Hackers Used Windows Theme Packs To Hack Passwords

Are you a fan of customizing your Windows experience via themes? If so, you're not alone. While it's true that themes aren't used by a majority of Windows users, they're still highly popular.

If you're creating your own themes, you don't have anything to worry about. The danger lies in downloading theme packs from others, especially if you get them from a source you don't know and trust implicitly.

Clever hackers can now create "poisoned" themes that can be used to steal Windows credentials. Security researcher Jimmy Bayne discovered the new flaw when he stumbled across a poisoned theme capable of tricking unsuspecting users into accessing a remote SMB share that requires authentication.

 

Full Article: https://www.aimcybersecurity.com/2020/09/16/hackers-used-windows-theme-packs-to-hack-passwords/

 

 

Features Of The New Android 11 Phone

If you're an Android user and you're interested in getting the latest on offer from the company, Google has announced that they're ready to release Android 11 to the general public.

As you read these words, the new OS should already be available for Google's Pixel line (Pixel 2 and newer), OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and Realme devices.

Here's a quick preview of some of the new features Android 11 has on offer:

  • If you press and hold the power button on your Android phone, you'll be able to view your Google Pay cards, along with the details of any Google-Assistant-connected smart home devices.

Full Article: https://www.aimcybersecurity.com/2020/09/15/features-of-the-new-android-11-phone/

 

New Malware Maker Got Past Apple Security

Apple has been historically very good at keeping malware out of their app store, and they're constantly improving their security protocols on that front. In fact, since February of this year (2020), all Mac software distributed outside of its Mac App Store must be notarized by Apple. The developers must demonstrate that their products are capable of running on macOS Catalina and above.

Any software developed for macOS goes through a multi-stage approval process, with the first step being automated. It is designed to scan software for code-signing issues and malicious components. Assuming the submitted code passes through this security checkpoint, the apps are put on the macOS Gatekeeper list. The list signifies that they've been scanned and it has been determined that they don't pose a security risk.

 

Full Article: https://www.aimcybersecurity.com/2020/09/09/new-malware-maker-got-past-apple-security/

 

New Malware Maker Got Past Apple Security

Apple has been historically very good at keeping malware out of their app store, and they're constantly improving their security protocols on that front. In fact, since February of this year (2020), all Mac software distributed outside of its Mac App Store must be notarized by Apple. The developers must demonstrate that their products are capable of running on macOS Catalina and above.

Any software developed for macOS goes through a multi-stage approval process, with the first step being automated. It is designed to scan software for code-signing issues and malicious components. Assuming the submitted code passes through this security checkpoint, the apps are put on the macOS Gatekeeper list. The list signifies that they've been scanned and it has been determined that they don't pose a security risk.

 

Full Article: https://www.aimcybersecurity.com/2020/09/09/new-malware-maker-got-past-apple-security/

 

Amazon Moves A Step Closer To Delivery By Drone

For more than a decade, futurists have been talking about the day when drones will be used to deliver everything from packages to Pizzas. If you've been following the trends, you know that at least one major pizza chain has already begun experimenting with drone-based delivery. Now, Amazon's Prime Air drone delivery system has earned a critical FAA certification, which will allow it to begin testing customer drone deliveries in selected areas.

The simple truth is that Amazon is late to the party. Google's parent company Alphabet has a subsidiary called Wing that's already testing drone delivery, as is UPS. In other words, the future is here.

In Amazon's case, the certification in question is the FAA Part 135 cert, which allows operators to fly their drones out of direct line of sight.

 

Full Article: https://www.aimcybersecurity.com/2020/09/07/amazon-moves-a-step-closer-to-delivery-by-drone/