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Kodi users beware: Bizarre new cyber-attack lets hackers gain control of your TV through SUBTITLES
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If you use a Kodi box to watch films and programmes, you may want to steer away from any subtitled options.

Security experts have warned of a new cyber-attack that is delivered when movie subtitles are loaded by the user’s media player.

Because subtitles are treated as unsuspicious by anti-virus software, an estimated 200 million players have been left vulnerable to the attack. Read more

Intel patched a nine-year-old vulnerability that allowed remote control of enterprise PCs
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Silicon manufacturing giant Intel has come under fire after it’s emerged that the company had sold workstation and server chips with a flaw that could see a remote attacker gain absolute control over the machine. Read more

Check Point Discloses Vulnerability that Allowed Hackers to Take over Hundreds of Millions of WhatsApp & Telegram Accounts
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One of the most concerning revelations arising from the recent WikiLeaks publication is the possibility that government organizations can compromise WhatsApp, Telegram and other end-to-end encrypted chat applications. While this has yet to be proven, many end-users are concerned as WhatsApp and Telegram use end-to-end encryption to guarantee user privacy. This encryption is designed to ensure that only the people communicating can read the messages and nobody else in between. Read more

S’pore websites at risk of data leak caused by Cloudbleed bug
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Singapore-registered Web domains could be among those exposed to the Cloudbleed bug, which causes private information keyed into supposedly secure websites to be leaked.

The authorities are monitoring the situation but no data leaks have been reported by companies or individuals so far. Read more

Major Cloudflare bug leaked sensitive data from customers’ websites
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Cloudflare revealed a serious bug in its software today that caused sensitive data like passwords, cookies, authentication tokens to spill in plaintext from its customers’ websites. The announcement is a major blow for the content delivery network, which offers enhanced security and performance for more than 5 million websites. Read more

John McAfee’s 3 major cybersecurity predictions for 2017
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Cybersecurity luminary John McAfee says IoT DDoS attacks will cause even more harm this year.

John McAfee, CEO at MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (MGTI) provides CSO with his predictions for 2017. Read more

Hackers ‘can hijack your PLANE remotely’ using a flaw found in 13 major airline in-flight systems
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Hackers can access a plane’s controls remotely using a flaw in an in-flight entertainment system used by 13 major airlines, according to cyber researchers. Read more

More Than 1 Million Google Accounts Breached by Gooligan
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As a result of a lot of hard work done by our security research teams, we revealed today a new and alarming malware campaign. The attack campaign, named Gooligan, breached the security of over one million Google accounts. The number continues to rise at an additional 13,000 breached devices each day. Read more

Two major Russian banks say hit by cyber attacks
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Two of Russia’s largest banks, Sberbank (SBER.MM) and Alfa Bank, say they have been hit by cyber attacks in recent days.

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks represented the first major wave of such attacks on Russian banks this year and that at least five of the country’s largest banks had been targeted. Read more

Trump Organization’s ‘problematic’ cybersecurity risks email hack
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Donald Trump may want to worry less about the Mexican border wall and more about his firewall. A computer security expert finds that Trump Organization email servers use software that hasn’t had a security update in 13 years. Read more