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Trend Micro Is Fighting Locky Ransomware Variants
Locky ransomware isn't new, but recent weeks an alert is urgent: one variant of this ransomware is coming under one of the largest malware campaigns in the second half of 2017: 23 million spam emails. According to Trend Micro, the ransomware is not likely to be on the scale of 'Wannacrypt' and 'Petya' that relied on Microsoft vulnerability in Windows XP. Only if you deal with the spam email in right way: delete it...
By IANS  View Source  
The 10 Windows Group Policy Risk Your Data Security
Microsoft Windows computers are believed to have higher security risk than Unix computers. For common users the real threat isn't that the OS is not so strong as others, but settings is too complicated to get them right, for example, Windows 8.1 has more than 3,700 settings. Group Policy is supposed as a security tool to manage office users, however it possibly causes security issue due to misuse it...
By Roger A. Grimes  View Source  
China Government Use its Own Encryption in Windows 10
MS announced a news that hardly impacts global OS market but may change some people's fates in future. It will allow China's government to use own encryption in Window 10. This is a horrible start. Right now there is no detail to disclose, for example, how China replaces the original encryption with own version and if the rule will apply to all computers sold in China. The deal may solve some security concerns of China government, but is raising privacy threat on other side. Where to buy computer possibly will become a new question...
By Brad Sams  View Source  
The Strange Origins of TrueCrypt, ISIS Favored Encryption Tool
Before companies like Apple and Microsoft built encryption into their products, before Apple took on the U.S. government (briefly) over the unlocking of a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, TrueCrypt and programs like it were the primary means for securing files and disks by those with a privacy bent of whatever stripe. Free to download and...
By EVAN RATLIFF  View Source  
Tips for NOT getting Hacked on the Web
1) Upgrade Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X Outdated software is the enemy of online safety and security. Fortunately this process is easy and you should do this right now, even before reading the rest of this article. If you use Microsoft Windows… Fire up your Internet Explorer web browser and visit Microsoft Update. Just follow the instructions...
By Jeremiah Grossman  View Source  
12 tips from getting hacked
If we’ve learned anything about cyber security in 2014, it’s that hackers are becoming more of a threat than ever before. Within the past two months companies such as Microsoft, AOL, and eBay have been the victim of security breaches. And let’s not forget about the Heartbleed bug — a giant vulnerability that was discovered within an encryption...
By Lisa Eadicicco  View Source  
End to Microsoft XP support could put millions of computers at risk of hacking
Computer and banking systems around the world are about to be hit with a new challenge to their security. On April 8, Microsoft Corp. officially closes the door on Windows XP. The 12-year-old program still accounts for 29.2 per cent of all operating systems worldwide, according to research firm Net Market Share. It’s installed on more than 95...
By VITO PILIECI  View Source  
Microsoft shows off digital-crime-fighting center
In a building on the north side of Microsoft’s Redmond campus, there is much talk of stopping the bad guys. By that, the Microsoft employees do not mean Google, Apple or Rather, the investigators, forensics experts, engineers and lawyers staffing Microsoft’s new Cybercrime Center talk about stopping criminals: software pirates,...
By Janet I. Tu  View Source  
NSA's access to Microsoft's services detailed
Microsoft helped the NSA get around its encryption systems so the agency could more easily spy on users of its services, reports suggest. Papers given to The Guardian newspaper allege there were close links between the security agency and the tech firm. Microsoft said its collaboration with the NSA only took place because legal obligations...
By BBC News  View Source  
Microsoft IE Patch Fixes Flaw Under Active Attack
As promised, Microsoft Friday released a security update to patch a zero-day vulnerability that's being actively exploited by attackers, as well as four previously undisclosed vulnerabilities of a similar nature. According to Microsoft's critical security update, Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, and 9, running on almost every type of Windows operating...
By Mathew J. Schwartz  View Source