Security News

RedBoot Ransomware Modifies Master Boot Record
2017-09-25 15:05

A newly discovered ransomware family has the ability to replace the Master Boot Record and modify the partition table, allowing the malware to function as a wiper. read more

CIA's "AngelFire" Modifies Windows' Boot Sector to Load Malware (Security Week)
2017-08-31 17:04

Wikileaks on Thursday published documents detailing AngelFire, a tool allegedly used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to load and execute implants on Windows-based systems. read more

AngelFire: CIA Malware Infects System Boot Sector to Hack Windows PCs (The Hackers News)
2017-08-31 05:33

A team of hackers at the CIA, the Central Intelligence Agency, allegedly used a Windows hacking tool against its targets to gain persistent remote access. As part of its Vault 7 leaks, WikiLeaks...

Android Spyware Linked to Chinese SDK Forces Google to Boot 500 Apps (Threatpost)
2017-08-22 17:28

More than 500 Android mobile apps have been removed from Google Play after it was discovered that an embedded advertising SDK called Igenix could be leveraged to quietly install spyware on devices.

Google Offers $200,000 for TrustZone, Verified Boot Exploits (Security Week)
2017-06-02 14:03

Google this week announced increased rewards for security researchers reporting TrustZone or Verified Boot exploit chains. The company is now willing to pay up to $200,000 for such compromises,...

Google Patches Android Custom Boot Mode Vulnerability (Threatpost)
2017-01-06 21:03

IBM's X-Force security team discovers a high-risk vulnerability in the Android platform opening phones up to DoS and elevation of privilege vulnerabilities.