CVE-2016-8655 Five-Year-Old Linux Kernel Local Privilege-Escalation Vulnerability Discovered

A five-year-old serious privilege-escalation vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux kernel that affects almost every distro of the Linux operating system, including Red Hat and Ubuntu. Back in October, a nine-year-old privilege-escalation vulnerability, dubbed Dirty COW was discovered in the Linux kernel that affected every distro of the open-source operating system, including Red Hat, [...]

By |2016-12-07T12:00:38-05:00December 7th, 2016|Categories: Linux, Security|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Install YAWAST – The Antecedent Web Application Security Toolkit

YAWAST is an application meant to simplify initial analysis and information gathering for penetration testers and security auditors. It performs basic checks in these categories: TLS/SSL - Versions and cipher suites supported; common issues. Information Disclosure - Checks for common information leaks. Presence of Files or Directories - Checks for files or directories that could [...]

By |2016-10-24T14:32:37-05:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: Pentest|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

QRLJacker – QRLJacking Exploitation Framework

QRLJacker is a python framework which is used to exploit services that rely on QR code authentication. #QRLJacker is a customizable framework to demonstrate "QRLJacking Attack Vector" and shows how easy to hijack services that relies on QR Code Authentication. Installation Installation on Windows After downloading the framework and Python: cd QrlJacking-Framework pip install -r [...]

By |2016-10-24T13:25:53-05:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: Pentest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

DDoS Attack on Dyn DNS and Level3 Outages

Twitter, Reddit, Spotify, PSN, XBox, Netflix, Github, PayPal and bunch of other websites were offline earlier today. That’s because someone conducted a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the Dyn DNS, a world renowned Domain Name Servers (DNS) service provider. You can read the most recent status messages at DynDNS. So far there [...]

By |2016-10-21T18:50:13-05:00October 21st, 2016|Categories: Attacks, Security|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Patch Linux Kernel Zero Day DirtyCow Vulnerability CVE-2016-5195

A zero-day local privilege escalation vulnerability has been found in the Linux kernel that has existed since 2005, being called DirtyCow. This bug affects a large number of popular Linux distros as well as Android devices. By exploiting the DirtyCow vulnerability, any user can become root (admin) in less than 5 seconds. The vulnerability has [...]

HTTP/2, HTTPS, Let’s Encrypt, NGINX and WordPress Hardening

If you're running a Wordpress site on a Linux server running NGINX, then you might be interested in setting up a free SSL (HTTPS) certificate using Let's Encrypt. The internet is moving towards HTTPS, and even Google is said to rank HTTPS pages higher than the standard HTTP pages. If you're using Wordpress, you have [...]

New Cerber Ransomware Switches To A Random Extension And Ends Database Processes

A new variant of the Cerber ransomware kills common database-related processes like those of the MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL servers to encrypt files. The most notable change is the switch from the static .Cerber3 extension for encrypted files to a random 4 character extension, the use of a HTA file as the ransom note, [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:53:22-05:00October 6th, 2016|Categories: Ransomware, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Attack Allows OS X Malware To Piggyback On Your Webcam

Security researcher Patrick Wardle of Synack has discovered a new potential use of malware that targets the use of the Mac OS X webcam. This new attack allows OS X malware to record video and audio whenever a victim legitimately turns on their webcam, without drawing attention to itself. As you can see in the [...]

How to Enable Encryption (Secret Conversations) on Facebook Messenger

As of yesterday, all of Facebook's 900 million Messenger users should be able to choose to have specific chat threads use end-to-end encryption, protecting a message from all eyes except the sender and recipient. Called Secret Conversations, the feature also allows users to set messages to self-destruct anywhere between five seconds to one day. Once [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:53:24-05:00October 6th, 2016|Categories: Apps, Security|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Linux Trojan Linux.Mirai Source Code Leaked

The malicious program first appeared in May 2016, detected by Doctor Web after being added to its virus database under the name Linux.DDoS.87 and Linux.DDoS.89. The Trojan can work with with the SPARC, ARM, MIPS, SH-4, M68K architectures and Intel x86 computers. It has similar features as Linux.BackDoor.Fgt, a backdoor that was found infecting Linux [...]

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