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Microsoft January Patch Tuesday Update Fixes 16 Critical Bugs

VirusList.com - 9 Leden, 2018 - 22:25
Thanks to Meltdown and Spectre, January has already been an extremely busy month of patching for Microsoft.
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FBI says it can't unlock 8,000 encrypted devices, demands backdoors for America's 'public safety'

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Leden, 2018 - 21:38
Where there's a will, there's a Wray

FBI Director Christopher Wray has picked up where he left off last year with a new call for backdoors in encryption exclusively for law enforcement.…

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Anti-Virus Updates Required Ahead of Microsoft’s Meltdown, Spectre Patches

VirusList.com - 9 Leden, 2018 - 18:43
Microsoft is pausing the rollout of Windows Meltdown and Spectre patches until hosted anti-virus software vendors confirms no unsupported Windows kernel calls via the addition of a registry key on PCs.
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Barracuda snags email security biz ahead of private equity plunge

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Leden, 2018 - 17:54
There's always a bigger phish

Backup and security biz Barracuda made the largest profit it has seen in more than three and a half years in its third fiscal 2018 quarter, its last as a public company.…

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Aadhaar breaches fuelled by rogue admin accounts

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Leden, 2018 - 15:54
Not long ago trumpeted as the world’s largest biometric database, India’s Aadhaar system covering 1.2bn citizens is rapidly acquiring a less impressive reputation as the easiest to breach.

Apple issues Spectre fix with iOS 11.2.2 update

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Leden, 2018 - 15:09
On January 8, Apple made available iOS 11.2.2, which includes a security update for Spectre, one of the CPU-level vulnerabilities making the headlines as of late.

US tightens rules on border search

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Leden, 2018 - 14:46
Your chances of being searched at a US border crossing are now at an all-time high. But the chances that border agents will be pulling data from your devices declined this past week - at least by a little.

How are the shares, Bry? Intel chief cops to CPU fix slowdowns

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Leden, 2018 - 14:46
Don't worry, Chipzilla is 'working tirelessly' to resolve the issue

Intel's boss has finally admitted software fixes to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in most modern CPUs will incur a performance hit.…

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Spamhaus report shows many botnet controllers look a lot like legitimate servers

Virus Bulletin News - 9 Leden, 2018 - 13:28
Spamhaus's annual report on botnet activity shows that botherders tend to use popular, legitimate hosting providers, domain registrars and top-level domains when setting up command-and-control servers.

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Spyware user tracked boyfriend to have him killed by hitman

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Leden, 2018 - 13:17
The plan was going well, until the "hitman" turned out to be working for the FBI.

Facebook bug could have exposed your phone number to marketers

Sophos Naked Security - 9 Leden, 2018 - 13:06
Self-service ad-targeting tools could have squeezed users' phone numbers from their email addresses... verrrrry sloooowly.

With WPA3, Wi-Fi will be secure this time, really, wireless bods promise

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Leden, 2018 - 09:02
If at first you don't succeed, try (WEP) try (WPA) try (WPA2)...

Wi-Fi security should become a bit less laughable with the pending introduction of the WPA3 protocol this year.…

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IBM melts down fixing Meltdown as processes and patches stutter

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Leden, 2018 - 08:25
RHEL servers croaking, reporting in Excel, customer docs in signoff limbo

IBM has scrambled to fix the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, but has struggled to develop processes, reporting tools or reliable patches to get the job done for itself or its clients.…

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IBM melts down fixing Meltdown as processes and patches stutter

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Leden, 2018 - 08:25
RHEL servers croaking, reporting in Excel, customer docs in signoff limbo

IBM has scrambled to fix the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, but has struggled to develop processes, reporting tools or reliable patches to get the job done for itself or its clients.…

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Meltdown, Spectre bug patch slowdown gets real – and what you can do about it

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Leden, 2018 - 01:45
Chip flaw fixes not so insignificant after all

Analysis  Having shot itself in the foot by prioritizing processor speed over security, the chip industry's fix involves doing the same to customers.…

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VTech hack fallout: What is a kid's privacy worth? About 22 cents – FTC

The Register - Anti-Virus - 9 Leden, 2018 - 00:31
Toymaker coughs up $650k after three million youngsters have info swiped

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today agreed to a settlement deal with a children's electronic toymaker it had accused of collecting kids' personal information and then failing to properly secure that data.…

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Apple Releases Spectre Patches for Safari, macOS and iOS

VirusList.com - 8 Leden, 2018 - 22:57
Apple releases patches addressing the Spectre vulnerability impacting its macOS, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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New Rules Announced for Border Inspection of Electronic Devices

VirusList.com - 8 Leden, 2018 - 19:12
The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced new restrictions on when agents can copy data from digital devices at border crossing points.
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More stuff broken amid Microsoft's efforts to fix Meltdown/Spectre vulns

The Register - Anti-Virus - 8 Leden, 2018 - 17:32
This is going to take a while

More examples have emerged of security fixes for the Meltdown vulnerability breaking things.…

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Facebook needs fixing, says Mark Zuckerberg

Sophos Naked Security - 8 Leden, 2018 - 17:07
Mark Zuckerberg has set himself a doozy of a personal challenge for 2018
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