Backdoor Found in Popular Server Management Software used by Hundreds of Companies

Backdoor Found in Popular Server Management Software used by Hundreds of Companies
Cyber criminals are becoming more adept, innovative, and stealthy with each passing day. They are now adopting more clandestine techniques that come with limitless attack vectors and are harder to detect.Recently, cyber crooks managed to infiltrate the update mechanism for a popular server management software package and altered it to include an advanced backdoor, which lasts for at least 17 days until researchers discovered it.Dubbed ShadowPad, the secret backdoor gave attackers complete con…
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Samsung to launch Gear Fit 2 Pro smartband with swim tracking: Report

Samsung to launch Gear Fit 2 Pro smartband with swim tracking: Report
(Image: VentureBeat/Evleaks) Samsung plans to unveil a follow-up to the Gear Fit 2 with a new Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness smartband that will be able to be fully submerged in water, according to VentureBeat.Citing Samsung training material, VentureBeat reported the Gear Fit 2 Pro will feature a watch-like clasp and "5 ATM water resistance," an upgrade from t…
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Faulty Firmware Auto-Update Breaks Hundreds of 'Smart Locks'

Faulty Firmware Auto-Update Breaks Hundreds of
More features, more problems!Today, we are living in a digital age that is creating a digital headache for people by connecting every other unnecessary home appliance to the Internet.Last week, nearly hundreds of Internet-connected locks became inoperable after a faulty software update hit some models.Users of remotely accessible smart locks made by Colorado-based company LockState have taken to social media platforms including Twitter to complain that their $469 Lockstate 6000i locks started…
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ZTE's new Blade Z Max: Big battery, big screen, dual cameras, $129

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The Blade Z Max sports a number of premium features, including a six-inch full HD IPS LCD display. Image: ZTE ZTE is launching another big-screen, budget-friendly smartphone in the US. Following on from the launch of the $129 ZTE Max XL for Boost Mobile customers, ZTE is teaming up with MetroPCS to launch the Blade Z Max for the same price. Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE mob…
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8th-generation Intel Core processors unveiling next week

8th-generation Intel Core processors unveiling next week
8th-generation Intel Core processors unveiling next week Intel Intel's Kaby Lake chips are still pretty fresh, but AMD's big Ryzen push means that the chip giant is getting ready to talk about its 8th-generation silicon. Must read : AMD or Intel: Which is the right desktop processor for you? 8th-generation Intel Core chips, codenamed Coffee Lake, wil…
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Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers

Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers
Ransomware has been around for a few years but has become an albatross around everyone's neck—from big businesses and financial institutions to hospitals and individuals worldwide—with cyber criminals making millions of dollars.In just past few months, we saw a scary strain of ransomware attacks including WannaCry, Petya and LeakerLocker, which made chaos worldwide by shutting down hospitals, vehicle manufacturing, telecommunications, banks and many businesses.Before WannaCry and Petya, the i…
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Qualcomm enhances Spectra Module program for Android photography, AR

Qualcomm enhances Spectra Module program for Android photography, AR
Qualcomm Qualcomm has unveiled an expansion to the Spectra Camera Module Program to give Android handsets across the spectrum access to improved camera image quality and computer vision applications, including mobile augmented reality (AR).The US chip maker revealed on Tuesday that the Spectra program is now being boosted with a range of new camera modules for enhanc…
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University of Sydney develops rechargeable zinc-air battery solution

University of Sydney develops rechargeable zinc-air battery solution
A rechargeable zinc-air battery. The University of Sydney Chemical engineering researchers at the University of Sydney (USyd) and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a solution for recharging zinc-air batteries that could see them applied to electronic devices in place of lithium ion batteries. According to professor Yuan Chen, lead author of…
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How Just Opening A Malicious PowerPoint File Could Compromise Your PC

How Just Opening A Malicious PowerPoint File Could Compromise Your PC
A few months back we reported how opening a simple MS Word file could compromise your computer using a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Office.The Microsoft Office remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2017-0199) resided in the Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) interface for which a patch was issued in April this year, but threat actors are still abusing the flaw through the different mediums.Security researchers have spotted a new malware campaign that is leveraging the same e…
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Gmail for iOS Adds Anti-Phishing Feature that Warns of Suspicious Links

Gmail for iOS Adds Anti-Phishing Feature that Warns of Suspicious Links
Phishing — is an older style of cyber-attack but remains one of the most common and efficient attack vectors for attackers, as a majority of banking malware and various ransomware attacks begin with a user clicking on a malicious link or opening a dangerous attachment in an email.Phishing has evolved than ever before in the past few years – which is why it remains one of those threats that we have been combating for many years.We have seen phishing campaigns that are so convincing and effecti…
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