Packet Storm Security Advisories: Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3435-1

Ubuntu Security Notice 3435-1 – Multiple security issues were discovered in Firefox. If a user were tricked in to opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit these to read uninitialized memory, obtain sensitive information, bypass phishing and malware protection, spoof….http://sec.jetlib.com/Packet_Storm_Security_Advisories/2017/10/02/Ubuntu_Security_Notice_USN-3435-1

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New Research Shows Cyber Criminals Focused on Credential Theft

WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report reveals rise of Mimikatz, finds that 47 percent of all malware is new or zero day and offers comprehensive analysis of WannaCry28 September 2017 – Criminal tactics used to access user credentials are growing in prevalence and sophistication, according to….https://www.realwire.com/releases/New-Research-Shows-Cyber-Criminals-Focused-on-Credential-Theft

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Attackers Take Over WordPress, Joomla, JBoss Servers to Mine Monero

Attacks aimed at delivering cryptocurrency mining tools on enterprise networks have gone up as much as six times, according to telemetry data collected by IBM’s X-Force team between January and August 2017. A recent report by fellow cyber-security firm Kaspersky found that cryptocurrency mining malware also infected over 1.http://www.securitynewspaper.com/2017/09/21/attackers-take-wordpress-joomla-jboss-servers-mine-monero/

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Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT

The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers.http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/key-considerations-software-updates-embedded-linux-and-iot?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%20LinuxJournalSecurity%20%28Linux%20Journal%20-%20Security%29

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RouteX Malware Uses Netgear Routers for Credential Stuffing Attacks

A Russian-speaking hacker has been infecting Netgear routers over the past months with a new strain of malware named RouteX that he uses to turn infected devices into SOCKS proxies and carry out credential stuffing attacks. According to Forkbombus Labs, the US cyber-security firm that uncovered this….http://www.securitynewspaper.com/2017/09/13/routex-malware-uses-netgear-routers-credential-stuffing-attacks/

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