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Tens Of Millions Of Biz Dell PCs Smacked By Privilege-escalation Bug In Bundled Troubleshooting Tool
11th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
If you dont have auto-update switched on, time to patch Dell has copped to a flaw in SupportAssist – a Windows-based troubleshooting program preinstalled on nearly every one of its newer devices running the OS – that allows local hackers...
Forgotten Motherboard Driver Turns Out To Be Perfect For Slipping Windows Ransomware Past Antivirus Checks
10th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
Old Gigabyte code lets file-scrambling RobbinHood go undetected A kernel-level driver for old PC motherboards has been abused by criminals to hijack Windows computers, disable antivirus, and hold files to ransom.…
Game Over, LAN, Game Over! Windows Software Nasty Emotet Spotted Spreading Via Brute-forced Wi-Fi Networks
10th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
And shares with guessable passwords A new variant of the notorious Emotet Windows malware is able to spread wirelessly by brute-forcing Wi-Fi network passwords and scanning for shared drives to infect.…
These Truly Are The End Times For TLS 1.0, 1.1: Firefox Hopes To Eradicate Weak HTTPS Standard By Blocking It
10th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
Mozillas browser will, from March, require manual override Mozilla Firefox will require user intervention to connect to websites using the TLS 1.0 or 1.1 protocol from March 2020 – and plans to eventually block those weak HTTPS connections...
US Govt Accuses Four Chinese Army Soldiers Of Hacking 145 Million Americans Data In 2017 Equifax Mega-slurp
10th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
It was a state-sponsored attack, declares US Attorney General Prosecutors have unveiled criminal charges against four Chinese Army soldiers who, it is claimed, are the criminals that hacked 145 million Americans’ personal data from US...
Facebook Loses Control Of Its Own Twitter Account In Hacker Attack – And More News
9th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
Including: Why was #RootGoat2020 trending on Twitter? It is as silly as you think Roundup  Its time yet again to recap the latest security happenings.…
Google Chrome To Block File Downloads – From .exe To .txt – Over HTTP By Default This Year. And Were OK With This
7th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
Im sorry, Dave, Im afraid I cant fetch that document Continuing to drop flame retardant on the dumpster fire that is web security, Google on Thursday said it will soon prevent Chrome users from downloading files over insecure, plain old,...
Uncle Sam Tells F-35B Allies Theyll Have To Fly The Things A Lot More If They Want To Help Out Around South China Sea
7th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
Plus: Move to Agile is high risk and infosec snafus still not fixed British F-35Bs deploying to the South China Sea next year may not meet key reliability metrics set by an American government watchdog, its annual report has...
Day 4 Of Outage: UKs Manchester Police Deploy Exciting New Carbon-based Method To Record Crime
7th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
It may or not involve office stationery Greater Manchester Police is struggling with a partial outage of a Capita-built computer system used by frontline officers to input information.…
Android Owners – Youll Want To Get These Latest Security Patches, Especially For This Nasty Bluetooth Hijack Flaw
7th Feb 2020 [2 months ago] from The Register
Pwned with a broadcast bug among 25 to be patched by Google Google has posted the February security updates for Android, including for a potentially serious remote code execution flaw in Bluetooth.…
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