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Hackers have developed a new worm which targets Android system’s ADB debug interface. This botnet is called ADB.miner and it is targeting port 5555. The miner only targets devices running the Android OS such as smartphones, TVs, and TV top boxes. 7,400 devices have already been infected by this botnet.
Macro-less malware attacks
A new attack technique--which leverages a built-in feature of MS Office called Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) to perform code execution--is being used by hackers. Here, victims don't see a prompt to enable macros, allowing attackers to side-step an obstacle and infect a system.
Along with NSA exploits such as Eternal Blue, EternalSynergy, EternalRomance, and EternalChampion, the three exploits linked to the CVE-2017-0143 and CVE-2017-0146 Microsoft vulnerabilities, have been rewritten and stabilized to impact Windows operating systems. Two publicly known Metasploit modules are already available to work with these vulnerabilities.
Unpatched DoS flaw
Dubbed CVE-2018-6389, a critical DoS vulnerability has been discovered in WordPress platform. This flaw could allow hackers to take down WordPress CMS platform with a single machine. The vulnerability is currently unpatched.
Posted on: February 05, 2018
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