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Some beers, anger at former employer, and root access add up...

Sentenced to a year in prison for disabling networks, he changed a password to "f***you."

Microsoft Enlists AI in Fight Against Tech Support Scams

To level the playing field with shifty tech support scammers, Microsoft used artificial intelligence to root them out and alert the FTC.

Cisco IOS XR Software Local Command Injection Vulnerability

A vulnerability in the CLI of Cisco IOS XR Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the host operating system with root privileges. The vulnerability is due to insufficient input valid...

Cisco IOS XR Software Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

A vulnerability in the CLI of Cisco IOS XR Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to elevate privileges to the root level. The vulnerability is due to incorrect permission settings on binary files in the affected so...

More Android apps from dangerous Ztorg family sneak into Google Play

Almost 100 such apps, with >1 million downloads, found so far (but not by Google).

Ztorg: from rooting to SMS

Irsquo;ve been monitoring Google Play Store for new Ztorg Trojans since September 2016, and have so far found several dozen new malicious apps.

All of them were rooting malware that used exploits to gain root rights on the infected device.
In May 2017, a new Ztorg variant appeared on the Google Play Store – only this this time it wasnrsquo;t a rooting malware but a Trojan-SMS.

Stack Clash vulnerabilities smash Linux defenses in the quest for root...

The serious chain of bugs can be used to compromise Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Solaris.

Stack Clash flaws blow local root holes in loads of top...

We knew about this in 2005.

And 2010.

And people are still building without -fstack-check Powerful programs run daily by users of Linux and other flavors of Unix are riddled with holes that can be exploited by logged-in miscreants to gain root privileges, researchers at Qualys have warned.…

Republican Data Broker Exposes 198M Voter Records

Almost 200 million voter profiles culled by Republican data broker Deep Root Analytics were left exposed on an Amazon S3 server.

12-year-old security hole in Unix-based OSes isn’t plugged after all

“Stack Clashrdquo; poses threat to Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and other OSes.

Stack Clash Vulnerability in Linux, BSD Systems Enables Root Access

Patches are available for a newly discovered Linux, BSD and Solaris vulnerability called Stack Clash that bypasses stack guard-page mitigations and enables root access.

Watchdog report finds alarming 20% of baby food tested contains lead

Levels are below FDArsquo;s decades-old standards, but latest data says no level safe.