Windows 10 to Get New Task Manager, Action Center and File Explorer Features

Security - Posted On:2018-12-18 08:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Windows 10's next update codenamed '19H1' will reportedly come with Microsoft Flow-powered custom actions for the Action Center, independent dark theme toggle for File Explorer, new Task Manager feature and more. [...]

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How to Decrypt the InsaneCrypt or Everbe 1 Family of Ransomware

Security - Posted On:2018-12-17 16:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

If you are infected with the InsaneCrypt or Everbe 1.0 family of ransomware infections, a decryptor has been created that recover your files for free. [...]

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How to Decrypt HiddenTear Ransomware Variants

Security - Posted On:2018-12-17 14:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

If you have been infected with a HiddenTear Ransomware variant, then you are in luck as a decryptor called HiddenTear Decryptor has been created by Michael Gillespie that allows you decrypt your files without having to pay the ransom. [...]

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Shamoon Disk Wiper Returns with Second Sample Uncovered this Month

Security - Posted On:2018-12-17 09:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Shamoon's comeback early last week was not marked by one, but two occurrences of the data-wiping malware. The second sighting observed a different sample that could indicate a follow-up to the initial attack. [...]

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Phishing Attack Pretends to be a Office 365 Non-Delivery Email

Security - Posted On:2018-12-16 18:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A phishing campaign has been discovered that pretends to be a non-delivery notifications from Office 365 that leads you to a page attempting to steal your login credentails. [...]

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How to Decrypt HiddenTear Ransomware with HT Brute Forcer

Security - Posted On:2018-12-16 18:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

If you have been infected with a HiddenTear Ransomware variant, then you are in luck as a decryptor called HT Brute Forcer has been created by Michael Gillespie that allows you decrypt your files without having to pay the ransom. [...]

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U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Fail Cybersecurity Audit

Security - Posted On:2018-12-15 13:30:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

A U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General report released this week outlines the inadequate cybersecurity practices being used to protect the United States' ballistic missile defense systems (BMDS ). [...]

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Twitter Fixes Bug That Gives Unauthorized Access to Direct Messages

Security - Posted On:2018-12-15 09:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A bug affecting the permissions dialog when authorizing certain apps to Twitter leaves direct messages exposed to the third-party without the user ever knowing about it. [...]

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The Week in Ransomware - December 14th 2018 - Slow Week

Security - Posted On:2018-12-14 18:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

It is a pretty slow week as we lead up to the holidays. Historically, ransomware tends to slow down during this time as people go away for vacation and businesses take more time off. [...]

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Neofetch Creates Colorful System Information Screens using Ascii Art

Security - Posted On:2018-12-14 16:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

If you ever wanted to share you system information with another user, whether that be in a support forum or to show off your rig, its always nice to do so in style. A program called Neofetch allows you to do so using colorful ascii operating system logos along with information about your system that you can then share as an image. [...]

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Microsoft Launches AI Malware Prediction Competition with $25K Prize

Security - Posted On:2018-12-14 13:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft is challenging the data science community to come up with AI models that can accurately predict whether a computer would become infected based on the device's configuration. The team who successfully predicts the most malware will win a prize of $25,000 USD. [...]

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123456 Is the Most Used Password for the 5th Year in a Row

Security - Posted On:2018-12-14 12:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

For the 5th year in a row, "123456" is most used password, with "password" coming in at second place. Even in the wake of a constant stream of data breaches, hacks, and ransomware attack reports people continue to utilize weak passwords that not only put their information at jeopardy, but also their organization's data. [...]

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WordPress Security Patch Addresses Privacy Leak Bug

Security - Posted On:2018-12-14 10:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

WordPress released a security patch for its software, fixing seven vulnerabilities in version 5.0.1. One of them stands out as it allows search engines to index email addresses and even passwords. [...]

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Save the Children Charity Org Scammed for Almost $1 Million

Security - Posted On:2018-12-14 10:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

If certain crooks have some sort of moral compass that keeps them away from certain victims, others ditch such boundaries for the right amount of money. A perpetrator from the latter category was able to fool the charitable organization Save the Children into misdirecting close to $1million. [...]

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Facebook Photo API Bug Exposed Pics of Up to 6.8 Million Users

Security - Posted On:2018-12-14 10:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Facebook just announced that a bug in its application programming interface for photos may have allowed third-party unauthorized access to images on 6.8 million accounts. [...]

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Shamoon Disk-Wiping Malware Re-Emerges with a Third Variant

Security - Posted On:2018-12-13 17:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Two new samples of the Shamoon data have been discovered in the wild, after a period of silence that lasted for about two years. [...]

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New Bomb Threat Email Scam Campaign Demanding $20K in Bitcoin

Security - Posted On:2018-12-13 16:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new twist in the scam extortion emails that have been so popular recently is a new email campaign that contains a bomb threat stating they will detonate a bomb if the recipient does not send a $20,000 USD bitcoin payment. [...]

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New LamePyre macOS Malware Sends Screenshots to Attacker

Security - Posted On:2018-12-13 05:14:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

The world of macOS malware has a new member that makes no effort to keep appearances and looks rather like a bare-bones version that is still under development. [...]

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Shamoon Disk-Wiping Malware Re-emerges with Two New Variants

Security - Posted On:2018-12-13 05:14:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Two new samples of the Shamoon data have been discovered in the wild, after a period of silence that lasted for about two years. [...]

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Taxpayer ID Numbers for 120 Million Brazilians Exposed Online

Security - Posted On:2018-12-12 18:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A misconfigured server exposed the taxpayer identification numbers, or Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPFs), for 120 million Brazilian nationals for an unknown period of time. [...]

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