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Oracle pushes out emergency fix for remote system hijack vulnerability

The vulnerability, as bad as it gets, allows attackers to remotely take over enterprise software without authentication.     By Charlie OsborneNovember 1, 2017 File Photo     Oracle has broken its usual quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) cycle to release an emergency fix for a vulnerability which allows attackers to access enterprise software remotely…
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This destructive wiper ransomware was used to hide a stealthy hacking campaign

ONI’ ransomware deployed on hundreds of machines in an effort by attackers to cover tracks of ‘Night of the Devil’ campaign – which exploited leaked-NSA exploits.     By Danny Palmer | November 1, 2017 Nawadoln, Getty Images/iStockphoto       Ransomware is being used to hide an elaborate, targeted hacking campaign which went undetected…
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Hilton agrees to $700,000 settlement over data breaches

The hotel chain’s data breaches exposed hundreds of thousands of customer credit card numbers.     By Charlie OsborneNovember 1, 2017   The Hilton hotel chain has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a claim against the company related to two separate data breaches. On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that the Hilton Domestic…
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Fear the Reaper? Experts reassess the botnet’s size and firepower

Security researchers now say the botnet could be only as big as 28,000 infected devices, but warn that the figure could balloon in size at any given time.      By Zack WhittakerOctober 30, 2017 (Image: file photo)         Over the past week, security research teams have walked back claims of what…
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After Windows 10 upgrade, do these seven things immediately

You’ve just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Before you get back to work, use this checklist to ensure that your privacy and security settings are correct and that you’ve cut annoyances to a bare minimum.      By Ed BottOctober 27, 2017     Full version upgrades to a Windows PC…
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Hackers can gain full access to maritime ship data through a built-in backdoor

The AmosConnect communication shipboard platform is so weak, complete hijacking is easy — and there’s an open door, too.      By Charlie OsborneOctober 26, 2017 Wikimedia Commons     Researchers have uncovered severe vulnerabilities in software used by thousands of maritime ships worldwide. On Thursday, IOActive researchers unveiled a new analysis of AmosConnect 8.0,…
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Security flaw in LG IoT software left home appliances vulnerable

LG has updated its software security after researchers found flaw that left dishwashers, washing machines, air conditioners, and even a robot vacuum cleaner accessible by hackers.       By Danny Palmer | October 26, 2017 The vulnerability allowed attackers to snoop through robot vacuum cleaners. Image: Check Point       LG has updated its…
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