Edge Reveals That "April Update" Is The Name of Windows 10's Next Update

Security - Posted On:2018-04-24 11:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A welcome page shown by Microsoft Edge in the latest Windows 10 Redstone 4 Insider build may have leaked the name of the upcoming Windows 10 feature update. While everyone has been calling the next update the "Spring Creators Update", Microsoft Edges's welcome page in build 17134.1 is calling it the "April Update". [...]

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TrickBot's Screenlocker Module Isn't Meant for Ransomware Ops

Security - Posted On:2018-04-24 10:59:56 Source: bleepingcomputer

The screen-locking feature added to a popular banking trojan was never intended to be used for ransomware-like operations, researchers from Fortinet revealed on Monday. [...]

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Firefox Improves CSRF Protection With Support For Same-Site Cookies

Security - Posted On:2018-04-24 07:14:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Mozilla engineers are planning to add a new security feature to Firefox with the addition of same-site cookie support in Firefox 60, scheduled for release next month, on May 9. [...]

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Microsoft Sees 24% Rise in Tech Support Scam Complaints

Security - Posted On:2018-04-24 04:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Tech support scams are bigger than ever, according to Microsoft, the company revealing last week that it received over 153,000 reports from customers who were the victims of a tech support scam in 2017, a number that went up 24 percent compared to complaints the OS maker received in 2016. [...]

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Researcher Discloses "Unpatchable" Nintendo Switch Exploit

Security - Posted On:2018-04-24 04:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A security researcher has released a proof-of-concept exploit affecting the Nvidia Tegra chips that come with Nintendo Switch devices. [...]

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Windows 10 Lean: Microsoft Developing a Minimalist Version of Windows

Security - Posted On:2018-04-23 21:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

With the release of Windows 10 Insider build 17650, Microsoft added a new stripped down version called "Windows Lean" that uses approximately 2GB less space on x64 systems. It achieves this by not installing many of the standard apps and features that are usually installed in Windows 10. [...]

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Eventbrite Removes Clause That Allowed It to Attend and Film Events

Security - Posted On:2018-04-23 19:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Eventbrite has recanted on a recent change made to its Merchant Agreement that allowed the company to attend and film events, and then keep the copyright for that recording. [...]

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Microsoft Is Adding a Dark Theme to Windows 10's File Explorer

Security - Posted On:2018-04-23 18:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

In the latest Redstone 5 skip ahead build for Windows 10 Insiders, Microsoft has added a hidden feature that enables a dark theme in File Explorer. While the new theme is in the very beginning development stages (hopefully!!), it's currently not a sight to behold. [...]

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Microsoft Is Adding a Dark Theme Coming to Windows 10's File Explorer

Security - Posted On:2018-04-23 17:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

In the latest Redstone 5 skip ahead build for Windows 10 Insiders, Microsoft has added a hidden feature that enables a dark theme in File Explorer. While the new theme is in the very beginning development stages (hopefully!!), it's currently not a sight to behold. [...]

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Orangeworm Hackers Infect X-Ray and MRI Machines In Their Quest for Patient Data

Security - Posted On:2018-04-23 16:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Security researchers can't explain how and why malware has infected computers that control MRI and X-ray machines at countless of healthcare organizations across the world. [...]

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Google Accused of Showing ‘Total Contempt’ for Android Users’ Privacy

Security - Posted On:2018-04-23 14:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Joe Westby is Amnesty International's Technology and Human Rights researcher. Recently, in response to Google's launch of a new messaging service, Westby argued that Google, "shows total contempt for Android users' privacy." [...]

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Nvidia Develops AI That Reconstructs Corrupted Images

Security - Posted On:2018-04-23 13:45:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Nvidia researchers have developed a new AI technology that can reconstruct holes or intentionally removed content from images. [...]

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Author Behind ‘Hidden Figures’ Book & Movie Inspires at RSA Conference

Security - Posted On:2018-04-23 12:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Margot Lee Shetterly delivered a keynote address at the RSA Conference last week. The topic of her speech was "Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race," a reference to her bestselling book by the same name. [...]

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Google Is Testing a New Chrome UI

Security - Posted On:2018-04-23 08:59:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Google engineers have rolled out a new Chrome user interface (UI). Work on the new Refresh UI has been underway since last year, Bleeping Computer has learned. [...]

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Survey Reveals Users Have No Clue About Router Security

Security - Posted On:2018-04-23 04:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A recent survey of 2,205 regular users has proven once again that most people don't update router firmware, don't change default credentials, and don't generally know how to secure their devices. [...]

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Google Develops AI That Can Separate Voices in a Crowd

Security - Posted On:2018-04-23 04:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

Google Research engineers have developed a deep learning system that can separate voices from audio-visual data recorded in crowded environments. [...]

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Are WiFi Network Names Protected by the First Amendment?

Security - Posted On:2018-04-21 20:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Michigan police were called at a Planet Fitness gym earlier this month to investigate a bomb threat that ended up being only a prank after a naughty user named his WiFi network "Remote Detonator." [...]

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SunTrust Bank Says Former Employee Stole Details on 1.5 Million Customers

Security - Posted On:2018-04-21 13:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

US-based SunTrust Bank said it is working with law enforcement after it discovered that a former employee had stolen private information belonging to nearly 1.5 million customers. [...]

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The Week in Ransomware - April 20th 2018 - Reveton Charges, GandCrab, and More

Security - Posted On:2018-04-20 17:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

This week was mostly small variants released, but we did have some interesting news. First we had a Microsoft engineer facing federal charges for involvement in the Reveton Ransomware, a decryptor released for Vortex, the Magnitude exploit kit is now pushing GandCrab, and a ransomware is trying to make money off of Syrian refugees. [...]

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Twitter Bans Kaspersky From Advertising on the Platform Citing DHS Ban

Security - Posted On:2018-04-20 17:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Twitter has banned Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its platform citing the company's alleged ties with Russian intelligence agencies. [...]

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