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Disabling SMBv1 on Windows computers and servers

As mentioned on different blogs and sites including Ethiocert website (link to the info), WannaCry ransomware and other variant are targeting a vulnerability in SMB protocol, which windows use to share resources between computers. So beside updating and patching system we strongly recommend to disable SMBv1 protocol on your systems to avoid being exploited incase other hosts are infected in the network.

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WannaCry Ransomware: Everything You Need To Know Immediately

WannaCry is a ransomware program targeting Microsoft Windows operating system. On Friday, 12 May 2017, a large cyber-attack using it was launched, infecting more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries, demanding ransom payments in the cryptocurrency bitcoin in 28 languages. The attack spreads by multiple methods, including phishing emails and on unpatched systems as a computer worm. The attack has been described by Europol as unprecedented in scale.

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Unpatched Microsoft Word Flaw is Being Used to Spread Dridex Banking Trojan

Now, according to security firm Proofpoint, the operators of the Dridex malware started exploiting the unpatched Microsoft Word vulnerability to spread a version of their infamous Dridex banking trojan.

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Beware of an Unpatched Microsoft Word 0-Day Flaw being Exploited in the Wild

It's 2017, and opening a simple MS Word file could compromise your system. Security researchers are warning of a new in-the-wild attack that silently installs malware on fully-patched computers by exploiting a serious — and yet unpatched — zero-day vulnerability in all current versions of Microsoft Office on fully-patched PCs.

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Microsoft Finally Releases Security Patches For Publicly-Disclosed Critical Flaws

After last month's postponement, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday is back with a massive release of fixes that includes patches for security vulnerabilities in Windows and associated software disclosed and exploited since January's patch release.

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New Phishing Scam Targets Digital Payment and Online Banking Users

Recently, security researchers at Cyren discovered a phishing scam targeting banking and digital payment customers worldwide. The targeted platforms according to researchers include online banking customers of Capital One, Chase, Fargo, Wells and online money transfer giant PayPal and Venmo.

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Beware! Don't Fall For "Font Wasn't Found" Google Chrome Malware Scam

When you accidentally or curiously land up on a website with jumbled content prompting you to download a missing font to read the blog by updating the Chrome font pack Just Don't Download and Install It. It's a Trap!

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Thousands of WordPress Sites Hacked Using Recently Disclosed Vulnerability

Last week, we reported about a critical zero-day flaw in WordPress that was silently patched by the company before hackers have had their hands on the nasty bug to exploit millions of WordPress websites.

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New Windows Trojan Spreads MIRAI Malware To Hack More IoT Devices

MIRAI – possibly the biggest IoT-based malware threat that emerged last year, which caused vast internet outage in October last year by launching massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against the popular DNS provider Dyn.

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Browser AutoFill Feature Can Leak Your Personal Information to Hackers

To help make this whole process faster, Google Chrome and other major browsers offer "Autofill" feature that automatically fills out web form based on data you have previously entered in similar fields. However, it turns out that an attacker can use this autofill feature against you and trick you into spilling your private information to hackers or malicious third parties.

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