Weekly Overview August 29 – September 2

Welcome to this week’s overview for August 29 – September 2! It has been a busy week, so we managed to gather some of the most popular and interesting posts that have been posted in the past few days. A lot of you have probably been on vacation, so check out these articles and tutorials to learn all about the most popular issues that we have been exploring.


1. SECURITY ISSUES IDENTIFIED IN THE MIRRORLINK SMART CAR STANDARD

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The first comprehensive security study on smart car software has been carried out by a team of researchers. The experts reveal security issues in the MirrorLink standard that can be exploited by malicious users.


2. A BUG IN GOOGLE LOGIN PAGE ALLOWS MALWARE ATTACKS

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Recently, Aidan Woods, British security researcher has discovered a bug in Google login page. It allows malware attacks and affects all browsers as well as all operating systems. However, Google Security Team has made the decision not to register it as a security bug.


3. CERBER3 RANSOMWARE VIRUS SPOTTED

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The new variant of the widespread ransomware family Cerber was spotted by cyber security researchers. Cerber is one of the most malicious viruses active right now, and there’s no decryptor tool released for the second version of the virus, called Cerber2.


4. HOW TO USE KEEPASS TO STORE AND MANAGE YOUR PASSWORDS

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KeePass is one of the most popular password management software available for the Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is completely open source and provides advanced protection for password storage.

€ 40 MILLION SCAMMED OUT OF LEONI AG

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More than €40 million scammed out of a Europe’s largest wire manufacturer Leoni AG. The scam was carried out in early August 2016 in a Romanian subdivision of the company.


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Author : Joseph Steinberg

Joseph Steinberg is the editor-in-chief, lead content creator, and local father figure of Best Security Search. He enjoys hiking and rock climbing and hates the 12345678 and qwerty passwords.


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