Windows 7 Gets an Extra Life With Windows Virtual Desktop

Security - Posted On:2019-03-21 18:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft announced today that their new Windows Virtual Desktop product is now available for public preview. This technology allows the enterprise to move their desktops and applications into Azure and be hosted on Windows 10 and Windows 7 operating systems that are always secured with the latest updates. [...]

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13-Year-Old Allegedly Hacked Teacher Account to Create Student 'Hit List'

Security - Posted On:2019-03-21 17:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A 13-year-old is currently under investigation after he allegedly used a teacher's credentials to hack into his school district's computing system to steal fellow students' personal information and create a "hit list." [...]

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An Outage is Bad for Facebook, but Great for PornHub

Security - Posted On:2019-03-21 15:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

One site's outage is another site's gain, which is exactly what PornHub discovered during the recent extended outage experienced by Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram.  [...]

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Safari, Virtualbox, VMware Get Hacked During First Day of Pwn2Own 2019

Security - Posted On:2019-03-21 14:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

During the first day of Pwn2Own Vancouver 2019, contestants were able to successfully hack into the Apple Safari web browser, Oracle's VirtualBox, and VMware Workstation, earning a total of $240,000 in cash awards. [...]

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Cisco Fixes High-Severity Vulnerabilities in IP Phone 77800, 8800

Security - Posted On:2019-03-21 13:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Cisco released on Wednesday security patches for vulnerabilities present in its IP Phone 7800 and 8800 series. An attacker could exploit most of the flaws remotely without being authenticated [...]

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Facebook Employees Could Access Unencrypted Passwords for Millions of Users

Security - Posted On:2019-03-21 12:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

As part of a seemingly never-ending stream of security blunders, Facebook disclosed today that the passwords of hundreds of millions of Facebook and Instagram users were stored in plain text for years on internal data storage systems. [...]

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Microsoft Defender ATP Brings Enterprise Protection to Macs

Security - Posted On:2019-03-21 11:30:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft announced that the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) enterprise platform is now available for macOS as part of a limited preview starting today and rebranded as Microsoft Defender ATP to reflect its new cross-platform support. [...]

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Fake CDC Emails Warning of Flu Pandemic Push Ransomware

Security - Posted On:2019-03-21 10:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new malspam campaign is being conducted that is pretending to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about a new Flu pandemic. Attached to the emails are a malicious attachment that when opened will install the GandCrab v5.2 Ransomware on the target's computer. [...]

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Instagram Testing Anti-Squatting Feature that Locks Old Usernames

Security - Posted On:2019-03-20 19:29:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Instagram is currently testing a new feature designed to automatically lock usernames for 14 days after the owners switch to a new handle, as discovered by mobile researcher Jane Manchun Wong in an Alpha version of the platform's Android app. [...]

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Putty 0.71 Fixes Weakness That Allows Fake Login Prompts

Security - Posted On:2019-03-20 18:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

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Lithuanian Pleads Guilty to Stealing $100 Million From Google, Facebook

Security - Posted On:2019-03-20 16:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A Lithuanian man pleaded guilty to wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and three counts of money laundering, and faces a maximum of 30 years in jail after tricking Google and Facebook employees into wiring over $100 million into bank accounts he controlled. [...]

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362 (19H1) Fixes Autoupdate of Apps

Security - Posted On:2019-03-20 16:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18362 (19H1) to Insiders in the Fast ring. This was released to offer a quick fix for a bug that was preventing the Microsoft Store from automatically updating installed apps. [...]

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KB4493132 Update Notifies Windows 7 Users of End of Support Date

Security - Posted On:2019-03-20 16:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new Windows 7 update called KB4493132 has been released and is used to display notifications that remind users that Windows 7 will reach its end of life starting on January 14th, 2020. These notifications contain a link that goes to a Microsoft page suggesting that users upgrade to Windows 10. [...]

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1,600 Hotel Guests Secretly Live Streamed to 4,000+ Subscribers

Security - Posted On:2019-03-20 14:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Four individuals from South Korea were detained for secretly recording, live streaming, and selling spycam videos of 1600 motel guests between November 24 and March 2, with two of them being arrested and facing a maximum of five years in jail. [...]

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Google Fined $1.7 Billion for Anti-Competitive Practices in Online Advertising

Security - Posted On:2019-03-20 13:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Google was fined €1.494.459.000 ($1.698.064.094) or 1.29% of Google's 2018 turnover for abusing its market dominance to block rival advertising companies from displaying search ads on publisher search results pages says a European Commission statement published today. [...]

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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 18860 (20H1) With Swiftkey Enhancements

Security - Posted On:2019-03-20 13:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18860 for Insiders in the Skip Ahead ring. This 20H1 build is mostly bug fixes, but does add support for 39 languages in Switfkey.  [...]

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Payment Card Thieves Slip into MyPillow and AmeriSleep Bedding Sites

Security - Posted On:2019-03-20 11:15:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

One of the biggest threats facing online retailers are malicious scripts that attackers add to checkout pages in order to steal customer payment information. A new report released today details how the bedding sites MyPillow.com and Amerisleep.com were targeted with these types of of attacks. [...]

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Google Photos Bug Exposed the Location & Time of Your Pictures

Security - Posted On:2019-03-20 09:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A vulnerability in the web version of Google Photos allowed websites to learn a user's location history based on the images they stored in the account. [...]

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KDE Connect Kicked From Google Play, Returns Less the App It Was

Security - Posted On:2019-03-20 07:14:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Google today temporarily removed KDE Connect from Play store because it violated a newly-imposed policy for SMS and Call Logs permissions, which the companion app needs in order to offer a full-featured experience. [...]

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Fake eBay Ad in Google Search Led to Tech Support Scams

Security - Posted On:2019-03-20 07:14:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A fake advertisement in the Google search results has been running for the past week that looked just like a legitimate ad for eBay. When you clicked on it, though, instead of being brought to the auction site you would be shown an incredibly annoying tech support scam that would try to lock up your browser. [...]

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