Decade-old Linux kernel vulnerabilities are threatening device security

Researchers have identified three major vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel that have existed for more than a decade. According to cybersecurity firm GRIMM, these bugs could allow attackers to elevate their privileges from basic to root, opening the door to data theft, malware and ransomware distribution, escalation of privilege and DDoS attacks, Bleeping Computer reported. The vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-27365, CVE-2021-27363 and …

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Bot attacks are more threatening than ever

Cybercriminals are increasingly using automated tools in their activities, helping them be more efficient and harder to detect, a new report from cloud security firm Barracuda Networks suggests. The company’s Threat Spotlight report claims there had been a surge in automated and bot-based attacks against web applications, mostly in November and December of 2020. Of all the attacks the company …

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