Monthly Archives: August 2017

Windows 10 Insiders: Microsoft won’t tell you about known bugs anymore

Microsoft has decided Windows Insiders don’t need to know about the bugs it’s aware of. Liam Tung By Liam Tung | August 24, 2017 Microsoft has decided to stop telling Windows Insiders about known issues in its preview builds. The Windows 10 build 16273 released yesterday could be one of the last previews before Microsoft…
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DOJ amends request for data from anti-Trump site

The Justice Department attempts to allay First and Fourth Amendment concerns but continues to seek data on visitors to an anti-Trump website.   By Stephanie CondonAugust 23, 2017 The US Justice Department on Tuesday defended its right to request data on the visitors of an anti-Trump website, asking a court to compel the web host…
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Windows security: Cryptocurrency miner malware is enslaving PCs with EternalBlue

Stealthy and persistent cryptocurrency-mining malware is hitting Windows machines.       By Liam Tung | August 22, 2017 Trend Micro says Coinminer’s use of fileless WMI scripts and EternalBlue makes its threat to Windows machines “extremely stealthy and persistent”. Image: Trend Micro             Criminals are infecting Windows machines with…
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Your failure to apply critical cybersecurity updates is putting your company at risk from the next WannaCry or Petya

Despite warnings and international cyber-incidents, too many organisations still aren’t bothering to apply security patches, a report has warned.       By Danny Palmer | August 21, 2017 Some organizations are still failing to take basic cybersecurity precautions by not applying critical patches and leaving themselves open to cyberattacks — even when updates have…
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The daily grind in the life of a spammer

Ever wonder what the working week of a spammer looks like? Researchers find out.       By Charlie OsborneAugust 21, 2017 Devon Yu, Getty Images Spam is one of life’s annoyances, alongside cold and robot callers. While you may first link spam to emailed claims that you have a rich long-lost relative in Africa…
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WannaCry ransomware attack at LG Electronics takes systems offline

The consumer electronics company has confirmed WannaCry was found on a self-service kiosk in South Korea and systems were shut down for two days to prevent its spread.     By Danny Palmer | August 21, 2017 LG Electronics found itself infected by WannaCry three months after the initial global outbreak. Image: Cisco Talos  …
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iOS 11 public beta 5 – Should you run it?

A lot of people seem to be desperate to load beta code onto their iPhones and iPads, but is it safe?       By Adrian Kingsley-August 18, 2017 Every time Apple releases a new public beta of iOS 11 I get inundated by people wanting to know if it’s safe for them to try…
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