The news is reported here, here and here. The new ransomware strain known as ‘Petya’ is exploiting the same flaws in Microsoft Windows software used by WanaCry recently. Upgrade your systems to Windows 10 to be on the safe side.
Ever since the discovery of a vulnerability in WordPress software early this month that allows an unauthenticated user to modify the content of any post or page within a WordPress site, there has been a steady rise in mass website defacement… Read More ›
A team of Chinese researchers successfully took remote control of Tesla Model S electric car from a 12km distance. They demonstrated an attack that could cause an accident by interfering with the car’s brakes, door locks, sunroof, side mirrors and other electronic features. The… Read More ›
A team of Hong Kong based hardware security researchers has created a killer USB stick that can permanently destroy within seconds any device with a USB port such as computers, TVs, photocopiers, printers, airplane entertainment systems, ticket terminals, etc. It… Read More ›
When is Computer Security Day? What can forward secrecy do for you? Can you believe there’s an 0-day in XP?
Have some fun finding out the answers in this week’s 60 Second Security!
The Internet can be a dark and dangerous place, filled with all kinds of viruses, spyware, hackers, phishing sites, etc. You therefore cannot afford to be unprotected. However this can be costly for the average computer owner in Nigeria especially as… Read More ›
Microsoft recently released its January-to-June 2013 Security Intelligence Report (SIR). The timing of the report seem a bit awkward though, as we’re already two-thirds of the way through the next reporting period. The report also contains infection rates and threat… Read More ›
Microsoft on Tuesday October 8, 2013 announced the release of a patch against the recent Internet Explorer vulnerability that is already being exploited in the wild. Microsoft lived up to expectations less than a month after it promised to investigate… Read More ›
Microsoft announced it is investigating public reports of vulnerability in all supported versions of Internet Explorer that allows targeted attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability in IE version 8 and IE version 9. According to a Microsoft Security Advisory… Read More ›