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2018-09-10 | Adware Doctor Mac App secretly logging browser history, New malware persistence method using universal windows platform apps, and Black cat hackers
Monday, September 10
Patrick Wardle published new research on Adware Doctor, a top paid utility app in the Mac App Store that secretly logs the browser history of users, and is sending the data to a server in China. Apple has reportedly now removed the app.
TWEET OF THE DAY
Does it really matter, in the end, to us humble blue teamers on Twitter if WannaCry was DPRK or someone else?
Does that change the mitigations? Does it change how you triage? Does it change how you patch? - @r0wdy
OTHER ARTICLES WE’RE READING
How US authorities tracked down the North Korean hacker behind WannaCry by ZDNet’s Catalin Cimpanu
Synacktiv published PoC for an RCE flaw in the popular WordPress Duplicator plugin
New malware persistence method found by Norwegian researcher Oddvar Moe: Persistence using universal windows platform apps (appx). ZDNet has a high-level summary
Who controls your data? - Engadget’s Chris Ip requested his personal information from dozens of companies, and got a lot back.
Story time with Marcus: halting a DDoS attack by asking nicely to stop.
Can’t stop those black cat hackers
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