Security researchers have discovered a custom-built piece of malware wreaking havoc in Asia for several months that could signal the return of the notorious Chinese hacker group – Iron Tiger. According to researchers at Bitdefender, attacks by Operation PZChao have
S4x18 CONFERENCE – Miami – Industrial control systems giant Schneider Electric discovered a zero-day privilege-escalation vulnerability in its Triconex Tricon safety-controller firmware which helped allow sophisticated hackers to wrest control of the emergency shutdown system in a targeted attack on
On a day by day basis do IOT (Internet of Things) and SCADA become more integrated in our lives. However, with the introductions of these new technologies, security issues have been evolving at an unprecedented rate. Little did manufactures of
The hacker group calling itself “Shadow Brokers” has made public another batch of files allegedly obtained from the NSA-linked threat actor tracked as the Equation Group. Microsoft has assured customers that these new exploits don’t affect up-to-date systems. The Shadow
Users and administrators of Ubuntu Linux desktops are being advised to patch their systems following the disclosure of serious security flaws. Researcher Donncha O’Cearbhaill, who discovered and privately reported the vulnerabilities to the Ubuntu team, said that a successful exploit
A remote code execution bug has been patched in the default installation of Ubuntu Desktop affecting all default installations of Quantal version 12.10 and later. According to researcher Donncha O’Cearbhaill, the bug allows for code injection when a user opens a
As expected, Mozilla released a new version of Firefox on Wednesday to address a zero-day vulnerability that was actively being exploited to de-anonymize Tor Browser users. The vulnerability, disclosed on a public Tor Project mailing list late Tuesday night, forced
The OpenSSL Project announced on Monday that it will soon release updates that patch several vulnerabilities, including one rated as having “high” severity. OpenSSL versions 1.1.0a, 1.0.2i and 1.0.1u will be released on Thursday, September 22, at around 8:00 UTC.