Security researchers discovered an installer for a Monero miner intended to transmit the cryptocurrency to Kim Il Sung University (KSU), North Korea. Meanwhile, a Reddit user found a Monero miner in the BlackBerry mobile site.
Multiple vulnerabilities and a hard-coded backdoor were discovered in Western Digital’s My Cloud network attached storage (NAS) devices that could allow remote attackers to gain unrestricted root access.
Microsoft, Linux, Google, and Apple started rolling out patches addressing design flaws in processor chips that security researchers named Meltdown and Spectre. What are they, and how can they affect users?