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Microsoft added a new known issue affecting its operating systems’ Wi-Fi hotspot feature to its official Health Dashboard page. Affecting Windows 10 and 11 machines, the bug would have been introduced with a Windows update the company released earlier this month. “After installing KB5014697, Windows devices might be unable [to] use the Wi-Fi hotspot feature.”
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A group of cybersecurity researchers from Dr. Web claims to have spotted a number of apps on the Google Play Store in May with built-in adware and information-stealing malware. The most dangerous of these apps, according to the report, is spyware tools capable of stealing information from other apps’ notifications, mainly to capture one-time two-factor authentication (2FA) one-time
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Microsoft is warning that the BlackCat ransomware crew is leveraging exploits for unpatched Exchange server vulnerabilities to gain access to targeted networks. Upon gaining an entry point, the attackers swiftly moved to gather information about the compromised machines, followed by carrying out credential theft and lateral movement activities, before harvesting intellectual property and dropping the
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Free VPN software provider BeanVPN has reportedly left almost 20GB of connection logs accessible to the public, according to an investigation by Cybernews. The cache of 18.5GB connection logs allegedly contained more than 25 million records, which included user device and Play Service IDs, connection timestamps, IP addresses and more. Cybernews said it found the
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How erring on the side of privacy might ultimately save you from chasing down a virtual rendition of you doing the bidding of a scammer At the RSA Conference 2022, the techno-geekery center of the security universe, the halls once more pulse with herds of real aching-feet attendees slurping up whatever promises to be the
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A new Golang-based peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet has been spotted actively targeting Linux servers in the education sector since its emergence in March 2022. Dubbed Panchan by Akamai Security Research, the malware “utilizes its built-in concurrency features to maximize spreadability and execute malware modules” and “harvests SSH keys to perform lateral movement.” The feature-packed botnet, which
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Authored by Jyothi Naveen and Kiran Raj McAfee Labs have been observing a spike in phishing campaigns that utilize Microsoft office macro capabilities. These malicious documents reach victims via mass spam E-mail campaigns and generally invoke urgency, fear, or similar emotions, leading unsuspecting users to promptly open them. The purpose of these spam operations is
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A new report by Telstra Purple’s security forum ClubCISO suggested material security has significantly improved over the last year, driven by a positive shift in organizational influence by chief information security officers (CISOs). The survey analyzed the answers of more than 100 information security executives from private and public organizations worldwide. The majority (54%) said that “no material
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Technology is understandably viewed as a nuisance to be managed in pursuit of the health organizations’ primary mission For understandable reasons, health delivery organizations center their focus on helping sick people, rather than on fiddling with information technology. Technology is seen as frictional annoyance to be managed in pursuit of their primary goal, so it
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A new high-severity vulnerability has been disclosed in the Zimbra email suite that, if successfully exploited, enables an unauthenticated attacker to steal cleartext passwords of users sans any user interaction. “With the consequent access to the victims’ mailboxes, attackers can potentially escalate their access to targeted organizations and gain access to various internal services and
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The great thing about the internet is that there’s room for everyone. The not-so-great part? There’s plenty of room for cybercriminals who are hungry to get their hands on our personal information.   Fortunately, internet scams don’t have to be a part of your online experience. In this article, we’ll tell you about some of the
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Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter to the US Senate last week to call for stronger privacy legislation at the federal level. The letter, which was first obtained by MacRumors, comes after the release of a draft of the “American Data Privacy and Protection Act” (ADPPA) bipartisan bill. The drafted legislation examines and discusses several facets of
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There has been much activity in recent years around the use of blockchain to provide more integrity and privacy to transactions, but there are some privacy issues organizations need to know about. In a session at the RSA Conference 2022, Jim Amsler, director governance, risk and compliance, at BDO and Greg Schu, partner, national compliance lead,
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Digital fiddling somehow got mixed up in a real war This year at the RSA Conference, it’s hard to shake off the fact that all this digital fiddling somehow got mixed up in a real war. I imagine this sort of fantasy where techno purveyors never really thought the cool stuff they were doing would
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Cybercriminals are impersonating popular crypto platforms such as Binance, Celo, and Trust Wallet with spoofed emails and fake login pages in an attempt to steal login details and deceptively transfer virtual funds. “As cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) become more mainstream, and capture headlines for their volatility, there is a greater likelihood of more individuals
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The explosion of e-commerce sites has changed how we shop today, providing access to millions of online stores with almost unlimited selections.   Just as you would take basic precautions in a brick-and-mortar store — perhaps hiding your PIN number while paying and making sure the business is legitimate — you should also practice safe shopping
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A new advanced persistent threat (APT) actor dubbed Aoqin Dragon and reportedly based in China, has been linked to several hacking attacks against government, education and telecom entities mainly in Southeast Asia and Australia since 2013. The news comes from threat researchers Sentinel Labs, who published a blog post on Thursday describing the decade-long events. “We assess