On Friday evening, Microsoft released patches for Windows XP, Server 2003, and Windows 8, after those systems were infected with Ransomware on Friday. WannaCrypt, a variant of WannaCry Ransomware, used previously leaked NSA tools to exploit vulnerabilities in the Windows platform. The WannaCry attacks on Friday reached 125,000 systems worldwide, impacting the National Health Service […]

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Bot-herding software called Persirai, which incorporates pieces of the Mirai botnet code, can commandeer significant chunks of a known 150,000 IP cameras that are vulnerable to Mirai and use them to fire off distributed denial-of-service attacks. The Persirai botnet has attacked at least four targets, starting in a predictable pattern, according to researchers at Trend […]

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The second annual Cyber Investing Summit, held on Wall Street at the New York Stock Exchange, announced that Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous hacker, will be its opening act on May 23, 2017. CSO recently reported that the Cyber Investing Summit event producers yanked John McAfee as its keynote speaker because the New York […]

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Friday’s unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines — at least briefly — thanks to a “kill switch” that a security researcher has activated. The ransomware, called Wana Decryptor or WannaCry, has been found infecting machines across the globe. It works by exploiting a Windows vulnerability that the U.S. National Security Agency […]

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Users of Asus RT-N and RT-AC series routers should install the latest firmware updates released for their models because they address vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to hijack router settings. The flaws were discovered by researchers from security consultancy outfit Nightwatch Cybersecurity and leave many Asus router models exposed to cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks. […]

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Consumers with HP laptops that have been accidentally recording their keystrokes can easily address the problem with a patch from the PC maker. More than two dozen HP laptop models, including the EliteBook, ProBook and ZBook, have an bug in the audio driver that will act as a keylogger, a Swiss security firm said Thursday. […]

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“We struggle to budget research and development for security innovation.” That’s a phrase I hear often. Especially when it comes to large, publicly traded security companies. While it might seem natural that large security companies struggle with innovation, Will Lin, Vice President at Trident Capital Cybersecurity, thinks it reflects the nature of research and development […]

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A ransomware attack appears to be spreading around the world, leveraging a hacking tool that may have come from the U.S. National Security Agency. The ransomware, called Wanna Decryptor, struck hospitals at the U.K.’s National Health Service on Friday, taking down some of their network. Spain’s computer response team CCN-CERT has also warned of  a […]

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HERO Session packs the power of GoPro into a convenient, grab-and-go, everyday camera. Perfect for the first-time GoPro user, or as a second camera, HERO Session is simple and easy to use. A single button powers on the camera and starts recording automatically, then when you stop recording, the camera automatically powers itself off. With […]

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