HackNotice Alerts You When a Site is Hacked or Your Info is Leaked

Security - Posted On:2018-08-18 13:15:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

HackNotice is a service that is designed to alert you when your information has been disclosed in leaked data breaches from hacked sites. HackNotice does this by collecting leaked information from data breaches and compiling it into a database that can be used to determine if your information has been obtained from a hack. [...]

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Zero-Day In Microsoft's VBScript Engine Used By Darkhotel APT

Security - Posted On:2018-08-18 11:15:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

A vulnerability in the VBScript engine has been used by hackers working for North Korea to compromise systems targeted by the Darkhotel operation. [...]

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AZORult Trojan Serving Aurora Ransomware by MalActor Oktropys

Security - Posted On:2018-08-18 10:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Towards the end of July 2018, we saw a new version of the AZORult trojan being used in malware campaigns targeting computers globally. In this article, we will dive into the malware and analyze its execution flow and payloads. [...]

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Zero-Day In Microsoft’s VBScript Engine Used By Darkhotel APT

Security - Posted On:2018-08-18 10:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A vulnerability in the VBScript engine has been used by hackers working for North Korea to compromise systems targeted by the Darkhotel operation. [...]

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China's National Cybersecurity Standards Considered a Risk for Foreign Firms

Security - Posted On:2018-08-17 18:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The Chinese government may use a collection of 300 so-called "national cybersecurity standards" to deter or sabotage the efforts of foreign tech firms trying to enter the Chinese market. [...]

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The Week in Ransomware - August 17th 2018 - Princess Evolution & Dharma

Security - Posted On:2018-08-17 16:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The biggest news was the release of the Princess Evolution RaaS and a new variant of the Dharma ransomware utilizing the .cmb extension for encrypted files. Otherwise, it was mostly small variants released that will not likely have many victims. [...]

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Windows 10 Build 17741 Released With New Build Number & Clipboard Changes

Security - Posted On:2018-08-17 16:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Windows 10 Preview Build 17741 is now available for Insiders in the Fast Ring and it comes with a Your Phone desktop pin, new build number, and greater memory for the Clipboard history. Overall, though, this build is more about general improvements and fixes as the company is now focusing more on stabilization of the OS. [...]

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Windows 10 Preview Build 17741 Is Out With Much Needed Improvements

Security - Posted On:2018-08-17 15:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Windows 10 Preview Build 17741 is now available for Insiders in the Fast Ring and it comes with a Your Phone desktop pin, new build number, and greater memory for the Clipboard history. Overall, though, this build is more about general improvements and fixes as the company is now focusing more on stabilization of the OS. [...]

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Flaws in Smart Irrigation Systems Expose Water Utilities to Botnet-Grade Attacks

Security - Posted On:2018-08-17 14:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Smart water irrigation systems deployed across a city, region, or even a country, can be hijacked by nefarious threat actors who could cause a mass water crisis by forcing these systems to consume more water than usual. [...]

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Microsoft Launcher Beta for Android Gets A Big Update

Security - Posted On:2018-08-17 13:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft has just released a big update for Microsoft Launcher on Android and this time it includes several new features. This new released brings the Microsoft Launcher to version 4.13 and continues to be a popular app on the Google Play store with over 600k reviews and average rating of 4.5 stars. [...]

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Combating Social Engineering: Tips From Black Hat 2018

Security - Posted On:2018-08-17 13:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Social engineering is the use of deception to manipulate individuals into disclosing sensitive information that may be used to compromise a network, infiltrate an organization, gain access to trade secrets, or in furtherance of an espionage operation. In this article we look at ways to protect yourself from these types of attacks. [...]

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Tutoring Website Makes Users' Passwords Super-Hackable

Security - Posted On:2018-08-17 11:30:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

SuperProf, a website that provides tutoring services on various topics, has acquired a fellow service, The Tutor Pages, and migrated its userbase to its own service. [...]

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PHP Deserialization Issue Left Unfixed in WordPress CMS

Security - Posted On:2018-08-17 07:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

WordPress CMS installations are vulnerable to a PHP bug related to data unserialization (also known as deserialization), a security researcher has revealed at the start of the month. [...]

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Skim Reaper Device Detects Wide Range of Skimmer Devices

Security - Posted On:2018-08-17 06:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A trio of academics from the University of Florida has developed a device that can detect different types of payment card skimmers —devices developed by cyber-criminals to collect data from credit and debit cards inserted inside ATMs or gas pump card readers. [...]

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Necurs Botnet Pushing New Marap Malware

Security - Posted On:2018-08-17 04:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Security researchers from Proofpoint have discovered a new malware strain that they named Marap and which is currently distributed via massive waves of spam emails carrying malicious attachments (malspam). [...]

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Mozilla Removes 23 Firefox Add-Ons That Snooped on Users

Security - Posted On:2018-08-16 19:29:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Mozilla removed today 23 Firefox add-ons that snooped on users and sent data to remote servers, a Mozilla engineer has told Bleeping Computer today. [...]

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Coinhive Raking In Over $250,000 per Month From In-Browser Cryptomining

Security - Posted On:2018-08-16 17:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A research paper published at the start of the month estimates that Coinhive, a service for in-browser cryptocurrency mining, often abused by cyber-criminals, is making around a quarter of a million US dollars per month in mined Monero. [...]

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Windows 10 Preview Build 18219 Is Now Available With Improvements

Security - Posted On:2018-08-16 15:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Today's release of Windows 10 Preview Build 18219 is only available to Insiders in the Skip Ahead Ring whose availability was officially closed as of yesterday. This means that unless you had previously selected the Skip Ahead build, you will not be able to get builds form the 19H1 branch until they reopen it. [...]

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Skim Reaper Device That Detects Wide Range of Skimmer Devices

Security - Posted On:2018-08-16 14:00:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

A trio of academics from the University of Florida has developed a device that can detect different types of payment card skimmers —devices developed by cyber-criminals to collect data from credit and debit cards inserted inside ATMs or gas pump card readers. [...]

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Severe Security Gaps In Maryland's Medicaid Management Information System

Security - Posted On:2018-08-16 13:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Maryland's Medicaid program threatened by security gaps exposing data and information systems to unauthorized access and disruption of critical operations. [...]

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