Вторник исправлений Microsoft, выпуск от сентября 2021 года

Сегодня компанияMicrosoft выпустила обновления программного обеспечения для устранения десятков дыр в безопасности Windows и сопутствующих продуктов, включая уязвимость, которая уже используется в активных атаках. Кроме того, Apple выпустила экстренное обновление для устранения дефекта, который, как сообщается, использовался для установки шпионских программ на продукты iOS, а Google выпустила новую версию Chrome, в которой устранены две уязвимости … Читать далее

KrebsOnSecurity поражен новым огромным IoT-ботнетом “Meris”

В четверг вечером сайт KrebsOnSecurity подвергся довольно массированной (и, к счастью, кратковременной) распределенной атаке типа “отказ в обслуживании” (DDoS). Атака исходила от “Мериса“, того же нового ботнета, который на этой неделе совершил рекордные атаки на российского поискового гиганта “Яндекс”, а летом этого года – на компанию Cloudflare. Cloudflare недавно написала о своей атаке, которая достигла … Читать далее

Using Fake Reviews to Find Dangerous Extensions

Fake, positive reviews have infiltrated nearly every corner of life online these days, confusing consumers while offering an unwelcome advantage to fraudsters and sub-par products everywhere. Happily, identifying and tracking these fake reviewer accounts is often the easiest way to spot scams. Here’s the story of how bogus reviews on a counterfeit Microsoft Authenticator browser … Читать далее

UK Ad Campaign Seeks to Deter Cybercrime

The United Kingdom’s anti-cybercrime agency is running online ads aimed at young people who search the Web for services that enable computer crimes, specifically trojan horse programs and DDoS-for-hire services. The ad campaign follows a similar initiative launched in late 2017 that academics say measurably dampened demand for such services by explaining that their use … Читать далее

Tracing the Supply Chain Attack on Android

Earlier this month, Google disclosed that a supply chain attack by one of its vendors resulted in malicious software being pre-installed on millions of new budget Android devices. Google didn’t exactly name those responsible, but said it believes the offending vendor uses the nicknames “Yehuo” or “Blazefire.” What follows is a deep dive into the … Читать далее

Android 7.0+ Phones Can Now Double as Google Security Keys

Google this week made it easier for Android users to enable strong 2-factor authentication (2FA) when logging into Google’s various services. The company announced that all phones running Android 7.0 and higher can now be used as Security Keys, an additional authentication layer that helps thwart phishing sites and password theft. As first disclosed by … Читать далее

Microsoft Issues Emergency Fix for IE Zero Day

Microsoft today released an emergency software patch to plug a critical security hole in its Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser that attackers are already using to break into Windows computers. The software giant said it learned about the weakness (CVE-2018-8653) after receiving a report from Google about a new vulnerability being used in targeted attacks. Satnam … Читать далее

Browser Extensions: Are They Worth the Risk?

Popular file-sharing site Mega.nz is warning users that cybercriminals hacked its browser extension for Google Chrome so that usernames and passwords submitted through the browser were copied and forwarded to a rogue server in Ukraine. This attack serves as a fresh reminder that legitimate browser extensions can and periodically do fall into the wrong hands, … Читать далее

Reddit Breach Highlights Limits of SMS-Based Authentication

Reddit.com today disclosed that a data breach exposed some internal data, as well as email addresses and passwords for some Reddit users. As Web site breaches go, this one doesn’t seem too severe. What’s interesting about the incident is that it showcases once again why relying on mobile text messages (SMS) for two-factor authentication (2FA) … Читать далее

Google to Fix Location Data Leak in Google Home, Chromecast

Google in the coming weeks is expected to fix a location privacy leak in two of its most popular consumer products. New research shows that Web sites can run a simple script in the background that collects precise location data on people who have a Google Home or Chromecast device installed anywhere on their local … Читать далее