Dark-Nexus Botnet

Cybersecurity experts have revealed a new IoT botnet, dubbed as Dark Nexus, that launches distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

This is an emerging IoT type of botnet revealed by Bitdefender, and used to launch DDoS attacks.

The botnet working mechanism is spreading by exploiting and launching credential stuffing attacks against a wide range of IoT devices such as routers from ASUS, DLink, Dasan Zhone, thermal cameras, and video recorders.

Bitdefender revealed that ‘the scanners are used as a finite state machine that models Telnet protocol plus the other infection steps, the attacker provides commands basing on the output of previous commands’

The name itself “Dark Nexus” comes from strings which are printed on botnet banner, some experts have revealed that despite the originality of codes of botnet features they have some Continue reading

Networking equipment giant Cisco on Monday confirmed they were the victim of a hacking attack on July 28, 2022 after the attackers managed to break into an employee’s personal Gmail account that contained passwords synced within their web browser systems.

Cybersecurity Cisco compromised

“Starting access to the Cisco’s VPN system was achieved via the effectual compromise of one of their employee’s personal Gmail account,” Cisco Talos claimed in a detailed report. “The victim had enabled password syncing via Google Chrome and had stored their Cisco login infos in their browser, enabling these nots to synchronize to their Google account.”

The exposure comes as hackers associated with the AwakenCybers ransomware gang posted a list of files from their attack to their data leak website on August 9.

The breakout information, according to Talos, included the files saved inside a Box cloud storage folder that was connected with the hacked employee’s profile and is not believed to have included any valuable infos.

Apart from the credential theft, there was also another attack of phishing involved where the opponent resorted to methods like “vishing” (way of voice phishing) & multi-factor authentication attempt to trick a victim into providing access to their Continue reading

Firefox New Feature

Every single website on the Internet offers notifications when you access them. It doesn’t matter how many times you click on “no,” they always provide the same damn option every time you go back to them. It’s probably one of the most annoying features of this current iteration of the Internet. Not many browsers have dealt with this, but Mozilla is about to become the game-changer.

An insider at Mozilla leaked some information to ZDNet about version 72 of their immensely popular browser. All notification requests will be blocked by default. This is probably the best bit of news we have heard for a long time. The details about this feature won’t be made public after January of 2020, but beta testers currently enjoy the Continue reading

Pixel 4 by Google

Pixel 4 has one of the best features around for any video stream: Live Caption. With this little tool, you can add subtitles to anything you are watching on-screen, even if it doesn’t have captions. The main issue many users faced was the need for the Pixel handset, but this limitation will be a thing of the past now that we have the feature added to Google Chrome.

So far, most of what we have is speculation at best, but it all begins with a solid lead. Chrome Unboxed has found a Speech On-Device API reference located on Gerrit, the site used by Chrome developers to create new extensions. This doesn’t mean that Continue reading