How To Restore The View Image Button to Google Images

Security - Posted On:2018-03-19 11:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

As part of a settlement between Google and Getty Images, Google has agreed to remove the popular "View Image" button when viewing an image in Google Images. This is a very popular feature that has upset many people who routinely use the Google Images service.  [...]

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One Every 200 Google Search Suggestions Is Polluted

Security - Posted On:2018-03-19 10:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

One of every 200 Google search autocomplete suggestions are poisoned and are used to drive traffic to misleading sites, to malware, or other malicious content, a team of academics from three US universities has discovered. [...]

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Linux Foundation Announces ACRN —Open Source Hypervisor for IoT Devices

Security - Posted On:2018-03-19 06:29:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

The Linux Foundation announced a new project called ACRN (pronounced "acorn") that will provide generic code for the creation of hypervisors for IoT devices. [...]

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Facebook Confirms Gross Misuse of User Data for US Election

Security - Posted On:2018-03-19 03:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Facebook has confirmed over the weekend reports that an app made by a team of academics had collected vasts amounts of user data, who then shared this information with Cambridge Analytica —a commercial data analytics firm that allegedly used this info to target US voters in the 2016 Presidential election. [...]

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Firefox Master Password System Has Been Poorly Secured for the Past 9 Years

Security - Posted On:2018-03-18 09:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

For at past nine years, Mozilla has been using an insufficiently strong encryption mechanism for the "master password" feature. [...]

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Chrome Extension Protects Against JavaScript-Based CPU Side-Channel Attacks

Security - Posted On:2018-03-17 16:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A team of academics has created a Chrome extension that can block side-channel attacks that use JavaScript code to leak data from a computer's RAM or CPU. [...]

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Author of Polski, Vortex, and Flotera Ransomware Families Arrested in Poland

Security - Posted On:2018-03-17 16:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Polish law enforcement announced on Friday the arrest of Tomasz T., a well-known cyber-criminal believed to be the author of the Polski, Vortex, and Flotera ransomware strains. [...]

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Windows Insider Build 17123 Supports The High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF)

Security - Posted On:2018-03-16 18:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17123 for PC to insiders in the fast ring. While this release brings some bug fixes, it's main focus is the addition of the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) to Windows 10 and continuing to resolve bugs in Windows Mixed Reality. [...]

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Zenis Ransomware Encrypts Your Data & Deletes Your Backups

Security - Posted On:2018-03-16 18:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new ransomware was discovered this week called Zenis Ransomware. While it is currently unknown how Zenis is being distributed, multiple victims have already become infected with this ransomware. What is most disturbing about Zenis is that it not encrypts your files, but also purposely deletes your backups. [...]

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Android Malware Intercepts Phone Calls to Connect Banking Users to Scammers

Security - Posted On:2018-03-16 17:45:05 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new variant of the FakeBank Android malware includes the ability to intercept phone calls victims are making to their banks, and redirecting users to scammers. [...]

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TDS Systems Are the Next Big Money Makers in the Land of Cybercrime

Security - Posted On:2018-03-16 15:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Traffic Distribution Systems —often spelled just TDS— are becoming the next big thing in the world of cybercrime operations. [...]

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Intro to Quick Assist, Window 10's Built-in TeamViewer-Like Remote Help Tool

Security - Posted On:2018-03-16 13:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

With the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in October, Microsoft quietly slipped in the new Quick Assist program that many people I spoke to did not know about. Quick Assist is a remote assistance tool that allows Windows 10 users to receive and give assistance by taking control of a remote computer. [...]

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AMD Flaws Pose No Immediate Risk of Exploitation, Says Independent Reviewer

Security - Posted On:2018-03-16 13:00:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

A third-party company that was paid to review the validity of the recent AMD flaws —RyzenFall, MasterKey, Fallout, and Chimera— has confirmed that these vulnerabilities are real, but that regular users shouldn't panic for the time being. [...]

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Hackers Target PostgreSQL DBs With Coinminer Hidden in Scarlett Johannsson Image

Security - Posted On:2018-03-16 09:30:02 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new type of attack has been discovered targeting PostgreSQL databases, in which malware authors are using an image of Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson to hide a cryptocurrency miner they intend to run on the DB's underlying server. [...]

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Firefox, Edge, and Safari Browsers Fall at Famous Pwn2Own Hacking Contest

Security - Posted On:2018-03-16 06:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Safari, Edge, and Firefox were the favorite targets that fell to white hat hackers at the world's most well-known competitive hacking competition —Pwn2Own 2018— held over the past two days in Vancouver, Canada. [...]

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Intel Announces CPU Hardware Protections to Prevent Future Spectre-Like Flaws

Security - Posted On:2018-03-15 18:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Intel announced today that upcoming CPU models would include brand new hardware-level protections to prevent any future Meltdown and Spectre-like vulnerabilities. [...]

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Fortnite for iOS is Live and Invites Are Being Sent Out Now

Security - Posted On:2018-03-15 17:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The mobile iOS version of Fortnite is now live on the App Store and invites are on their way! Some of you who have already signed up will start receiving your invites via email, which contain a special link to iOS Fortnite on the App Store.  [...]

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Apple Bans Iran from the App Store

Security - Posted On:2018-03-15 15:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Iranian users have not been able to access Apple's App Store all day today, in what appears to be a ban put in place by the US company. [...]

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Apple Bans Iranian Users from the App Store

Security - Posted On:2018-03-15 14:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Iranian users have not been able to access Apple's App Store all day today, in what appears to be a ban put in place by the US company. [...]

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US Sanctions Russia Over NotPetya Outbreak, Energy Grid Hacks, Election Meddling

Security - Posted On:2018-03-15 13:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The United States has imposed sanctions against Russian entities for the NotPetya ransomware outbreak, cyber-attacks on the US power grid, and their attempts to influence the 2016 US presidential election process. [...]

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