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Critical Telegram flaw under attack disguised malware as benign images

By Dan Goodin

Enlarge (credit: Kaspersky Lab)

Makers of the Telegram instant messenger have fixed a critical vulnerability that hackers were actively exploiting to install malware on users’ computers, researchers said Tuesday.

The flaw, which resided in the Windows version of the messaging app, allowed attackers to disguise the names of attached files, researchers from security firm Kaspersky Lab said in a blog post. By using the text-formatting standard known as Unicode, attackers were able to cause characters in file names to appear from right to left, instead of the left-to-right order that’s normal for most Western languages.

The technique worked by using the special Unicode formatting *U+202E* which causes text strings following it to be displayed from right to left. As a result, Telegram for Windows converted files with names such as “photo_high_regnp.js” to “photo_high_resj.png,” giving the appearance they were benign image files rather than files that executed code.

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Source:: Ars Tecnica


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After a bit of Whining on my part, it appears the latest Asus update has fixed my Wifi/Bluetooth issues.

me572So last week I got this super cool Logitech 480 Bluetooth keyboard and it worked perfectly with every device in the house with the glaring exception of my ME572C  Asus Memo Pad. I am happy to report that after the latest software update, those issues appear to be gone, which means I can now do all my work, from wherever I want using the handy B/T keyboard and my trusty, super fast tablet!

Just thought I would share that…for those who own one, my current software info is showing this version: LRX22C.WW_EPAD-12.14.1.19-20152015082804430454_20150212010800100002000001

update: 09/24/2015, okay, it fixed it about 50% of the time. About half the time it will run fine and the other half the signal drops off from the WiFi.


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