[HackerNews] Malicious Firefox Add-ons Block Browser From Downloading Security Updates

Mozilla on Monday disclosed it blocked two malicious Firefox add-ons installed by 455,000 users that were found misusing the Proxy API to impede downloading updates to the browser.
The two extensions in question, named Bypass and Bypass XM, “interfered with Firefox in a way that prevented users who had installed them from downloading updates, accessing updated blocklists, and updating remotely

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[SecurityWeek] Cloudflare Mitigated Record-Setting 17.2 Million RPS DDoS Attack

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[HackerNews] Interpol Arrests Moroccan Hacker Engaged in Nefarious Cyber Activities

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Law enforcement authorities with Interpol have apprehended a threat actor presumably responsible for multiple attacks on telecom companies, major banks, and multinational corporations in France with the goal of stealing customers’ bank information. The two-year investigation, dubbed Operation Lyrebird by the international, intergovernmental organization, resulted in the arrest of a Moroccan Source: Read More (The Hacker News)

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[TheRecord] OWASP Top 10 ranking has a new leader after ten years

The OWASP Top 10, a list of the most dangerous web vulnerabilities, has been updated after four years, and, after more than a decade, there is a new vulnerability at the top of the ranking. Created in the mid-2000s, the list is curated by the Open Web Application Security Project, a nonprofit foundation that’s made up […]

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