Displaying items by tag: Backdoor

British security researcher Kevin Beaumont has listed details about a backdoor that is claimed to infect Linux systems, with the consulting firm PwC having documented it as well. Both claim the threat emanates from China.

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Security provider Avast claims to have found a backdoor on the Windows network of a US Government commission that is associated with international rights, but has been unable to get the body to engage in order to resolve the problem.

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One of the many tools used by multiple ransomware groups in a similar way — suggesting that they are being used by ransomware-as-a-service affiliates — is the Windows backdoor SystemBC, global cyber security vendor Sophos claims.

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Veteran security researcher Brian Bartholomew has cast doubt on claims made about attacks by a nation-state backed group on a Chinese VPN provider whose software was used by the Beijing government and its overseas agencies. The allegations were made by Chinese security firm 360 Core Security (Qihoo Security) in a blog post on 6 April.

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An attack group named Orangeworm is using a backdoor known as Kwampirs to target Windows machines in the healthcare sector and related industries in the US, Europe and Asia.

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Lenovo has found a backdoor in two of its switches that could give an attacker access to the switch management interface and allow settings to be changed, expose traffic and also effect a partial or complete denial of service.

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Attackers have managed to penetrate the defences of a company named NetSarang and install a backdoor in its software which is used to manage servers and networks.

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Taking the opportunity to alert the world of its highly encrypted messaging app beyond Australia’s jurisdiction, SafeSwiss has made Swiss cheese of Malcolm Turnbull’s encryption troubles.

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Symantec reports the Android.Bankosy financial Trojan malware can now steal passwords from voice call-based two-factor authentication.

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KACE is a common systems and asset management, ticketing and reporting system used within enterprises. A new security flaw has been posted, revealing a hardcoded backdoor security key which allows arbitrary files to be uploaded.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Monday, 16 April 2012 10:31

Another Mac drive-by malware scare

Another piece of Mac malware has turned up. It uses the same Java drive-by vulnerability exploited by Flashback.K.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 27 April 2010 13:49

Phishing with an iPad

Spam messages currently doing the rounds encourage iPad owners to carefully install malicious code on their Windows PC.

Published in Security
Monday, 23 November 2009 07:37

Is there an NSA backdoor in Windows 7?

There have been rumours all week that NSA's involvement in Windows 7 was less than altruistic.

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