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2021: Our cybersecurity predictions for the new year

However you look at it, 2020 has been one of the strangest years ever. Many of us were able to work from home for the first time, online shopping became the norm, and for long periods of time, video calling was the only way we could talk to our loved ones. So what can we expect in the new year? An increase in scammer activity Security researchers have recent
Publish At:2021-01-14 10:40 | Read:97 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Technology 2021 predictions WatchGuard security

Windows 10 bug corrupts your hard drive on seeing this file's icon

An unpatched zero-day in Microsoft Windows 10 allows attackers to corrupt an NTFS-formatted hard drive with a one-line command.In multiple tests by BleepingComputer, this one-liner can be delivered hidden inside a Windows shortcut file, a ZIP archive, batch files, or various other vectors to trigger hard drive errors that corrup
Publish At:2021-01-14 08:49 | Read:66 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Microsoft Technology

These apps automute your microphone when typing

When using a microphone in a video conference or recording a video, your keyboard's clack or other background noise can be very distracting to listeners. The good news is that software exists that can automatically mute your microphone while typing or suppress background noise so that others are not annoyed by the sound of your keyboard.Automatical
Publish At:2021-01-09 19:37 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software Technology

Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account for fear of violence

Twitter has permanently suspended President Trump's account for concerns that Trump's tweets may cause further violence in the United States.After the violent protests of January 6th, 2020, Twitter banned Trump's account for 12 hours to prevent it from being used to incite violence, such as what occurred in the US Capitol building.At the time, Twitter w
Publish At:2021-01-08 20:13 | Read:133 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

Slack suffers its first massive outage of 2021

As everyone gets back to work after the New Year holiday, Slack brings in 2021 with a massive outage affecting users worldwide.Starting at approximately 10 AM EST, Slack suffered an outage where users cannot connect, messages cannot be sent and received, and channel history cannot be retrieved.Slack client unable to connectThis outage affects both the deskto
Publish At:2021-01-04 14:49 | Read:189 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

BleepingComputer's most popular tech stories of 2020

Thankfully, 2020 is over, and we can look forward to a healthier, safer, and more normal 2021.However, it was a big year for technology and cybersecurity with massive cyberattacks, worldwide outages, privacy concerns, and new features added to Windows.Some stories, though, piqued the interest of our readers more than others.Below we list the ten most popular
Publish At:2021-01-01 20:31 | Read:218 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

Adobe Flash Player is officially dead tomorrow

Flash Player will reach its end of life (EOL) on January 1, 2021, after always being a security risk to those who have used it over the years.Over the years, multiple zero-day and critical vulnerabilities [1, 2, 3, 4] found to impact Flash Player were used by both cybercriminals and nation-state hacking groups to install malware, remotely execute malici
Publish At:2020-12-31 13:19 | Read:214 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology

Wasabi cloud storage service knocked offline for hosting malware

Source: Wasabi.comCloud storage provider Wasabi suffered an outage after a domain used for storage endpoints was suspended for hosting malware.Wasabi is a cloud storage provider that competes with solutions like Amazon S3 by offering significantly cheaper services, not charging egress or API fees, and promising a 99.999999999% data durability.Yesterday,
Publish At:2020-12-29 22:19 | Read:161 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology Cloud

Aida Cruises cancels trips due to mysterious "IT restrictions"

German cruise line AIDA Cruises is dealing with mysterious "IT restrictions" that have led to the cancellation of New Year's Eve cruises embarking this past weekend.Aida Cruises is a subsidiary of multinational cruise giant Carnival Corporation and predominantly caters to German-speaking passengers.In an email seen by BleepingComputer, Aida told passengers f
Publish At:2020-12-28 19:01 | Read:220 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology

Gitpaste-12 worm botnet returns with 30+ vulnerability exploits

Recently discovered Gitpaste-12 worm that spreads via GitHub and also hosts malicious payload on Pastebin, has returned with even more exploits.The first iteration of Gitpaste-12 shipped with reverse shell and crypto-mining capabilities and exploited over 12 known vulnerabilities, therefore the moniker.This time, the advanced wo
Publish At:2020-12-20 16:01 | Read:441 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology Vulnerability exploit botnet

Bouncy Castle fixes crypto API authentication bypass flaw

A severe authentication bypass vulnerability has been reported in Bouncy Castle, a popular open-source cryptography library.When exploited, the vulnerability (CVE-2020-28052) can allow an attacker to gain access to user or administrator accounts due to a cryptographic weakness in the way passwords are checked.Bouncy Castle is a set of cryptogr
Publish At:2020-12-17 17:49 | Read:122 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology

WordPress plugin with 5 million installs has a critical vulnerability

The team behind a popular WordPress plugin has disclosed a critical file upload vulnerability and issued a patch.The vulnerable plugin, Contact Form 7, has over 5 million active installs making this urgent upgrade a necessity for WordPress site owners out there.Unrestricted file uploadThis week, Contact Form 7 project has disclo
Publish At:2020-12-17 13:55 | Read:176 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology Vulnerability wordpress

Was Google hacked?

Google has been hit by a massive global outage that stopped users from accessing virtually every Google service, including Gmail, YouTube, and Google Docs. Users reported an inability to sign in to Gmail; watch videos; access essential documents, and execute simple tasks on the platform. The problems started occurring in early Monday morning, and Google says
Publish At:2020-12-17 07:58 | Read:207 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Technology Gmail Google hacking attacks You

Google outage caused by critical system running out of storage

The global Google services outage yesterday was caused by the company's Identity Management System failing after a bug restricted its storage space.This system failure prevented users from accessing Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Calendar, and other Google services.During the outage, users could not send emails via Gmail mobile apps o
Publish At:2020-12-15 15:07 | Read:171 | Comments:0 | Tags:Google Technology

Twitter fined by EU data protection watchdog for GDPR breach

Ireland's Data Protection Commission fined Twitter €450,000 (~$550,000) for failing to notify the DPC of a breach within the 72-hour timeframe imposed by European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and to adequately document it.The GDPR is a user and data privacy regulation that came into effect in the EU on May 25, 2018, and was quickly
Publish At:2020-12-15 11:13 | Read:117 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology


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