Security daily (06-04-2020)

How to Hack with Arduino: Defeat VPNs & Track a MacOS Computer Remotely

The Digispark is a low-cost USB development board that's programmable in Arduino and capable of posing as a keyboard, allowing it to deliver a number of payloads. For only a few dollars, we can use the Digispark to deliver a payload to a macOS computer that will track the Mac every 60 seconds, even bypassing security like a VPN.

The trick to low-cost attacks against macOS computers is to use what's already installed on the system. Today, we'll take advantage of several commands that don't require passwords to execute and can force a target to check in with a tracking server every 60 seconds... more (Null Byte « WonderHowTo)

Analyzing & Decrypting L4NC34’s Simple Ransomware

We’re constantly seeing news about computers being infected by ransomware, but very little do we hear about it affecting websites. That being said, the impact can be serious if the affected website is the webmaster’s only source of income or a business relies entirely on it’s website and online presence. When the word ransomware is mentioned, the first thing that typically comes to mind is files which have been encrypted in a super-complex way, along with a ransom note asking for hundreds to thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency. Continue reading Analyzing & Decrypting L4NC34’s Simple Ransomware at Sucuri Blog. (Sucuri Blog)