Posted by News at 2016.08.29

Category: Advisories

Tech support scammers have come up with a devilish new trick to fool unsuspecting victims, relying on a cleverly crafted image and Chrome's fullscreen mode.

Their new tactic relies on crafting new tech support pages mimicking the visual style of the official Microsoft website.

When users navigate to this page via Chrome, hidden JavaScript code puts the victim's browser in fullscreen mode. While the browser's top UI toolbar is hidden, including the address bar, crooks load a JPEG image at the top of the page, crafted to look like Chrome's original UI bar.

Unless the user is using some sort of custom Chrome theme, a Chrome version with a different UI, or hovers their mouse near the top of the page, they won't be able to spot the difference.

Scammers will also spoof native Chrome popups

The Malwarebytes team spotted<... (read more)

Posted by News at 2016.08.28

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Korora 24 News: Fedora to run Wayland by default, PC-BSD becomes TrueOS, Gentoo loses long-term member, Linux turns 25 Questions and answers: Finding software licensing information Torrent corner: BlackArch Linux, MidnightBSD, SparkyLinux Released last week: LinuxConsole 2.5, ConnochaetOS 14.2, Q4OS 1.6.1 Opinion poll: How important are software licenses to you? Upcoming releases: Fedora 25 alpha, openSUSE 42.2 beta 1, OpenBSD 6.0 New additions: Uruk GNU/Linux New distributions: Raspberry Slideshow, Enchantment OS, FastComputer Linux, Petu Reader commentsRead more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Posted by News at 2016.08.28

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Korora 24 News: Fedora to run Wayland by default, PC-BSD becomes TrueOS, Gentoo loses long-term member, Linux turns 25 Questions and answers: Finding software licensing information Torrent corner: BlackArch Linux, MidnightBSD, SparkyLinux Released last week: LinuxConsole 2.5, ConnochaetOS 14.2, Q4OS 1.6.1 Opinion poll: How important are software licenses to you? Upcoming releases: Fedora 25 alpha, openSUSE 42.2 beta 1, OpenBSD 6.0 New additions: Uruk GNU/Linux New distributions: Raspberry Slideshow, Enchantment OS, FastComputer Linux, Petu Reader commentsRead more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Posted by News at 2016.08.21

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Gentoo Linux live DVD "Choice Edition" News: Ubuntu improves terminal convergence, OpenIndiana packages MATE, FreeBSD improves video card support Tips and tricks: More utilities via moreutils Torrent corner: OpenIndiana, OpenMandriva, SystemRescueCd Released last week: MidnightBSD 0.8, ReactOS 0.4.2, SparkyLinux 4.4 Opinion poll: What is holding you back from Linux? Upcoming releases: Fedora 25 Alpha, Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1, FreeBSD 11.0-RC3, Black Lab Linux 8 Beta 2 New additions: Remix OS New distributions: DidJiX, Refracta, DuoCore Reader commentsRead more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Posted by News at 2016.08.21

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Gentoo Linux live DVD "Choice Edition" News: Ubuntu improves terminal convergence, OpenIndiana packages MATE, FreeBSD improves video card support Tips and tricks: More utilities via moreutils Torrent corner: OpenIndiana, OpenMandriva, SystemRescueCd Released last week: MidnightBSD 0.8, ReactOS 0.4.2, SparkyLinux 4.4 Opinion poll: What is holding you back from Linux? Upcoming releases: Fedora 25 Alpha, Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1, FreeBSD 11.0-RC3, Black Lab Linux 8 Beta 2 New additions: RemixOS New distributions: DidJiX, Refracta, DuoCore Reader commentsRead more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Posted by News at 2016.08.18

Category: Advisories

Frederic Jacobs, a former developer for Whisper Systems where he worked on the Signal app, discovered an interesting problem that will likely scare a lot of Tor users not acquainted with the Tor Browser's underbelly.

For some years now, the Tor Project has made available the check.torproject.org web page as a means for Tor users to detect when their Tor Browser is improperly configured and is leaking their real IP address.

The service uses a simplistic UI and tells people either "Congratulations. This browser is configured to use Tor" in a green font, or "Sorry. You are not using Tor" in big bright red letters.

For users where Tor Browser's setup is a matter of life & death, this page, and its output, matters. Lots of people use it as their homepage.

IPv6 support in Tor Browser is to blame

Jacobs discovered a problem for users connecting to Tor via IPv6, the Internet addressing system that evolved to r... (read more)

Posted by News at 2016.08.17

Category: Advisories

Crypto-currency aficionados navigating to the Bitcoin website yesterday were greeted by a grim security warning saying that the project's binary files, soon to be released, will most likely be targeted by "state sponsored attackers."

The project cites "reasons" that make it believe that the binary files used to run Bitcoin software on mining pools and exchange servers might be the target of cyber-attacks.

No! Nobody will DDoS a binary, but is likely that someone will try to hijack and replace the official files, either on the official website or during transit (download) to the user, tricking the target into installing a tainted version of the Bitcoin software.

Bitcoin Project fears future devastating attacks on its network

The Bitcoin Project fears that this could lead to theft of Bitcoin funds from user accounts that interact with the servers running the modified binaries.

Bit... (read more)

Posted by News at 2016.08.14

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Zenwalk Linux 8.0 - a more Zen SlackwareNews: openSUSE prepares for Leap release, Lubuntu migrating to LXQt, Steam running on FreeBSD, PC-BSD's Lumina desktop reaches 1.0.0 Questions and answers: Ubuntu phone follow-up Torrent corner: Apricity OS, DragonFly BSD, GuixSD Released last week: Univention Corporate Server 4.1-3, SELKS 3.0, RancherOS 0.5.0 Opinion poll: The state of DevuanUpcoming releases: FreeBSD 11.0-RC2 DistroWatch.com news: Updated Slovak translation New additions: Pearl Linux OS. Maui Linux New distributions: Nolubuntu Reader commentsRead more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Posted by News at 2016.08.14

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Zenwalk Linux 8.0 - a more Zen SlackwareNews: openSUSE prepares for Leap release, Lubuntu migrating to LXQt, Steam running on FreeBSD, PC-BSD's Lumina desktop reaches 1.0.0 Questions and answers: Ubuntu phone follow-up Torrent corner: Apricity OS, DragonFly BSD, GuixSD Released last week: Univention Corporate Server 4.1-3, SELKS 3.0, RancherOS 0.5.0 Opinion poll: The state of DevuanUpcoming releases: FreeBSD 11.0-RC2 DistroWatch.com news: Updated Slovak translation New additions: Pearl Linux OS. Maui Linux New distributions: Nolubuntu Reader commentsRead more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Posted by News at 2016.08.14

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Zenwalk Linux 8.0 - A more Zen SlackwareNews: openSUSE prepares for Leap release, Lubuntu migrating to LXQt, Steam running on FreeBSD and PC-BSD's Lumina desktop reaches 1.0.0 milestoneQuestions and answers: Ubuntu phone follow-upTorrent corner: Apricity OS, DragonFly BSD, GuixSDReleased last week: Univention Corporate Server 4.1-3, SELKS 3.0, RancherOS 0.5.0Opinion poll: The state of DevuanUpcoming releases: FreeBSD 11.0-RC2DistroWatch.com news: Updated Slovak translationNew additions: Pearl Linux OSNew distributions: NolubuntuReader commentsRead more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
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