Hacking Team’s Leak Helped Researchers Hunt Down a Zero-Day

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ZERO-DAY EXPLOITS ARE a hacker’s best friend. They attack vulnerabilities in software that are unknown to the software maker and are therefore unpatched. Criminal hackers and intelligence agencies use zero day exploits to open a stealth door into your system, and because antivirus companies also don’t know about them, the exploits can remain undetected for […]

Mac-Trojaner löst Spekulationen über Hacking-Team-Rückkehr aus

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Auf Virus Total ist ein Trojaner für OS X aufgetaucht, der allem Anschein nach zu einem Spionage-Tool der Firma Hacking Team gehört. Sind die Italiener zurück und hacken wieder? Ist die italienische Spionage-Software-Schmiede Hacking Team zurück? Ein Schadcode-Sample für OS X, das Sicherheitsforscher Patrick Wardle analysiert hat, deutet darauf hin. Laut Wardle verankert der Schadcode-Dropper […]

Microsoft kills TWO Hacking Team vulns: NOT the worst in this Patch Tues either

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Microsoft has released fixes for 59 CVE-listed vulnerabilities in its software – including a patch for the elevation-of-privilege flaw in Windows exploited by spyware maker Hacking Team. There’s a patch (MS15-065) for a remote-code execution bug in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 and 8.1 that also emerged from the Hacking Team leak. Someone tried […]

Hacking Team’s Flash 0-day: Potent enough to infect actual Chrome user

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The Adobe Flash zero-day exploit that spyware developer Hacking Team made available to customers worked successfully against even the advanced defenses found in Google’s Chrome browser, researchers said Friday. They also noted that it was used to infect computer users multiple times before it was leaked. Google developers patched the underlying Flash vulnerability in Chrome on […]