Items tagged with qihoo 360

If you are [for some bizarre reason] still running Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser, you might want to take notice of a new zero-day vulnerability that is making the rounds around the globe. The exploit is called "Double Kill" and was discovered by Chinese security firm Qihoo 360. Qihoo 360 thankfully isn't divulging any technical details about Double Kill, but it does acknowledge that it has contacted Microsoft to give the company a heads up. What we do know, however, is that Double Kill involves an Internet Explorer vulnerability that uses Microsoft Word documents (usually sent an email attachment) as the attack vector.  Opening the Word document is all that is required for... Read more...
If you own an LTE smartphone, you might want to pay close attention. Wanqiao Zhang, a security researcher with Chinese firm Qihoo 360 has demonstrated a vulnerability that can compromises any 4G LTE network around the globe. The attack is so devastating that a hacker with enough resources has the ability to not only hijack your phone calls and text messages, but even track your location at any time. Zhang demonstrated the active vulnerability at the Ruxcon hacking conference, which was held in Melbourne, Australia over the weekend. Speaking at the conference, Zhang explained, “You can create a denial of service attack against cellphones by forcing phones into fake networks with no services.”... Read more...