Monthly Archives: January 2018

Linux 4.15: Good news and bad news about Meltdown and Spectre

Linus Torvalds released the next version of the Linux kernel and, while are things are better with the chip security problems Meltdown and Spectre, more work needs to be done.     By Steven J. Vaughan-NicholsJanuary 30, 2018       Linus Torvalds, Linux's primary creator, had good and bad news about the chip security…
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Malwarebytes product patch pummels user CPUs

A malformed patch update angered users dealing with bloated CPU and RAM usage.     By Charlie OsborneJanuary, 30, 2018       20,000 perfect patches may be under the belt, but it only takes one or two poor ones to raise the ire of users, as Malwarebytes has discovered. The antivirus software vendor, known…
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Japan punishes Coincheck after $530m cryptocurrency theft

Coincheck has been ordered by Japan's financial regulator to get its act together after hackers stole $530 million worth of digital money from its exchange.       By Chris Duckett | January 29, 2018         Japan's financial regulator has ordered Coincheck to get its act together after hackers stole $530 million…
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ATM jackpotting reaches US shores

The hacking technique forces ATMs to cough up large sums of cash.     By Charlie OsborneJanuary 29, 2018 Europol     ATM manufacturers Diebold Nixdorf and NCR have warned that jackpotting attacks have come to the United States. Black box attacks, otherwise known as jackpotting, first appeared in Western Europe in 2015 and in…
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Scam alert: Identifying and blocking “Google” robocall spam

Google will not robocall you unless you specifically requested a call. While it's difficult to fight phone spam, we have some suggestions that may help make things a bit less annoying.       By David GewirtzJanuary 24, 2018       A few days ago, my phone rang with yet another call from "my local…
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Hackers steal almost $400 million from cryptocurrency ICOs

ICOs are risky, potentially lucrative, and now a top target for threat actors looking to cash in.     By Charlie OsborneJanuary 23, 2018 Anatoliy Babiy | Malwarebytes       Cyber attackers have managed to line their pockets with almost $400 million in cryptocurrency by targeting ICOs, a new study has found. According to…
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