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Windows 11 May Release New Feature For Copying Information

If you're a member of the Windows Insiders group, then you are likely already aware of this. If not, here's something else to look forward to when Windows 11 is formally released.  Microsoft has been experimenting with a new "Suggested Actions" feature when you copy data onto your clipboard. It all begins with Windows 11 build ...

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New Method Hides Malware In Windows Event Logs

At least one group of hackers has learned a new trick you need to be aware of.  Security researchers at Kapersky Lab have discovered a malicious campaign-in-progress that is using event logs to store malware. That is a technique that has not been seen or documented until now. This new methodology is designed for maximum stealth, ...

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Beware Of New Backdoor Malware Targeting Linux Users

The name Kevin Beaumont may not be familiar to you, but if you're a Linux or Solaris user, he may have just saved you a whole lot of grief. Recently, Mr. Beaumont discovered a stealthy backdoor malware that has been quietly infecting Linux and Solaris SPARC systems for more than five years.  BPFdoor only parses ICMP, ...

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New Phishing Scams Using Twitter Account Emails

Hackers around the world are increasingly targeting verified Twitter accounts with emails designed to pilfer your Twitter login credentials. Verified Twitter accounts differ from standard Twitter accounts in that they sport a large blue check mark next to the user's name, which indicates that the person who owns the account is someone of considerable influence on ...

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Tricky Ransomware Encrypts Small Data But Overwrites Large Data

The MalwareHunterTeam recently discovered a new ransomware operation that is particularly nasty.  Called Onyx, outwardly, the operation does what most ransomware campaigns do.  It gets inside a corporate network, exfiltrates the data that it wants, then seems to encrypt the rest, and then threatens to release the files to the broader public unless their demands ...

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Popular Service Being Used To Send Phishing Emails

Google SMTP relay service is wildly popular and used every day by legions of users.  Unfortunately, hackers around the world are aware of this and increasingly they've begun abusing the SMTP relay service. The basic idea is as follows. Some clever hackers have figured out that they can bypass email security products and deliver malicious emails ...

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Security Warnings Coming To Certain Google Apps To Help Users

Google has been making some fantastic changes to bolster user security in recent weeks. That includes changes to their Google Play Store that will require developers to disclose exactly what data they plan to track and collect when users install the apps they create. In a related vein, the tech giant has also recently added some ...

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Three Big Companies Working On Passwordless Login Options

Ask just about any IT security professional and they will tell you that weak user passwords are one of the biggest problems and most persistent threats to corporate networks. Despite years of training, re-training, and near-constant reminders to strengthen passwords, users keep making the same mistakes. They'll re-use the same password across multiple properties. They may use ...

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New Delivery Method For Ransomware Discovered Called Bumblebee

Some interesting and disturbing changes are afoot in the hacking world.  It appears that the TrickBot gang is now working for the Conti Syndicate. TrickBot is a well-known group of botnet developers responsible for the creation of the BazarLoader. BazarLoader has been used by Conti in the past as their delivery system of choice when ...

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Microsoft Edge Browser To Get Free Limited VPN

There's a big change coming to the Microsoft Edge browser.  Big enough that it may prompt some users to switch to Edge. Recently, Microsoft announced that they'll be adding a free built-in VPN (Virtual Private Network) service to Edge as part of a long-anticipated security upgrade.  Called "Edge Secure Network," the Redmond giant is currently testing ...

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