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HP laptops found carrying keylogger in Synaptics touchpad driver

Dec 14, 2017, 09:21 AM Ben Gane

For the second time this year, Hewlett Packard (HP) computers have been found vulnerable to hacker attacks due to leftover debugging code that developers forgot to delete before shipping. A researcher using the Internet handle “ZwClose” recently discovered what was...

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Trump signs National Defense Authorization Act; drone registration is back

Dec 14, 2017, 09:19 AM Ben Gane

The drone registration rule issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2015 has been reinstated following US President Donald Trump’s signing of the National Defense Authorization Act yesterday. In December 2015, 800,000 people had registered...

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December Patch Tuesday: Yearender Includes Updates for MMPE Vulnerabilities

Dec 14, 2017, 09:13 AM Ben Gane

It was a relatively low-key year-ender for Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, as the company’s monthly release of updates was relatively light in terms of noteworthy vulnerabilities. With that said, there were still a few notable vulnerabilities that were addressed. Perhaps the most significant of these were...

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Transforming the Patching Process

Dec 14, 2017, 09:06 AM Ben Gane

Like many organizations in state and local government, the Financial Information System (FIS) department at the University of Pittsburgh must ensure the highest levels of security for financial and personal information in its system. One of its Technical Services team’s ongoing tasks is to...

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Protecting Your Children with Parental Controls

Dec 14, 2017, 08:59 AM Ben Gane

Chances are, your kids have never known a world when the internet wasn’t there—which is both good and bad news. On the one hand, it means these digital natives take to the online world much quicker than you or I ever did. On the other, it also means they’re less likely to question...

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The Ransomware War in 2018: What to Expect

Dec 14, 2017, 08:51 AM Ben Gane

Security is on everyone’s mind – especially this time of year, when IT leaders turn their eyes to the future and wonder what new threats will come their way in 2018. While cybercrime will undoubtedly hold a few surprises for us all, many teams will come up against threats wearing a familiar face...

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The Correlation Between the Growth of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware Attacks

Dec 13, 2017, 09:51 AM Ben Gane

Bitcoin surged past $16,000 for the first time this week despite remaining extremely volatile. However the link between Cryptocurrencies and cybercrime is as strong as ever. From WannaCry to Locky to Spora to CryptoLocker, today’s ransomware attacks can take down businesses in minutes. In the...

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Russian hackers go unreported for 18 months, steal $10 million

Dec 13, 2017, 09:20 AM Ben Gane

For the past 18 months, a group of Russian hackers ran a silent operation of exploiting bank transfer systems to ultimately steal $10 million from ATMs in the US, Russia and UK, report researchers from Russian company Group-iB...

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December Patch Tuesday 2017

Dec 13, 2017, 09:16 AM Ben Gane

Patch Tuesday December is only a small flurry of updates. Total CVE count from Microsoft is 32 unique CVEs and none of these are Exploited or Disclosed at this time. Adobe has an update for Flash Player resolving one Moderate CVE. It is still rated as a Priority 2 update...

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12 Threats of Christmas

Dec 13, 2017, 09:00 AM Ben Gane

We've all heard the old classic, "The 12 Days of Christmas." While we all enjoy a good song about a partridge in a pear tree, Trend Micro has updated this seasonal standby, counting down the top threats to be aware of heading into 2018, from least to most pressing. Let's look at the vulnerabilities &...

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