Microsoft fixes Patch Tuesday bug that broke VPN in Windows 10 and 11

Front page layoutSite themeSign up or login to join the discussions! Andrew Cunningham – Jan 18, 2022 7:32 pm UTC Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday updates for Windows are generally meant to fix problems, but that isn’t how it always goes. January’s updates, released last week, caused a handful of problems for businesses in particular. The …

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Backdoor RAT for Windows, macOS, and Linux went undetected until now

Front page layoutSite themeSign up or login to join the discussions! Dan Goodin – Jan 15, 2022 2:00 pm UTC Researchers have uncovered a never-before-seen backdoor malware written from scratch for systems running Windows, macOS, or Linux that remained undetected by virtually all malware scanning engines.Researchers from security firm Intezer said they discovered SysJoker—the name …

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Ukraine says government websites hit by “massive cyber attack”

Front page layoutSite themeSign up or login to join the discussions! Roman Olearchyk and Henry Foy, Financial Times – Jan 14, 2022 3:55 pm UTC Ukraine said it was the target of a “massive cyber attack” after about 70 government websites ceased functioning.On Friday morning targets included websites of the ministerial cabinet, the foreign, education, …

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North Korean hackers stole nearly $400 million in crypto last year

Front page layoutSite themeSign up or login to join the discussions! Andy Greenberg, wired.com – Jan 15, 2022 12:07 pm UTC The past year saw a breathtaking rise in the value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, with Bitcoin gaining 60 percent in value in 2021 and Ethereum spiking 80 percent. So perhaps it’s no …

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New Chrome security measure aims to curtail an entire class of Web attack

Front page layoutSite themeSign up or login to join the discussions! Dan Goodin – Jan 13, 2022 9:09 pm UTC For more than a decade, the Internet has remained vulnerable to a class of attacks that uses browsers as a beachhead for accessing routers and other sensitive devices on a targeted network. Now, Google is …

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Developer sabotages his own apps, then claims Aaron Swartz was murdered

Front page layoutSite themeSign up or login to join the discussions! Dan Goodin – Jan 10, 2022 8:58 pm UTC The developer who sabotaged two of his own open source code libraries, causing disruptions for thousands of apps that used them, has a colorful past that includes embracing a QAnon theory involving Aaron Swartz, the …

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Coming to a laptop near you: A new type of security chip from Microsoft

Front page layoutSite themeSign up or login to join the discussions! Dan Goodin – Jan 4, 2022 10:15 pm UTC In November 2020, Microsoft unveiled Pluton, a security processor that the company designed to thwart some of the most sophisticated types of hack attacks. On Tuesday, AMD said it would integrate the chip into its …

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Patch systems vulnerable to critical Log4j flaws, UK and US officials warn

Front page layoutSite themeSign up or login to join the discussions! Dan Goodin – Jan 7, 2022 9:02 pm UTC Criminals are actively exploiting the high-severity Log4Shell vulnerability on servers running VMware Horizon in an attempt to install malware that allows them to gain full control of affected systems, the UK’s publicly funded healthcare system …

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5 months on, Apple has yet to fix iOS bug that sends devices into a crash spiral

Front page layoutSite themeSign up or login to join the discussions! Dan Goodin – Jan 6, 2022 2:59 pm UTC Apple has been taking its time fixing an iOS bug that makes it easy for miscreants to completely disable an iOS device unless the victim performs a factory restore and follows other cumbersome steps, a …

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End of the line finally coming for BlackBerry devices

Front page layoutSite themeSign up or login to join the discussions! John Timmer – Dec 30, 2021 5:46 pm UTC BlackBerry, the company that once dominated smart mobile devices, recently announced that it was finally discontinuing key services that support its phones. As of January 4th, the phones will no longer be provided with provisioning …

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