CS:GO has a years-old bug that can let a hacker take over your computer

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Hackers have found a new exploit in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that could allow a hacker to take control of your computer if you click on a Steam invite to play the popular first-person shooter.

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The bug was discovered by The Secret Club, a white hat hacking group, which found that the hackers can exploit the bug by using Steam’s invite system. Should a victim click on the link, a hacker could acquire private information from anyone who accepts it.

The exploit was discovered in the Source game engine, which Valve developed and is used in several game Valve titles, including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. While some games that use the engine no longer have the bug, the exploit is still present in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as seen in the video below.

According to The Secret Club, one of its members and security researcher named Florian flagged the bug to Valve in 2019. Florian told Motherboard that he reached out to Valve about the bug via HackerOne, a bug bounty platform that the studio uses. Despite Valve classifying the bug as “critical,” Florian told Motherboard that the studio admitted it was “slow to respond” in threads regarding the bug.

The revelation about this bug is concerning for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players. Although the game is almost 10 years old, it is still very popular on Steam. More recently, the game switched to a free-to-play model in 2018 and is one of the world’s biggest esports leagues.

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Computer Security Market 2021 | Current and Future Trends – SoccerNurds

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Computer Security Market 2021-2027:

The Global Computer Security market exhibits comprehensive information that is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists during the decade 2015-2027. On the basis of historical data, Computer Security market report provides key segments and their sub-segments, revenue and demand & supply data. Considering technological breakthroughs of the market Computer Security industry is likely to appear as a commendable platform for emerging Computer Security market investors.

The complete value chain and downstream and upstream essentials are scrutinized in this report. Essential trends like globalization, growth progress boost fragmentation regulation & ecological concerns. This Market report covers technical data, manufacturing plants analysis, and raw material sources analysis of Computer Security Industry as well as explains which product has the highest penetration, their profit margins, and R & D status. The report makes future projections based on the analysis of the subdivision of the market which includes the global market size by product category, end-user application, and various regions.

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This Computer Security Market Report covers the manufacturer’s data, including shipment, price, revenue, gross profit, interview record, business distribution, etc., these data help the consumer know about the competitors better.

Topmost Leading Manufacturer Covered in this report:

Cisco, IBM, GarrettCom, Siemens, CyberArk, Symantec, Honeywell, Cybercon, MAVERICK, Check Point, Waterfall, Parsons, Wurldtech, Weinute Technology, TOFINO, HUACON, NSFOCUS

Product Segment Analysis:

Hardware Security
Software Security

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Regional Analysis For Computer Security Market

North America (the United States, Canada, and Mexico)

Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia, and Italy)

Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia)

South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, etc.)

The Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria,…


Security Researchers Find Zoom Vulnerabilities That Would Have Let Bad Actors Take Over Your Computer

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A pair of security researchers revealed several zero-day vulnerabilities in Zoom in recent days that would have let hackers take over someone’s computer even if the victim hadn’t clicked anything. Zoom confirmed to Gizmodo that it released a server-side update to address the vulnerabilities on Friday and that users did not need to take additional action.

The vulnerabilities were identified by Dutch researchers Daan Keuper and Thijs Alkemade from Computest Security, a cybersecurity and risk management company, as part of the Pwn2Own 2021 hacking competition hosted by the Zero Day Initiative. Although not many specifics are known about the vulnerabilities because of the competition’s disclosure policy, in essence, the researchers used a three-bug chain in the Zoom desktop app to carry out a remote code execution exploit on the target system. 

The user did not need to click anything for the attack to successfully hijack their computer. You can see the bug in action below.

According to MalwareBytes Labs, which cited a response from Zoom, the attack needed to originate from an accepted external contact or be part of the target’s same organizational account. It also specifically affected Zoom Chat, the company’s messaging platform, but did not affect in-session chat in Zoom meetings and Zoom video webinars.

Keuper and Alkemade won $US200,000 ($262,380) for their discovery. This was the first time the competition featured the “Enterprise Communications” category — given how acquainted all of us are with our screens because of covid-19, it’s no wonder why — and Zoom was a participant and sponsor of the event.

In a statement on Keuper and Alkemade’s win, Computest said that the researchers were able to almost completely take over the targeted systems, performing actions such as turning on the camera, turning on the microphone, reading emails, checking the screen, and downloading browser history.

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Computer Security for Customer Market 2021 Status and Business Outlook – G DATA Software, AhnLab, Bitdefender, Cheetah Mobile, Avira – KSU

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The Computer Security for Customer Market report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides an in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators, and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies. This helps to understand the crucial opportunities as well as threats that can impact the market globally as the world economy has a great impact due to COVID 19.

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Top Leading Companies of Global Computer Security for Customer Market are NortonLifeLock, G DATA Software, AhnLab, Bitdefender, Cheetah Mobile, Avira, Fortinet, Comodo, F-Secure, ESET, Rising, Trend Micro, Tencent, Kaspersky, Qihoo 360, Microsoft, Quick Heal, McAfee and others.

On The Basis Of Product, the Computer Security for Customer Market Is Primarily Split Into

Network Security

Identity Theft

Manipulating Data

Financial Security

Endpoint Security

Computer Virus



On The Basis Of End Users/Application, This Report Covers

Laptop Protection

Desktop Computer Protection

Mobile Phone Protection


The regions are further sub-divided into:

-North America (NA) – US, Canada, and Mexico
-Europe (EU) – UK, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Spain & Rest of Europe
-Asia-Pacific (APAC) – China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia & Rest of APAC
-Latin America (LA) – Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile & Rest of Latin America
-Middle East and Africa (MEA) – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa

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-The complete profile of the companies is mentioned. And the capacity, production, price, revenue, cost, gross, gross margin, sales volume, sales revenue, consumption, growth rate, import, export, supply, future strategies, and the developments…