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By Nyotron Security Research Team Malware come in all shapes and forms, some encrypt your data, some steal it, some use the computer’s resources to perform malicious activities (such as sending spam e-mails, commencing DDoS attacks, and some simply download other malware). A dropper is a type of malware that’s sole purpose is to download […]

By Nyotron Security Research Team A group recently exploited SambaCry, an old vulnerability in the Samba protocol for Unix (the equivalent of SMB for Windows), in order to install bitcoin miners on victim machines. The group targeted Windows OS using the same bitcoin miner payload that was used on the Unix systems, but since it […]

By Asaf Katz | Nyotron Security Research Team Car-hacking is the new hot-topic in cyber-security. As time progresses, it seems the ship has sailed and the destined autonomous car is already on its way towards us. The arrival of such a car also means a lot to attackers, their control over an autonomous car opens […]

By Nyotron Security Research Team Quick and easy-to-use tools are always available for the white-hat penetration tester or the black-hat hacker, WinPayloads is a tool, written in Python 2.7 that is used to generate the attack payloads and framework for handling the attack. Just like many of the script and tools out there, most of […]

By The Nyotron Security Research Team Another NSA tool manual was leaked and published on WikiLeaks. It is not certain that this tool was indeed used by the NSA, but taking the recent leaks into consideration the existence of such tool is not farfetched. According to the manual, this specific tool uses the Wi-Fi of […]

By Nyotron Security Research Team What is EMET? EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit) is a utility provided by Microsoft for free. This utility is designed to make the process of exploiting a vulnerability difficult for an attacker (and sometimes, even make it impossible). EMET helps prevent successful exploitation of vulnerabilities in software by using various […]

By The Nyotron Security Research Team TheFatRat is a rather new post exploitation tool which is designed to generate payloads using a friendly and easy-to-use interface. This tool is another weapon in the attacker’s arsenal, but it’s mostly using known payloads from the different robust Metasploit framework. The advantages of using TheFatRat over Metasploit framework, […]

By Nyotron Security Research Team The Mexican government is accused of spying on journalists and activists with the NSO Group’s “Pegasus” surveillance software. Journalists claim that even though the NSO Group say that they make sure that their product will not be used for human rights violations, the software should be limited to investigations of […]

By Nyotron Security Research Team SMB (Server Message Block) protocol is a 30-year-old protocol which is mainly used to provide shared access to files, printers and serial ports. The next update for Windows 10 which is named Redstone3 – v1709 will not include the SMBv1 protocol, which was used in the recent WannaCry Ransomware attack, […]

By Nyotron Security Research Team Nayana, a large web hosting company based in South Korea, was badly hit by a variant of Erebus Ransomware, a newly discovered Ransomware that targets Linux systems which damaged over 3,400 websites. This specific variant targets 433 different file types, including images, videos, databases, documents and others. The attacker requested […]

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