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Microsoft Releases KB4487345 Update to Fix Windows 7 Share Issues

Last week Microsoft released the January 2019 Patch Tuesday updates and included in the release were two updates that caused problems connecting to ntework shares on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. On January 11th, Microsoft has released a a stand-alone update that resolves this issue. [...]

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Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 11:43

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Ryuk Ransomware Partners with TrickBot to Gain Access to Infected Networks

Ryuk has historically been considered a a targeted ransomware where the actors scope out networks in order to gain access and install their ransomware. New research now indicates that the Ryuk actors may be using other malware as an Access-as-a-Service to gain access to networks. [...]

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 16:39

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The Week in Ransomware - January 11th 2019 - Access-as-a-Service

For the most part it has been a slow this week in terms of new ransomware variants being released. On the other hand, there has been quite a bit of interesting information that was released about Ryuk. [...]

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 18:04

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Fake Movie File Infects PC to Steal Cryptocurrency, Poison Google Results

A malicious Windows shortcut file posing as a movie via The Pirate Bay torrent tracker can trigger a chain of mischievous activities on your computer, like injecting content from the attacker into high-profile web sites such as Wikipedia, Google and Yandex Search or by stealing cryptocurrency. [...]

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Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 12:50

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Microsoft Releases Cumulative Update KB4476976 To Fix Action Center Issues

At the moment this update is available for Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring only and it appears as the 2019-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1809 in Windows Update [...]

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Friday, January 11, 2019 - 06:50

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Apple's Latest iPhone Models Get Price Cuts of Up to 20% in China

Apple's new iPhone models had their prices slashed by up to 20% in China most likely due to retailers deciding to move their iPhone stock which Chinese customers have apparently replaced with local smartphone brands [...]

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Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:41

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US Carriers Promise Again to Stop Selling Customer Location Data

Selling customers' location data has always been a lucrative practice for carriers, seeing that every year since at least 2013 they've been caught spreading it around to any company willing to pay. Maybe something will change in 2019. [...]

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Friday, January 11, 2019 - 08:17

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New Batch of 9 Adware Apps in Google Play Installed Over 8 Million Times

Google is yet to boot from the Play store another batch of fake apps built only to show advertisements on users' devices. A researcher has uncovered nine of them, with a total install count of over eight million. [...]

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Friday, January 11, 2019 - 11:12

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Del Rio City Hall Forced to Use Paper After Ransomware Attack

The City Hall of Del Rio, Texas was hit by a ransomware attack on the morning of January 10, which led to dozens of computers on the network being turned off and disconnected from the Internet to contain and analyze the malware [...]

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Friday, January 11, 2019 - 15:55

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