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Latest Microsoft Update Patches New Windows 0-Day Under Active Attack

With its latest and last Patch Tuesday for 2019, Microsoft is warning billions of its users of a new Windows zero-day vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiting in the wild in combination with a Chrome exploit to take remote control over vulnerable computers.

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Snatch Ransomware Reboots Windows in Safe Mode to Bypass Antivirus

Cybersecurity researchers have spotted a new variant of the Snatch ransomware that first reboots infected Windows computers into Safe Mode and only then encrypts victims' files to avoid antivirus detection.

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Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users

If your Firefox or Chrome browser has any of the below-listed four extensions offered by Avast and its subsidiary AVG installed, you should disable or remove them as soon as possible; Avast Online Security, AVG Online Security,Avast SafePrice and AVG SafePrice.

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Malicious Android SDKs Caught Accessing Facebook and Twitter Users Data

Two third-party software development kits integrated by over hundreds of thousands of Android apps have been caught holding unauthorized access to users' data associated with their connected social media accounts.

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First Cyber Attack 'Mass Exploiting' BlueKeep RDP Flaw Spotted in the Wild

Cybersecurity researchers have spotted a new cyberattack that is believed to be the very first but an amateur attempt to weaponize the infamous BlueKeep RDP vulnerability in the wild to mass compromise vulnerable systems for cryptocurrency mining.

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Mysterious malware that re-installs itself infected over 45,000 Android Phones

Over the past few months, hundreds of Android users have been complaining online of a new piece of mysterious malware that hides on the infected devices and can reportedly reinstall itself even after users delete it, or factory reset their devices.

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New PHP Flaw Could Let Attackers Hack Sites Running On Nginx Servers

If you're running any PHP based website on NGINX server and have PHP-FPM feature enabled for better performance, then beware of a newly disclosed vulnerability that could allow unauthorized attackers to hack your website server remotely.

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Stealthy Microsoft SQL Server Backdoor Malware Spotted in the Wild

Cyber security researchers claim to have discovered a previously undocumented backdoor specifically designed for Microsoft SQL servers that could allow a remote attacker to control an already compromised system stealthily.

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Attention Linux Users!

A new vulnerability has been discovered in Sudo—one of the most important, powerful, and commonly used utilities that comes as a core command installed on almost every UNIX and Linux-based operating system.

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Apple iTunes and iCloud for Windows 0-Day Exploited in Ransomware Attacks

The cyber criminal group behind BitPaymer and iEncrypt ransomware attacks has been found exploiting a zero-day vulnerability affecting a little-known component that comes bundled with Apple's iTunes and iCloud software for Windows to evade antivirus detection.

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Password Security Advisories

Password Security Advisories

A password is a secret word or string of characters that is used for user authentication to prove identity, or for access approval to gain access to a resource. The password should be kept secret from those not allowed access. User names and passwords are commonly used by people during a log in process that controls access to protected computer operating systems, mobile phones, automated teller machines (ATMs), etc.

A typical computer user has passwords for many purposes: logging in to accounts, retrieving e-mail, accessing applications, databases, networks, web sites, and even reading the morning newspaper online.

Password Security tips

Don't use personal information such as your name, age, birth date, child's name, nickname, phone number or favorite color/song, etc that can be easily accessed or guessed.

Don't use words that can be found in any dictionary of any language.

Develop a mnemonic for remembering complex passwords.

Use both lowercase and capital letters.

Use a long password made up of numbers, letters and special characters

Make sure you use different passwords for each of your accounts.

Be sure no one watches when you enter your password.

Always log off if you leave your device and anyone is around—it only takes a moment for someone to steal or change the password.

Use comprehensive security software such as your anti-virus and keep it up to date to avoid key loggers (keystroke loggers) and other malware.

Avoid entering passwords on computers you don't control (like computers at an Internet cafe or library)—they may have malware that steals your passwords.

Depending on the sensitivity of the information being protected, you should change your passwords periodically.


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