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Attackers Rely on Social Engineering to Activate Macros in Malicious Office Documents

Attackers Rely on Social Engineering to Activate Macros in Malicious Office Documents | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Microsoft Office documents offer a convenient way to infect systems through the use of macros. However, the attacker needs to persuade victims to enable macros after opening the booby trapped file....
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VERT Vuln School: Return-Oriented Programming (ROP) 101

VERT Vuln School: Return-Oriented Programming (ROP) 101 | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it

I’d now like to through my quick and dirty approach to creating a Return-Orietned Programming (ROP chain exploit for a provided vulnerable target.

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Malware attacks leave 1,000 banks in Dyre straits

Malware attacks leave 1,000 banks in Dyre straits | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Hackers migrating attacks to use Dyre malware following law enforcement strikes
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HP Releases Details, Exploit Code for Unpatched IE Flaws | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

HP Releases Details, Exploit Code for Unpatched IE Flaws | Threatpost | The first stop for security news | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
HP's Zero Day Initiative has disclosed full details of an ASLR bypass in Internet Explorer after Microsoft declined to fix them.
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Kaspersky Finds New Nation-State Attack—In Its Own Network | WIRED

Kaspersky Finds New Nation-State Attack—In Its Own Network | WIRED | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Kaspersky says the attackers became entrenched in its networks some time last year.
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Moving to a More Secure Standard: Please Update your Apps To Support Certificates Signed with SHA-2

Moving to a More Secure Standard: Please Update your Apps To Support Certificates Signed with SHA-2 | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
We’re updating our encryption requirements for Facebook-connected apps to reflect a new and more secure industry standard. As a result, apps that don't support SHA-2 certificate signatures will no...
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Minecraft-themed scareware apps wreak havoc on Google Play

Minecraft-themed scareware apps wreak havoc on Google Play | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Over 30 fake apps were downloaded up to 2.8 million times
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Hackers Hit the IRS and Make Off With 100K Taxpayers' Files | WIRED

Hackers Hit the IRS and Make Off With 100K Taxpayers' Files | WIRED | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
On Tuesday the IRS admitted that it had been the target of a breach that compromised 100,000 taxpayers' files.
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Analogue modems allow UNSTOPPABLE Android attack ... at 13bps

Analogue modems allow UNSTOPPABLE Android attack ... at 13bps | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Yes it's slow, but it's enough to leak data to another Android
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Google Password Alert could be foiled with just 7 lines of JavaScript

Google Password Alert could be foiled with just 7 lines of JavaScript | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Credit where it's due, they plugged the vuln pretty quickly
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Spam-blasting malware infects thousands of Linux and FreeBSD servers

Spam-blasting malware infects thousands of Linux and FreeBSD servers | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Sophisticated Mumblehard spamming malware flew under the radar for five years.
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Tesla Twitter account and website hijacked, Elon Musk pwned

Tesla Twitter account and website hijacked, Elon Musk pwned | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Schizophrenic crims send Tesla claim calls to home of allegedly unconnected individual
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Facebook’s facial recognition will one day find you, even while facing away

Facebook’s facial recognition will one day find you, even while facing away | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
New research that incorporates info about clothing, hair style adds to confidence.
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Android malware dominates mobile threat landscape

Android malware dominates mobile threat landscape | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it

Pulse Secure says that Android use is a threat to the enterprise

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Default SSH Key Found in Many Cisco Security Appliances | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

Default SSH Key Found in Many Cisco Security Appliances | Threatpost | The first stop for security news | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
A default SSH key was discovered hardcoded in the software on many Cisco security appliances.
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Matryoshka dolls: analysing a packer for CTB locker

Matryoshka dolls: analysing a packer for CTB locker | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Rik van Duijn recently ran into a phishing campaign which was spreading CTB-Locker.
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Windows and OS X are malware, claims Richard Stallman

Windows and OS X are malware, claims Richard Stallman | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
'Resist gratification', says super-GNU-man freedom fighter
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Unpatched vulnerabilities in Google App Engine

Unpatched vulnerabilities in Google App Engine | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Hacking Wisdom's insight:

Vulnerabilities in the Google App Engine cloud platform make it possible for attackers to break out of a first-level security sandbox and execute malicious code in restricted areas of Google servers

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Super secretive malware wipes hard drive to prevent analysis

Super secretive malware wipes hard drive to prevent analysis | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Rombertik will go to great lengths to keep its private parts private.
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Malicious docs submitted to CareerBuilder job listings distribute malware

Malicious docs submitted to CareerBuilder job listings distribute malware | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Proofpoint researchers observed attackers submitting weaponized Microsoft Word documents for job postings listed on the CareerBuilder website.
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Ryanair hack sees €4.6m stolen and sent to Chinese bank account

Ryanair hack sees €4.6m stolen and sent to Chinese bank account | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Airline calls in Criminal Assets Bureau and is confident of retrieving the cash
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WordPress rushes out fix for zero-day flaw that puts one in five sites at risk

WordPress rushes out fix for zero-day flaw that puts one in five sites at risk | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
Could be exploited to hijack unpatched sites
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Bitcoins 'losing' value for cyber-thieves - BBC News

Bitcoins 'losing' value for cyber-thieves - BBC News | Hacking Wisdom | Scoop.it
The falling value of bitcoins is making the virtual cash much less attractive to cyber-thieves, claims a security expert.
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