Posted by News at 2016.06.30

Category: Advisories

A crook running several tech support scam operations has managed to register 135 domains, most of which are used in his criminal activities, without anybody preventing him from doing so, which shows the sad state of Web domain registrations today.

His name and email address are tied to 135 domains, as MalwareHunterTeam told Softpedia. Over 120 of these domains are registered via GoDaddy and have been gradually registered across time.

The full list is available at the end of this article, but most of the domains look shady just based on their names. Really, how safe do you feel navigating to "security-update-needed-sys-filescorrupted-trojan-detected[.]info"? How about "personal-identity-theft-system-info-compromised[.]info"?

Some domains are still online with active tech support scams

While some are still active an... (read more)

Posted by News at 2016.06.30

Category: Advisories

Google took down a recent phishing campaign that was abusing Goo.gl short URLs and an older data URI trick to mask the page's real URL and fool victims into thinking they were on the actual Google login page.

According to My Online Security, who analyzed this recent phishing campaign, crooks were spreading around a Goo.gl short URL, now taken down, which was redirecting users to a page on the nwfacilities[.]top domain.

Data URIs used for URL spoofing phishing scams

The problem was that this page contained source code that would refresh the page and replace its original URL with one that read, "data:text/html,https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=mail&passive=true&rm=false&continue."

Except the "read more)

Posted by News at 2016.06.27

Category: Advisories

Security experts from Lookout have identified an app on the Google Play Store that hides malware capable of rooting the user's device in order to install unwanted applications.

The app's name is LevelDropper and is a digital version of a common tool found on construction sites and a handyman's toolkit.

The problem is that after users install this app, they might notice an empty popup window appear for the LocationServices.

App uses privilege escalation exploit to root Android devices

According to Lookout's experts, this is a red flag, because this is the sign that an Android OS service just crashed. These types of crashes are how exploits manifest themselves.

Behind the scenes, the malware hidden in LevelDropper's code starts executing its malicious code and exploits the crash to escalate its access to the root user.

After it had analyzed the app's entire code, Lookout researchers say the app didn't feature any new rooting functions, but levera... (read more)

Posted by News at 2016.06.26

Category: Uncategorized

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: GeckoLinux 421.160527.0 News: Fedora supports Flatpak, overview of Fedora's software licenses, Solus plans new features Questions and answers: Running GNU/Linux on tablet computers Torrent corner: Point Linux, Ultimate Edition Released last week: Fedora 24, Solus 1.2, Emmabuntus 1.00 "Debian" Opinion poll: Cross-distro package formats DistroWatch.com news: Updated list of tracked packages Distributions additions: KDE neon, RancherOS New distributions: MyNAS Reader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Posted by News at 2016.06.26

Category: Uncategorized

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: GeckoLinux 421.160527.0News: Fedora supports Flatpak, an overview of Fedora's software licenses and Solus plans new featuresQuestions and answers: Running GNU/Linux on tablet computersTorrent corner: Point Linux, Ultimate EditionReleased last week: Fedora 24, Solus 1.2, Emmabuntus 1.00 "Debian"Opinion poll: Cross-distro package formatsDistroWatch.com news: Updated list of tracked packagesDistributions added to the database: KDE neon, RancherOSNew distributions: MyNASReader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Posted by News at 2016.06.24

Category: Advisories

On May 25, the US Department of Defense (DoD) issued a public advisory to its personnel, warning against the usage of the CAC Scan Android app, available at that time on the Google Play Store.

CAC stands for Common Access Card and describes the standard ID card for all DoD military and civilian personnel, selected reserves, and some contractors.

The CAC Scan app, as advertised on its Google Play Store description, is a simple app that scans the barcode found on these cards and outputs the encoded information on the phone's screen.

This includes the cardholder's first and last name, rank, EDIPI ID, and Social Security number.

The app works and contains no malicious code... but...

The DoD says the app works as advertised and that it was created by a US citizen with ties to the US Army. The DoD also warns:

[CITATION]When you scan your (or so... (read more)

Posted by News at 2016.06.24

Category: Releases

Linux AIO Debian Live

We are pleased to announce the release of Linux AIO Debian Live 8.5.0 in our Primary branch.

It contains 32bit and 64bit version of ISOs, with official, untouched Debian Live Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, MATE and Xfce 8.5.0 releases.

Download links are in Download section of website.

Due to limitations on SourceForge servers (max 5GB file can be uploaded) we needed to split ISO files. This is done by archiving ISO with .7z archiver in two parts. You need to download both parts and then to extract them. For extracting these files all you need is to have .7z archiver installed on your computer.

Always check downloaded ISO file with MD5.

Posted by StygianAgenda at 2016.06.23

Category: Call To Action, Election, Free Speech, human rights, Law, News, Politics

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Posted by News at 2016.06.22

Category: Releases

Linux AIO Debian Live

We are pleased to announce the release of Linux AIO Debian Live 7.11.0 in our Primary branch.

It contains 32bit and 64bit version of ISOs, with official, untouched Debian Live GNOME, KDE, LXDE and Xfce 7.11.0 releases.

Download links are in Download section of website.

Always check downloaded ISO file with MD5.

Posted by News at 2016.06.19

Category: Uncategorized

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Comparing more live version upgrade methods News: Ubuntu's snap packages, Fedora presents new upgrade method, Antergos drops 32-bit media, openSUSE adopts GCC 6, GeckoLinux unveils Rolling edition Questions and answers: Getting to know how the system works Torrent corner: Antergos, Manjaro Linux Released last week: Baruwa Enterprise Edition 6.8, Robolinux 8.5, Parrot Security OS 3.0 Opinion poll: Revisiting 32-bit vs 64-bit OSes Upcoming releases: Fedora 24 DistroWatch.com news: Improved package searchesDistroWatch.com donation: Devil-Linux receives US$400 New distributions: Escuelas Linux, LibraZiK Reader comments Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
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