Category: InfoSec

Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Jail

Controversial mogul and antivirus pioneer John McAfee on Wednesday died by suicide in a jail cell in Barcelona, hours after reports that he would be extradited to face federal charges in the U.S.
McAfee was 75. He is said to have died by hanging “as his nine months in prison brought him to despair,” according to McAfee’s lawyer Javier Villalba, Reuters reported. Security personnel at the BriansControversial mogul and antivirus pioneer John McAfee on Wednesday died by suicide in a jail cell in Barcelona, hours after reports that he would be extradited to face federal charges in the U.S.
McAfee was 75. He is said to have died by hanging “as his nine months in prison brought him to despair,” according to McAfee’s lawyer Javier Villalba, Reuters reported. Security personnel at the BriansRead More

79% of Third-Party Libraries in Apps Are Never Updated

A lack of contextual information and concerns over application disruption among contributing factors.A lack of contextual information and concerns over application disruption among contributing factors.Read More

VMs Help Ransomware Attackers Evade Detection, But It’s Uncommon

Some ransomware attackers use virtual machines to bypass security detection, but adoption is slow for the complicated technique.Some ransomware attackers use virtual machines to bypass security detection, but adoption is slow for the complicated technique.Read More

Microsoft Tracks New BazaCall Malware Campaign

Attackers use emails to prompt victims to call a fraudulent call center, where attackers instruct them to download a malicious file.Attackers use emails to prompt victims to call a fraudulent call center, where attackers instruct them to download a malicious file.Read More

New DNS Name Server Hijack Attack Exposes Businesses, Government Agencies

Researchers found a “novel” class of DNS vulnerabilities in AWS Route53 and other DNS-as-a-service offerings that leak sensitive information on corporate and government customers, with one simple registration step.Researchers found a “novel” class of DNS vulnerabilities in AWS Route53 and other DNS-as-a-service offerings that leak sensitive information on corporate and government customers, with one simple registration step.Read More

Survey Seeks to Learn How 2020 Changed Security

Respondents to a new Dark Reading/Omdia survey will be entered into a drawing for a Black Hat Black Card.Respondents to a new Dark Reading/Omdia survey will be entered into a drawing for a Black Hat Black Card.Read More

Iran Media Websites Seized by U.S. in Disinformation Campaign

DoJ uses sanctions laws to shut down an alleged Iranian government malign influence campaign.DoJ uses sanctions laws to shut down an alleged Iranian government malign influence campaign.Read More