Fake WordPress Plugin Comes with Cryptocurrency Mining Function

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Malicious plugins for WordPress websites are being used not just to maintain access on the compromised server but also to mine for cryptocurrency. Researchers at website security company Sucuri noticed the number of malicious plugins increase over the past months. The components are clones of legitimate software, altered for nefarious purposes. Normally, these fake plugins… Read more »

Attackers Hide Backdoors and Cryptominers in WAV Audio Files

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Attackers behind a new malicious campaign are using WAV audio files to hide and drop backdoors and Monero cryptominers on their targets’ systems as BlackBerry Cylance threat researchers discovered. While various other malware peddlers were previously observed injecting payloads in JPEG or PNG image files [1, 2, 3] with the help of steganography, a well-known technique used to evade anti-malware detection, this… Read more »

Adobe Fixes 45 Critical Vulnerabilities in Acrobat and Reader

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Adobe has released security updates to resolve vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to gain unauthorized access, execute commands on vulnerable computers, or elevate their privileges. Of particular concern are the 45 Critical vulnerabilities found in Adobe Acrobat and Reader. As both programs are widely used, and these vulnerabilities could allow attackers to execute code on… Read more »

Symantec Fixes Bad IPS Definitions That Cause a Windows BSOD

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Symantec fixed an issue causing Blue Screens Of Death (BSOD) for customers running the company’s Endpoint Protection Client software on Windows versions ranging from Windows 7 to Windows 10 per reports. According to users outlining the issue on Twitter, Reddit, and Symantec’s support forums [1, 2], their Windows devices were impacted by BSODs after applying the October 14 intrusion prevention system… Read more »