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    Chrome OS to block USB access while the screen is locked

    Google will add a new security feature to Chrome OS, the company's web-based operating system that powers its Chromebooks devices. More security news The new feature, named USBGuard, will block access to the USB port access while the device's screen is locked. According to a Chrome OS source...
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    Over 19,000 Orange modems are leaking WiFi credentials

    Over the weekend, a security researcher has discovered that nearly 19,500 Orange Livebox ADSL modems are leaking WiFi credentials. More security news Troy Mursch, co-founder of Bad Packets LLC, says his company's honeypots have detected at least one threat actor scanning heavily for Orange...
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    Chrome OS to block USB access while the screen is locked

    Google will add a new security feature to Chrome OS, the company's web-based operating system that powers its Chromebooks devices. More security news The new feature, named USBGuard, will block access to the USB port access while the device's screen is locked. According to a Chrome OS source...
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    Fake Amazon Order Confirmations Push Banking Trojans on Holiday Shoppers

    Phishing and malspam*campaigns are in high gear for the holidays and a new campaign pretending to be an Amazon order confirmation is particularly dangerous as people shop for holiday gifts. In a new malspam campaign discovered by email security company EdgeWave, attackers are sending email...
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    Law enforcement shut down DDoS booters ahead of annual Christmas DDoS attacks

    Image: NCA, Politie, DOJ Law enforcement from the US, the UK, and the Netherlands, have seized the domains of 15 DDoS-for-hire services, ZDNet has learned. More security news The domain seizures come days before the Christmas holiday, a period of the year when hacker groups have historically...
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    US charges two Chinese nationals for hacking cloud providers, NASA, the US Navy

    Image: ZDNetUS prosecutors have unsealed charges today against two Chinese nationals who they say are part of China's state-sponsored hacking units. More security news According to an indictment published by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) the suspects have been accused of carrying out...
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    Innovation agenda's intangible asset depreciation binned as Canberra saves AU$425m

    The proposed ability for companies to be able to self-assess the effective life of certain intangible depreciating assets has been dropped, allowing the Australian government to keep a hold on AU$425 million in revenue it would have lost had it come into effect. "Given the lack of parliamentary...
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    US ballistic missile systems have very poor cyber-security

    No data encryption, no antivirus programs, no multifactor authentication mechanisms, and 28-year-old unpatched vulnerabilities are just some of the cyber-security failings described in a security audit of the US' ballistic missile system released on Friday by the US Department of Defense...
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    Thousands of Jenkins servers will let anonymous users become admins

    Thousands, if not more, Jenkins servers are vulnerable to data theft, takeover, and cryptocurrency mining attacks. This is because hackers can exploit two vulnerabilities to gain admin rights or log in using invalid credentials on these servers. More security news Both vulnerabilities were...
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    Phishing Attack Pretends to be a Office 365 Non-Delivery Email

    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. This new campaign was discovered by ISC Handler*Xavier Mertens*and states that "Microsoft found Several Undelivered...
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    How to Decrypt HiddenTear Ransomware with HT Brute Forcer

    If you have been infected with a HiddenTear*Ransomware variant, then you are in luck as a*program*called HT Brute Forcer has been created by Michael Gillespie*that allows you recover your encryption key without having to pay the ransom. HiddenTear is the name of a ransomware*family whose full...
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    Shamoon Disk-Wiping Malware Re-Emerges with a Third Variant

    A new samples of the Shamoon*data-wiping malware*has*been discovered in the wild, after a period of silence that lasted for about two years. Shamoon was first seen in attacks against Saudi Aramco oil provider in 2012 when it erased data on more than 35,000 computer systems belonging to the...
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    U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Fail Cybersecurity Audit

    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*). Ballistic missile defense systems are used by the U.S.A. to counter short, medium...
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    Read the Event Viewer Logs for Check Desk in Windows 10

    Way 1: To Read the Event Viewer Logs for Check Disk in Event Viewer Event Viewer is a Microsoft Management Console snap-in that allows you to browse and manage event logs. When you check a drive for errors, the detail results are stored as logs in Event Viewer, the steps below will show you how...
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    Malicious sites abuse 11-year-old Firefox bug that Mozilla failed to fix

    Malware authors, ad farmers, and scammers are abusing a Firefox bug to trap users on malicious sites. This wouldn't be a big deal, as the web is fraught with this kind of malicious sites, but these websites aren't abusing some new never-before-seen trick, but a Firefox bug that Mozilla engineers...
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    Cybercrime and malware, 2019 predictions

    Ahh, ransomware, our old foe. After being everyone's favorite "prediction" for the past few years, ransomware appears to be slowly declining, or at least the major mass-distribution campaigns. In an email from Chester Wisniewski, principal research scientist, at Sophos, the expert he sees...
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    Sextortion Emails now Leading to Ransomware and Info-Stealing Trojans

    Sextortion*email scams have been a very successful way of generating money for criminals. A new Sextortion*campaign is now taking it to the next level by*tricking recipients into installing the Azorult information-stealing Trojan, which then downloads and installs the GandCrab ransomware. A...
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    Pressing F7 in the Command Prompt Lists Previously Entered Commands

    Did you know that pressing the F7 key while using the Windows command prompt will display a box containing a list of previously typed commands? If not, then these tips may help you use the Command Prompt more efficiently. This feature was originally part of the DOSKEY program that was introduced...
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    Dell announces security breach

    Hardware giant Dell announced today a security breach that took place earlier this month, on November 9. More security news Dell says it detected an unauthorized intruder (or intruders) "attempting to extract Dell.com customer information" from its systems, such as customer names, email...
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    Dunkin' Donuts accounts may have been hacked in credential stuffing attack

    Dunkin', the company behind the Dunkin' Donuts franchise, has notified owners of DD Perks rewards accounts that a hacker might have accessed their profiles and personal data last month. More security news The company said it didn't suffer an actual breach of its backend systems but only fell...

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