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Windows KB4480960 & KB4480970 Updates Causing Network and License Problems

On January 8th, Microsoft released the KB4480960 and KB4480970 updates for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, which have been causing networking and licensing havok for users and organizations that have installed them. [...]

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 13:47

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TA505 Group Adopts New ServHelper Backdoor and FlawedGrace RAT

Malware researchers discovered two new malware families distributed through phishing campaigns last year carried out by the TA505 cybercriminal group: ServHelper backdoor with two variants and FlawedGrace remote access trojan (RAT). [...]

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 04:26

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U.S. Government Shutdown Leaves Its Sites Insecure, TLS Certs Expired

The websites of the U.S. Department of Justice, NASA, and the Court of Appeals are some of the ones hit by the government's failure to extend around 80 TLS certificates used on .gov domains [...]

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 14:30

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Linux systemd Affected by Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities, No Patches Yet

 Security researchers have disclosed three vulnerabilities that affect a system service part of 'systemd,' a core component in Linux that manages system processes after the boot process. [...]

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 12:08

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Firefox 65 to Show Certificates Used in Man-in-the-Middle SSL Attacks

In Firefox 61, Mozilla added a new error message called "MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_MITM_DETECTED" that warns a user that a program is attempting to perform a man-in-the-middle SSL attack. In Firefox 65, Mozilla has revised the accompanying info to explain that software, such as an antivirus program, could be the cause of this error. [...]

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:31

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Unprotected MongoDB Exposes Over 200 Millions Resumes

A huge MongoDB database containing over 200 million records with resumes from job seekers in China stayed accessible without authentication for at least one week to anyone able to locate it. The size of the cache weighed 854GB. [...]

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 09:00

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New ServHelper Backdoor and FlawedGrace RAT Pushed by Necurs Botnet

Malware researchers discovered two new malware families distributed through phishing campaigns last year from the Necurs botnet: ServHelper backdoor with two variants and FlawedGrace remote access trojan (RAT). [...]

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 04:26

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