Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol

For years, Microsoft has been recommending that you disable the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol. The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak underscores the need to take this important step. Here’s how.

The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak spread because of a vulnerability in one of the Continue reading

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Apple Releases iOS 10.3.2

Apple today released iOS 10.3.2 to the public, following several weeks of testing and four betas. iOS 10.3.2 comes six weeks after the release of iOS 10.3, a major update that introduced a new Find My AirPods feature and Apple File System. It also comes more than a month after iOS 10.3.1, a security update. Continue reading

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Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.5

Apple today released macOS Sierra 10.12.5, the fifth update to the macOS Sierra operating system that first launched in September of 2016. macOS Sierra 10.12.5 comes more than one month after the release of macOS Sierra 10.12.4, an update that introduced Night Shift for Mac. Five betas of macOS Sierra 10.12.5 were seeded to developers and public beta Continue reading

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Windows ‘Snake’ Malware Ported to Mac, Imitates Adobe Flash Player Installer

Well-known Windows backdoor malware “Snake” has been ported to the Mac for the first time, according to MalwareBytes. Described as “highly-sophisticated,” Snake (also called Turla and Uroburos) has been infecting Windows systems since 2008 and was ported to Linux systems in 2014 before making its way to the Mac. Continue reading

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Malware Uses Apple Developer Certificate to Infect MacOS

A malware research team has discovered a new piece of Mac malware that reportedly affects all versions of MacOS and is signed with a valid developer certificate authenticated by Apple (via The Hacker News).

The malware has been dubbed “DOK” and is being disseminated through an email phishing Continue reading

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Apple iCloud hack threat gets worse: Here’s what we’ve learned

Hackers are threatening to remotely wipe an unknown number of iPhones, iPads, and Macs unless Apple pays a ransom. The picture is becoming clearer. This is what you need to know.

Hackers are demanding Apple pay a ransom in bitcoin, or they claim they will remotely erase millions of customer iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

We first noted a few days ago several loose ends and nuances to consider in this developing story. New reporting by ZDNet paints a slightly clearer picture. Continue reading

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Apple iCloud ransom demands: The facts you need to know

Hackers are demanding Apple pay a ransom in bitcoin or they’ll blow the lid off millions of iCloud account credentials.

Beyond the primary headline, however, there are a bevy of loose ends and nuances to ponder.

So far, we know that a London-based hacker group calling itself the Turkish Crime Family, Continue reading

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Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4

Apple today released macOS Sierra 10.12.4, the fourth major update to the macOS Sierra operating system that launched on September 20. macOS Sierra 10.12.4 has been in testing since January 24, with Apple having seeded eight betas ahead of its public release.

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Security experts at Bitdefender discovered a MAC OS version of the X-Agent malware used by the Russian APT28 cyberespionage group

Security experts at BitDefender have discovered a MAC OS malware program that’s likely part of the arsenal of the dreaded Russian APT 28 group (aka Pawn Storm, Sednit, Sofacy, Fancy Bear and Tsar Team). The Russian nation-state actor was involved in the cyber attacks against the U.S. Democratic National Committee during 2016 Presidential election. Continue reading

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