Upgraded Agent Tesla malware steals passwords from browsers, VPNs

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New variants of Agent Tesla remote access Trojan now come with modules dedicated to stealing credentials from applications including popular web browsers, VPN software, as well as FTP and email clients. Agent Tesla is a commercially available .Net-based infostealer with both remote access Trojan (RAT) and with keylogging capabilities active since at least 2014.

Bugs in HDL Automation expose IoT devices to remote hijacking

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A security researcher discovered vulnerabilities in an automation system for smart homes and buildings that allowed taking over accounts belonging to other users and control associated devices. In a presentation on Saturday at the IoT Village during the DEF CON hacker conference, Barak Sternberg shows how some weak spots in the HDL automation system could have been… Read more »

Facebook plugin bug lets hackers hijack WordPress sites’ chat

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The plugin also comes with support for chat transcripts and makes it easy to set up auto-replies and FAQs outside working hours to provide visitors with helpful information while the site owner can’t reply. Man in the middle of your site’s chat In a report published today by Wordfence’s Threat Intelligence team, threat analyst Chloe Chamberland… Read more »