How to Make Windows 10 Pause Updates for a Period of Time

Security - Posted On:2019-10-14 00:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Pausing Windows 10 update makes sense, especially when you really don't want the update. Fortunately, Microsoft lets you pause or delay Windows Updates, and here's how. [...]

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Sodinokibi Ransomware: Following the Affiliate Money Trail

Security - Posted On:2019-10-14 00:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

After a Sodinokibi ransomware affiliate posted partial transaction IDs for ransomware payments, researchers were able to use that information to follow the money trail for affiliates and in some cases, how they spend their illicit earnings. [...]

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Nitro PDF Pro to Get Micropatches for 7 Potential RCE Bugs

Security - Posted On:2019-10-13 12:15:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

The current version of Nitro PDF Pro has at least one vulnerability that could be used to attempt remote code execution on the victim host. A fix from a third party is on its way.. [...]

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Creating Custom Windows Sandbox Configurations in Windows 10

Security - Posted On:2019-10-13 12:15:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

This article will teach you how to use configuration files to modify the behavior of the Windows Sandbox feature in Windows 10. [...]

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Windows 10 1903: Known Problems in the KB4517389 Update

Security - Posted On:2019-10-12 11:30:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Windows 10 1903 users continue to complain that Start Menu is giving a critical error message and that Edge now will not launch after installing the latest KB4517389 cumulative update. For some, uninstalling the recent cumulative update has fixed these issues, but for others the Start Menu problem persists. [...]

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Attackers Create Elaborate Crypto Trading Scheme to Install Malware

Security - Posted On:2019-10-12 11:30:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Attackers have created an elaborate scheme to distribute a cryptocurrency trading program that installs a backdoor on a victim's Mac or Windows PC. [...]

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The Week in Ransomware - October 11th 2019 - Decryptors Released!

Security - Posted On:2019-10-11 18:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

We had some interesting news this week, such as the HildaCrypt ransomware releasing their keys, RobbinHood Ransomware bragging about their past exploits, a Muhstik Ransomware victim hacking back and stealing the decryption keys, and a Nemty decryptor being released. [...]

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Windows 10 KB4517389 Update May Cause Start Menu and Edge Issues

Security - Posted On:2019-10-11 18:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Windows 10 1903 users continue to complain that Start Menu is giving a critical error message and that Edge now will not launch after installing the latest KB4517389 cumulative update. For some, uninstalling the recent cumulative update has fixed these issues, but for others the Start Menu problem persists. [...]

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FIN7 Hackers Load New RAT Malware Into ATM Maker's Software

Security - Posted On:2019-10-11 17:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

The FIN7 hacking group has added new tools to its malicious toolkit, a malware loader that will deliver payloads straight into memory and a module that hooks into the legitimate remote administration software of ATM maker NCR Corporation. [...]

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Nemty 1.6 Ransomware Released and Pushed via RIG Exploit Kit

Security - Posted On:2019-10-11 15:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The RIG exploit kit is now pushing a cocktail of malware that includes a new variant of the Nemty Ransomware.  [...]

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Windows 10 1909 is Getting "Ready for Release", Named November 2019 Update

Security - Posted On:2019-10-11 13:45:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft has officially announced that Windows 10 version 1909 (19H2) is being called the November 2019 Update. This latest feature update is expected to be released at the end of October or in the beginning of November. [...]

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Windows 10 Update Assistant Vulnerability Needs Manual Fix, Here's How

Security - Posted On:2019-10-11 12:15:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft has released a new version of the Windows 10 Update Assistant in order to fix a local privilege escalation vulnerability. While there is no imminent threat, the only way to fix this vulnerability is to uninstall the program or download the latest version. [...]

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Microsoft Improves Azure Active Directory Security with New Roles

Security - Posted On:2019-10-11 11:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft announced that 16 new Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) lower-privileged roles are available today in preview to help admins improve security by decreasing the number of Global administrators, and to enhance Azure and Microsoft 365 granular delegation capabilities. [...]

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Windows 10 1703 is Now End of Service, No More Security Updates

Security - Posted On:2019-10-11 11:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Windows 10 version 1703, otherwise known as the Creators Update, has now reached end of service and will no longer receive any future security or quality updates. [...]

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Leafly Cannabis Website Leaked User Info via Exposed Database

Security - Posted On:2019-10-11 11:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Cannabis information platform Leafly sent notification emails to some of its customers letting them know that some of their information was exposed in a data leak incident. [...]

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Almost 50% of Company Network Traffic Comes From Bots, Report Says

Security - Posted On:2019-10-11 04:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Network traffic in companies is generated by bots almost as much as by humans, shows a recent study. As bots become more sophisticated, they bypass the security challenges in place. [...]

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Oracle Cancels Venezuela Partner Contracts Citing US Sanctions

Security - Posted On:2019-10-10 18:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Oracle has sent out letters to partners in Venezuela stating that they will no longer be able to work with them in order to comply with President Trump's Executive Order 13884. [...]

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Nemty Ransomware Decryptor Released, Recover Files for Free

Security - Posted On:2019-10-10 16:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Victims of the Nemty Ransomware finally have something to be happy about as researchers have released a decryptor that allows them to recover files for free. [...]

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New Malware Spies on Diplomats, High-Profile Government Targets

Security - Posted On:2019-10-10 16:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new modular and malware designed to target diplomatic and government entities was spotted by ESET researchers while being utilized in attacks aimed at Russian-speaking individuals for at least 7 years. [...]

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Hacker Selling User Info Stolen From Prostitution Forums

Security - Posted On:2019-10-10 15:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Popular prostitution and escort forums in the Netherlands and Italy have suffered data breaches that exposed the usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords for their registered members. [...]

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