Articles for November 2017

17-Year-Old MS Office Flaw Lets Hackers Install Malware Without User Interaction

You should be extra careful when opening files in MS Office.

When the world is still dealing with the threat of ‘unpatched’ Microsoft Office’s built-in DDE feature, researchers have uncovered a serious issue with another Office component that could allow attackers to remotely install malware on targeted computers.

The vulnerability is a memory-corruption issue that resides in all versions of Microsoft Office released in the past 17 years, including Microsoft Office 365, and works against all versions of Windows operating system, including the latest Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update.

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Russia’s ‘Evidence’ That the U.S. Is Helping ISIS Is Footage From a 2015 Computer Game

Seems that Russian has the same problem with it’s journalists that we do… they don’t check any facts or run down any sources.  A video game… that’s about as good as North Korea using footage from Top Gun to show their new war planes.


Russia’s Ministry of Defense has provoked a torrent of mockery from its own followers after it published “irrefutable evidence” that the U.S. is in league with the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) that turned out to be footage from a 2015 video game. Russia, which has backed Bashar al-Assad during

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Hacker Distributes Backdoored IoT Vulnerability Scanning Script to Hack Script Kiddies

Nothing is free in this world.

If you are searching for free hacking tools on the Internet, then beware—most freely available tools, claiming to be the swiss army knife for hackers, are nothing but a scam.

For example, Cobian RAT and a Facebook hacking tool that we previously reported on The Hacker News actually could hack, but of the one who uses them and not the one you desire to hack.

Now, a security researcher has spotted another hacking tool—this time a PHP script—which is freely available on multiple popular underground hacking forums and allows anyone to find vulnerable internet-connected IP Cameras running the vulnerable version of GoAhead embedded web-server.

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The merger between AT&T and Time Warner is a raw deal for the rest of us

Can you say, “…screw the little guy…”

It’s long been impossible to imagine a family budget that doesn’t include line items like electricity, gas, and groceries.  Today, it’s impossible to omit digital communications services like cable or satellite TV and high-speed broadband — both in your home and on your phone. The typical American

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