Microsoft to Retire Windows 10 Delta Updates in 2019

Security - Posted On:2018-07-16 18:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Starting on February 2019, the company will retire the delta updates branch and focus on full updates and express updates. The IT admins who are currently utilizing the delta updates branch may soon need to rely on express updates which also delivers smaller packages to Windows 10 devices. [...]

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Magniber Ransomware Expands From South Korea to Target Other Asian Countries

Security - Posted On:2018-07-16 18:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

After spending nine months targeting only South Korean users, the Magniber ransomware has expanded its targeting spectrum and is now also capable of infecting users who also feature a Chinese (Macau, China, Singapore) and Malay (Malaysia, Brunei) PC language setting. [...]

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Microsoft Releases New Office Update for Android With New Features

Security - Posted On:2018-07-16 17:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft today released the July 2018 Office update for Android that brings the app to build 16.0.10325.20043. [...]

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Amazon.com Having Site Outages During Amazon Prime Day Launch

Security - Posted On:2018-07-16 16:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

With the launch of Amazon Prime Day, many users are complaining about Amazon.com outages where they are unable to login to the site, getting errors that shows dog images, or links just redirecting you back to the same page.  [...]

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Russia Runs Incomplete, Slow, Sloppy Vulnerability Database

Security - Posted On:2018-07-16 13:45:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Russia's national vulnerability database (BDU) indexes and lists about a tenth of the security flaws it should be indexing on a normal basis. [...]

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Microsoft’s Panos Panay Says New Form Factors Would Not Include a Surface Phone

Security - Posted On:2018-07-16 10:29:56 Source: bleepingcomputer

While Microsoft is indeed thinking about new form factors, according to an interview with Microsoft's Surface head Panos Panay, a Surface Phone is not on the roadmap. [...]

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New AI Algorithm Can Fix Grainy Images Without Looking at Clean Photos

Security - Posted On:2018-07-16 04:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Researchers from NVIDIA, Aalto University, and MIT have developed an AI algorithm, first of its kind, that can remove noise and artifacts from images without having to look at clean photos in advance. [...]

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Senators Ask FTC to Investigate Smart TVs for Invading Users' Privacy

Security - Posted On:2018-07-16 03:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Two US senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate smart TV makers amid fears and evidence that companies might be using devices to collect data and track users without their knowledge. [...]

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Researchers Mount Successful GPS Spoofing Attack Against Road Navigation Systems

Security - Posted On:2018-07-16 03:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Academics say they've mounted a successful GPS spoofing attack against road navigational systems that can trick humans into driving to incorrect locations. [...]

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Passwords for Tens of Thousands of Dahua Devices Cached in IoT Search Engine

Security - Posted On:2018-07-15 04:14:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Login passwords for tens of thousands of Dahua devices have been cached inside search results returned by ZoomEye, a search engine for discovering Internet-connected devices (also called an IoT search engine). [...]

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Microsoft Shelves Andromeda As They Improve Its Hardware and Software

Security - Posted On:2018-07-13 17:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Reports indicate that Andromeda has been shelved for the time being while Microsoft continues to work on the software and device in order to make it a compelling product. [...]

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Windows 10 Notepad is Getting Updated with Modern Features

Security - Posted On:2018-07-13 16:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

In this week's Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17713, Microsoft added some major improvements to Notepad that makes its features more in line with what we expect from a modern text editor.  Let's take a look at the new features we can expect to see in the upcoming Redstone 5 feature update for Windows 10. [...]

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GitHub Security Alerts Now Support Python Projects

Security - Posted On:2018-07-13 16:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

GitHub has updated its security alerts feature this week to support Python projects, after previously supporting JavaScript and Ruby. [...]

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Cyrillic Characters Are Favorites for IDN Homograph Attacks

Security - Posted On:2018-07-13 13:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Cyrillic (Russian alphabet) characters are the most common characters used in IDN homograph attacks, according to research published last month by Farsight Security. [...]

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US Charges 12 Russian Intelligence Officers for Hacking DNC, Running DCLeaks

Security - Posted On:2018-07-13 13:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted today 12 Russian intelligence agents on hacking charges related to the 2016 US Presidential Election. [...]

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The Week in Ransomware - July 13th 2018 - CoinVault Court Case & More

Security - Posted On:2018-07-13 12:00:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

This week has mostly been small variants released, with a bunch of new Scarab Ransomware variants. The most interesting ransomware news this week are the CoinVault authors being in a Netherlands court in front of a three-judge panel. [...]

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The Types of Hackers & Why They Hack

Security - Posted On:2018-07-13 10:14:56 Source: bleepingcomputer

In current times, the term may describe a person who attempts to gain unauthorized access to computers, with less than honorable intentions, or the person who counters the bad intentioned one. But, there is a pretty broad spectrum of hackers and a variety of motivations for hacking. [...]

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Highly Targeted Attack Infects Only 13 iPhones in India

Security - Posted On:2018-07-13 05:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Mysterious malware has infected only 13 iPhones in India in what appears a highly targeted operation. Attacker located in India but tried to pose as Russian. [...]

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Ukraine Says It Stopped a VPNFilter Attack on a Chlorine Distillation Station

Security - Posted On:2018-07-12 19:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

The Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU) said today it stopped a cyber-attack with the VPNFilter malware on a chlorine distillation plant in the village of Aulska, in the Dnipropetrovsk region. [...]

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Microsoft Edge Beta for Android Updated With New Features

Security - Posted On:2018-07-12 17:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

There are plenty of browsers available on Android, but Microsoft Edge was surprisingly announced for Google's mobile platform back in October. Edge for Android incorporates features like Continue on PC, Favorites, Reading List and Reading View. Edge for Android is also very snappy, which is due to its use of Chrome's Blink engine. [...]

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