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NordVPN confirms it was hacked [techcrunch]

NordVPN, a virtual private network provider that promises to “protect your privacy online,” has confirmed it was hacked. The admission comes following rumors that the company had been breached. It first emerged that NordVPN had an expired internal private key exposed, potentially allowing anyone to spin out their own servers imitating...

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Wi-Fi Bug in Millions of Amazon Echo and Kindle Devices [gbhackers]

The KRACK attack was published by two Belgian researchers in October 2017. The attacks are based on the weaknesses in the WPA2 protocol used in modern Wi-Fi devices. The weakness can be exploited by the attackers using key reinstallation attacks if the victim resides within the network. Successful exploitation of...

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Chrome for Android Enables Site Isolation Security Feature [thehackernews]

After enabling ‘Site Isolation‘ security feature in Chrome for desktops last year, Google has now finally introduced ‘the extra line of defence’ for Android smartphone users surfing the Internet over the Chrome web browser. In brief, Site Isolation is a security feature that adds an additional boundary between websites by...

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OSINT Resources for 2019 [source: medium.com]

Whether you are new to OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) or use it regularly in your professional life for reconnaissance, threat intelligence or investigations, the recent speed of growth in the field means constant development in terms of tooling, data, content and community. In this post I aim to highlight some...

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Google Researchers Disclose PoCs for 4 Remotely Exploitable iOS Flaws [thehackernews]

Google’s cybersecurity researchers have finally disclosed details and proof-of-concept exploits for 4 out of 5 security vulnerabilities that could allow remote attackers to target Apple iOS devices just by sending a maliciously-crafted message over iMessage. All the vulnerabilities, which required no user interaction, were responsibly reported to Apple by Samuel...

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28 Million Android Phones Exposed To ‘Eye-Opening’ Attack Risk [forbes]

New research has revealed the truly shocking state of Android phone security. The source of that security problem may well come as a surprise: antivirus apps designed to protect devices and users. Researchers at testing specialists Comparitech found that apps with more than 28 million installs between them were presenting...

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Understanding the RAMBleed Exploit [cylance]

Side-channel attacks are some of the scariest exploits ever. They don’t usually exploit vulnerabilities in code, they exploit the fundamental implementation of computer systems themselves. Therefore, they’re often hardware-based. Dynamic random-access memory, or DRAM for short, is one of the most common types of memory found in modern computers used...

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