It’s that time of year when people dress up and kids over-indulge in candy. Yes, Halloween is upon us!
Speaking of which, are you still looking for that last-minute perfect costume? There are plenty of online shops where you can select an outfit that will scare your friends half to death.
To stay with our theme, today we are going to dissect a drive-by download that happened while browsing a Halloween online store.
This legitimate website suffered a malicious code injection, something very common if you are not running the latest version of your favorite CMS software or are using weak passwords.
Bitcoin, the famous digital currency which has sparked much controversy over the years, is now heading to an ATM near you. The world’s first Bitcoin ATM operated by Nevada-based Robocoin and Canadian Bitcoiniacs is set to open today in Vancouver, BC.
To comply with Canadian law, anyone wanting to use the ATM will have to verify their identity by allowing palm-print and photographic scans.
The ATM will trade Canadian dollars in exchange for Bitcoins for a maximum of $3,000 per day.
Screenshots courtesy of https://robocoinkiosk.com/
We’ve known for a while now about Microsoft’s decision to retire the very popular Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014 –it’s part of the Redmond-based company’s lifecycle policy to offer a minimum of 10 years of support for the Windows and Office products suite–but here comes Google to XP users rescue?
Windows XP’s market share is still considerable both in end user and corporate environments. According to StatCounter, it represented roughly 20 percent of all operating systems as of September 2013:
Security company VUPEN revealed a vulnerability in Java’s Preloader in early July that’s quite likely the same one being integrated into cyber criminals’ exploit kits.
According to VUPEN’s report, the vulnerability is “caused by a design error in the Java click-2-play security warning when the preloader is used, which can be exploited by remote attackers to load a malicious applet (e.g. taking advantage of a Java memory corruption vulnerability) without any user interaction.”
The flaw which affects Java version 7 update 21 and earlier bypasses the traditional security warning displayed before an applet is allowed to run:
The past week has been pretty rough for Apple and its loyal fan base. The release of iOS 7 and two new phones (iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c) introduced many changes, and with the company under the microscope, it didn’t take very long for some major negative headlines to pop up.