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LocalBitcoins blames security breach on forum ‘third-party software’

Image: LocalBitcoins // Composition: ZDNet LocalBitcoins, a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange portal, announced a security breach yesterday, Saturday, January 26. The breach occurred at around 10:00 UTC (05:00 ET) and lasted for almost five hours before the company intervened to stop the ongoing attack. During that time, users reported that when ...

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Microsoft Bing is back online in China

Microsoft’s Bing could not be accessed in China on Thursday due to an accidental technical error rather than for censorship reasons, according to Bloomberg News sources. Access to Microsoft’s Bing search engine has since been restored in China, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to ZDNet. The company did not provide further explanation ...

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Cisco discloses arbitrary execution in SD-WAN Solution and Webex

Cisco has disclosed a critical vulnerability in its SD-WAN Solution that allows for arbitrary code execution as the root user. Improper bounds checking by the vContainer allowed for potential authenticated attackers to send malicious files to an affected instance, which can cause a buffer overflow on the vContainer and create ...

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Mystery still surrounds hack of PHP PEAR website

Image: PHP PEAR Team Details remain foggy about a recent security breach at the PHP PEAR website, a crucial, but lesser-known part of the PHP ecosystem. PEAR, which stands for “PHP Extension and Application Repository,” is the first package manager that was developed for the PHP scripting language back in ...

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Over 4 percent of all Monero was mined by malware botnets

An estimated 4.32 percent of all the Monero cryptocurrency currently in circulation has been mined by botnets and cyber-criminal operations, according to a study published earlier this month by academics in Spain and the UK. The research was one of the biggest undertakings of its kind in recent years. Scientists ...

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Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs

Malicious websites can exploit browser extension APIs to execute code inside the browser and steal sensitive information such as bookmarks, browsing history, and even user cookies. The latter, an attacker can use to hijack a user’s active login sessions and access sensitive accounts, such as email inboxes, social media profiles, ...

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