Category: Hacking

This Month in Cybersecurity News [June 2018]

I've been neglectful on posting cybersecurity news lately. To make up for it, here are some of the hot cybersecurity events that occurred this month. The New OnePlus 6 Smartphone - Serious Bootloader Vulnerability The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus, just released the all new OnePlus 6 smartphone last month. With its high-end specifications, glass-design, large ...

Volkswagen Golf GTE And Audi3 Sportback e-tron Car Models Vulnerable to Remote Hacking

Hacking vehicles isn't anything new. Over recent years, researchers have demonstrated through proof-of-concept experiments that many popular car models can be hacked by exploiting carefully selected vulnerabilities for a particular system integrated into the vehicle. Just ask Ford, Jeep, Nissan, and Toyota. Some of these vehicles can be remotely turned off; some of them can ...

PenTest Edition: Cracking Wi-Fi Passwords with Aircrack-ng

Aircrack-ng is a suite of wireless penetration testing tools used to assess the security of Wi-Fi networks, specifically through various monitoring, attacking, testing, and cracking methods that you'll learn here. Aircrack-ng is compatible with various IEEE 802.11 standards, which is great, but it will only work if you're wireless NIC supports "monitor" mode. If you ...

Orangeworm Mounting an Espionage Campaign Against the Healthcare Sector

A hacking group, dubbed "Orangeworm," is conducting highly coordinated and deliberate cyberattacks against healthcare facilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. According to many reports, Orangeworm is compromising healthcare systems like network shares and servers, but most notably, MRI and X-Ray machines. With the recent uptick in compromised IoT devices, it should come to no ...

What is Penetration Testing?

Penetration testers are hired ethical hackers tasked with simulating a real-world attack on an organization's networks and systems. Think of it as an intrusive security assessment that measures the organization's level of resistance to an attack. The great thing about penetration tests are that they test the organization's capabilities to defend against real-world attacks and ...