Category: Cyber Attacks

Timehop was Hacked – Data Breach Exposes 21 Million Users

Timehop, the extremely popular app that allows users to share their previous moments, has reported that it was the victim of a major data breach over the holiday, which took place on the Fourth of July. Timehop is available for both iOS and Android smartphone users and, since its startup in 2011, the app has ...

The Recent 4G LTE Network Vulnerabilities and Attacks

In this blog post, I'll discuss the design and operation of a 4G LTE network. In hindsight, I realize topics such as these can get extremely lengthy. For that reason, I'll limit this discussion down to only the necessary technical details required to understand these new LTE attacks, while excluding any complicating, non-essentials. These new ...

PenTest Edition: Cracking Strong WPA2 Wi-Fi Passwords Using Fluxion

Fluxion Is The Future! Fluxion is accurately just a Wi-Fi analysis tool that comes with a list of very useful penetration testing programs, such as Aircrack-ng, Aireplay-ng, Airodump-ng, awk, bully, curl, dhcpd, hostapd, lighttpd etc. It is a remake of linset by vk496, available on Github. Unlike many other Wi-Fi analysis tools that use a dictionary ...

KRACK Attacks: Key Reinstallation AttaCKs that Break WPA2

This is something I covered last year, but I wanted to go more in-depth in this topic now that there is more information on it. Our Wi-Fi wireless networks are currently protected by a security encryption protocol called "Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)." In the previous decades before, our wireless networks depended on a legacy ...

Your Home Router Could Be Infected – The Destructive VPNFilter Malware Is Worse Than We Thought

According to new research by Cisco Talos and its additional intelligence groups, the VPNFilter malware that was discovered in the previous months is much worse than originally thought. New modules in stage 3 were discovered. Also, the list of known affected devices has expanded, effectively increasing VPNFilter's attack surface. In the days Cisco's first findings ...