Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Russian cyber attackers exploit flaws in Adobe Flash and Windows

Russian cyber attackers exploit flaws in Adobe Flash and Windows
LG’s upcoming flagship device, the LG G4 will be launched on April 28 and details about the phone are emerging as we approach closer to the date. The latest update is that the phone will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 system on chip.
Twitter user @iziHaterz tweeted the image of what seems like the LG G4 running the CPU-Z benchmark, which shows the SoC as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808.
Renowned tipster, Evan Blass aka @evleaks had tweeted out the image of the LG G4 some days back.
The LG G4 is expected to sport a 5.5-inch QHD IPS quantum display with 2560 x 1440 pixels of resolution. The device will pack in a 3,000mAh battery and a microSD card slot for expandable memory.
The LG G4 product page which had accidentally gone live for some time, taken down later, didn’t disclose the chipset of the G4. But from the screenshot above it will most likely be Snapdragon 808. We will know for sure only on April 28. The phone will come with 3GB of RAM. It is already known that the device will come with a 16MP f/1.8 camera.
The device measures 149.1 x 75.3 x 8.9mm, but the weight hasn’t been disclosed yet. LG also plans an official flip cover for its flagship. TA widely reported Russian cyber-spying campaign against diplomatic targets in the United States and elsewhere has been using two previously unknown flaws in software to penetrate target machines, a security company investigating the matter said on Saturday.
FireEye, a prominent U.S. security company, said the espionage effort took advantage of holes in Adobe Systems Inc’s Flash software for viewing active content and Microsoft Corp’s ubiquitous Windows operating system.
The campaign has been tied by other firms to a serious breach at US State Department computers. The same hackers are also believed to have broken into White House machines containing unclassified but sensitive information such as the president’s travel schedule.
FireEye has been assisting the agencies probing those attacks, but it said it could not comment on whether the spies are the same ones who penetrated the White House because that would be classified as secret.
FireEye said that Adobe had issued a fix for the security weakness on Tuesday, so that users with the most current versions should be protected. The Microsoft problem by itself is less dangerous, since it involves enhanced powers on a computer from those of an ordinary user.
A Microsoft spokesman said the company was working on a patch.
In October, FireEye said the group it calls APT28 had been at work since 2007 and had targeted U.S. defense attaches and military contractors, NATO alliance offices, and government officials in Georgia and other countries of special interest to the Kremlin.
Days before that report, security firm Trend Micro described a campaign it called “Pawn Storm” against computers in the State Department, Russian dissidents, NATO and other Eastern European nations. Because Pawn Storm and APT28 used some of the same tools and hit the same targets, other information security professionals concluded they were the same hackers.
On Thursday, Trend Micro said that the Pawn Storm hackers had increased their activity recently and had targeted bloggers who had interviewed President Barack Obama. It also said the group had “probably” stolen online credentials of a military correspondent at an unnamed major U.S. newspaper.
Though the security flaws APT28 used are new, it had been well established that the group was highly skilled. Saturday’s report is one in a flurry generated by rival firms ahead of the RSA Conference next week in San Francisco, the largest annual technology security gathering in the country.he accessory will be dipped in several colours including one with leather back.
Posted by : Gizmeon

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