AMD, Microsoft Release Spectre Patches

AMD releases microcode updates to patch Spectre
AMD and Microsoft on Tuesday released microcode and operating system updates that should protect users against Spectre attacks. When the existence of the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities was brought to...
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Microsoft Patches Two Dozen Critical Flaws in Windows, Browsers

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates for April 2018 resolve a total of 66 vulnerabilities, including nearly two dozen critical issues affecting Windows and the company’s web browsers. None of the flaws...
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Adobe Patches Vulnerabilities in Six Products

Adobe has patched a total of 19 vulnerabilities across six of its products, including Flash Player, Experience Manager, InDesign CC, Digital Editions, ColdFusion and the PhoneGap Push plugin. A total...
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What Social Media Platforms And Search Engines Know About You

The Facebook scandal involving the harvesting of data from tens of millions of users has raised a lot of questions about social media and search engines. As Facebook founder and...
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Facebook to Offer 'Bounty' for Reporting Data Abuse

Facebook said Tuesday it would begin offering rewards to people who report misuse of private information from the social network, as part of an effort to step up data protection...
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Top Music Videos Including 'Despacito' Defaced by Hackers

Some of the most popular music videos on YouTube including mega-hit "Despacito" momentarily disappeared Tuesday in an apparent hacking. Fans looking for videos by top artists including Drake, Katy Perry...
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Karamba Security Raises $10 Million for Inorganic Growth

Karamba Security raises $10 million
Karamba Security , a firm that specializes in cybersecurity solutions for autonomous and connected cars, on Tuesday announced that it has raised another $10 million, bringing the total raised to...
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Critical Infrastructure Threat Is Much Worse Than We Thought

Red Button Attack
Protecting the Power Grid from Cyber Attacks
Adversaries Most Likely Want to Acquire a “Red Button” Capability That Can be Used to Shut Down the Power Grid Last October the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)...
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SirenJack: Hackers Can Remotely Trigger Warning Sirens

Sirenjack attack targets sirens
Sirenjack
Researchers at Bastille, a company that specializes in detecting threats through software-defined radio, have uncovered a new method that can be used to remotely hack emergency warning systems. Sirens are...
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Business-Critical Systems Increasingly Hit by Ransomware: Verizon 2018 DBIR

DBIR data on ransomware attacks
Ransomware has become the most prevalent type of malware and it has increasingly targeted business-critical systems, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). The 11th edition of the...
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DMARC Not Implemented on Most White House Email Domains: Analysis

Over 95% of the email domains managed by the Executive Office of the President (EOP) haven’t implemented the Domain Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) protocol, the Global Cyber Alliance...
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SecurityWeek's ICS Cyber Security Conference Returns to Singapore With Strong Lineup

ICS Cyber Security Conference | Singapore
Preview - 2018 Singapore ICS Cyber Security Conference Fairmont Singapore, Apr. 24-26, 2018 SecurityWeek’s ICS Cyber Security Conference, the premier industrial and critical infrastructure cyber security conference series, returns to...
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Malware Activity Slows, But Attacks More Sophisticated: Report

Malicious Cryptomining Spikes, While Virtually All Other Malware Declines Malware activity declined in the first quarter of 2018, with both detections for ransomware and cryptominers lower than the last quarter...
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Schneider Electric Patches 16 Flaws in Building Automation Software

Schneider Electric informed customers last week that the latest version of its U.motion Builder software patches a total of 16 vulnerabilities, including ones rated critical and high severity. U.motion is...
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Zuckerberg to Face Angry Lawmakers as Facebook Firestorm Rages

Mark Zuckerberg will appear before US lawmakers this week as a firestorm rocks Facebook over its data privacy scandal, with pressure mounting for new regulations on social media platforms. The...
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A Deep Dive Into Decision Advantage

Cyber Intelligence
The Most Effective Intelligence Programs Focus on Providing a Decision Advantage Over the Threats and Adversaries That Matter Most The fundamental purpose of intelligence -- regardless of where, when, or...
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Vulnerabilities Found in Linux 'Beep' Tool

Several vulnerabilities have been found in the Linux command line tool Beep, including a potentially serious issue introduced by a patch for a privilege escalation flaw. For well over a...
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Cisco Switches in Iran, Russia Hacked in Apparent Pro-US Attack

Cisco switch hacked via Smart Install
Cisco expert on CVE-2018-0171 exploitation
A significant number of Cisco switches located in Iran and Russia have been hijacked in what appears to be a hacktivist campaign conducted in protest of election-related hacking. However, it’s...
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NetSupport Manager RAT Spread via Fake Updates

A campaign that has been active for the past few months has been leveraging compromised websites to spread fake software updates that in some cases delivered the NetSupport Manager remote...
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New Agent Tesla Spyware Variant Discovered

A new variant of the Agent Tesla spyware has been spreading via malicious Microsoft Word documents, Fortinet reports. The malware was initially detailed last June, when security researchers discovered it...
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