Nmap 7 is released! https://nmap.org/7/
The Nmap Project is pleased to announce the immediate, free availability of the Nmap Security Scanner version 7.00 from https://nmap.org/. It is the product of three and a half years of work, nearly 3200 code commits, and more than a dozen point releases since the big Nmap 6 release in May 2012. Nmap turned 18 years old in September this year and celebrates its birthday with 171 new NSE scripts, expanded IPv6 support, world-class SSL/TLS analysis, and more user-requested features than ever. We recommend that all current users upgrade.
Anonymous Group Leaks Identities of 1000 KKK Members
The online hacktivist group Anonymous has followed through on its promise to disclose the identities of hundreds of Ku Klux Klan members. On Monday, Anonymous vowed to release the full info dump of about 1,000 alleged Ku Klux Klan members with a chosen date of 5th of this November.
As promised, Anonymous posted a link to a Pastebin account with the names, aliases, Google Plus profiles, Facebook accounts and other identifying information of roughly 1,000 individuals the group believes are members of the Ku Klux Klan. The hackers behind the leak tweeted a link to a Pastebin on a Twitter account, Operation KKK (@Operation_KKK) believed to be controlled by them.
New ransomware uses Remote Desktop to spread
Analysis of the ransomware was conducted by malware analyst, Nathan Scott. When the ransomware executable is run, it first scans all mapped drives, removable drives, and network drives for data files to encrypt. “When the ransomware executable is run it will scan all mapped drives, including removable and network drives, for data files to encrypt. When it encounters a file that contains certain file extensions it will encrypt them using AES encryption and then add the oorr. string to the beginning of the file name.”
Google is Merging its Chrome OS with Android
According to a recent report published by the Wall Street Journal, Google has been working for two years to merge Chrome OS and Android, and you can expect to see an early version of the ‘single OS for all’ as soon as next year at Google I/O event.
Some have reported that Google might “kill” Chrome operating system, but it’s not what the company has planned about.
WordPress Security: Brute Force Amplification Attack Targeting Thousand of Blogs
Most of the times, we have reported about WordPress vulnerabilities involving vulnerable plugins, but this time security researchers have discovered Brute Force Amplification attacks on the most popular CMS (content management system) platform.
Researchers from security firm Sucuri have found a way to perform Brute Force amplification attacks against WordPress’ built-in XML-RPC feature to crack down administrator credentials.
Yet another security update for Adobe
It seems that Adobe still haven’t learned that security is vital to everything we do as users of anything. So why is Adobe so widely used and required if it fails so drastically at every hurdle? Well it is an ongoing question that everyone seems to have been asking for years and yet has yet to be answered.
So for another exciting chapter in the gripping drama that is Adobe, see the security bulletin below.
Unable to open kernel device “.\Global\vmx86”:The system cannot find the file specified. Did you reboot after installing VMware Workstation?
This recently occurred on my system and although the cause is not yet know, the fix was pretty simple.
Open command prompt (Win+R) but ensure it is run as admin, try net start vmx86, it will probably fail but at least you’re not doing unnecessary steps. Now (still in cmd prompt) change directory into the Workstation install location and type vnetlib — uninstall vmx86 and reboot your physical host machine.
Open command prompt again and type vnetlib — install vmx86 then reboot again, this time the issue should be gone and you can run the VM’s as normal.
If you still have no luck then try reinstalling workstation.
UK ISP Talk Talk suffer an embarrassing data breach
On 21st October, Talk Talk brought down their websites to allow investigators to review actions that saw customers personal data breached. The Police investigation is ongoing but there is a strong belief that the following has been accessed:
- Dates of birth
- Email addresses
- Telephone numbers
- TalkTalk account information
- Credit card details and/or bank details
#Security #Cyber Security
Hacking Horror Stories and Frightening Facts to make organisations more Security Serious this Halloween
With Security Serious just a week away, the organisations involved with the campaign – aimed at making UK Plc a safer place to trade online – have today offered some Hacking Horror Stories and Frightening Facts to help organisations unmask the virtual spooks this Halloween.
#IT Security #Hacking Horror #Cyber Security
This Malware can delete and replace your entire chrome browser with a lookalike
Security researchers have uncovered a new piece of Adware that replaces your entire browser with a dangerous copy of Google Chrome, in a way that you will not notice any difference while browsing.
The new adware software, dubbed “eFast Browser,” works by installing and running itself in place of Google Chrome