A new method of bypassing user authentication on smartphones running the Android, HarmonyOS, and iOS operating systems has been discovered. The method has been dubbed 'BrutePrint' by its discoverers, Tencent Labs and Zhejiang University, because it employs brute force attacks to crack modern smartphone authentication mechanisms such as fingerprints to bypass user authentication and take control of the device.
Investigation revealed that the vulnerability ESXi versions 6.0, 6.5 and 6.7 running on any platform, and the Horizon cloud desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) platform version 8.x. could be exploited to perform remote code execution.
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A vulnerability in the REST API of Cisco Prime Infrastructure (PI) and Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager (EPNM) releases prior to 3.0.2 could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the underlying operating system.
Scranos is a Trojan horse that steals information from the compromised computer. It may also download potentially malicious files. Scranos cloaks itself as cracked software or apps that pose as legitimate programs, such as ebook readers, video players, drivers, and even security products. Upon execution, a rootkit driver is installed to hide the malware.
Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler is a set of Microsoft Windows components that allows for the execution of scheduled tasks. The exploit "functions reliably on 32- and 64-bit Windows 10 platforms, as well as Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019.
Millions of computers powered by Intel processors are affected by vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors to obtain potentially sensitive information. The side-channel attack methods, named ZombieLoad, Rogue In-Flight Data Load,(RIDL) and Fallout, are similar to the notorious Meltdown and Spectre. The attack methods work against both PCs and cloud environments, and they can be launched against most Intel CPUs.