Critical Security Flaw Found in WhatsApp Desktop Platform Allowing Cybercriminals Read From The File System Access

This vulnerability affects WhatsApp desktop – which I didn’t know exists – for Mac and Windows. It does so by exploiting unpatched bugs in the older version of Electron that WhatsApp desktop uses. Critical Security Flaw Found in WhatsApp Desktop Platform Allowing Cybercriminals Read From The File System Access Source: Critical Security Flaw Found in…

Inside ‘Evil Corp,’ a $100M Cybercrime Menace — Krebs on Security

An inside look into the workings of a cybercrime organization. For an organization that purportedly develops sophisticated malware to steal banking credentials, the lack of basic cyber hygiene led to much info being extracted about their dealings. The irony. The $5 million reward is being offered for 32 year-old Maksim V. Yakubets, who the government…

The Magical Science of Wi-Fi on Airplanes – OneZero

If you ever wondered how you can get Wifi on airplanes – massive objects flying at nearly 600mph at altitudes of more than 35000 feet – it is a feat of engineering explained by this article. How we browse the internet at 35,000 feet Source: The Magical Science of Wi-Fi on Airplanes – OneZero

Samy Kamkar: PoisonTap – exploiting locked computers over USB

This is brilliant and scary at the same time. I’m always impressed by what Samy can think of. This particular hack makes your computer think a plugged-in Raspberry Pi is an Ethernet device and takes over all your Internet traffic, at the same time poisoning your browser with hijacked copies of Javascripts. This works even…

US City Rejects $5.3 Million Ransom Demand and Restores Encrypted Files from Backup (SecAlerts)

This is the right strategy against ransomware. Backup, backup and backup. At the first sign of any ransomware attack it is important to isolate affected machines immediately and contact a cybersecurity professional to mitigate and prevent further infection. The US city of New Bedford, Massachusetts, rejected a ransom demand of $5.3 million and came back…