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Microsoft Accidentally Signs Malware-Infected Driver

Microsoft has accidentally signed a driver called Netfilter, which contains malware and is distributed within gaming environments. Cybersecurity researchers have been tracing the malware and its activities and found that it communicates with Chinese command and control (C2) IP addresses. That type of malware is called a rootkit, which means that it is programmed to…

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iOS 12.5.4 Security Update Released For iPhones 7+ Years Old

Apple is rolling out the iOS 12.5.4 update for older iPhones, iPads, and iPods including but not limited to the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, 6th generation iPod Touch among others. It is a security update that addresses memory corruption and arbitrary code execution (ACE) vulnerabilities. It addresses the following vulnerabilities: CVE-2021-30737 The update addresses WebKit…

Cyberattack Shuts Down Pipelines And Causes Gas Shortage

Gas stations across the United States experienced gasoline shortages due to the shutdown of Colonial Pipeline. The shortages resulted in some gas stations running out of gasoline, while others were packed with long lines of customers waiting to buy gasoline. Unsurprisingly, the shortage prompted gasoline hoarding. It was a ransomware attack. Ransomware typically encrypts the…

Apple Releases Update For ACE Vulnerability In WebKit

Apple has released iOS 14.5.1, which provides a memory corruption bug fix and patches an arbitrary code execution (ACE) vulnerability in WebKit — a web browser engine. Arbitrary code execution refers to an attacker executing code that they should not be able to execute. A malicious website could theoretically execute harmful code on your iPhone,…

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Android Triada Hack, WhatsApp, And Other Crucial Security News

Another month, more security vulnerabilities and hacking incidents! This article won’t cover them all, but it does cover a few major security-related incidents and vulnerabilities you need to be aware of. WhatsApp Hack WhatsApp users need to update to the latest version, as data-stealing malware can be injected onto your device via a phone call…

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Reminder: Don’t Install Movie Downloaders

The Interview is a controversial comedy about an attempt to assassinate the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. It was made available on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Video, iTunes, and a Kernel website. Unfortunately, a malicious Android app was developed to trick users into thinking it would download The Interview,…