Category Archives: Network Security

Mac malware “CookieMiner” targets cryptocurrency users

In a recent article: Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 recently discovered malware that we believe has been developed from OSX.DarthMiner, a malware known to target the Mac platform.
This malware is capable of stealing browser cookies associated with mainstream cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet service websites visited by the victims.
Various other credentials, and configures the system to load Koto coinmining software on the system.

35yr old vulnerability found in SCP

Just because its been out for a long time, and has Secure in the name, doesn’t mean its totally safe, whoops… In this advisory the following vulnerability in SCP is described, SCP clients from multiple vendors are susceptible to a malicious scp server performing unauthorized changes to target directory and/or client output manipulation. Many scp clients fail to… Read More »

Security Risks in VideoGames: Hacking Fortnite

By discovering a vulnerability found in some of Epic Games’ sub-domains, an XSS attack was permissible with the user merely needing to click on a link sent to them by the attacker. Once clicked, with no need even for them to enter any login credentials, their Fortnite username and password could immediately be captured the attacker.

When does a hardware firewall become justified?

In a discussion some time ago, I had, the question was raised  “In a small business setup one server, lets say Server 2008 and anywhere from 4-12 client computers.”;   How many computers before you really need to fork over the cash, for a dedicated firewall appliance? It seems to be commonly assumed that a dedicated firewall only… Read More »