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    The ransomware epidemic is getting worse over time. File-encrypting threats are constantly mutating to become harder to detect, analyze and defeat. Not only are home users at risk. Businesses, educational institutions, and transportation companies are being increasingly targeted by online extortionists as well. The following timeline of noteworthy…

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    The ransomware epidemic is getting worse over time. File-encrypting threats are constantly mutating to become harder to detect, analyze and defeat. Not only are home users at risk. Businesses, educational institutions, and transportation companies are being increasingly targeted by online extortionists as well. The following timeline of noteworthy…

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Today, we released an Adobe Flash Player security update to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to turn on automatic updates. More information about these updates can be found on the Security Update Guide. MSRC team   Source: MSRC @ February 21, 2017…

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Posted by Andrew Gerrand, Eric Grosse, Rob Pike, Eduardo Pinheiro and Dave Presotto, Google Software Engineers Existing mechanisms for file sharing are so fragmented that people waste time on multi-step copying and repackaging. With the new project Upspin, we aim to improve the situation by providing a global name space…

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Original release date: February 21, 2017 Apple has released a security update to address a vulnerability in Logic Pro X. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security page for Logic Pro X…

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Mirai-infected bots can now cross over from the Windows platform to embedded Linux systems via the help of a previously active botnet. In January 2016, researchers at Kaspersky Lab first detected the Windows botnet, which has been serving bot components since at least August 2014, pushing out Mirai downloaders. The…

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A Ukraine citizen will spend close to four years in prison for administering a fraud forum in addition to perpetrating other computer criminal activities. As reported by Brian Krebs, 29-year-old Sergey Vovnenko received a sentence of 41 months in prison on 16 February for wire fraud conspiracy and aggravated identity…

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Original release date: February 20, 2017 The US-CERT Cyber Security Bulletin provides a summary of new vulnerabilities that have been recorded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) in the past week. The NVD is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National…

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