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EvilGnome: A New Backdoor Implant Spies On Linux Desktop Users

17 Jul 2019

Posted by securitybreach in Bruno's All Things Linux


Security researchers have discovered a rare piece of Linux spyware that's currently fully undetected across all major antivirus security software products, and includes rarely seen functionalities with regards to most Linux malware, The Hacker News learned.

It's a known fact that there are a very few strains of Linux malware exist in the wild as compared to Windows viruses because of its core architecture and also due to its low market share, and also many of them don't even have a wide range of functionalities.

In recent years, even after the disclosure of severe critical vulnerabilities in various flavors of Linux operating systems and software, cybercriminals failed to leverage most of them in their attacks.

Instead, a large number of malware targeting Linux ecosystem is primarily focused on cryptocurrency mining attacks for financial gain and creating DDoS botnets by hijacking vulnerable servers.

However, researchers at security firm Intezer Labs recently discovered a new Linux backdoor implant that appears to be under development and testing phase but already includes several malicious modules to spy on Linux desktop users.

EvilGnome: New Linux Spyware

Dubbed EvilGnome, the malware has been designed to take desktop screenshots, steal files, capture audio recording from the user's microphone as well as download and execute further second-stage malicious modules...........

To check if your Linux system is infected with the EvilGnome spyware, you can look for the "gnome-shell-ext" executable in the "~/.cache/gnome-software/gnome-shell-extensions" directory....

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Windows Defender Being Renamed

Yesterday, 10:50 AM

Posted by Corrine in Social Media
Windows Defender Gets a New Name: Microsoft Defender


In a statement to BleepingComputer, Microsoft has stated that they are making these changes to show that their security products have become cross-platform under the umbrella name Microsoft Defender.

     “As part of our continued $1B a year investment to deliver a world class security platform for our
     customers, we are extending Windows Defender ATP capabilities beyond the Windows operating
     system. As a result, we are renaming to reflect our cross-platform approach to endpoint security”

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star  and   Now I know My ABC's ?

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