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Published: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:04:46 +0000

Last Build Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:04:46 +0000

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Six quick facts to know about today's global ransomware attack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:03:00 +0000

This is what you need to know -- right now.

Zero-day Skype flaw causes crashes, remote code execution

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:19:00 +0000

The critical flaw doesn't require any user interaction, either.

Anthem customers to get less than $1 each after 2015 breach

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:10:00 +0000

The lawyers who brought the suit get up to one-third of the $115 million settlement.

SamSam ransomware now demands $33,000 from victims

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:20:00 +0000

Attacks have increased, and so has the blackmail.

Microsoft says 'no known ransomware' runs on Windows 10 S — so we tried to hack it

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0000

We enlisted a leading security researcher to test if Microsoft's newest, locked-down version of Windows 10 is protected against all "known" kinds of ransomware, as the company claims.

Two British men arrested over Microsoft hacking plot

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:35:00 +0000

The duo has tried, time and time again, to break into Microsoft's systems to steal customer data.

Microsoft claims Fireball malware enterprise threat 'overblown'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Microsoft has cast doubt on Check Point's claims that Fireball has a hold in one-in-five corporate networks.

NSA's use of 'traffic shaping' allows unrestrained spying on Americans

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000

By using a "traffic shaping" technique, the National Security Agency sidestepped legal restrictions imposed by lawmakers and the surveillance courts.

OpenVPN taken to task after audit ignores remote code execution flaws

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:18:00 +0000

Serious security bugs have been exposed, some of which can lead to remote code execution.

Symantec patches Messaging Gateway remote code execution bugs

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:14:00 +0000

The three vulnerabilities allow attackers to disarm the platform and execute code.

Security experts warn lawmakers of election hacking risks

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:38:00 +0000

The hundred-plus security experts say many US states are "inadequately prepared" to deal with the rising cybersecurity risks of state and federal elections.

Google cracks down on Ztorg Trojans plaguing the Play app store

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:05:00 +0000

The malware sends premium rate messages through Android devices to plunder your bank account.

ProtonMail's new free VPN won't 'abuse user trust' like Google and Facebook

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:58:00 +0000

ProtonMail says its VPN will protect privacy online and will not abuse user trust as Facebook and Google allegedly do in order to sell ads.

Tesco glitch causes online delivery chaos across the UK

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:57:00 +0000

Home deliveries are being canceled at random or delayed, and customers are not happy.

Stack Clash vulnerabilities smash Linux defenses in the quest for root access

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:59:00 +0000

The serious chain of bugs can be used to compromise Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Solaris.

198 million Americans hit by 'largest ever' voter records leak

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:00:00 +0000

Personal data on 198 million voters, including analytics data that suggests who a person is likely to vote for and why, was stored on an unsecured Amazon server.

CIA has been hacking into Wi-Fi routers for years, leaked documents show

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:53:00 +0000

The hacking tools target hundreds of models developed by dozens of router manufacturers.

European police break up counter antivirus, crypter ring

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:06:48 +0000

The cybercriminals offered software able to hide malware including keyloggers and RATs.

Mozilla patches 32 vulnerabilities in Firefox 54

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:30:58 +0000

The latest version of the browser is no long vulnerable to a bug which triggered exploitable crashes.

US internet company refused to participate in NSA surveillance, documents reveal

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 20:25:00 +0000

The company, which wasn't named, quietly pushed back in the government's secret court against the National Security Agency's surveillance program, but ultimately failed.