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May 24, 2020

Hackers release a new jailbreak that unlocks every iPhone

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A renowned iPhone hacking team has released a new “jailbreak” tool that unlocks every iPhone, even the most recent models running the latest iOS 13.5.

For as long as Apple has kept up its “walled garden” approach to iPhones by only allowing apps and customizations that it approves, hackers have tried to break free from what they call the “jail,” hence the name “jailbreak.” Hackers do this by finding a previously undisclosed vulnerability in iOS that break through some of the many restrictions that Apple puts in place to prevent access to the underlying software. Apple says it does this for security. But jailbreakers say breaking through those restrictions allows them to customize their iPhones more than they would otherwise, in a way that most Android users are already accustomed to.

The jailbreak, released by the unc0ver team, supports all iPhones that run iOS 11 and above, including up to iOS 13.5, which Apple released this week.

May 24, 2020

Machine learning tool trains on old code to spot bugs in new code

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI, transportation

Microsoft and Altran release Code Defect AI to identify potential problems in software development and suggest fixes.

May 18, 2020

110 Must-Know Cybersecurity Statistics for 2020

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These cybersecurity statistics for 2020 are grouped by category and include breaches, costs, crime type, compliance, industry-specific stats and job outlook.

May 17, 2020

“Hacking Bitcoin” Called Super Computers to Crypto Mining

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cybercrime/malcode, supercomputing

Several supercomputers in Europe have been hacked in the past few days. Attackers are thought to use these supercomputers for mining Monero (XMR).

A massive attack was carried out on some supercomputers based in Germany, the UK and Switzerland. These events first surfaced with the announcement of the University of Edinburgh on Monday. University of Edinburgh; He explained that the supercomputer known as ARCHER has detected a “vulnerability in the input nodes” and the system has been disabled. Authorities had to reset their SSH password to prevent the attack.

The attacks were not limited to this. An organization called bwHPC in Germany also made a statement on Monday, and five different supercomputers in Germany; It announced that it was closed due to “vulnerabilities” similar to those in the UK.

May 17, 2020

Ramsay Malware Steals Sensitive Files from Air-Gapped Computers

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet

Security researchers from ESET recently discovered a new cyber espionage campaign codenamed “Ramsay” which is designed to steal sensitive documents from air‑gapped networks. Ramsay can infect air-gapped computers, collect Word, PDF, and ZIP files in a hidden folder, and then exfiltrate them, researchers said. An air-gap is a security measure to ensure computer networks are physically isolated from the rest of the company’s networks and from potentially unsecured networks like public internet.

“We initially found an instance of Ramsay in VirusTotal. That sample was uploaded from Japan and led us to the discovery of further components and versions of the framework, along with substantial evidence to conclude that this framework is at a developmental stage, with its delivery vectors still undergoing fine-tuning,” the researchers said in an official post.

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May 7, 2020

Why a small Facebook bug wreaked havoc on some of the most popular iOS apps

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI

Sometime around 6:30PM ET on May 6th, popular iOS apps from major companies like DoorDash, Spotify, TikTok, and Venmo suddenly starting crashing. The culprit didn’t remain a mystery for long.

Developers on Twitter and GitHub quickly discovered the cause to be an issue with the software development kit (SDK) from Facebook, which is interwoven into the operation of countless mobile apps from companies large and small. The problem, while resolved rather quickly by Facebook, illustrates the scope of the social network’s platform and how even minor issues can have major ripple effects throughout the mobile software industry.

“Earlier today, a new release of Facebook included a change that triggered crashes for some users in some apps using the Facebook iOS SDK,” a Facebook spokesperson told The Verge yesterday in a statement. “We identified the issue quickly and resolved it. We apologize for any inconvenience.” The Facebook SDK is a bundle of software tools for developers that helps power features like signing in with a Facebook account and providing share to Facebook buttons. So the issue was not unique to iOS; it could have happened to the Android SDK and, in this case, simply affected Apple’s platform.

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May 7, 2020

Un test para identificar COVID-19 asintomático

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode

No se aceptan los comentarios con contenidos, enlaces o nombres de usuarios que se consideren insultantes. –No se aceptan los comentarios que apoyen violaciones de los derechos humanos. –No se admitirán los ataques ni insultos a los otros participantes en el sistema de comentarios. –No se admiten comentarios con contenidos o enlaces que se consideren publicidad, spam, pornografía o material protegido por derechos de autor. –Los comentarios sin sentido o repetidos serán eliminados. –Medicina21 se reserva el derecho a eliminar los comentarios que no se ajusten a estas normas.

May 6, 2020

U.S., U.K. issue warning of cyberattacks on hospitals fighting COVID-19

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode

Two U.S. officials told NBC News that coronavirus patient information, as well as vaccine research, is sought after by hackers, including those working for China.

May 6, 2020

Microsoft offers $100,000 to hack its custom Linux OS

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet

Microsoft is looking for hackers to test its Azure Sphere OS security. It’s a custom-built Linux OS that’s designed for Internet of Things devices. Microsoft will reward security researchers up to $100,000 for vulnerabilities in the OS.

May 4, 2020

CursedChrome turns your browser into a hacker’s proxy

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

CursedChrome shows how hackers can take full control over your Chrome browser using just one extension.

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