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Your Computer Monitor could be hackedWe all know the fact that hackers can get access to personal data by hacking computer, smartphone or tablet.

Ang Cui and Jatin Kataria from Red Balloon Security concluded that monitor is also not as safe as it seems at first sight.

“Do not trust the pixels on the screen”, said they and demonstrated how to hack a computer through its monitor.

For example they changed a PayPal’s account balance from $0 to $1 million, but actually only the pixels on the monitor had simply been changed.


Universal Man in the Browser Attack

Researchers have discovered a new type of attack: man-in-the-browser

Universal Man-in-the-Browser attack is by introducing malicious extensions for web-browser.

According to the experts on information security from antivirus company Trusteer, the researchers discovered a new type of virus attacks – universal attack man-in-the-browser (Universal Man-in-the-Browser). According to them, the universal design, this method is the use of a Trojan application that resides in the web-browser malware victims extension runs when you restart the browser.

Note that this attack is not a “universal” design is the capture user is directed to a specific web-site (usually a bank). This allows hackers to modify the appearance of a portal, kidnap victim, or authentication data transferred by the user to redirect funds to a third-party account.

Otherwise, mark in Trusteer, when virus writers spend a universal attack man-in-the-browser, under the attacker’s control, without exception, gets all the traffic of the compromised system, not just one that is addressed to a specific web-resource. (more…)