The Patches bid to a vulnerability in two popular VPN builds had led to the detection of separate bugs that had to be resolved promptly. In recent times the researches have discovered vulnerabilities in the popular VPN (Virtual Private Network) software, Nord VPN and Proton VPN which may lead to the accomplishment of arbitrary code by the attackers.

Cisco Talos, the world’s largest hub of security intelligence that works tirelessly to detect and encounter the cyber-attack strategies. Few weeks before, The Cisco Talos intelligence researchers found two similar flaws in Nord and Proton VPN builds. CVE-2018-3952 and CVE-2018-4010 are the vulnerabilities that are detected.

CVE-2018-3952, the first bug, is related to NordVPN, a VPN service which has for over one million users all over the world. CVE-2018-4010, impacts ProtonVPN, a new VPN client which started as a crowdfunding project.

These vulnerabilities allow the attackers to execute code as an administrator on Microsoft Windows system from a standard user.

The vulnerabilities are similar to a security flaw CVE-2018-10169, which was discovered previously by VerSprite in April 2018. In the same month both the clients applied similar security patches to fix this vulnerability. However, the Cisco Talos found a way to bypass this Patch. They proved that, despite the fix, the execution of code as an administrator on the system is still possible, though some different means of exploit.

Both the Clients have the same design. Their User Interface executes the binaries with the permission of the logged in user. This application allows the users to configure the VPN such as the protocol, the location of the VPN server, etc.

It is an OpenVPN configuration file. This information is sent to a service when the user clicks connect. The binaries are used to receive orders from the user’s interface. The goal is to execute the OpenVPN Client binary with the user configuration file with the administrator privilege. The vulnerabilities detected, abuse this service and allow the standard user to execute the arbitrary command with the administrator privilege via OpenVPN.

The vulnerability reads that the connect method goes with a class instance argument which provides the control of the OpenVPN command line to the attacker. The attacker can specify an active library plugin that should run for every new VPN connection, which will implement the code in the system user context.

This malignant OpenVPN file content may lead to the tampering with the VPN service, information disclosure, and hijacking through the arbitrary commands. Both Proton VPN and Nord VPN providers implemented similar patch control mechanism for the OpenVPN configuration file content.

But, recently Talos found that the code executed contains some small coding vulnerability that will permit to bypass the fix.  The researches found this during the testing- session of ProtonVPN VPN version 1.5.1 and NordVPN version 6.14.28.0.

In order to resolve this problem, the NordVPN developed a patch, while it took a little longer for Proton to create a fix earlier this month. XML model is used to generate OpenVPN configuration files and this cannot be modified by the users. Later, The the OpenVPN configuration are relocated to the installation directory, in which the users cannot edit it.

Users have to update you ProtonVPN and NordVPN build as soon as possible in order to avoid such compromise of these bugs.

Saturday April 6, 2019 05:08

Is Soha Systems on the Death of VPN?

Soha Systems, an enterprise-grade application security provider, has made its predictions concerning the VPN. In 2016, the VPNs, virtual private networks, will lose their effectiveness. This will be caused by the rapid growth of the cloud, extended use of mobile devices, and the sharing economy or sharing economy.

Nowadays, the Internet is increasingly becoming the source of corporate files and specific applications for mobile employees, partners, vendors, and contractors. The VPNs, whitelists, and security groups are becoming less effective.

Enterprises can’t accept the idea that their networks can be accessed by anyone with the proper credentials. Several major data breaches have occurred in this regard such as the ones at the United States Office of Personnel Management or OPMUCLA, and Target Corporation, an American retailer.

Enterprises will become more interested in a new “cloud DMZ.”  Google, with its Beyond Corporation, has already adopted this approach by moving its IT resources to the cloud.

This new strategy will influence the scalability of the cloud and help enterprises provide application security as a service. In fact, it will operate independently, outside of an enterprise’s network resources, delivering the necessary level of isolation between the Internet and corporate infrastructure. As a result, this will significantly reduce the risks of potential attacks and make the applications almost invisible to the public from the direct-attack aspect.

Given this new strategy, enterprises will have to change their approach. They need to understand that individuals shouldn’t always be trusted from the very beginning. Moreover, they will need to take serious consideration of which applications are absolutely necessary for each employee, depending on the device used and the location they are working form. Other criteria will be taken into account as well.

These cloud-based security solutions will enable enterprises to integrate application security, data path protection, management visibility, and identity access. This is important for allowing authenticated users to gain access to the resources they need.

Thanks to this approach, access will be more secured through identity-based management, well-protected controls, web application firewalls, data leakage, and malware protection. All network resources can have such security services, no matter they operate in private and/or public clouds or run on the customer premises. This new security paradigm will deliver coherent visibility and control, which are vital for reaching the top level of security in the modern world of shared economy.

Kodi is a streaming software used across the world for stream the online content. Kodi is continually breaking its limits. At first, kodi was only used as a media player. Later due to its volatile nature, lots of developers had contributed a lot to make kodi into the best streaming player. And due to the development of the python lot of developers had joined to form the Kodi community. The best thing about kodi is, it can stream various content.  Depending on the addon you use you can stream various contents. This is a special part of kodi. You can find any content but you need to search for it. There are hundreds of addons available out there, but only a few of them are working great. On your behalf, we researched and find some of the best addons to watch live sports on kodi. Kodi is one of the most simple software. All you need is the working reop URL. We will provide you all you need to know. Let’s proceed to the list addons to watch live sports on kodi.

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Best addons to watch live sports on kodi

Selfless Kodi addon

This is one of the best live TV addons. This addon is capable of streaming UAS and UK channels. Most of these contents are geo-restricted, So if you are from another country you need VPN to access those contents. And the best part about this is, it is not only alive TV addon. It also has a wide collection of various sports. These sports section had categorized into two groups. These are live sports and sports world. Live Sports section has the streams for most of the live sports events occurring on that particular day. And the sports world has streaming links of previous events and some of the famous mates irrespective of the sports. So this will the best live sports addon. In addition to that, it also has a list of UK channels.  This addon is located in the Bliss TV Repo. You can download the repo from this URL  http://bliss-tv.com/blisstv/ Make to update the addon the regular basis.

Pac-12 Pro Kodi addon

If you are a football freak like me, then you will love this addon. This addon is specially dedicated to football. You will find all the football content in this addon. Pac-12 Pro kodi addon is located in the super repository. Since it has only football contents, the contents are categorized as simple as possible. The contents are divided into three groups. Live, Highlights, reply. You can find most of the football content under these groups. You can also use the kodi default search feature to find your favorite content.

Well, there are lots of such addons. If you are a boxing fan, refer this guide to stream MMA and boxing on kodi for free. If you need any other extra content, you can try any other addon. Hope this article is informative. If you are facing any issue, comment below.

What is Kodi?

Kodi is a free and open-source media streaming application software which provides so many entertainments such as Movies, TV Shows, Sports, Music, and much more. Now-a-days, Kodi has become very popular among the users. It supports all types of operating systems such as Windows, Mac, Linus, etc.

If you are using the Kodi app, please be aware of your Kodi repositories. You may know already, in the year 2017 was not a kind one for many long-standing best Kodi repos. Because of the dozens of these repositories are completely vanished and can never come back. But how did this problem occurs in the first place?

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The Roku Streaming Player is one of the best streaming players forever that has been manufactured by Roku, Inc. The Roku partners offer so many best content in terms of channels. A Roku streaming device normally gets the data that means the video stream through a wired or Wi-Fi connection from an Internet router.

The streaming boxes creating the rage these days, and there is no surprise in that their popularity is always increasing with every day that goes by. Some of the streaming boxes like kodi Roku will make it incredibly simple to organize your paid channel subscriptions that allowing you to access them from one place. Read the rest of this entry »

Thursday November 16, 2017 01:51

Ares Repo Shut Down: Source TorrentFreak

The Twitter Account for the Ares Project was deleted when the news about Colossus and Smash Repo has been broken out. The news will be exploded the internet when the people tried to relate the two events together. After a few minutes, This news will spread over the internet. As a result, its Facebook Page is also deleted.

Anyhow, the news cannot be shocker for anyone because there was an update posted on the Ares Project Website that it was going for the maintenance and backups, and surely it will be back very soon.

Why relay on addons, when there is something much greater than the addons? kodi builds are the best replacement addons. With kodi builds, you can install multiple addons in single click. And each build will have a customizable interface. You can change kodi depends on your needs. Go far builds and keep yourself updated to the trend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sunday May 19, 2013 01:41

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Is Kodi legal?

Kodi is a media player. It was basically designed to play your own media. It was developed by Non profitable developer community. Due to the gaining popularity of kodi among the overall developer community, many other developers had planned to use its network features, to stream some pirated contents. So they developed addons, which gives additional functionality to the kodi. Some of these addon helps to streams the pirated contents. This casted a big rumor, that kodi is illegal.

In simple terms kodi is legal, if you are using it for playing your own contents. And at the same time, kodi is illegal if you are using it to watch pirated contents. This grey shade of kodi attracts many developers. And 100 of addons has been developed so far. Most of the addons act as the tool, to access the pirated contents. These addons are stored in a group called repository. A repository may have multiple addons, depends on the size of the repository. By using network feature, these repository has to be added to kodi, to install addons. Read the rest of this entry »

The self-driving car is in the phase of development. Time is not far when you will see these driverless cars in every part of the world. Presently, these cars are operating in two different US states. Recently, California State has given a permission to run this car on the road freely. Google is working to improve its efficiency through learning mechanism.

However, auto manufacturers and computer experts are thinking far ahead of self-driving cars. This vehicle will be more than a driverless car. The artificial intelligence technology introduced by Google in this vehicle can take it to next generation technology. This technology will be capable of performing function that human being can do in their regular life. The only thing required is the learning process. Some of the amazing prospect of this technology is discussed in detail below: Read the rest of this entry »

Saturday January 5, 2013 07:15

Techniques to Backup Your iPhone 5 Applications

iPhone 5, which is one of the latest of the Smartphones with a touch screen, is a great success for Apple. All aspects of chic elegance and sophistication are apparent in this device. Its elegant design showcases finesse at its best. It was unveiled after the iPhone 4 and falls in the sixth generations of the iPhone.

It sports a high-resolution 4-inch display, which many will find is a great advantage. It also incorporates a custom designed processor known as Apple A6, a modernized Apple cell phone operating system together with support for LTE, furthermore, the IOS highlights over 200 new features. This phone and its features have made it to become one of the best handheld devices of the current age. Read the rest of this entry »

Saturday August 4, 2012 07:15

How Popular Will Google’s Project Glass Be?

When Google announced its plans to release a pair of augmented reality goggles, the industry was abuzz with discussions of how the product would function and what it would offer the already booming technology market.

Admittedly in the first instance the news was pretty groundbreaking, and after learning more of the details the news was even more impressive. But how did we get here and just how popular can the project be?

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