Rene Millman
Bug fixes and app updates arrive with latest Windows 11 preview build
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Microsoft Windows

Bug fixes and app updates arrive with latest Windows 11 preview build

Snipping Tool, Calculator, Clock, Mail, and Calendar apps all receive changes in what is likely to be the final patch before launch
17 Sep 2021
Microsoft's Office LTSC 2021 now generally available on Windows and Mac
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Microsoft Office

Microsoft's Office LTSC 2021 now generally available on Windows and Mac

The non-subscription version of Office designed for regulated customers promises improved performance and expanded accessibility
17 Sep 2021
Free decryptor key for REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware released
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ransomware

Free decryptor key for REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware released

The key was made possible thanks to a collaboration between law enforcement and Bitdefender
17 Sep 2021
Do firms need a chief robotics officer to oversee automation efforts?
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automation

Do firms need a chief robotics officer to oversee automation efforts?

Gartner urges organizations to create the new role to implement and manage robotics strategies
16 Sep 2021
One-in-seven Nasdaq-100 companies ranked as highly susceptible to a ransomware attack
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cyber crime

One-in-seven Nasdaq-100 companies ranked as highly susceptible to a ransomware attack

Over 90% of companies operate out-of-date systems, according to new report
16 Sep 2021
Atos and IBM to partner on new financial services center of excellence
Cloud
cloud computing

Atos and IBM to partner on new financial services center of excellence

New partnership could speed up digital transformation efforts for banks and insurance firms
16 Sep 2021
FTC tells health apps to notify users of data breaches
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data protection

FTC tells health apps to notify users of data breaches

Companies selling connected devices must also comply with the Health Breach Notification Rule
16 Sep 2021
DoJ fines former intel operatives who provided hacker-for-hire services to UAE
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hacking

DoJ fines former intel operatives who provided hacker-for-hire services to UAE

A deal will see the charges suspended and the three defendants pay more than $1.6 million in penalties
15 Sep 2021
Hackers develop Linux port of Cobalt Strike for new attacks
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Security

Hackers develop Linux port of Cobalt Strike for new attacks

The modified version of the penetration testing toolkit can evade malware detection
14 Sep 2021
Robust password policies cut cyber attacks by 60%
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cyber security

Robust password policies cut cyber attacks by 60%

Research shows that hackers most often use brute force password attacks and flaw exploitation
13 Sep 2021
Are QR codes safe?
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QR codes

Are QR codes safe?

It’s not so much the safety of the codes themselves, but where they lead to that matter
13 Sep 2021
The most secure email services of 2021
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email providers

The most secure email services of 2021

Email is not secure by design, but these email providers allow you to send emails with top-level security
12 Sep 2021
What is TCP/IP?
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Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

What is TCP/IP?

How this protocol from the 1970s keep the internet operational
10 Sep 2021
Dual citizen sentenced to 11 years for role in North Korean crypto hacking scheme
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hacking

Dual citizen sentenced to 11 years for role in North Korean crypto hacking scheme

Ontario resident laundered cash for North Korea from bank heists and BEC scams
10 Sep 2021
IoT devices are more vulnerable than ever
Internet of Things
Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT devices are more vulnerable than ever

Ove a billion attacks recorded on IoT devices in the first six months of the year
10 Sep 2021
DOJ extradites Ukrainian man who used a botnet to decrypt login credentials
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botnets

DOJ extradites Ukrainian man who used a botnet to decrypt login credentials

The 28-year-old allegedly sold passwords to other criminals on the dark web
9 Sep 2021
Ransomware hackers break off from Babuk to join a new group
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ransomware

Ransomware hackers break off from Babuk to join a new group

New research shines a light on the fallout between criminals in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline attack
9 Sep 2021
Over 90% of IT teams feel pressure to compromise security
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Security

Over 90% of IT teams feel pressure to compromise security

Organizations reject attempts to update security
9 Sep 2021
Hackers use open source tools to steal usernames and passwords
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open source

Hackers use open source tools to steal usernames and passwords

Researchers identify a new Team TNT hacking campaign dubbed Chimaera
8 Sep 2021
Hacked PayPal accounts tripled in value during pandemic
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hacking

Hacked PayPal accounts tripled in value during pandemic

But value of hacked credit cards decline, according to survey
8 Sep 2021
How to factory reset Windows 10
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operating systems

How to factory reset Windows 10

If your Windows 10 system isn't playing ball, you can reset it back to its factory conditions
8 Sep 2021
Network-wide security flaw discovered in NPM package
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vulnerability

Network-wide security flaw discovered in NPM package

“Pac-resolver” vulnerability could lead to remote code execution
7 Sep 2021
Ragnar Locker vows to leak data if victim contacts the police
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ransomware

Ragnar Locker vows to leak data if victim contacts the police

The ransomware gang said victims hiring "professional negotiators" are making the recovery process worse
7 Sep 2021
Large US businesses are hackers' ideal ransomware targets
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ransomware

Large US businesses are hackers' ideal ransomware targets

Research into dark web ads finds organizations in English-speaking countries are top targets
7 Sep 2021
How to become a business analyst
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Careers & training

How to become a business analyst

What are the skills needed and what kind of salary can you expect?
3 Sep 2021
Bad bots account for almost 40% of internet traffic
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bots

Bad bots account for almost 40% of internet traffic

These bots include bad basic web scrapers, attack scripts, and advanced persistent bots, according to Barracuda
2 Sep 2021
91% of industrial organizations open to cyber attacks
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cyber security

91% of industrial organizations open to cyber attacks

New report finds it's easy for hackers to breach corporate infrastructure
2 Sep 2021
FTC bans SpyFone and orders company to quit surveillance app business
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Policy & legislation

FTC bans SpyFone and orders company to quit surveillance app business

Complaints of stalkerware force action
2 Sep 2021
Most companies struggle with remote work security
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remote access

Most companies struggle with remote work security

Almost half of organizations compromised security or increased risk through lax enforcement of security policies
31 Aug 2021
AMD Zen+, Zen 2 vulnerable to Meltdown-style attacks
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data processing

AMD Zen+, Zen 2 vulnerable to Meltdown-style attacks

Researchers find AMD CPUs can be manipulated just like Intel ones
31 Aug 2021
Hackers use WebSVN to deploy new Mirai malware
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malware

Hackers use WebSVN to deploy new Mirai malware

Attackers used the notorious malware to perform distributed denial of service attacks
31 Aug 2021
Microsoft updates Windows 11 minimum requirements
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft updates Windows 11 minimum requirements

New OS will be compatible with more CPUs after feedback from users
30 Aug 2021
Fin8 returns with Badhatch backdoor targeting US organizations
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malware

Fin8 returns with Badhatch backdoor targeting US organizations

The backdoor evades security with TLS encrypted PowerShell commands
30 Aug 2021
Apple launches repair program for iPhone 12 audio issues
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Mobile Phones

Apple launches repair program for iPhone 12 audio issues

Component failure of receiver module affects “a very small percentage” of devices
30 Aug 2021
Critical flaw in IoT camera system could lead to remote takeover
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vulnerability

Critical flaw in IoT camera system could lead to remote takeover

Network video recorder vulnerability could allow hackers to steal sensitive video recordings
27 Aug 2021