Updating bitdefender 2016

Multiple stories published here over the past few weeks have examined the disruptive power of hacked “Internet of Things” (Io T) devices such as routers, IP cameras and digital video recorders.This post looks at how crooks are using hacked Io T devices as proxies to hide their true location online as they engage in a variety of other types of cybercriminal activity — from frequenting underground forums to credit card and tax refund fraud.

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He then wrote a script to simulate the hourly “I’m here” beacons, interpret any “download” commands, and then execute the download and “run” commands.

The researcher found that the malware being pushed to his honeypot system was designed to turn his faux infected router into a “SOCKS proxy server,” essentially a host designed to route traffic between a client and a server.

Instead, it would display the actual plaintext password for the volume.

In short, if you don’t know the password don’t panic.

As an Apple support knowledgebase article explains, mac OS High Sierra shipped with a potentially disastrous security hole in its Disk Utility tool that could have allowed anyone to access encrypted Apple File System (APFS) volumes.

As Brazilian developer Matheus Mariano discovered , a bug in the operating system’s code meant that clicking on the “Show Hint” button when attempting to access an encrypted volume would *not* display the password hint as you would expect.

Just hit the password hint button and the operating system will tell you.

Mariano demonstrated the security flaw in a You Tube video: According to Apple, the password can be displayed instead of the password hint if you use Disk Utility to add an encrypted APFS Volume, and you supplied a password hint.

If you’re running mac OS High Sierra on your desktop or laptop, stop right now and make sure you have applied the latest security update.

Yesterday, Apple released a free supplemental update to mac OS High Sierra 10.13 – just over one week since the general release of the operating system.

Fortunately, the new supplemental update patches mac OS High Sierra 10.13 – as well as against other bugs, including a zero-day flaw that could allow a malicious attacker to steal passwords from the Keychain.

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