Microsoft Edge to Let You Block Potentially Unwanted Programs

Security - Posted On:2019-09-22 20:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft Edge is testing a new feature in their Canary build that allows you to block potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from being downloaded by the browser. [...]

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Microsoft Marks Two Windows 10 1903 Issues as Resolved

Security - Posted On:2019-09-21 13:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft has marked a Windows 10 Chinese IME issue and a Windows Desktop Search or Start Menu issue as resolved in the Windows 10 Health Dashboard. [...]

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Jira Server and Service Desk Fix Critical Security Bugs

Security - Posted On:2019-09-21 13:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Atlassian released updates for Jira Service Desk and Jira Service Desk Data Center to fix a critical-severity security bug that can be exploited by anyone with access to a vulnerable customer portal. [...]

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The Week in Ransomware - September 20th 2019 - Fairly Quiet

Security - Posted On:2019-09-20 18:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

This has been a fairly quiet week with no real big news other than further updates from Nemty, the introduction of TFlower, and another Ordinypt campaign targeting Germany. [...]

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Meet Stop Ransomware: The Most Active Ransomware Nobody Talks About

Security - Posted On:2019-09-20 15:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Have you ever heard of the STOP Ransomware? Probably not, as few write about it, most researchers don't cover it, and for the most part it targets consumers through cracked software, adware bundles, and shady sites. [...]

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Windows 7 Voting Systems to Get Free Security Updates Through 2020 Elections

Security - Posted On:2019-09-20 14:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft announced today that they will be providing free extended security updates for Windows 7 machines that are part of a federally certified voting system. [...]

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Windows 7 and Server 2008 Get 0patch Security Fixes After EoS

Security - Posted On:2019-09-20 13:45:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft ending support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 early next year will also stop delivery of security patches through the normal channel. But users have an alternative to get security fixes on a regular basis in the form of micropatches. [...]

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Twitter Removes State-backed Actors Conducting Information Campaigns

Security - Posted On:2019-09-20 10:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Twitter has removed another batch of state-sponsored actors performing information campaigns on Twitter.  The detected operations announced today involved Qatar, Iran, Yemen, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Spain, China, and Hong Kong. [...]

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Forcepoint Fixes Privilege Escalation Bug in Windows VPN Client

Security - Posted On:2019-09-20 09:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A vulnerability affecting all versions of Forcepoint VPN Client for Windows, save the latest release, can be used to achieve persistence and evade detection. [...]

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Windows 10 is Getting a New Optional Update Experience

Security - Posted On:2019-09-20 08:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft is changing the windows update experience in Windows 10 so that "optional" updates are shown in a dedicated screen that will allow you to pick which update you would like to install [...]

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Selfie Android Apps with 1.5M+ Installs Push Ads, Can Record Audio

Security - Posted On:2019-09-20 03:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A couple of Android apps found in Google Play included functionality that stealthy recording audio without user consent. The apps posed as selfie camera filters and had been installed over 1.5 million times. [...]

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Windows 10 Insider Build 18985 Released With Improved Bluetooth Pairing

Security - Posted On:2019-09-19 17:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18985 (20H1) to Insiders in the Fast ring, which includes a new optional update experience, a Snip & Sketch update, and a new Bluetooth pairing experience. [...]

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Thinkful Resets All User Passwords After Security Breach

Security - Posted On:2019-09-19 17:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Online developer bootcamp company Thinkful is sending out email notifications that state an unauthorized user was able to gain access to employee accounts credentials. Due to this, they are requiring all users to reset their passwords the next time they login. [...]

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Emotet Trojan Evolves Since Being Reawakend, Here is What We Know

Security - Posted On:2019-09-19 15:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

With the reawakening of the Emotet botnet, the distribution methods, payloads, malicious document templates, and email templates continue to evolve. This article will go over some of the changes that have been observed by various security researchers over the past couple of days. [...]

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Celebrity Instagram Accounts Being Hacked to Push Scams

Security - Posted On:2019-09-19 12:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The streak of hacked celebrity Instagram accounts continues as cybercriminals temporarily hijacked Nicole Scherzinger's social media profile and promised access to an alleged sex tape of the singer-songwriter. [...]

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Critical Bug In Harbor Container Registry Gives Admin Access

Security - Posted On:2019-09-19 06:29:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Attackers can exploit a critical security vulnerability in Harbor cloud native registry for container images to obtain admin privileges on a vulnerable hosting system. [...]

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Microsoft Acquires Semmle, GitHub Now a CVE Numbering Authority

Security - Posted On:2019-09-18 19:45:02 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft subsidiary GitHub announced today that it has become a CVE Numbering Authority and that it completed its acquisition of Semmle code-analysis platform. [...]

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Windows Defender Antivirus Scans Broken After New Update

Security - Posted On:2019-09-18 13:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft has released a new update for Windows Defender that has broken both the Quick and Full antivirus scans. When users use these scan options, Windows Defender will only scan approximately 40 files. [...]

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Microsoft Phishing Page Sends Stolen Logins Using JavaScript

Security - Posted On:2019-09-18 10:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new landing page for a Microsoft account phishing scam has been discovered that utilizes the SmtpJS service to send stolen credentials via email to the attacker. [...]

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Amadey Botnet Targets U.S. Taxpayers with Tax Refund Notice

Security - Posted On:2019-09-18 10:14:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A phishing campaign has been spotted recently delivering Amadey botnet malware to taxpayers in the U.S. through fake income tax refund emails. [...]

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