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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Microsoft patches the third critical remote exploit in Windows Defender found by Project Zero in seven weeks, after a “quick stab” at fuzzing by Tavis Ormandy   —  Is there a fuzzer in the house?  —  Microsoft recently patched a critical vulnerability in its ubiquitous built-in antivirus engine.
Jun 27, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
WikiLeaks documents show how CIA infected WiFi routers from 10 manufacturers including D-Link and Linksys to monitor and manipulate traffic, infect more devices   —  Latest Vault7 release exposes network-spying operation CIA kept secret since 2007.  —  Home routers from 10 manufacturers …
Jun 18, 2017, 12:30 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How a hacking group used comments on Britney Spears' Instagram account to hide the location of their malware's command and control servers   —  Turla uses social media and clever programming techniques to cover its tracks.  —  A Russian-speaking hacking group that, for years …
Jun 10, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Citizen Lab report details how emails phished from journalist critical of Russia were falsified, then leaked for disinformation campaign; 200+ others targeted   —  Campaign targeting more than 200 people also spread disinformation, report says.  —  E-mails stolen in a phishing attack …
May 28, 2017, 9:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
New tool decrypts WannaCry-infected computers running Windows XP, 7, and 2003, if they have not been rebooted   —  A tool released on Friday decrypts PCs running a fuller suite of Windows versions.  —  New hope glimmered on Friday for people hit by last week's virulent ransomware worm …
May 19, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers say EternalBlue, the NSA exploit used in WannaCry, was used in an earlier and possibly larger-scale hack, to install Adylkuzz cryptocurrency miner   —  Campaign that flew under the radar used hacked computers to mine Monero currency.  —  On Friday, ransomware called WannaCry …
May 17, 2017, 8:35 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers say Conexant audio driver, found on 24+ HP laptops, logs all keystrokes and stores them in an unencrypted file   —  Audio driver supplied by Conexant may put PCs from other makers at risk, too.  —  HP is selling more than two dozen models of laptops and tablets …
May 11, 2017, 7:15 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Cisco patches 318 switch models for 0-day remote exploit from March's WikiLeaks CIA dump   —  Fix neutralizes attack code that was put into the wild in early March.  —  Cisco Systems has patched a critical flaw that even novice hackers could exploit using Central Intelligence Agency attack tools …
May 9, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Flaw in Intel chipsets' remote management allows hijacking using any authentication string; HP, Lenovo, others issue advisories; Intel expects patches this week   —  Patch for severe authentication bypass bug won't be available until next week.  —  A remote hijacking flaw that lurked …
May 6, 2017, 8:40 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Microsoft Word exploit that bypasses Windows safeguards has been sent to millions to push Dridex bank fraud malware   —  Blast could give a boost to Dridex, one of the Internet's worst bank fraud threats.  —  Booby-trapped documents exploiting a critical zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word …
Apr 11, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context

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