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    Archive for September, 2016

    New Ransomware hits Australia & New Zealand

    September 22nd, 2016 by

    This one, Crysis, is particularly nasty. “Recovering from an infection is no easy task, the researchers found, as the attacks in Australia and New Zealand injected Trojans that redirected to connected devices, such as printers and routers. Thus, the bad actors can re-establish their connections to reinfect systems after the malware has been removed – […]

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    Hollywood’s 5 biggest hacking myths

    September 21st, 2016 by

    I have to agree with this author. I’ve been driven mad by Hollywood’s ridiculous portrayal of hacking. I go back to “War Games” as the beginning of it all. Hollywood’s 5 biggest hacking myths

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    Identity theft is the reason for the majority of data breeches.

    September 21st, 2016 by

    65% of data breeches in the first 6 months of 2016 were for the purpose of Identity theft. Data breaches: This time it’s more personal

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    Researchers remotely hack Tesla Model S while it is being driven

    September 21st, 2016 by

    As cars get smarter and smarter, they are getting more and more subject to hacking. This is no just for James Bond any more! Researchers remotely hack Tesla Model S while it is being driven

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    Toymaster has released Security Mailer Volume 16 Number 38

    September 18th, 2016 by

    Security Mailer v16#38 Part 1 Adobe security updates for AIR, Flash Player and Digital Editions Apple released iOS 10 and 10.1, Xcode 8, and watchOS 3 Browsers – Pale Moon updated, Firefox reminders for deprication of NPAPI plugins and Flash Player Cisco Security Advisories; Linux updates Microsoft Tuesday Security Bulletins and Advisories, depricating support for […]

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    Is this the beginning of the end for Flash Player? Hope so!

    September 18th, 2016 by

    Adobe has announced that it is finally starting to let go of Flash Player. The company will remove download links for the player from general users. Organizations can still get licenses to distribute the platform internally. Adobe Decommissioning Flash Player Download Links this Month (UPDATE)

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    VMWare issues updates

    September 18th, 2016 by

    VMSA-2016-0014: VMware ESXi, Workstation, Fusion, and Tools updates address multiple security issues VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2016-0014

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    Using WSUS 3.0 SP2? You just got a reprieve!

    September 18th, 2016 by

    Looks like MS has rethought their support or WSUS 3.0 SP2. It was scheduled for end of life on July 31, 2017. Guess enough of us said, “Hell no!” . They just extended the EOL to January 2020 to be consistent with Server 2012 R2. Update on WSUS 3.0 SP2 End of Life

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    Google Chrome Updated to 53.0.2785.116

    September 18th, 2016 by

    Stable Channel Update for Desktop The stable channel has been updated to 53.0.2785.116 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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    No Anniversary Update for Windows 10? Here’s why!

    September 17th, 2016 by

    I was as puzzled as many of us that my girl friend’s Windows 10 laptop hasn’t seen the Anniversary Update. Well, for some reason, MS has decided to take up to 3 months to compleltely roll it out! Windows 10 Anniversary Update rollout may not be done until early November

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