Zoom bug allowed attackers to crack private meeting passwords

Zoom bug allowed attackers to crack private meeting passwords

A lack of rate limiting on repeated password attempts allowed potential attackers to crack the numeric passcode used to secure Zoom private meetings as discovered by Tom Anthony, VP Product at SearchPilot. “Zoom meetings are (were) default protected by a 6 digit numeric password, meaning 1 million maximum passwords,” as Anthony discovered. The vulnerability he […]

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No More Ransom turns 4: Saves $632 million in ransomware payments

No More Ransom turns 4: Saves $632 million in ransomware payments

The No More Ransom Project celebrates its fourth anniversary today after helping over 4.2 million visitors recover from a ransomware infection and saving an estimated $632 million in ransom payments. No More Ransom was created in 2016 through an alliance between Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police, […]

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Malwarebytes AdwCleaner now removes malware from the command line

Malwarebytes AdwCleaner now removes malware from the command line

The popular AdwCleaner tool from Malwarebytes is about to get even more popular as it now can be used entirely from the command line. For those who are not familiar with AdwCleaner, it is a free adware and adware, PUP, spyware, and browser hijacker remover that is used on an as-needed basis. Originally developed independently, […]

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SMBs relying on free cybersecurity tools, or none at all

SMBs relying on free cybersecurity tools, or none at all

Small businesses are at serious risk of cyberattacks that could ruin their entire operation, yet many remain unprotected due to the complexity of enterprise cybersecurity solutions. This is according to a new report by cybersecurity firm BullGuard, which claims that a fifth of US and UK SMBs have no cybersecurity solution set up at all. Half of […]

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World’s most popular email server hit by security bug

World’s most popular email server hit by security bug

The world’s most popular mail transfer agent (MTA) has detected a critical bug which would allow hackers to run malicious code with root privileges. The bug was since patched, but until all webmasters upgrade their systems, a realistic threat of a huge data breach exists. Exim is one of the most widespread mail transfer agent software out […]

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Ransomware sees major resurgence

Ransomware sees major resurgence

Ransomware is trendy again, according to a new repot from McAfee which says that new ransomware samples increased by 118 per cent in the first quarter of 2019. It also states that it had observed “shifts” in initial access vectors, campaign management and “technical innovations in the code”. Looking at the targets, McAfee says ransomware attacks increasingly targeted exposed […]

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Industrial cyberattacks often due to employee error

Industrial cyberattacks often due to employee error

Employees still pose the greatest cybersecurity risk for industrial processes, as they are the ones to most often err and make a mess. This is according to a new report by Kaspersky which claims that more than half (52 per cent) of all incidents around operational technology, or industrial control systems were in fact human errors. The […]

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$100m in ransomware demands blocked by No More Ransom

$100m in ransomware demands blocked by No More Ransom

No More Ransom, a project which generates decryption keys for as many ransomware variants as possible, saved its victims more than $100 million in paid ransom, Europol is claiming. The international law enforcement agency, which backed the project, says that the decryption tool for the notorious GandCrab ransomware alone prevented people from paying almost $50 million in ransom. […]

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