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3Novices:THN Weekly Roundup — Top 10 Stories You Should Not Miss

Here we are with our weekly roundup, briefing this week’s top cybersecurity threats, incidents, and challenges, just in case you missed any of them.

Last week has been very short with big news from the theft of over 4,700 Bitcoins from the largest cryptocurrency mining marketplace to the discovery of a new malware evasion technique that works on all versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating


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3Novices:Pre-Installed Keylogger Found On Over 460 HP Laptop Models

HP has an awful history of ‘accidentally’ leaving keyloggers onto its customers’ laptops. At least two times this year, HP laptops were caught with pre-installed keylogger or spyware applications.

I was following a tweet made by a security researcher claiming to have found a built-in keylogger in several HP laptops, and now he went public with his findings.

A security researcher who goes by


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3Novices:Android Flaw Lets Hackers Inject Malware Into Apps Without Altering Signatures

Millions of Android devices are at serious risk of a newly disclosed critical vulnerability that allows attackers to secretly overwrite legitimate applications installed on your smartphone with their malicious versions.

Dubbed Janus, the vulnerability allows attackers to modify the code of Android apps without affecting their signature verification certificates, eventually allowing them to


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3Novices:Microsoft Issues Emergency Windows Security Update For A Critical Vulnerability

If your computer is running Microsoft’s Windows operating system, then you need to apply this emergency patch immediately. By immediately, I mean now!

Microsoft has just released an emergency security patch to address a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in its Malware Protection Engine (MPE) that could allow an attacker to take full control of a victim’s PC.

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3Novices:Security Flaw Leaves Major Banking Apps Vulnerable to MiTM Attacks Over SSL

A team of security researchers has discovered a critical implementation flaw in major mobile banking applications that could leave banking credentials of millions of users vulnerable to hackers.

The vulnerability was discovered by researchers of the Security and Privacy Group at the University of Birmingham, who tested hundreds of different banking apps—both iOS and Android—and found that


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3Novices:Process Doppelgänging: New Malware Evasion Technique Works On All Windows Versions

A team of security researchers has discovered a new malware evasion technique that could help malware authors defeat most of the modern antivirus solutions and forensic tools.

Dubbed Process Doppelgänging, the new fileless code injection technique takes advantage of a built-in Windows function and an undocumented implementation of Windows process loader.

Ensilo security researchers Tal


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3Novices:Largest Crypto-Mining Exchange Hacked; Over $70 Million in Bitcoin Stolen

Bitcoin is breaking every record—after gaining 20% jump last week, Bitcoin price just crossed the $14,800 mark in less than 24 hours—and there can be no better reason for hackers to put all of their efforts to steal skyrocketing cryptocurrency.

NiceHash, the largest Bitcoin mining marketplace, has been hacked, which resulted in the theft of more than 4,700 Bitcoins worth over $57 million (at


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