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Expert Tips to Keep WordPress Safe

Expert Tips to Keep WordPress Safe The most widely used content management system on the Web relies heavily on plug-ins and add-on software, rigorous security measures at every level.
19 October 2020

Microsoft issues two emergency Windows patches

The flaws, neither of which is being actively exploited, were fixed merely days after the monthly Patch Tuesday rollout

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19 October 2020

Game Titles Watch Dogs: Legion, Albion Both Targeted by Hackers

Game Titles Watch Dogs: Legion, Albion Both Targeted by Hackers In both cases, cybercriminals claim to have reams of information for the popular gaming titles.
19 October 2020

A New Risk Vector: The Enterprise of Things

Billions of devices -- including security cameras, smart TVs, and manufacturing equipment -- are largely unmanaged and increase an organization's risk.
19 October 2020

Toshiba targets $20bn quantum key, data encryption business with Verizon, BT partnerships

Toshiba estimates the market will be worth $20 billion worldwide by 2035.
19 October 2020

New Gitjacker tool lets you find .git folders exposed online

Tool can also download your Git repositories, allowing attackers to retrieve sensitive configuration files and source code.
19 October 2020

Microsoft: Most-Imitated Brand for Phishing Emails

Microsoft: Most-Imitated Brand for Phishing Emails The shift to remote working spurred Microsoft and Amazon to the top of the heap for cybercriminals to use as lures in the third quarter.
19 October 2020

This new malware uses remote overlay attacks to hijack your bank account

Vizom disguises itself as popular videoconferencing software many of us are relying on during the pandemic.
19 October 2020

Albion Online game maker discloses data breach

Game maker says intruder gained access to its forum database by exploiting a vulnerability.
19 October 2020

Discord desktop app vulnerability chain triggered remote code execution attacks

The critical security issue was reported via the chat app’s bug bounty program.
19 October 2020

Microsoft adds option to disable JScript in Internet Explorer

The option is available after applying the October 2020 Patch Tuesday security updates.
19 October 2020

QAnon/8Chan Sites Briefly Knocked Offline

A phone call to an Internet provider in Oregon on Sunday evening was all it took to briefly sideline multiple websites related to 8chan/8kun -- a controversial online image board linked to several mass shootings -- and QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory which holds that a cabal of Satanic pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against President Donald Trump. Following a brief disruption, the sites have come back online with the help of an Internet company based in St. Petersburg, Russia.
19 October 2020

Political campaign emails contain dark patterns to manipulate donors, voters

Princeton researchers analyzed 100,000 different campaign emails from more than 3,000 political candidates.
17 October 2020

Three npm packages found opening shells on Linux, Windows systems

NPM staff: Any computer that has this package installed or running should be considered fully compromised.
17 October 2020

Massive New Phishing Campaigns Target Microsoft, Google Cloud Users

At least three campaigns are now underway.
16 October 2020

Phishers Capitalize on Headlines with Breakneck Speed

Phishers Capitalize on Headlines with Breakneck Speed Marking a pivot from COVID-19 scams, researchers track a single threat actor through the evolution from the pandemic to PayPal, and on to more timely voter scams -- all with the same infrastructure.
16 October 2020

Microsoft Fixes RCE Flaws in Out-of-Band Windows Update

Microsoft Fixes RCE Flaws in Out-of-Band Windows Update The two important-severity flaws in Microsoft Windows Codecs Library and Visual Studio Code could enable remote code execution.
16 October 2020

Microsoft releases emergency security updates for Windows and Visual Studio

Two remote code execution (RCE) bugs patched in the Windows Codecs library and Visual Studio Code.
16 October 2020

Biden Campaign Staffers Targeted in Cyberattack Leveraging Anti-Virus Lure, Dropbox Ploy

Biden Campaign Staffers Targeted in Cyberattack Leveraging Anti-Virus Lure, Dropbox Ploy Google's Threat Analysis Group sheds more light on targeted credential phishing and malware attacks on the staff of Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
16 October 2020

US Counterintelligence Director & Fmr. Europol Leader Talk Election Security

The US counterintelligence lead joins a former Europol cyber chief to discuss modern election threats and the benefits of public-private collaboration.
16 October 2020