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    Archive for January, 2019

    Problems with an update for windows defender

    January 31st, 2019 by

    Update for Windows Defender antimalware platform Summary This article describes an antimalware platform update package for Windows Defender for the following operating systems: Windows 10 (Enterprise, Pro, and Home editions) Windows Server 2016  

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    Here’s how to turn off FaceTime

    January 29th, 2019 by

    How to turn off FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac “Apple has temporarily turned off the Group FaceTime feature in iOS and macOS, which it says should address the bug. However, if you want to make absolutely sure, you can disable it entirely from your end. This will turn off both video and audio […]

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    Big FaceTime bug! Caller can snoop without permission

    January 29th, 2019 by

    Bug Lets Callers Snoop On You Without Permission “A serious Apple iOS bug has been discovered that allows FaceTime users to access the microphone and front facing camera of who they are calling even if the person does not answer the call.” Suggestion is to disable FaceTime until a patch is released later this week.

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    Security Mailer (2019 #4)

    January 27th, 2019 by

    Security Mailer Volume 19 Number 4 Apple security updates released Browsers Flash Player end-of-life reminder Pale Moon update Cisco Security Advisories Open Source New version Apache HTTP Server release & security bulletins released Linux updates Microsoft unpatched Exchange vulnerability affects Active Directory General Security Reviews last weeks vulnerabilities US CERT bulletin covers a new DNS […]

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    DNS Infrastructure Hijacking Campaign

    January 25th, 2019 by

    Alert (AA19-024A) DNS Infrastructure Hijacking Campaign “The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), part of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), is aware of a global Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure hijacking campaign. Using compromised credentials, an attacker can modify the location to which an organization’s domain name resources resolve. This enables the […]

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    Nest camera broadcasts Missile Warning

    January 23rd, 2019 by

    One wonders what their password was… 🙂 Fake ICBM missile warning over Nest system sends East Bay family into panic

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    Your “free” VPN may be owned by the Chinese

    January 22nd, 2019 by

    Who’s Really Behind the World’s Most Popular Free VPNs? “Over half (59%) of the apps studied ultimately have Chinese ownership or are based in China, despite its strict ban on VPNs and its notorious internet surveillance regime. This raises questions about why these companies — which have such large international user bases — have been allowed to continue operating.”

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    Marriott reveals data breach affecting 500 million hotel guests

    January 20th, 2019 by

    Marriott reveals data breach affecting 500 million hotel guests “International hotel chain Marriott announced today a security breach during which the personal details of 500 million hotel guests was stolen. The breach happened in 2014, but Marriott says it became aware of it on September 10, two days after its staff spotted an alert from […]

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    WiFi firmware bug affects laptops, smartphones, routers, gaming devices

    January 20th, 2019 by

    WiFi firmware bug affects laptops, smartphones, routers, gaming devices List of impacted devices includes PS4, Xbox One, Samsung Chromebooks, and Microsoft Surface devices.

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    Security Mailer Volume (2019 #3)

    January 20th, 2019 by

    Security Mailer Volume 2019 Number 3 Browser Pale Moon updated Cisco Security Advisory Oracle released Java updates Linux updates Microsoft update revisions General Security review of last weeks vulnerabilities New email data breach of immense proportions were made public

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