IT Security Weekend Catch Up Holiday Edition – December 25, 2016

Afraid of missing important security news during the week? We’re here to help! Every week we put together a curated list of all important security news in one place, for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! Continue reading “IT Security Weekend Catch Up Holiday Edition – December 25, 2016”

Bypassing Apple’s Activation Lock with typing and magnets – for a fraction of a second

One of the strongest security mechanisms implemented by Apple is called Activation Lock. It prohibits anyone without access to owner’s Apple ID password from accessing a stolen or lost iDevice. Unless they have a lot of patience and some magnets. Read more »

New Mirai attack vector – bot exploits a recently discovered router vulnerability

Nowadays the market for IoT botnets must be really saturated. Botmasters are looking for new infection vectors to gain an advantage over competitors and a few extra Gbps of power. Yesterday one of our readers’ routers became a victim of this race. Lets look at the bot and the infection vector, which involves two vulnerabilities. Read more »

Errors, threats and extortion – history of a bank hack part three

This is the epilogue in the Polish bank heist story, where one of the hackers gets caught by the police.

The Polish police never ceases to surprise. Another administrator of ToRepublic forum was detained by the police. This time it was Polsilver, who six months ago stole money from Plus Bank. Continue reading “Errors, threats and extortion – history of a bank hack part three”