The upcoming year will include an increased breadth and depth of attacks, with malicious threat actors differentiating their tactics to capitalize on the changing technology landscape, according to Trend Micro.
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Sony has released firmware updates that remove a remotely exploitable backdoor account from 80 models of IP and security cameras. Because attackers can exploit the backdoor account via a well-crafted HTTP request, if left unpatched, the vulnerability can open the door for abuse, with crooks taking over Sony surveillance cameras and adding them to a Mirai-like botnet that can be used for relaying malicious traffic or launching DDoS attacks.
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ESET researchers have discovered a new exploit kit spreading via malicious ads on a number of reputable news websites, each with millions of visitors daily. Since at least the beginning of October 2016, the bad guys have been targeting users of Internet Explorer and scanning their computers for vulnerabilities in Flash Player. Exploiting these flaws in the code, they have been attempting to download and execute various types of malware.
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The UK-based consumer security company BullGuard has developed an Internet of Things Scanner that lets you check if your device is available for public access – As of now, nearly 200 million devices could be vulnerable.
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