3 leaked NSA exploits work on all Windows versions since Windows 2000

3 leaked NSA exploits work on all Windows versions since Windows 2000

The EternalSynergy, EternalRomance, and EternalChampion exploits have been reworked to work on all vulnerable Windows versions: Windows 2000 -- Server 2016.

02/05/18

Baltimore Police to use fingerprint scanning to combat overtime fraud

Baltimore Police to use fingerprint scanning to combat overtime fraud

In light of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force scandal, the police will use fingerprint scans to clock in and out of work.

02/04/18

Microsoft to delete software that scares users into buying upgrades

Microsoft to delete software that scares users into buying upgrades

Windows Defender and other Microsoft security products will detect and remove "unwanted" programs that use coercive messages to scare users into buying premium versions of free programs.

01/31/18

Cisco VPN remote code execution flaw rated 10 out of 10 for severity

Cisco VPN remote code execution flaw rated 10 out of 10 for severity

Cisco devices running Adaptive Security Appliance software have a remote code execution and denial of service bug. And it's as bad as it gets -- rated 10 out of 10 for severity.

01/30/18

Microsoft releases Windows patch to disable Intel's buggy Spectre fix

Microsoft releases Windows patch to disable Intel's buggy Spectre fix

Microsoft released an emergency Windows patch to disable Intel's buggy Spectre fix that could cause reboots, instability issues and 'data loss or corruption.'

01/29/18

Buggy Malwarebytes protection update wreaks havoc for users

Buggy Malwarebytes protection update wreaks havoc for users

Malwarebytes pushed out a protection update that gobbled up memory and CPU resources and turned off web protection; the first fix still left users with unusable or crashing computers, but the latest release resolved the issue.

01/28/18

Hackers lure victims with fake cryptocurrency SpriteCoin

Hackers lure victims with fake cryptocurrency SpriteCoin

Beware of the SpriteCoin double whammy: The fake cryptocurrency installs ransomware and more malware if the ransom is paid.

01/24/18

Hackers could have exploited flaw in all Blizzard games

Hackers could have exploited flaw in all Blizzard games

Blizzard stopped talking with the Google security researcher who discovered the flaw and bungled the silently deployed patch to stop hackers from hijacking millions of PCs.

01/23/18

Amazon Go grocery store: No checkout lines, ‘just grab and go’

Amazon Go grocery store: No checkout lines, ‘just grab and go’

Amazon opened its first high-tech grocery store in Seattle. With no human or self-service checkouts, cameras and sensors track what you take off the shelves.

01/22/18

Dark Caracal: Hacking group targets Android smartphones

Dark Caracal: Hacking group targets Android smartphones

An advanced persistent threat (APT) group named Dark Caracal used Android spyware to steal hundreds of gigabytes of sensitive data from more than 21 countries.

01/21/18

Pentagon considers nuclear response to retaliate for large cyber attacks

Pentagon considers nuclear response to retaliate for large cyber attacks

A draft for the Pentagon’s 2018 Nuclear Posture Review says the U.S. would consider using nuclear weapons to respond to non-nuclear attacks.

01/17/18

Skygofree: Powerful Android spyware with advanced surveillance tools

Skygofree: Powerful Android spyware with advanced surveillance tools

Android spyware has advanced surveillance capabilities, including turning on the mic when the victim enters specific geolocations.

01/16/18

Mirai Okiru: New DDoS botnet targets ARC-based IoT devices

Mirai Okiru: New DDoS botnet targets ARC-based IoT devices

Meet Mirai Okiru and brace for the DDoS botnet targeting 'billions' of ARC-based IoT devices.

01/15/18

Hitting the ‘wrong button’ pushed out false ballistic missile alert to Hawaii

Hitting the ‘wrong button’ pushed out false ballistic missile alert to Hawaii

Oops, emergency warning about the coming apocalypse was a false alarm.

01/14/18

FBI chief claims encryption is an 'urgent public safety issue’

FBI chief claims encryption is an 'urgent public safety issue’

After 25 years of "going dark" claims, FBI Director Christopher Wray says not being able to crack the encryption on devices is "a major public safety issue."

01/10/18

Microsoft hits the brakes, stops rolling out Meltdown/Spectre patches for AMD devices

Microsoft hits the brakes, stops rolling out Meltdown/Spectre patches for AMD devices

Blue Screen of Death errors caused Microsoft to stop rolling out Meltdown and Spectre patches to AMD devices.

01/09/18

Hardcoded backdoor in 12 Western Digital My Cloud NAS devices

Hardcoded backdoor in 12 Western Digital My Cloud NAS devices

Patch now to remove the backdoor in Western Digital My Cloud network storage devices that could give anyone remote access.

01/08/18

Attorneys for WannaCry hero turned suspect request discovery evidence

Attorneys for WannaCry hero turned suspect request discovery evidence

Attorneys for Marcus Hutchins, arrested for the WannaCry ransomware, filed a motion requesting discovery, expecting to get information to prove he was coerced to talk.

01/07/18

Meltdown & Spectre: Microsoft releases emergency patches, US-CERT says to replace CPU

Meltdown & Spectre: Microsoft releases emergency patches, US-CERT says to replace CPU

Two major vulnerabilities in processors — Meltdown and Spectre — affect most modern systems. Security advisories and patches are being issued.

01/04/18

Anonymous no more: Reusing complex passwords gives your identity away

Anonymous no more: Reusing complex passwords gives your identity away

Researchers deanonymized anonymous Tor Mail accounts, raising awareness of the implications of reusing even complex passwords when creating an anonymous account.

01/03/18

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