Vulnerabilities in Facebook Chat and Messenger exploitable with basic HTML knowledge. From Help Net Security. Check Point’s security research team has discovered vulnerabilities in Facebook’s standard online Chat function, and its separately downloaded Messenger app. The vulnerabilities, if exploited, would allow anyone to essentially take control of any message sent by Chat or Messenger, modify its contents, distribute malware and even insert automation techniques to outsmart security defences.
‘Alarming’ rise in ransomware tracked. From BBC. There are now more than 120 separate families of ransomware, said experts studying the malicious software.Other researchers have seen a 3,500% increase in the criminal use of net infrastructure that helps run ransomware campaigns. The rise is driven by the money thieves make with ransomware and the increase in kits that help them snare victims.