BazarBackdoor Uses Compressed Files To Deliver Malware

Security researchers have spotted a new phishing campaign in the wild that you’ll want to make a note of. In this case the hackers are attempting to deliver a malware strain known as BazarBackdoor by using an innovative compression technique and then disguising the malware as an image file. Multi-compression isn’t a new technique but it has never been widely …

This Malware Could Be Using Your PC To Make Money

If you haven’t heard of a malware strain called Crackonosh, be aware that it might be abusing your system, and specifically, Windows Safe Mode, to make money for its controllers. In fact, since it was first discovered, researchers at Avast estimate that Crackonosh has quietly generated millions by enslaving PCs around the world and using them to mine cryptocurrency. Crackonosh …

Some Netgear Devices May Have Vulnerabilities According To Microsoft

Do you use a Netgear DGN router, either at home or in your office? If so, be aware that Microsoft has discovered a number of security flaws that impact those devices, if they are running a firmware version older than V1.0.0.60. Those vulnerabilities give attackers access to an unpatched router’s management page, which can be used to bypass whatever network …

Security Issue Found In Dell’s SupportAssist Software

Do you have a Dell PC? If so, be aware that recently, security researchers at Eclypsium have discovered a major security flaw in the company’s SupportAssist software that comes pre-installed on most of the Dell machines running Windows on the market today. The flaw is rated a hefty 8.3 severity (out of a possible 10), and enables remote attackers to …

ChaiChi Malware Is Spreading Ransomware In The Education Sector

If your business has regular dealings with the Education sector of the market, be aware that the PYSA ransomware gang has a new trick up their sleeves. Recently, they’ve been using a RAT called ChaChi to create back doors in a wide range of education-oriented organizations and steal data or mass lock files with ransomware then try to extort those …

SolarMarker Malware Stealing User Information Through PDFs

The hackers behind the malware called SolarMarker have begun using an innovative and unexpected means of distributing their poisoned code. They’ve started publishing PDF documents filled with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) keywords in a bid to boost the visibility of malicious websites that pose as Google Drive, but in fact, are simply repositories for the malware itself. A potential victim …

Some Amazon Device Features May Have Security Risks

Have you heard of Amazon Sidewalk? If not, it’s definitely something you should be aware of. Depending on your point of view, the new feature, which was enabled by default on a wide range of Amazon devices by default on June 8 of this year (2021) is either unbelievably awesome or incredibly troubling. The idea is simple: It’s a technology …

Update VMWare Software Immediately To Avoid Possible Attack

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency recently issued a warning to all companies running VMware Vcenter Server and VMware Cloud Foundation. They are asking them to download and apply the latest security patches as soon as possible because attackers are actively hunting for vulnerable servers. On May 25th, VMware released a patch that corrected for two critical security flaws, …

New Apple M1 Chip Might Have A Security Flaw

There’s good news and bad news in the Apple ecosystem, specifically with regards to the company’s M1 chip. The bad news is that researchers have discovered a security flaw in the chip’s design that cannot be fixed without redesigning the chip itself. This flaw allows two malicious apps on a machine utilizing an M1 chip to set up a covert …

Apple Malware Problem Unacceptable According To Apple Executive

Craig Federighi, one of the top executives at Apple, is not happy, and recently made his displeasure known in court. In response to questions from Apple’s lawyers, he said, “Today, we have a level of malware on the Mac that we don’t find acceptable.” Federighi made the statement in defense of Apple’s longstanding strategy to create what amounts to a …