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WOOF locker: Unmasking the browser locker behind a stealthy tech support scam operation

In the early days, practically all tech support scammers would get their own leads by doing some amateur SEO poisoning and keyword stuffing on YouTube and other social media sites. They’d then leverage their boiler room to answer incoming calls from victims. Today, these practices continue, but we are seeing more advanced operations with a clear sep
Publish At:2020-01-22 16:50 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat analysis 404Browlock 404error browlock browlocks Brow

Serious security breach in Internet Explorer: Microsoft warns against use

A critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer, with the identifier CVE-2020-0674 has been published by Microsoft. It allows attackers to remotely execute code using the JScript.dll library. A security patch is currently being created. On the first patch Tuesday of 2020, Microsoft released 49 updates; shortly afterwards, the vendor reported a new zero-day sec
Publish At:2020-01-21 09:15 | Read:255 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Security Germany Microsoft vulnerability

January Patch Tuesday: Update List Includes Fixes for Internet Explorer, Remote Desktop, Cryptographic Bugs

2020 starts off with a relatively heavy list of patches for Microsoft users. January is typically a light month for fixes, but Microsoft released patches for 49 vulnerabilities (eight of which are Critical and all the remaining classified as Important) in this cycle. None of these vulnerabilities are known to be under attack at this time. The listed vulnerab
Publish At:2020-01-15 03:20 | Read:288 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits Vulnerabilities Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Windows 7 computers will no longer be patched after today

byPaul DucklinDo you know what you were doing 3736 days ago?We do! (To be clear, lest that sound creepy, we know what we were doing, not what you were doing.)Admittedly, we didn’t remember all on our own – we needed the inexorable memory of the internet to help us recall what happened on 22 October 2009.That was the official release date of Windo
Publish At:2020-01-14 12:40 | Read:195 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Exploit Patch patchocalypse vulnerability Windows

Cryptic Rumblings Ahead of First 2020 Patch Tuesday

Sources tell KrebsOnSecurity that Microsoft Corp. is slated to release a software update on Tuesday to fix an extraordinarily serious security vulnerability in a core cryptographic component present in all versions of Windows. Those sources say Microsoft has quietly shipped a patch for the bug to branches of the U.S. military and to other high-value customer
Publish At:2020-01-13 20:35 | Read:253 | Comments:0 | Tags:Time to Patch Anne Neuberger CERT Coordination Center CERT-C

Sir Tim Berners-Lee publishes plan to save the web from ‘digital dystopia’

byJohn E DunnWeb inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee is so worried his 30-year-old creation is turning into a “digital dystopia” that he’s proposed a Contract for the Web to rescue it from a headlong plunge into a moral abyss.It’s not an original worry – Berners-Lee has publicly fretted about the web’s direction many times in recent years – and it’s not
Publish At:2019-11-26 12:35 | Read:449 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Google Microsoft Privacy Twitter Contract for the W

DNS-over-HTTPS is coming to Windows 10

byJohn E DunnFor fans of DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) privacy, it must feel like a dam of resistance is starting to break.Mozilla Firefox and Cloudflare were the earliest adopters of this controversial new way to make DNS queries private by encrypting them, followed not long after by the weight of Google, which embedded DoH into Chrome as a non-default setting.This
Publish At:2019-11-21 12:35 | Read:349 | Comments:0 | Tags:Firefox Google Google Chrome Microsoft Privacy Web Browsers

Microsoft November 2019 Patch Tuesday Reveals 74 Patches Before Major Windows Update

Following the relatively light list from last month, November proved to be a much more eventful month for Microsoft users. The November Patch Tuesday holds more fixes with a total of 74 patches, 13 of which were classified as Critical patches for remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities. The remaining majority were rated as Important and included patches
Publish At:2019-11-13 02:35 | Read:507 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vulnerabilities Microsoft Patch Tuesday

[SANS ISC] Microsoft Apps Diverted from Their Main Use

I published the following diary on isc.sans.edu: “Microsoft Apps Diverted from Their Main Use“: This week, the CERT.eu organized its yearly conference in Brussels. Across many interesting presentations, one of them covered what they called the “cat’n’mouse” game that Blue and Red teams are playing continuously. When the Blue team h
Publish At:2019-11-12 03:20 | Read:366 | Comments:0 | Tags:SANS Internet Storm Center Security Microsoft Office SANS IS

Microsoft lets Xbox users censor what messages they see

byDanny BradburyXbox gamers: fed up with seeing profanity in messages from other gamers? Microsoft has you covered. It’s about to roll out a new feature that will hide the language you don’t want to see.Microsoft has spent years trying to train Xbox gamers to play nicely, with a code of conduct and a set of community standards. However, there wil
Publish At:2019-10-16 05:50 | Read:383 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft content filter gamers Message Safety online abuse

Should User Passwords Expire? Microsoft Ends its Policy

<p><img src="https://info.phishlabs.com/hs-fs/hubfs/password.jpg?width=300&amp;name=password.jpg" alt="password" width="300" style="width: 300px; float: right; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;">If you have ever worked for an organization that uses Microsoft-based systems, there is a high likelihood that your IT or security team has implemented a po
Publish At:2019-09-19 22:40 | Read:362 | Comments:0 | Tags:Policy Microsoft Password

Safari, Chrome, Firefox: Which is the most private browser for Mac?

Everyone needs a web browser, and while Safari comes pre-installed on Macs, many people choose to use a different browser. You may want to do this for compatibility reasons—there may be sites or services you use that Safari doesn't handle correctly—or because you use a different browser at work; if you want to be able to sync bookmarks and history from your
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:787 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Brow

Is Safari the most private browser for iPhone and iPad?

If there's one app that just about everyone uses on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, it's a web browser. You use your browser to get information, to shop, and for entertainment. iOS devices come with Apple's Safari browser pre-installed, but you can use a different browser if you wish. Unfortunately, on iOS you can't set a different browser as the default,
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:797 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Browser

Everyone is listening! – Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 98

The Intego Mac Podcast episode 98 is now available!There's a recurring theme in security and privacy news lately, and that is the fact that everyone is listening. If you use Alexa, OK Google, or Siri, the companies behind these services listen to some of your requests (and sometimes when you don't explicitly ask their devices anything). This week we share ne
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:410 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast Alexa clickjacking Facebook Micr

Adobe, Microsoft Plug Critical Security Holes

Adobe and Microsoft both on Tuesday released patches to plug critical security vulnerabilities in their products. Microsoft’s patch bundles fix close to 80 separate security problems in various versions of its Windows operating system and related software — including two vulnerabilities that already are being exploited in active attacks. Adobe
Publish At:2017-09-30 15:56 | Read:2805 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other adobe adobe flash player Ivanti microsoft Patch Tuesda

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