Firefox 66 alerts users to MitM attacks
Mozilla adds a new security feature to Firefox. If the browser detects a third-party app that performs Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks, it warns the user accordingly. The new feature will probably be available from Firefox 66 and is scheduled for release in the course of March.
The MitM function is... Read more
Coinbase and Kraken halt trade in ethereum classic for the time being
Coinbase and Kraken have stopped trading the ethereum classic. A hack attack caused double transactions to appear in the blockchain of the crypto currency. This means that the transfer of ethereum classic was not possible.
According to Coinbase and Kraken, a so-called 51 percent attack took place. S... Read more
FBI and Dutch police take 15 DDoS providers offline
Together with the Dutch police, among others, the American intelligence service FBI has taken a total of fifteen websites offline. The sites allowed malicious parties to order DDoS attacks. To put an end to this, the domains have been taken offline.
The FBI reported that yesterday. The U.S. intellig... Read more
Hackers ramp up email spam attacks during holidays
New research shows that hackers expand their activities during the holidays. Hackers send more spam, in the form of messages from postal workers and online shops, in the hope of gaining access to payment details of unsuspecting victims.
This is shown by new research by security firm F-Secure Corp. T... Read more
Intel processors face new side-channel vulnerability
Intel processors are facing a new vulnerability. This enables attackers to leak encrypted data from the CPU's internal processes. The vulnerability was named PortSmash and was discovered by a team of five academics from Finland and Cuba.
The researchers state that every CPU is designed with a Simult... Read more
“Several critical vulnerabilities found in American weapon systems.
The U.S. Army invested more than a trillion dollars in his arsenal of weapons. However, a report states that not enough attention has been paid to its security. Critical cyber vulnerabilities are said to have been found in the advanced weapon systems.
This is apparent from a report by the US Governm... Read more
New attack wave focuses on takeover WhatsApp accounts
Israeli authorities report that there is a new wave of hacks targeting WhatsApp accounts. That would be linked to voicemail hacking. The Israel National Cyber Security Authority has distributed a report in which it writes about this.
The alert, which was discovered by ZDNet and can be found on the S... Read more
Hackers increasingly abuse public cloud services for DDoS attacks
Hackers are increasingly abusing public cloud services to carry out DDoS attacks. More than a quarter of DDoS attacks take advantage of this. The most abused public cloud service is Microsoft Azure.
The public cloud is increasingly being used by hackers to carry out DDoS attacks. A quarter of the cr... Read more