Microsoft Resumes Rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Security - Posted On:2018-11-13 12:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is once again available for download but it's rolling out in stages so it may not show up on your device now. To check if it is available, you can head over to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and check for new updates. [...]

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HookAds Malvertising Installing Malware via the Fallout Exploit Kit

Security - Posted On:2018-11-13 11:30:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

The HookAds malvertising campaign has been active lately and redirecting visitors to the Fallout Exploit Kit. Once the kit is activated, it will attempt to exploit known vulnerabilities in Windows to install different malware such as the DanaBot banking Trojan, the Nocturnal information stealer, and GlobeImposter ransomware. [...]

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Google Services Unreachable After Traffic Hijacking

Security - Posted On:2018-11-13 11:30:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

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The Intel Microcode Boot Loader Protects Older CPUs From Spectre

Security - Posted On:2018-11-12 18:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

The Intel Microcode Boot Loader creates a bootable USB flash drive that automatically applies the latest Intel microcodes to your identified CPU so that you are protected from the speculative execution side-channel attacks called Spectre. [...]

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iSH - An iOS Linux Shell for Your iPhone or iPad

Security - Posted On:2018-11-12 17:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Have you ever wanted to run a Linux shell on your iOS device to transfer files, write shell scripts, or simply to use Vi to develop code or edit files?  Now you can, with a project called iSH that is currently available as a TestFlight beta for iOS devices. [...]

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iSH - A iOS Linux Shell for Your iPhone or iPad

Security - Posted On:2018-11-12 15:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Have you ever wanted to run a Linux shell on your iOS device to transfer files, write shell scripts, or simply to use Vi to develop code or edit files?  Now you can, with a project called iSH that is currently available as a TestFlight beta for iOS devices. [...]

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Internal Chrome Page Shows All Google Interstitial Warnings

Security - Posted On:2018-11-11 12:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

An internal Google Chrome page allows users to see all interstitial warnings or notifications that may be encountered while browsing the web with Chrome. [...]

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Cloudflare Brings its 1.1.1.1 DNS Service to Android & iOS Mobile Devices

Security - Posted On:2018-11-11 12:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

This past April, Cloudflare and APNIC released a new 1.1.1.1 public DNS resolver service whose goal was not only to make looking up Internet addresses faster, but also make them more private. Today, Cloudflare has released a 1.1.1.1 app for Android and iOS to easily bring these same features to your mobile devices. [...]

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The Week in Ransomware - November 9th 2018 - Mostly Dharma Variants

Security - Posted On:2018-11-09 17:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

It was a very slow week for ransomware news. For the most part, it was mostly new Dharma ransomware variants and a few smaller variants being released. Stay vigilant, though, as a slow week does not mean ransomware is not a threat. [...]

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Chrome 71 Will Warn Users about Deceptive Mobile Billing Pages

Security - Posted On:2018-11-09 12:30:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Starting in Chrome 71, Google will warn Chrome users when they are visiting pages that use deceptive forms to sign visitors up for mobile subscriptions. [...]

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Linux CryptoMiners Are Now Using Rootkits to Stay Hidden

Security - Posted On:2018-11-09 12:30:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

To make it harder to spot a cryptominer process that is utilizing all of the CPU, a new variant has been discovered for Linux that attempts to hide its presence by utilizing a rootkit. [...]

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Notorious "DerpTrolling" Pleads Guilty to DDoS Attacks on EA & Sony

Security - Posted On:2018-11-08 19:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A Utah resident named Austin Thompson has pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego for performing DDoS attacks against multiple victims from 2013 to 2014. These victims ranged from small Twitch streamers to major gaming companies such as EA, Sony, and Microsoft. [...]

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DJI Drone Flight Logs, Photos and Videos Exposed to Unauthorized Access

Security - Posted On:2018-11-08 18:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Popular drone maker DJI exposed user accounts to unauthorized access along with information that passes through the vendor's digital infrastructure; this includes flight logs, videos and images captured by the devices, live camera and microphone feed, and map. [...]

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Google’s File Go Storage Being Rebranded for Its 30 Million Users

Security - Posted On:2018-11-08 14:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Google announced today that their Android Files Go storage app is being rebranded to the new name of Files by Google and that in less than a year, they have 30 million monthly users all over the world. [...]

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Beware of "Unofficial" Sites Pushing Notepad2 Adware Bundles

Security - Posted On:2018-11-08 10:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

If you are looking to download the very popular Notepad replacement called Notepad2, be careful of sites created to look official, but actually distribute Notepad2 as an adware bundle. [...]

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Microsoft Releases Info on Protecting BitLocker From DMA Attacks

Security - Posted On:2018-11-08 10:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Soon after research was released that BitLocker drives could be decrypting using SSD hardware encryption flaws, Microsoft  released yesterday a support bulletin describing how to protect BitLocker from 1394 & Thunderbolt DMA attacks. [...]

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Microsoft Bug is Deactivating Windows 10 Pro Licenses and Downgrading to Home

Security - Posted On:2018-11-08 10:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A bug in what appears to be the Microsoft Windows activation service is causing Windows 10 Pro licenses to be downgraded to Windows 10 Home and then stating that Windows is not activated. [...]

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Windows 10 19H1 Build 18277 Is Now Available With Action Center Improvements

Security - Posted On:2018-11-07 15:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Windows 10 19H1 preview build 18277 is now rolling out to the Insiders in the Fast and Skip Ahead Ring with some notable improvements. This test build improves Focus Assist feature, Action Center, introduces new Emojis and more. [...]

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Erratic Windows 10 Bug Breaks Changing of Default File Associations

Security - Posted On:2018-11-07 13:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

For quite some time, users have been reporting an inconsistent bug in Windows 10 that prevents them from changing the default program that are associated with a file type. [...]

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November Android Security Update Fixes Critical Bugs, Drops Media Library

Security - Posted On:2018-11-07 06:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Google released to all users and partners its November security bulletin for the Android operating system, with fixes for critical remote code execution (RCE) and privilege escalation vulnerabilities. [...]

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