27 May 2020

New fuzzing tool finds 26 USB bugs in Linux, Windows, macOS, and FreeBSD

Researchers have used a new fuzzing tool to uncover a total of 26 vulnerabilities in operating systems Linux, macOS, Windows, and FreeBSD. The research team consists of individuals from Purdue University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. The fuzzing tool was created by the researchers and has been

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21 May 2020

New PipeMon malware uses Windows print processors for persistence

The Winnti hacking group has targeted video game companies again in a new campaign that utilizes recent malware called PipeMon, a modular backdoor that was identified earlier this year. PipeMon was discovered on servers belonging to video game developers of games that feature multiplayer options (massively multiplayer online) games. The

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16 Apr 2020

San Francisco Airport Attack Linked to Russian State Hackers

Last month, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was the victim of a cyberattack. This week, the airport revealed that the attack had been carried out by state-sponsored Russian hackers. The airport revealed the attack last week, stating that two of its websites were under attack for a period of

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13 Apr 2020

New Wiper Malware impersonates security researchers as prank

A new wiper malware operator has launched a campaign that locks victim’s computers before they can start Windows and then blames the malware infection on two well known and respected security researchers, Vitali Kremez and MalwareHunterTeam. The campaign has emerged over the past 24 hours. Victims have been targeted after

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12 Mar 2020

Intel Patches High Severity Flaws in Windows Graphics Drivers

Recently, Intel released security updates that patch 27 vulnerabilities as part of the Patch Tuesday, March 2020 edition. Ten of the flaws are classified as high security for their impact on Intel’s Graphics Drivers for Windows and the Smart Sound Technology integrated audio. The security risks outlined in this edition

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21 Nov 2019

Fake Windows Update Delivers Cyborg Ransomware

A fake Windows Update spam campaign drops Cyborg ransomware when the recipient opens an attachment titled “the latest critical update.” Trustwave discovered the campaign and said that although the file has a .jpg file extension, it is an executable with a file size around 28KB that delivered malware to the

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14 Nov 2019

Microsoft Patches RCE Bug Actively Under Attack

Microsoft has patched 74 bugs, one under active attack, as part of the Patch Tuesday security roundup. In Internet Explorer, the previously vulnerable Microsoft bug allows attackers to execute rogue code if a user opens a malicious web page of Office document, permitting the attacker to gain control of the

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05 Nov 2019

Employees know vulnerabilities exist, but they can’t resolve them quickly enough

Just over half (52%) of organizations need between 1 day and a week to address a newly discovered vulnerability in their environment, while 22% require a month or longer, a new report by Adaptiva shows. Only about one in four firms (26%) is capable of remediating flaws within 24 hours

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23 Oct 2019

Outdated OSs Still Present in Many Industrial Organizations: Report

Systems running outdated Windows versions are present on 62% of industrial networks, although that number is 71% if Windows 7 is taken into account, a new report by CyberX shows. Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 in January of next year. Suspicious activity was detected on 22% of networks. Examples

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21 Oct 2019

Microsoft cautions against installing the latest Windows 10 update

Microsoft is urging enterprise customers not to install the most recent Windows 10 update because it may cause the Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service to stop working. Microsoft Defender ATP is a paid service for enterprise customers not related to Windows Defender for the Home and Pro operating

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