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Adobe Flash Player Zero-Days Used by Hackers Linked to Russian Government

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Researchers from antivirus provider Trend Micro said in a blog post published on Tuesday that the attackers behind Pawn Storm are using a new Adobe Flash zero-day exploit in their latest campaign. TrendMicro has been monitoring the campaign for a few time. Several Ministries of Foreign Affairs have been attacked using the leak. Those emails contain links to websites hosting the exploit, and so when a user with flash installed clicks on the link, the malware is installed on their computer. The phishing mails have subjects such as “Suicide vehicle bomb targets North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troop convoy Kabul”, “Syrian troops make gains as Putin defends airstrikes”, “Israel launches airstrikes on targets in Gaza”, “Russia warns of response to reported USA nuke buildup in Turkey, Europe” and “US military reports 75 US-trained rebels return Syria”. “Foreign affairs ministries have become a particular focus of interest for Pawn Storm recently”, added the firm. Besides malware attacks, fake Outlook Web Access (OWA) servers were also established for various ministries, which are used for simple, but very effective, credential phishing attacks. Trend Micro suggests that one ministry found that its DNS settings for incoming email had been compromised as a result. The CVE-2015-5569 […]

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New photos of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL prototypes show triple LED flash on both models

The latest leaked images of the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL reveal a pair of prototypes, with each carrying a triple LED flash on the back. This feature will apparently not be contained to the Lumia 950 XL as earlier thought. We do have to point out that the phones in the pictures are stamped “prototype,” which means that the final production versions could be different.

The images also confirm that there will be a dual SIM version of both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and we also get a better look at the low-infrared diode used by the iris scanner on both models. With …

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Apple iPhone 6s overheating for some users: camera flash won’t work until phone cools down

The Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are already out on sale in most Western markets, and this is the first weekend for users to try out the new devices and share their experience.
Surprisingly, we are seeing the first reports of a weird overheating issue in the camera app appear on Reddit. The problem seems to appear out of the blue, with no heavy use or exposure to extremely hot temperatures prior: once you open the camera app, you get a “Flash is disabled” warning saying “The iPhone needs to cool down before you can use the flash.”

Is …

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Some AT&T Nokia Lumia 830 owners find a way to flash the Lumia Denim update on their phone

AT&T never sent out the Lumia Denim update for the Nokia Lumia 830. But there is still hope for those AT&T customer rocking the Windows Phone handset. Apparently, some Lumia 830 users were able to flash the update onto their phones from the Windows Phone Recovery Tool server. The app is used by Windows Phone users to replace a Windows 10 Mobile preview and restore Windows Phone 8.1.

While putting Windows Phone 8.1 back on their Lumia 830, some AT&T customers have been able to successfully load the Lumia Denim update on their device. There is also talk that the Denim update might …

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Oppo says its Screen Flash was available before Apple’s Retina Flash

As you know, on Wednesday Apple introduced Retina Flash. Designed for the 5MP front-facing camera, the new feature turns the phone’s display into a True Tone flash for selfies. According to Apple, the flash will auto-adjust the white balance to enhance natural skin tones. Retina Flash will provide a light that measures three times brighter than the display’s maximum brightness level.

As it turns out, Oppo wants to get its due. The manufacturer’s Indian Facebook site says that its similar Screen Flash gives selfie snappers a light from the screen to brighten “even the darkest areas.” According …

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Compact Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 will be announced next month

Almost 1 year ago, Alcatel released a smartphone called OneTouch Flash, presenting it as a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo competitor (though it didn’t have a stylus). Now, Alcatel is getting ready to unveil a OneTouch Flash 2.

The new OneTouch Flash will be officially announced next month, and Alcatel already posted a teaser image of it – seen below. There aren’t too many details about the new handset, but we can see that it has something to do with “the power of green”, and its rear camera may have a circular flash. Also, the smartphone seems to be sporting a 5-inch display – which is interesting, …

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 flash sale results in record breaking 800,000 units sold in 12 hours

The newly announced Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 was just offered to Chinese consumers on Sunday via a flash sale. When the dust cleared, Xiaomi sold a record breaking 800,000 units of the phone over the 12 hour period of the sale. Not a bad haul for half a day’s work. The Redmi Note 2 features a 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution screen. A MediaTek Helio X10 SoC is under the hood, containing an octa-core 2GHz CPU (16GB version) or an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU (32GB model). The PowerVR G6200 GPU handles graphics. 2GB of RAM, is inside and a microSD slot is available for those who need more memory.

The camera …

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SanDisk and Toshiba’s speedy new 3D NAND flash storage could grace the iPhone 7

Even though Apple’s so-called iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have yet to arrive, it doesn’t hurt to take a look at what might be in the pipeline thereafter. Cupertino’s smartphone may be designed entirely by the fruit company, but it’s no secret that many (read: all) of the hardware features are provided by external manufacturers. Samsung, despite the fierce rivalry and constant patent battles with the Mac maker, is one such firm. Toshiba and SanDisk, meanwhile, are major providers of the flash memory component found within the iPhone 6, and following some exciting developments announced by the two …

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SanDisk and Toshiba’s speedy new 3D NAND flash storage could grace next year’s iPhone 7

Even though Apple’s so-called iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have yet to arrive, it doesn’t hurt to take a look at what might be in the pipeline thereafter. Cupertino’s smartphone may be designed entirely by the fruit company, but it’s no secret that many (read: all) of the hardware features are provided by external manufacturers. Samsung, despite the fierce rivalry and constant patent battles with the Mac maker, is one such firm. Toshiba and SanDisk, meanwhile, are major providers of the flash memory component found within the iPhone 6, and following some exciting developments announced by the two …

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How a Russian hacker made $45,000 selling a zero-day Flash exploit to Hacking Team

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

If you’re a Moscow-based zero-day exploit seller, all you have to do is e-mail a spyware company like Hacking Team out of the blue. You can go from initial, unsolicited message to getting paid tens of thousands of dollars in just a matter of weeks. After Hacking Team, the Italian spyware vendor, was itself hacked and 400GB of its internal data released onto BitTorrent, Ars reviewed internal e-mails from the company. The chain of e-mails that follow offer a rare look into exactly how new security vulnerabilities get sold to companies and governments around the globe. The Moscow vendor’s first e-mail, dated October 13, 2013, was short and to the point: Hi, is your company interested in buying zero-day vulnerabilities with RCE exploits for the latest versions of Flash Player, Silverlight, Java, Safari? All exploits allow to embed and remote execute custom payloads and demonstrate modern techniques for bypassing ASLR [address space layout randomization] and DEP [data execution prevention]-like protections on Windows, OS X, and iOS without using of unreliable ROP and heap sprays. The e-mail contained no identifying information about its sender except for the e-mail address: tovis@bk.ru. The Hacking Team response, direct from CEO David Vincenzetti, came within 24 hours: Absolutely. Would […]

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