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PayPal Phishing – Homographic Email Body [source: pwncode]

There’s an ongoing PayPal Phishing Campaign in the wild which sends HTML attachments that spoof PayPal Forms and request users for sensitive information. This campaign was particularly interesting because the email body was encoded with Unicode characters which look similar to corresponding ASCII Characters. Homographic attacks are usually performed to...

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New Bluetooth vulnerabilities expose billions of devices [source: siliconangle]

Billions of Bluetooth-enabled devices are exposed to a number of recently discovered vulnerabilities that allow a hacker to access and take control of devices, install malware and undertake other malicious activities, according to newly published research. Discovered by security firm Armis Labs Inc. and dubbed “BlueBorne,” the vulnerability affects major mobile, desktop,...

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SynAck Ransomware Sees Huge Spike in Activity [source: bleepingcomputer]

Over the past two days, there was an increase in activity from a relatively unknown ransomware strain named SynAck, according to victims who sought assistance in the Bleeping Computer ransomware support forums and from submissions to the ID-Ransomware service. This particular ransomware strain — named SynAck or Syn Ack — was...

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