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Ireland’s health care system taken down after ransomware attack

Enlarge / St. Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. (credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images) Ireland has shut down most of the major IT systems running…

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Microsoft Defender bug could fill up disks with thousands of files

Much of today’s modern operating systems are arcane black boxes that no one but the most experienced computer users know. Not that most users know…

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Dell driver vulnerability affects hundreds of millions of PCs

Dell has been releasing a firmware update driver since 2009 that contains “five high severity flaws.” Source: https://www.engadget.com/dell-driver-vulnerability-affects-hundreds-of-millions-of-p-cs-122028649.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared…

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New Spectre attack once again sends Intel and AMD scrambling for a fix

Enlarge (credit: Intel) Since 2018, an almost endless series of attacks broadly known as Spectre has kept Intel and AMD scrambling to develop defenses to…

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Should You Disable “Antimalware Service Executable” Process in Windows?

If your computer is sluggish, you may notice the antimalware service executable, or MsMpEng.exe, process in Task Manager hogging your resources. While you can disable…

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What Is a “Command and Control Server” for Malware?

Whether it’s data breaches at Facebook or global ransomware attacks, cybercrime is a big problem. Malware and ransomware are increasingly being used by bad actors…

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How to Stop Windows 10’s Antivirus from Sending Files to Microsoft

By default, Windows 10’s built-in antivirus automatically sends samples of suspicious files from your computer to Microsoft. While this helps boost security, you can choose…

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How to Use Microsoft Defender Antivirus from Command Prompt on Windows 10

Windows 10’s included Microsoft Defender antivirus—also known as Windows Defender—has a command-line interface. Rather than using the graphical Windows Security app, you can run Windows…

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Ransomware operators are piling on already hacked Exchange servers

(credit: Aurich Lawson / Ars Technica) Microsoft Exchange servers compromised in a first round of attacks are getting infected for a second time by a…

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Microsoft Defender will automatically prevent Exchange server exploits

Microsoft Defender Antivirus has been updated so that it automatically mitigates CVE-2021-26855 on vulnerable Exchange servers. Source: https://www.engadget.com/microsoft-defender-prevent-exchange-server-exploits-191547916.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared…

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8 “Dangerous” Android Apps Identified by Cybersecurity Firm

I say this often in these news sports, but there just doesn’t seem to be an end to the bad actors in the tech space….

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Ripe for extortion? Navajo Nation hospital targeted by large-scale ransomware hack

Publicly available details about the hack are scarce but the attack highlights how hospital staff are often caught in the middle of ransomware attacks. Source:…

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Alarming macOS Malware Found on Over 30k Machines (Including M1 Macs)

Security researchers at Red Canary have discovered a mysterious new malware on nearly 30,000 Macs, though the actual number of infected computers is probably much…

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Microsoft Defender now directly warns IT admins about nation-state attacks

Microsoft will soon warn Office 365 admins more directly about possible nation-state hacking activity, according to an update on its roadmap seen by ZDNet. Rather…

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Apple Is Discovered Hosting Scam Apps on App Store

This isn’t news that Apple needed. Just when they’re preparing to launch their feature that forces developers to divulge what customer data they’re tracking, a…

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Android barcode scanner with 10 million+ downloads infects users

Enlarge (credit: portal gda / Flickr) A benign barcode scanner with more than 10 million downloads from Google Play has been caught receiving an upgrade…

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Avast Provides Further Details of Malicious Browser Extensions

Were you one of the unlucky 3 million users who downloaded malicious browser extensions that were discovered last year? Google and Microsoft shut them down,…

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How To Defend Yourself Against Rootkits

Rootkits compromise a network in a way that lets the threat actors get back in whenever they like. They may exfiltrate information, delete files, or…

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Google, Cisco and VMware join Microsoft to oppose NSO Group in WhatsApp spyware case

A coalition of companies have filed an amicus brief in support of a legal case brought by WhatsApp against Israeli intelligence firm NSO Group, accusing…

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Many Malicious Chrome and Edge Extensions Downloaded

It’s great to find browser extensions that can ease your load a little and make things just a bit easier. But there are 28 malicious…

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Why Aren’t Viruses a Problem on Chrome OS?

Chrome OS has a reputation for being virus-proof. Google likes to boast about how secure its operating system is compared to others. Are Chromebooks really…

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A ransomware attack has shut down Baltimore’s public schools

Students in the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) system have suddenly found themselves with an extra day off for the Thanksgiving holiday, but it wasn’t…

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