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“BlackNurse Attack: Low-Volume Ping Packet Traffic Can Shut Down Some Firewalls” plus 6 BleepingComputer.com

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“BlackNurse Attack: Low-Volume Ping Packet Traffic Can Shut Down Some Firewalls” plus 6 BleepingComputer.com


BlackNurse Attack: Low-Volume Ping Packet Traffic Can Shut Down Some Firewalls

Posted: 10 Nov 2016 06:40 AM PST

BlackNurse is the name of a recently discovered network attack that can crash firewalls and routers via ICMP packets, known by most of us as "pings." [...]

Locky Spam Wave Poses as OPM Bank Fraud Alert

Posted: 10 Nov 2016 02:00 AM PST

The operators of the Locky ransomware have been spotted using a cleverly designed spam lure to trick their victims into downloading their payload and running it on their computers. [...]

Windows 10 Build 14965 adds shorthand notation to the Regedit Address Bar

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 07:58 PM PST

Today Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14965 for PC and Mobile to Insiders on the fast ring.  This release adds new features such as the ability to use a tablet's virtual touchpad to control an external screen, Windows Ink and Sticky Notes improvements, and enhancements to the Registry editor address bar. [...]

iOS WebView Bug Can Force iPhones to Make Calls While UI Freezes

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 02:20 PM PST

A bug in the iOS WebView component allows an attacker to force someone's iPhone to dial any number, while also locking the user's interface for a few moments, preventing him to cancel the outgoing call. [...]

Telecrypt Ransomware Uses Telegram as C&C Server

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 01:00 PM PST

Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab have come across a new ransomware variant that they named Telecrypt, which uses Telegram channels as C&C (command-and-control) servers. [...]

Google Announces 30-Day Ban for Websites Abusing Safe Browsing System

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 10:00 AM PST

Google announced today harsher measures against website operators that abuse its Safe Browsing system to distribute malware by pretending to play nice and requesting quick reviews to lift bans, only to revert back to distributing harmful content. [...]

Heimdall Open-Source PHP Ransomware Targets Web Servers

Posted: 09 Nov 2016 08:33 AM PST

A Brazilian developer named Lenon Leite has released proof-of-concept code for a ransomware family coded in PHP that will allow an attacker to encrypt the contents of web servers. [...]

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