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The curious sudden rise of free US election 'net security guardians

The Register - Sat, 22/09/2018 - 13:54
There is no such thing as a gratis lunch, after all

Analysis  Nothing super-fuels a security sales pitch like the sort of threat it’s hard to ignore.…

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Virus screener goes down, Intel patches more chips, Pegasus government spying code spreads across globe

The Register - Sat, 22/09/2018 - 11:01
Plus: Gov pay sites take a dive, and more

Roundup  When we weren't dealing with malware bricked-breweries, poorly-wiped servers or litigious vendors, we had a number of other security headaches to keep busy with.…

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Critical Vulnerability Found in Cisco Video Surveillance Manager

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 23:01
Cisco has patched vulnerability in its video surveillance manager software that could give an unauthenticated, remote attacker the ability to execute arbitrary commands on targeted systems.
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Twitter: Don't panic, but we may have leaked your DMs to rando devs

The Register - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 22:45
Internet outrage mobile insists year-long API bug would have been super-hard to exploit

Twitter is in full damage control mode after disclosing that it may have inappropriately exposed some unlucky twits' private tweets and direct messages to strangers.…

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Couldn't give a fsck about patching? Well, that's your WordPress website pwned, then

The Register - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 21:50
Fiends use vulns to lure victims into tech support scams

Website admins are urged to update their WordPress installations as soon as possible to the latest version following a rash of attacks exploiting known vulnerabilities in the web publishing software.…

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Twitter Flaw Exposed Direct Messages To External Developers

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 21:21
The company said it has issued a patch for the issue, which has been ongoing since May 2017.
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Delphi Packer Looks for Human Behavior Before Deploying Payload

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 20:45
Many different threat actors are using this crypting service/tool for their operations, possibly buying it from the developer itself.
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Unpatched Microsoft Zero-Day in JET Allows Remote Code-Execution

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 16:09
Microsoft said that it's working on a fix for a zero-day flaw in its JET Database Engine.
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Enigma message crack honours pioneering Polish codebreakers

The Register - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 15:58
Plus: The Reg chats to wartime Bombe operator Ruth Bourne

The Bombe team at The National Museum Of Computing (TNMOC) has succeeded in breaking an Enigma-encrypted message in a live Poland-to-England demo.…

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Scottish brewery recovers from ransomware attack

The Register - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 14:50
Trouble ferments after hackers lock system and Arran with it

Staff at Arran Brewery were locked out of its computer systems this week following a ransomware attack.…

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Never mind Brexit. UK must fling more £billions at nuke subs, say MPs

The Register - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 09:16
New boats, decommissioning old ones, skills shortage...

The Ministry of Defence has too many too many bigshots and not enough grunts – or cash – to reliably keep Britain’s nuclear deterrent hiding beneath the ocean waves, according to Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.…

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Dead retailer's 'customer data' turns up on seized kit, unencrypted and very much for sale

The Register - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 04:13
Infosec bod claims he glimpsed sensitive personal info left on unwiped servers

Servers that once belonged to defunct Canadian gadget retailer NCIX turned up on the second-hand market without being wiped – and their customer data sold overseas – it is claimed.…

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Guilty: The Romanian ransomware mastermind who infected Trump inauguration CCTV cams

The Register - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 03:01
Mediocre malware operator 'fesses up to DC infection

A Romanian woman has admitted running a ransomware operation from infected Washington DC's CCTV systems just days before President Trump was sworn into office in the US capital.…

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Microsoft's Jet crash: Zero-day flaw drops after deadline passes

The Register - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 00:32
Don't click on the link, people – well, people using the database on a vulnerable installation

The Zero Day Initiative has gone public with an unpatched remote-code execution bug in Microsoft's Jet database engine, after giving Redmond 120 days to fix it. The Windows giant did not address the security blunder in time, so now everyone knows about the flaw, and no official patch is available.…

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Microsoft's Jet crash: Zero-day flaw drops after deadline passes

The Register - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 00:32
Don't click on the link, people – well, people using the database on a vulnerable installation

The Zero Day Initiative has gone public with an unpatched remote-code execution bug in Microsoft's Jet database engine, after giving Redmond 120 days to fix it. The Windows giant did not address the security blunder in time, so now everyone knows about the flaw, and no official patch is available.…

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Developer goes rogue, shoots four colleagues at ERP code maker

The Register - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 23:25
Shooter dead and now named by cops, one worker in critical condition, two serious

Cops have named the programmer who went on a gun rampage at WTS Paradigm – a US maker of enterprise resource planning software – this week. He shot four colleagues, leaving one in a critical condition.…

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Lucy Gang Debuts with Unusual Android MaaS Package

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 22:07
The threat actor's Android-focused cyber-arms package, dubbed Black Rose Lucy, is limited in reach for now, but clearly has global ambitions.
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NSS Labs fires off anti-malware-testing lawsuit at infosec toolmakers

The Register - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 17:45
Alleges CrowdStrike, Symantec, ESET, Anti-Malware Testing Standards Org collusion

NSS Labs has thrown a hand grenade into the always fractious but slightly obscure world of security product testing by suing multiple vendors as well as an industry standards organisation.…

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Cisco Issues New Warning for 6-Month-Old Critical Bug in IOS XE

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 17:10
Vulnerability allowed an unauthenticated remote attacker to log in to a device at the time the system initially boots up.
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No, that Sunspot Solar Observatory didn't see aliens. It's far more grim

The Register - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 17:05
Janitor probed over child sex abuse image allegations, facility reopens

On September 6, the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico, USA, was evacuated and sealed off without explanation, sparking wild conspiracy theories as to why.…

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