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City worker loses USB stick containing data on every resident after day of drinking

A person working in the city of Amagasaki, in Western Japan, has mislaid a USB stick which contained data on the city’s 460,000 residents. The USB drive was in a bag that went missing during a reported day of drinking and dining at a restaurant last Tuesday. The person reported it to the police the following day. Data on the USB drive included na
Publish At:2022-06-28 11:51 | Read:333 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy bitlocker data encrypt encryption flash drive usb dr

It’s official, today you can say goodbye to Internet Explorer. Or can you?

Today, the Internet Explorer (IE) 11 desktop application goes out of support and will be retired for certain versions of Windows 10. The retirement consists of two phases. During the first phase—the redirection phase—devices will be progressively redirected from IE to Microsoft Edge over the following months. The second phase of retirement is the Windo
Publish At:2022-06-15 09:02 | Read:1395 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports chromium edgehtml Internet Explorer microsoft window

Does Windows 10 or 11 Need Antivirus Software?

If your PC runs on Windows 10, you’re in very good company. The Microsoft operating system is the most widely used OS in the world. Many Windows 10 users have also been upgraded to Windows 11 through a rollout that began in 2021. Microsoft plans to complete the Windows update by mid-2022.  Unfortunately, its success as a widely used operating system makes Wi
Publish At:2022-06-07 05:40 | Read:572 | Comments:0 | Tags:Tips & Tricks windows 10 windows 11 windows need antivirus V

A week in security (January 31 – February 6)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: Threat actor steals email with Zimbra zero-dayFBI warns of bogus job postings on recruitment sitesInvestment scams are on the riseA worrying Etsy listing reveals the stalking potential of Apple’s AirTagsBeware bogus OperaGX sponsorship offers$320 milllion stolen from Wormhole crypto-trading platformCyberattack on fuel suppl
Publish At:2022-02-07 08:50 | Read:1552 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security AirTags Android BRATA malware NFTs operag

Apply those updates now: CVE bypass offers up admin privileges for Windows 10

If you’re running Windows 10, it’s time to stop delaying those patches and bring your systems up to date as soon as possible. Bleeping Computer reports that a researcher has come up with a bypass for an older bug, which could serve up some major headaches if left to fester. Those headaches will take the form of unauthorised admin privileges in Windows 10,
Publish At:2022-02-01 08:50 | Read:2050 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news CVE CVE-2022-21882 exploit hack microsoft

A week in security (Dec 6 – 12)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: Log4j zero-day “Log4Shell” arrives just in time to ruin your weekendClick “OK” to defeat MFAFake job interviews plague major game developers like Riot Games and RockstarHas your WordPress site been backdoored by a skimmer?What is a search engine and why does anyone care which one you use?Vulnerability in Windows 10 URI hand
Publish At:2021-12-13 12:45 | Read:1128 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news card skimmer KAX17 lock and code log4j log

Vulnerability in Windows 10 URI handler leads to remote code execution

Researchers at Positive Security have discovered a drive-by remote code-execution (RCE) bug in Windows 10. The vulnerability can be triggered by an argument injection in the Windows 10 default handler for ms-officecmd: URIs. It is likely that this vulnerability also exists in Windows 11. What’s worrying is that the research team simply decided to find a c
Publish At:2021-12-08 12:45 | Read:2811 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities localbrideg.exe ms-officecmd ph

Most people aren’t upgrading to Windows 11: Not the end of the world

Windows 11 is experiencing an apparent lack of uptake among Windows users. If this survey is accurate, less than 1% of 10 million PCs surveyed are running the new operating system. In fact, more machines are using Windows XP. That may surprise you. It might even seem like a bit of an embarrassing failure for Microsoft. However, the low numbers could well
Publish At:2021-12-01 08:49 | Read:2649 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness EOL microsoft update upgrade win10 win11 windows 1

0patch releases unofficial patches for CVE-2021-24084 Windows 10 zero-day

0patch released free unofficial patches for Windows local privilege escalation zero-day (CVE-2021-24084) in Windows 10, version 1809 and later. 0patch released free unofficial patches for Windows local privilege escalation zero-day (CVE-2021-24084) in Windows 10, version 1809 and later. The issue doesn’t impact Windows Servers because the vulnerabl
Publish At:2021-11-28 10:18 | Read:6329 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security CVE-2021-24084 Cybersecurity cybersec

Windows 10 chills out, gives sysadmins a break

A few short weeks ago, Microsoft launched the very latest version of its desktop operating system (OS), Windows 11. In security terms, Windows 11 is very much Windows 10 with knobs on. Or what Spinal Tap’s Nigel Tufnel might describe as Windows 10 turned up to 11. Unlike Tufnel’s description of his infamous “one louder” amps though
Publish At:2021-11-23 12:44 | Read:3032 | Comments:0 | Tags:Opinion windows windows 10

Windows 11: Registry Keys, SMB Protocol, and SystemInfo

Windows 11 was released on October 5, 2021. It has several new installation requirements including, most notably, Secure Boot and a Trusted Platform Module. These features can provide a more secure computing environment, but if you need to virtualize a Windows 11 environment, you will need virtualization software that supports this.Although I would normally
Publish At:2021-10-14 23:10 | Read:2417 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles VERT SMB Windows 10 Windows 11

Mice “taking over the world!”, one Windows machine at a time

Famously, Pinky and the Brain were a pair of animated mice that wanted to take over the world. Of course they never succeed, but maybe they just set their sights too high. Because while mice may not be taking over the world yet, they are taking over computers. In the last week, security researchers have reported not one, but two different mice (of the no
Publish At:2021-08-25 10:25 | Read:1492 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities plyg and play razer steelseries

Experts show how to bypass Windows Hello feature to login on Windows 10 PCs

Security researchers demonstrated how to bypass the Windows Hello facial recognition that is used in Windows 10 as a login mechanism. Security researchers at CyberArk Labs discovered a security bypass vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-34466, affecting the Windows Hello facial authentication process, An attacker could exploit the vulnerability to login sy
Publish At:2021-07-19 04:41 | Read:2859 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Cybersecurity cybersecurity news facia

A week in security (June 14 – June 20)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: How to delete your Instagram account.Working from home? You’re probably being spied on.Another one bites the dust: Avaddon ransomware group shuts down operation.Patch now! Apple fixes in-the-wild iPhone vulnerabilities.Windows 10 to retire in four years (or 52 Patch Tuesdays, in sysadmin years).Twitter takes aim at the chao
Publish At:2021-06-21 09:10 | Read:1902 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news adt Alibaba amazon audi avaddon biden chro

Microsoft squishes 129 bugs with Patch Tuesday updates

byDanny BradburyWhoosh. You hear that? It’s the sound of Microsoft’s security fire hose spraying out a river of CVE fixes. That’s right – Patch Tuesday was this week and the software giant released patches to fix 129 CVEs.The lion’s share of the bugs are rated important, but there are 11 CVEs rated critical. They are remote code
Publish At:2020-06-11 07:24 | Read:2494 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet Explorer Microsoft Microsoft Edge Windows CVEs remo


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