Almost 300 Windows 10 executables vulnerable to DLL hijacking

Almost 300 Windows 10 executables vulnerable to DLL hijacking

A simple VBScript may be enough to allow users to gain administrative privileges and bypass UAC entirely on Windows 10. In a new report from a PwC UK security researcher Wietze Beukema, we learn that almost 300 Windows 10 executables are vulnerable to DLL hijacking. “It turns out nearly 300 executables in your System32 folder are vulnerable […]

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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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5G could end up posing a major security risk

5G could end up posing a major security risk

Software issues, as well as vendor lock-in, are potential cybersecurity weak spots for telecommunications companies all over the world looking to integrate 5G, according to a new European report. The European Commission and the European Agency for Cybersecurity issued a report earlier this week, which argues that, for 5G to work, telecommunications companies will increasingly […]

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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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If you use Wi-Fi on your iOS device, get this security update

If you use Wi-Fi on your iOS device, get this security update

Apple released a security patch on Wednesday that you should really consider updating to if you enjoy using Wi-Fi on your iOS devices. So, you know, just about everybody should update. The iOS 10.3.3 update addresses vulnerabilities with your Contacts, Messages, Notifications, Safari and other issues. One of the more potentially damaging exploits was hidden in the […]

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