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New WireGuardNT shatters throughput ceilings on Windows

Enlarge / Forget bendable mobile phones—we’re holding out for working mobile phone plushies. reader comments 26 with 21 posters participating, including story author Share this story The WireGuard VPN project announced a major milestone for its Windows users today—an all-new, kernel-mode implementation of the VPN protocol called WireGuardNT. The new implementation allows for massively improved throughput… Read More »

Software downloaded 30,000 times from PyPI ransacked developers’ machines

reader comments 85 with 63 posters participating, including story author Share this story Open source packages downloaded an estimated 30,000 times from the PyPI open source repository contained malicious code that surreptitiously stole credit card data and login credentials and injected malicious code on infected machines, researchers said on Thursday. In a post, researchers Andrey… Read More »

New bank-fraud malware called Vultur infects thousands of devices

reader comments 37 with 30 posters participating, including story author Share this story Recently detected Android malware, some spread through the Google Play Store, uses a novel way to supercharge the harvesting of login credentials from more than 100 banking and cryptocurrency applications. The malware, which researchers from Amsterdam-based security firm ThreatFabric are calling Vultur,… Read More »

Feds list the top 30 most exploited vulnerabilities. Many are years old

reader comments 59 with 43 posters participating Share this story Government officials in the US, UK, and Australia are urging public- and private-sector organizations to secure their networks by ensuring firewalls, VPNs, and other network-perimeter devices are patched against the most widespread exploits. In a joint advisory published Wednesday, the US FBI and CISA (Cybersecurity… Read More »

Haron and BlackMatter are the latest groups to crash the ransomware party

Getty Images reader comments 34 with 29 posters participating Share this story July has so far ushered in at least two new ransomware groups. Or maybe they’re old ones undergoing a rebranding. Researchers are in the process of running down several different theories. Both groups say they are aiming for big-game targets, meaning corporations or… Read More »

VPN servers seized by Ukrainian authorities weren’t encrypted

reader comments 62 with 41 posters participating Share this story Privacy tools-seller Windscribe said it failed to encrypt company VPN servers that were recently confiscated by authorities in Ukraine, a lapse that made it possible for the authorities to impersonate Windscribe servers and capture and decrypt traffic passing through them. The Ontario, Canada-based company said… Read More »

Venmo gets more private—but it’s still not fully safe

Getty Images reader comments 124 with 78 posters participating Share this story Venmo, the popular mobile payment service, has redesigned its app. That’s normally news you could safely ignore, but this announcement is worth a closer look. In addition to making some navigational tweaks and adding new purchase protections, the PayPal-owned platform is finally shutting… Read More »

An explosive spyware report shows limits of iOS, Android security

Enlarge / A report this week indicates that the problem of high-caliber spyware is far more widespread than previously feared. reader comments 74 with 54 posters participating Share this story The shadowy world of private spyware has long caused alarm in cybersecurity circles, as authoritarian governments have repeatedly been caught targeting the smartphones of activists,… Read More »

Kaseya gets master decryptor to help customers still suffering from REvil attack

reader comments 49 with 37 posters participating Share this story Kaseya—the remote management software seller at the center of a ransomware operation that struck as many as 1,500 downstream networks—said it has obtained a decryptor that should successfully restore data encrypted during the Fourth of July weekend attack. Affiliates of REvil, one of the Internet’s… Read More »