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    Sextortion Emails, Ransomware and Info-Stealing Trojans

    December 11th, 2018 by

    Sextortion Emails now Leading to Ransomware and Info-Stealing Trojans “A new campaign has been spotted by researchers at ProofPoint that instead of containing a bitcoin address to send a blackmail payment to, they instead prompt you to download a video they made of you doing certain “activities”. The downloaded zip file, though, contains a executable […]

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    Microsoft Edged Browser going to Chromium

    December 9th, 2018 by

    Microsoft Edge: Making the web better through more open source collaboration “Today we’re announcing that we intend to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers.”

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    How to do a clean installation of Windows 10

    December 9th, 2018 by

    How to do a clean installation of Windows 10 I’ve seen a lot of “How To” articles on installing Windows 10. As many of us will tell you a clean install of W 10 is always the best option when possible. This article is one of the best I’ve seen in a while…

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    Security Mailer (2018 Week 49)

    December 9th, 2018 by

    Security Mailer Volume 18 Number 49 Adobe Patches 0-day for Flash Player Announces updates coming for Acrobat and Reader Apple updates everything Browser Pale Moon updated Cisco Security Advisories Linux updates Microsoft Security Advisories Non-Security Office Updates General Security review of last week Quora Hack Critical patch for all versions of Kubernetes

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    Links in Instant Messages? Don’t click on them!!!

    December 7th, 2018 by

    Scam alert: Beware hackers stealing Facebook passwords via malicious video links in instant messages “Bottom line: Protect both your Facebook account and your computer from hackers by refusing to click on links and videos that show up in your IM inbox out of the blue.”

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    Adobe releases Out-of-Band Fixes for Flash

    December 6th, 2018 by

    Adobe Fixes Multi-Platform Flash Player Zero-Day and Privilege Escalation Issue Reports say zero-day exploits have been observed in the wild

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    Q&A Site “Quora” exposed 100 Million accounts

    December 5th, 2018 by

    100 Million Quora users affected by massive data breach Have you noticed that the latest breeches tend to be 100 Million Plus? Anyway, if you use the site, be sure to change the password and any other sites that are linked (e.g., social networks). Quora Security Update “For approximately 100 million Quora users, the following […]

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    VMWare products (Workstation/Player/Fusion) patched

    December 4th, 2018 by

    VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an integer overflow issue. Yet another product with security exposures! Need to have at least these levels of the code installed. VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5, 15.0.2 VMware Workstation Player 14.1.5, 15.0.2 VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 10.1.5, 11.0.2

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    Norton, Symantec patches SEP

    December 4th, 2018 by

    Norton and SEP Multiple Issues Summary Symantec has released updates to address issues that were discovered in the Norton, Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP), Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition (SEP SBE) and Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud (SEP Cloud) products.

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    Jared & Kay Jewelers left customer data exposed

    December 3rd, 2018 by

    Jared, Kay Jewelers Parent Fixes Data Leak “The parent firm of bling retailers Jared and Kay Jewelers has fixed a bug in the Web sites of both companies that exposed the order information for all of their online customers.” It apparently does not affect other retailers owned by Signet Jewelers (like Zales and Piercing Pagoda).

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