When you're a bad guy breaking into a network, the first problem you need to solve is, of course, getting into the remote system and running your malware on it. But once you're there, the next challenge is usually to make sure that your activity is as hard to detect as possible. Microsoft has detailed a neat technique used by a group in Southeast Asia that abuses legitimate management tools to evade firewalls and other endpoint-based network monitoring. … [Read more...] about Sneaky hackers use Intel management tools to bypass Windows firewall
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Since then, however, researchers have found that the practice dates back to at least 2003 and is much more widespread than previously thought. Stolen certificates continue to be a regular occurrence with one of the more recent incidents using a certificate stolen in 2018 from Nfinity Games to sign malware that infected several Massively Multiplayer Online game makers earlier this year. CVE-2020-1464 made it possible for hackers to achieve the same bypass without the hassle of stealing a valid certificate or worrying it might be revoked. The host of Windows versions affected suggests that the vulnerability has existed for years. Microsoft provided no details about the cause of the vulnerability, how it’s exploited (and by whom), or who the targets are. … [Read more...] about 0-days, a failed patch, and a backdoor threat. Update Tuesday highlights
"If they do that just once, they set an example for everyone else who becomes infected, because those who don't pay end up with data leaked and a GDPR fine. Everybody else who gets infected afterwards is going to see the attackers are serious," Arsene explained. … [Read more...] about Ransomware: Huge rise in attacks this year as cyber criminals hunt bigger pay days
If you just have a few saved passwords, deleting them individually is not such a big deal. If you have dozens of passwords (or more), it's a tedious process, but there's no other way to delete all saved passwords from your Google account short of deleting the account. You can delay the process by turning off password syncing and then clearing all locally saved passwords: After turning off password sync, go to chrome://settings/clearBrowserData, click Advanced, choose All Time from the Time Range menu, select the Passwords And Other Sign-in Data check box, and click Clear Data. … [Read more...] about Password managers: Is it OK to use your browser’s built-in password management tools?