Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1579 A SSHowDowN in security: IoT devices enslaved through 12 year old flaw
A vulnerability which has existed for over a decade in OpenSSH has led to today's IoT devices being used in targeted attacks.

In what researchers call the "Internet of Unpatchable Things," a 12-year-old security flaw is being exploited by attackers in a recent spate of SSHowDowN Proxy attacks.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging market full of Wi-Fi and networked devices including routers, home security systems, and lighting products. While the idea of making your home more efficient and automating processes is an appealing one, unfortunately, vendors en masse are considering security as an afterthought for thousands of devices now in our homes, leaving our data vulnerable.
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#1588 Android devices that contain Foxconn firmware may have a secret backdoor
#1587 Evernote confirms a serious bug caused data loss for some Mac users
#1586 Almost 6,000 online shops hit by hackers
#1585 Cisco patches critical bug in video conferencing server hardware
#1584 Beware of the student loan forgiveness scam spam
#1583 Google plugs 21 security holes in Chrome
#1582 Operations of a Brazilian payment card fraud group
#1581 Amazon resets customer passwords, while LeakedSource discloses massive update
#1580 IoT devices as proxies for cybercrime
#1579 A SSHowDowN in security: IoT devices enslaved through 12 year old flaw
#1578 Feds strike another multi-national “tech support” scam
#1577 Fighting the person should be cybersecurity best practice: Nuix
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