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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researcher gains full system-wide access on Windows 10 S, despite the operating system's strict security measures, by exploiting Microsoft Word macros   —  We enlisted a leading security researcher to test if Microsoft's newest, locked down version of Windows 10 is protected against all …
Jun 25, 2017, 12:35 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
In wake of WannaCry, Microsoft fixes 3 flaws affecting unsupported OSes including Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that it initially said it wouldn't patch   —  The company previously said it would not fix three outstanding exploits, but reversed course following the ransomware attack in May.
Jun 13, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Password manager OneLogin compromised, says hackers have ability to decrypt encrypted data and all users served by US data center are affected   —  UPDATED: The company said that hackers have “the ability to decrypt encrypted data.”  —  Password manager and single sign-on provider OneLogin has been hacked.
Jun 1, 2017, 9:00 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Senators and their staffers given the approval to use encrypted messaging app Signal by the Senate Sergeant at Arms   —  Senate staffers can now use what is widely considered the world's most secure messaging app.  —  Just one week after the Senate switched on web encryption …
May 16, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
FCC's website has been flooded with 128K+ identical fake anti-net neutrality comments via its public comment system API   —  Several people we spoke to denied they had posted comments to the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) feedback pages.  —  A bot is thought to be behind the posting …
May 10, 2017, 2:45 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
As challenges from tech companies mount, FBI issues 12,150 national security letters in 2016, down 5% YoY   —  The number of national security letters issued by the FBI fell by more than 5 percent year over year.  —  The FBI is relying less on its subpoena powers that it uses …
May 2, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
AV provider Webroot mistakenly flagged Windows system files as malware, bricking millions of managed PCs worldwide; company is working on a fix   —  Windows' system files were flagged as malicious, and Facebook was marked as a phishing site.  —  It's a tough day for anyone running Webroot antivirus.
Apr 25, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Microsoft fixes “critical” Office Word security flaw being used in large scale email malware campaign in Patch Tuesday release   —  Researchers have seen the exploit being used in a large-scale email campaign to distribute the Dridex malware.  —  Microsoft has rolled out a patch …
Apr 11, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Users unwittingly exposed sensitive docs on Microsoft's Docs.com due to default “share publicly” setting; Microsoft initially responded by turning off search   —  Microsoft has quietly removed a feature on its document sharing site Docs.com that allowed anyone to search through millions …
Mar 26, 2017, 8:25 PMIn context
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Tests show 10 of 54 passwords are valid in sample set from hackers claiming to have 250M iCloud records; users should change passwords   —  ZDNet has uncovered several loose ends with a claim regarding millions of iCloud accounts held for ransom, and questions remain.
Mar 23, 2017, 9:25 PMIn context

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