Mobile Menace Monday: Chrome declares war on unwanted redirects

Credit to Author: Gleb Malygin| Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:30:33 +0000

Google initiates their plans to implement new changes in Chrome to defend against annoying web redirects.

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Reaper: Calm Before the IoT Security Storm?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:42:42 +0000

It’s been just over a year since the world witnessed some of the world’s top online Web sites being taken down for much of the day by “Mirai,” a zombie malware strain that enslaved “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices such as wireless routers, security cameras and digital video recorders for use in large-scale online attacks. Now, experts are sounding the alarm about the emergence of what appears to be a far more powerful strain of IoT attack malware — variously named “Reaper” and “IoTroop” — that spreads via security holes in IoT software and hardware. And there are indications that over a million organizations may be affected already. Reaper isn’t attacking anyone yet. For the moment it is apparently content to gather gloom to itself from the darkest reaches of the Internet. But if history is any teacher, we are likely enjoying a period of false calm before another humbling IoT attack wave breaks.

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