Category Archives: Security

NOTICE: Major Vulnerability commonly referred to as Meltdown and Spectre

On January 3, 2018, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) became aware of a set of security vulnerabilities—known as Meltdown and Spectre— that affect modern computer processors. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to obtain access to sensitive information.  At this time, the industry is unaware of any active exploitation but given the…
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PSA: Severe Vulnerability in All Wi-Fi Devices

PSA: Severe Vulnerability in All Wi-Fi Devices This entry was posted in General Security on October 16, 2017 by Mark Maunder   0 Replies This is a public service announcement (PSA) from the Wordfence team regarding a security issue that has a wide impact. Today is being called “Black Monday” in many information security circles. We have had a major…
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CCleaner Software Hacked with Backdoor; 2 Million Users Infected

CCleaner, a subsidiary of anti-virus giant Avast and security software for Windows was compromised by hackers last month potentially allowing them to take control of a device by inserting a backdoor that might have downloaded malicious software including malware, ransomware, spyware or keyloggers – Currently, there are approximately 2.5 million affected users while the company claims it has had over 2 billion total downloads…
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Onliner Spambot dump exposes 711 Million email and passwords

The year 2017 has already been the year for some massive data breaches such as Zomatoand Lynda. At the same time Anti Public Combo List and Exploit.in list with millions of accounts were already leaked online. But now, here’s another threat to unsuspecting users – thanks to Benkow, a security researcher based in France for revealing it. According to Benkow, he has…
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