Windows 7 not protected by Windows Defender against Wannacry ransomware (0)
Posted at 22 May 2017 18:34 CEST

Windows Defender doesn’t protect against the Wannacry ransomware, according to Michael Horowitz from Computerworld. Microsoft announced on the 12th of May that Windows Defender would be able to detect and remove Wannacry, but apparently that wasn’t valid for Windows 7. Horowitz claims to have the information from sources close Microsoft.

WannayCry ransomware also infected medical devices (0)
Posted at 19 May 2017 19:38 CEST

The WannaCry ransomware not only infected servers, also medical device were hit by the malware. Fortune has obtained a picture from radiology equipment inside an American hospital that shows a WannaCry ransomware screen.

Security researchers warn for 8 critical zero-days in WD TV Media Player (0)
Posted at 19 May 2017 19:10 CEST

Security company SEC Consult warns that Western Digital’s TV Media Player contains several critical, unpatched, vulnerabilities that allow an attacker to take full control over the device. Once the device is compromised it’s even possible to take control over the network in which the device is installed.

Adobe Flash blocked by default in Firefox 55 (0)
Posted at 18 May 2017 18:29 CEST

Content for Adobe’s Flash Player will be blocked by default from Firefox 55. Frp, that version it will also only be possible to load Flash files over HTTP and HTTPS, local Flash files can no longer be accessed from the browser. On websites that still require the browser plugin, Flash content will be ‘click-to-play’.

European Commission fines Facebook $122 million over misleading info in WhatsApp acquistion (0)
Posted at 18 May 2017 18:16 CEST

The European Commission has fined Facebook 110 million for providing misleading information about the acquisition of WhatsApp. The social network purchased the popular messaging app in 2014.

Popular torrent site ExtraTorrent shuts down permantely (0)
Posted at 17 May 2017 19:53 CEST

One of the remaining popular torrent sites, ExtraTorrent has posted a message on its website that it has shut down permanently. Also all data has been permanently erased according to the message. It’s unclear why the administrators of the website have decided to close the site.

Samsung removes Youtube app from smart TV models from before 2012 (0)
Posted at 17 May 2017 18:18 CEST

Samsung will pull the plug on the Youtube app on smart TVs from 2012 and earlier. The Korean electronics is displaying a message to owners of the TV that they will no longer able to use the Youtube app on their smart TV from 30th of June this year.

White House warns for risks of pirated software (0)
Posted at 16 May 2017 21:21 CEST

The White House has warned for the security risks of illegal software. Tom Bossert, Trump’s advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism argues that pirated software often doesn’t receive updates which makes that users are at a higher risk of being infected with malware.

Disney’s latest ‘Pirates’ movie held for ransom by pirates (0)
Posted at 16 May 2017 19:21 CEST

Disney CEO Bob Iger has stated that the company is extorted by criminals. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter he states that criminals threaten the company to make the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales available online if the company doesn’t pay a ransom.

WD takes Toshiba to arbitration for sale of NAND memory business (0)
Posted at 15 May 2017 18:10 CEST

Western Digital has announced it will take legal measures in case of the sale of the NAND memory division of Toshiba. The company has filed a Request for Arbitration with an international arbitration court. Western Digital has an interest in the sale of the NAND division of Toshiba as they are in a joint venture together called Flash Vision.

Hospitals in the United Kingdom hit by large scale ransomware attack – emergency patients diverted (0)
Posted at 12 May 2017 18:08 CEST

British hospitals have become the victim of a large scale cyber attack. Hospitals around the country were hit by a ransomware attack, The Guardian writes. Several hospitals had to divert emergency patients. GP surgeries reportedly had to shut down phone and computer systems while emergency departments have told people to stay away unless it is a real emergency.

Avast antivirus users unable to access the internet after buggy update (0)
Posted at 11 May 2017 18:54 CEST

Users of Avast antivirus software complain on the company’s forums that they are no longer able to visit websites and can’t update Windows. The issue appears to be caused by a buffy update of the antivirus software.

Microsoft: Windows 10 now running on 500 million devices (0)
Posted at 11 May 2017 18:43 CEST

Windows 10 currently runs on 500 million devices worldwide, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced during its keynote of the Build 2017 conference. Eight months ago the software giant counted 400 million devices.

HP laptops come with keylogger in the audio driver (0)
Posted at 11 May 2017 17:27 CEST

A potential keylogger has been found by security researchers in many Hewlett Packard laptops.  The Swiss security firm modzero found the vulnerability in April and have released details to the public today. The keylogger was found within the pre-installed Conexant HD Audio Driver Package version and earlier.  Within that package, there is one file […]

Microsoft patches actively attacked vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and Internet Explorer (0)
Posted at 10 May 2017 14:03 CEST

During May’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has patched 46 vulnerabilities, including 3 zero-days in Windows, Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer that were actively attacked before the patches were available.

Undocumented API allows collecting huge amounts of privacy sensitive data of all WhatsApp users (0)
Posted at 09 May 2017 18:26 CEST

Through an undocumented API of WhatsApp it’s possible to collect phone numbers, status updates and profile pictures of nearly all WhatsApp users. The issue was discovered by security researcher Loran Kloeze, who describes how a database can created with all kinds of data about WhatsApp users.

Microsoft fast with update for critical Windows vulnerability found by Google security researchers (0)
Posted at 09 May 2017 17:29 CEST

The vulnerability in Windows, that was revealed by two Google Zero Project members yesterday, has been patched by Microsoft. The vulnerability resided in the Microsoft’s Malware Protection Engine.

DVDFab updates Media Player software to support playback of unprotected Ultra HD Blu-ray content (0)
Posted at 08 May 2017 19:38 CEST

DVDFab today released a new version of its Media Player that will support playback and navigation of 4K / Ultra HD Blu-ray folders. This means the recently released pirated Ultra HD Blu-ray version of the Smurfs 2 can be played back using the software. The Chinese company stresses that it won’t break its promise of not cracking AACS 2.0.

‘Google security researchers have found the worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory’ (0)
Posted at 08 May 2017 17:39 CEST

Two Google security researchers have found a very critical leak in Windows that allows attackers to remotely execute code on the affected system. The vulnerability was discovered by Natalie Silvanovich and Tavis Ormandy from Google’s Project Zero, a team of hackers that tries to find vulnerabilities in widely used software in order to protect internet users.

Vulnerability in mobile network allows hackers to empty bank accounts (0)
Posted at 05 May 2017 18:04 CEST

Hackers have been able to steal money from bank accounts by intercepting text messages (SMS) used for two-factor authentication. The hacks happened in January this year according to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Nearly 1 million Gmail users hit by phishing scam (0)
Posted at 05 May 2017 17:34 CEST

Last week, nearly 1 million Gmail users have been targeted in a phishing scam. Cybercriminals sent emails that appeared to come from Google and that claimed that someone wanted to share a Google Docs document with the recipient.

Another pirated Ultra HD Blu-ray movie appears on torrent sites – is it real this time? (0)
Posted at 04 May 2017 18:48 CEST

The Ultra HD Blu-ray version of the movie the Smurfs 2 has appeared on two private torrent trackers. It’s unclear how the pirates have been able to make the 53.3 GB file that appears to really contain the movie.

Gmail app for Android now warns for phising sites (0)
Posted at 04 May 2017 15:48 CEST

The Gmail Android app will warn users when have opened a potential phishing website. The feature is rolled out gradually, according to Google it can take several days before it become available for everyone.

Microsoft plans to separate Edge from Windows 10 to add new features more frequently (0)
Posted at 03 May 2017 18:13 CEST

To add new features faster to the Edge browser, Microsoft plans to update it through the Windows Store. Currently Edge is updated during each Patch Tuesday and with large updates such as the recent Creators Update. Neowin reports that Microsoft plans to separate the update process of Edge from Windows 10 updates. This should happen […]

Users can’t change default browser and search engine in new Windows 10 S (0)
Posted at 03 May 2017 18:00 CEST

The new Windows 10 S doesn’t allow users to choose another default browser or search engine. Users have to use Microsoft’s Edge browser and the company’s Bing search engine, according to a FAQ on the Microsoft website. settings

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