Mozilla tracks users – also Tor browser

It seems that Mozilla has been tracking users of Firefox by using Google Analytics – without any notice nor any possibility for opt-out. However, according to a statement, Google Analytics is only being used when choosing “suggested add-ons” in add-on manager. But also here, the user does not get any information or choice to refuse Read More …

NotPetya – infection by legitimate auto-update

It seems the malware NotPetya, which infected mainly computer in Ukraine recently, was spread by a regular software update. As reported previously, the option to decrypt data is only “simulated” – a real decryption is not possible. Backdoor in .NET According to an analysis by ESET the tax software M.E.Doc – a popular tax software in Ukraine – Read More …

Fedora 26 released

Today, the Fedora Project released the stable version of their Linux Distribution – Fedora 26.  The new version includes Gnome 3.24, GCC 7, Python 3.6 and many many other fresh releases. Anaconda, the Fedora Installer, got a new partitioning tool which is supposed to be “appreciated by enthusiasts and sysadmins who like to build up Read More …

Petya master key published

The author of the ransomware Petya, who attacked many PC in 2016 posted a link to an encrypted file on mega.nz via Twitter on Wednesday. Meanwhile the encrypted file was cracked by Malwarebytes, and they shared the content: Congratulations! Here is our secp192k1 privkey: 38dd46801ce61883433048d6d8c6ab8be18654a2695b4723 We used ECIES (with AES-256-ECB) Scheme to encrypt the decryption Read More …