Category Archives: Cybersecurity News

Google Chrome Extension Promises to Protect Users Against Password Leaks

You can never be too careful when browsing the web nowadays, with data scams being so prevalent and all. We have to be extra vigilant and constantly careful with the way we share online data because you never know how or where the hackers are lurking.

Chrome Extension login Security

One way to protect your information is to use different passwords for your various online accounts. It’s important to make sure that those passwords are strong and unpredictable as well, or else you might open yourself up to possible fraud.

How Google is Helping

Google is doing its part to keep user data protected online. The tech giant has developed a technology that will alert users whenever there’s a potential risk to data security.

To achieve this goal, Google recently announced the introduction of an extension that will activate a visual prompt whenever it sees you using a “weak or “unsafe” username and password. That way, it gives you the chance to change your password before scammers can use it to hack you.

This is known as the Password Checkup Chrome extension. Users can Continue reading

Astaroth Trojan Steals Data by Using OS and Antivirus Processes

According to reports, a team of Nocturnus researchers at Cyber reason recently discovered an Astaroth Trojan campaign with the ability to abuse GAS Tecnologia and the Avast security software. The hackers use this weak point to plant malicious modules and steal user information.

Astaroth Trojan attack

The main aim of the campaign is to access user information and it does that by taking advantage of legitimate operating system processes. Once it breaches the machine’s security, the campaign is able to steal confidential credentials and clipboard usage as well as important keystate information.

The Cofense security firm was the first to identify the Continue reading

Privilege Escalation Flaw Found in LG Device Manager

LG Device Manager VulnerabilityA privilege escalation flaw has been discovered which could affect the online safety and privacy of LG laptop users. According to the online security expert who discovered the flaw, this loophole is relatively easy for hackers to take advantage of.

Security expert and researcher Jackson T. found the flaw while analyzing the LG Device Manager system and in doing so was able to track the flaw as CVE-2019-8372. At the time, Jackson was merely evaluating the LG Device Manager’s low-level hardware access Continue reading