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Google Researcher Finds Code Execution Vulnerability in Notepad

Code execution vulnerability in Notepad
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Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy revealed on Tuesday that he identified a code execution vulnerability in Microsoft’s Notepad text editor. Ormandy says he has reported his findings to Microsoft and...
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Flipboard Resets User Passwords in Response to Data Breach

Flipboard hacked
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News and social media aggregator Flipboard revealed on Tuesday that it suffered a serious breach involving unauthorized access to some databases storing user account information. According to Flipboard, hackers had access...
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FireEye Acquires Security Effectiveness Testing Firm Verodin for $250 Million

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FireEye  (NASDAQ: FEYE) announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Verodin , a provider of tools that help test the effectiveness of cyber security controls, in a deal valued at roughly $250...
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Baltimore Says It Will Not Pay Ransom After Cyberattack

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The US city of Baltimore, a victim this month of a cyberattack that paralyzed part of its computer network , will not pay a ransom to undo the damage, Mayor Bernard...
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Now Available: "Rendezvous and Proximity Operations: Friend or Foe?" by Washington Office Director Victoria Samson

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Business Users Targeted by HawkEye Keylogger Malware

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HawkEye keylogger campaigns observed in April and May 2019 focused on targeting business users, IBM X-Force security researchers say.  Under active development since at least 2013, the HawkEye keylogger has been...
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New APT10 Activity Detected in Southeast Asia

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Researchers have detected what they believe to be new activity from Chinese cyber espionage group, APT10. The activity surfaced in the Philippines and shares similar tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and...
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Research Shows Twitter Manipulation in Weeks Before EU Elections

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This is an age of large scale political social engineering through social media, both by advertising and the presentation of misleading data. International social engineering became frontpage news with the 2016...
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HP Adds New Malware Protection Solution to Latest Laptops

HP laptops get new security software
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HP on Tuesday announced that it teamed up with cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct to provide a new malware protection solution for its latest EliteBook and ZBook laptops. The new security solution,...
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One Million Devices Vulnerable to BlueKeep as Hackers Scan for Targets

BlueKeep scanning seen by Bad Packets
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Nearly one million devices are vulnerable to attacks involving the Windows vulnerability dubbed BlueKeep and it appears that hackers have already started scanning the web in search of potential targets. The...
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Sectigo Revokes Certificates Used to Sign Malware Following Recent Report

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Sectigo (formerly Comodo CA) says it revoked more than 100 digital certificates following a report from Chronicle that thousands of malware samples found on VirusTotal over the past year were digitally signed...
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Siemens Medical Products Affected by Wormable Windows Flaw

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Several products made by Siemens Healthineers, a Siemens company that specializes in medical technology, are affected by a recently patched Windows vulnerability tracked as CVE-2019-0708 and BlueKeep. The vulnerability impacts the...
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Victoria Samson Quoted on Space Diplomacy in Breaking Defense


“Always the predator, never the prey,” Air Force Chief Gen. David Goldfein’s catchphrase for US mil-space strategy, bristles allies   WASHINGTON: The message for the US at the annual United Nations...
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First American Financial Exposed Millions of Sensitive Documents

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The website of financial services company First American Financial until recently exposed hundreds of millions of documents containing sensitive information, security blogger Brian Krebs reported on Friday. According to its Wikipedia...
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Georgia Supreme Court Rules that State Has No Obligation to Protect Personal Information

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Almost exactly one year after the stringent European General Data Protection Regulation came into effect (May 25, 2019), the Supreme Court of the state of Georgia has ruled (May 20,  2019)...
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GitHub Adds New Tools to Help Developers Secure Code

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Microsoft-owned GitHub on Thursday announced the introduction of several new security tools and features designed to help developers secure their code. The code hosting service in 2017 launched a new security...
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Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac Now in Public Preview

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Microsoft’s unified endpoint security solution is now publicly available for Mac users, following two months of limited preview.  Dubbed Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac , the tool has seen great response...
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One Year on, EU's GDPR Sets Global Standard for Data Protection

GDPR
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The EU's strict data laws have set the global benchmark for protecting personal information online since coming into force a year ago, but some worry that many users have barely noticed...
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New York Department of Financial Services Launches Cybersecurity Unit

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The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) this week announced that it has launched a new cybersecurity division whose role is to protect consumers and financial services organizations from...
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Microsoft Brings Hardware-Based Isolation to Chrome, Firefox

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Microsoft this week made the Windows Defender Application Guard extensions generally available, which now provides hardware-based isolation to all Chrome and Firefox users on Windows 10. First introduced in 2017 and...
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