats come without warning and can wreak havoc on an environment. If a user’s device or information is compromised, he or she may have to wait for IT to rectify the issue. Part of the waiting process is determining which type of threat is causing harm.
Android.Banker.L — combines the functionality of banking Trojans, keyloggers and ransomware to compromise victim devices and steal data. As reported by Quick Heal, the latest…
We manage so many of our daily activities online that the web has inevitably turned into a giant pool of personal data, which is exposed to a variety of risks, as was the recent case with Facebook.
It is a complete operating system designed to be used from a USB stick or a DVD independently of the computer’s original operating system. It is Free Software and based on Debian GNU/Linux.
From a security standpoint, there’s a clear lesson here. Security and privacy go hand in hand, and Facebook will have to figure out how to balance the need for privacy and how their business model depends on access to as much data as possible.
Most attacks against routers leverage vulnerabilities or mis-configurations of the firmware. Routers are crucial pieces of hardware that act as gateways between private networks from the public internet, and yet security patches and firmware updates are rarely issued by vendors or deployed by end users due to the complexity of the operation.