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Microsoft has just released its latest monthly Patch Tuesday updates for October 2018, fixing a total of 49 security vulnerabilities in its products. This month’s security updates address security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Edge Browser, Internet Explorer, MS Office, MS Office Services and Web Apps, ChakraCore, SQL Server Management Studio, and Exchange Server. Out of
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NEW ORLEANS — As security professionals head to the Crescent City to focus on information security leadership and education, new survey data indicates promising labor force trends among millennials and underserved communities, including women. Professional development will take center stage this week when the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Inc. holds its eighth annual
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Officials in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and the Netherlands formally accused seven officers of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency with cyberattacks targeting individuals and organizations involved in international anti-doping efforts. The GRU indictment from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) charged Aleksei Sergeyevich Morenets, Evgenii Mikhaylovich Serebriakov, Ivan Sergeyevich Yermakov, Artem Andreyevich Malyshev, Dmitriy Sergeyevich
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Close to 40% of security professionals either know, or have known, a legitimate security practitioner who has participated at some point in black hat activities. A recent study on the cost of cybercrime to organizations delved into growing concerns about the gray hat hacker — a security professional who participates in black hat activities. Researchers
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An Active Directory deployment may seem straightforward, but it takes a bit of groundwork to set up a Windows Server 2016 domain controller. Active Directory Domain Services needs to be installed and managed by an IT administrator with a background in Windows Server 2016 and Windows environments. They should research the Active Directory (AD) domain
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Chinese cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a widespread, ongoing malware campaign that has already hijacked over 100,000 home routers and modified their DNS settings to hack users with malicious web pages—especially if they visit banking sites—and steal their login credentials. Dubbed GhostDNS, the campaign has many similarities with the infamous DNSChanger malware that works by changing
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Employee monitoring to protect against data loss and misuse is becoming mandatory in more industries, but insider security is harder than ever to enforce. As more regulations around data privacy and missteps at high-profile companies generate ongoing headlines, security teams attempt to monitor insider threats without stepping into the quagmire.  Teramind, a startup in Miami
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A cybersecurity researcher with Google Project Zero has released the details, and a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit for a high severity vulnerability that exists in Linux kernel since kernel version 3.16 through 4.18.8. Discovered by white hat hacker Jann Horn, the kernel vulnerability (CVE-2018-17182) is a cache invalidation bug in the Linux memory management subsystem that
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In its early days, Microsoft Windows Defender, a lightweight, antimalware tool built into Windows, faced some stigma from IT professionals who didn’t think it brought anything special to the table. The doubters did not believe that Windows Defender features could detect a lot of the malware it was exposed to. Over the years, however, from
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A high-severity vulnerability has been discovered in 4G-based wireless 4GEE Mini modem sold by mobile operator EE that could allow an attacker to run a malicious program on a targeted computer with the highest level of privileges in the system. The vulnerability—discovered by 20-year-old Osanda Malith, a Sri Lankan security researcher at ZeroDayLab—can be exploited
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The security and privacy issues with APIs and third-party app developers are something that’s not just Facebook is dealing with. A bug in Twitter’s API inadvertently exposed some users’ direct messages (DMs) and protected tweets to unauthorized third-party app developers who weren’t supposed to get them, Twitter disclosed in its Developer Blog on Friday. What
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The White House published a comprehensive National Cyber Strategy detailing how the Trump administration aims to improve cybersecurity in government, critical infrastructure and the private sector, as well as tackling cybercrime and international issues. The National Cyber Strategy builds upon the cybersecurity executive order signed in May 2017 and the subsequent security audit reports submitted
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A security researcher has publicly disclosed an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in all supported versions of Microsoft Windows operating system (including server editions) after the company failed to patch a responsibly disclosed bug within the 120-days deadline. Discovered by Lucas Leong of the Trend Micro Security Research team, the zero-day vulnerability resides in Microsoft Jet Database
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Atlanta-based consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has been issued a £500,000 fine by the UK’s privacy watchdog for its last year’s massive data breach that exposed personal and financial data of hundreds of millions of its customers. Yes, £500,000—that’s the maximum fine allowed by the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998, though the penalty is apparently
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Enhanced cloud SIEM analytics in Sumo Logic’s enterprise machine data analytics platform aim to serve up security watchdog capabilities for both line-of-business and DevOps users. The addition of cloud security information and event management (SIEM) analytics capabilities to Sumo Logic’s machine data analysis platform will enable security engineers and non-IT users to detect and investigate
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Security researchers have discovered an authentication bypass vulnerability in Western Digital’s My Cloud NAS devices that potentially allows an unauthenticated attacker to gain admin-level control to the affected devices. Western Digital’s My Cloud (WD My Cloud) is one of the most popular network-attached storage (NAS) devices which is being used by businesses and individuals to