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The Ivanti Threat Thursday Update for June 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017, 08:55 AM Ben Gane

Greetings. This time out, new patches for old Windows versions, malware as a service, and the high costs of executive emails that aren’t. Let me know your thoughts, please...

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Everything you say can be used against you

Jun 14, 2017, 09:27 AM Ben Gane

Future generations of smart speakers will have better capabilities, such as the ability to distinguish between the voices of various family members. But putting a microphone in every home may have unwanted consequences...

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June Patch Tuesday 2017

Jun 14, 2017, 09:14 AM Ben Gane

Microsoft has released a series of statements today with security updates to address “vulnerabilities that are at heightened risk of exploitation due to past nation-state activity and disclosures.”...

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The Xavier info-stealing ad library lurks within over 800 Android apps in the Google Play store

Jun 14, 2017, 09:11 AM Ben Gane

More than 800 Android applications available on Google Play at one time embedded the software development kit (SDK) of an information-stealing ad library. The threat, which is detected by Trend Micro as ANDROIDOS_XAVIER.AXM...

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Watch out! Scammers are making a fortune in the iOS App Store

Jun 13, 2017, 08:42 AM Ben Gane

Just how much money can a scammy iPhone app make in the iOS App Store? You may be surprised. After all, how does $80,000 per month sound to you?...

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Don't fear the breach

Jun 13, 2017, 08:40 AM Ben Gane

Data breaches are a fact of life. Fueled by headline after headline – many organizations obsess over the possibility of a breach, even to the detriment of their overall security profile...

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Flying Under the Radar: How Hackers Use Protection Strategies for Attack

Jun 13, 2017, 08:38 AM Ben Gane

It's a recurring theme in sports movies, war stories and crime stories alike: In order to defeat the enemy, one must think like the enemy. This approach has been taken – oftentimes quite successfully...

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Mouse Over, Macro: Spam Run in Europe Uses Hover Action to Deliver Banking Trojan

Jun 12, 2017, 09:02 AM Ben Gane

While many of today’s malware sport relatively new capabilities, most of their authors or operators still use old techniques to deliver them. Malicious macros and shortcut (LNK) files are still used in ransomware...

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Cyberpunk 2077 developers blackmailed after hackers steal plans for upcoming video game

Jun 12, 2017, 08:51 AM Ben Gane

Are you such a video game fanatic that you simply can’t wait to get your paws on sneak previews of upcoming hit titles? If so, your fervour may be fuelling the criminal activities of an unnamed group...

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Fraud ring that resold customers' Apple data busted by Chinese police

Jun 12, 2017, 08:49 AM Ben Gane

Chinese authorities have busted up a fraud ring accused of stealing customers' Apple information and selling it online. On 7 June, police in the southern province of Zhejiang published...

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